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POTTSTOWN BOROUGH COUNCIL AGENDA
Council Meeting Room Borough Hall, 3rd Floor
100 East High Street
Pottstown, PA  19464

                January 14, 2019
              7:00 p.m.




1.
CALL TO ORDER
2.
INVOCATION
3.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
4.
ROLL CALL
5.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
6.
COMMENTS FROM CITIZENS PRESENT
7.
SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS
a.
Finance & Administration (President Weand)
8.
COMMITTEE REPORTS
a.
PDIDA (Sheila Dugan)
b.
COG (Councilor Kulp)
c.
EAC (Jim Derr)
d.
Regional Planning (Councilor Procsal)
e.
Blighted Property Review Committee (Councilor Procsal)
9.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
10.
NEW BUSINESS
a.
Possible motion to grant request of the 1432 East High Street Associates, LLC for a waiver of the formal Land Development process for property located 1432 East High Street and proceed with the issuance of a building permit application in compliance with all Borough ordinances
b.
Possible motion to grant the following waiver requests from the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance for the 1432 East High Street Plan:
c.
Motion to grant preliminary/final approval of the Creative Health/Long Term Structures Residence Subdivision Plan, 71 Robinson Street, subject to satisfying the following conditions within 90 days:
i.
Compliance with the Cedarville Engineering letter of November 21, 2018
ii.
Compliance with the Montgomery County Planning Commission letter of December 14, 2018
iii.
Voluntary contribution of a fee in lieu of open space in an amount satisfactory to the Borough
iv.
Reduction in parking spaces to approximately 20
v.
Voluntary contribution of $35,000 towards construction and installation of traffic light
vi.
Preparation and execution of a Developer’s Agreement in a form acceptable to the Borough
vii.
Payment in full of all Borough review fees
d.
Motion to grant the following waiver requests from the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance for the Creative Health/Long Term Structured Residence Subdivision Plan:
i.
Section 22 - 400.3.A & A402.1 & A402.2 – showing existing physical features and topography on property within 100 feet of site
ii.
Section 22 – A404.21 – requirement of Stormwater runoff calculation for entire site
iii.
Section 22 - A505 - requirement of fee in lieu of open space
e.
Motion to grant preliminary/final approval of the Burger King Land Development Plan, 1515 East High Street, subject to satisfying the following conditions within 90 days:
i.
Compliance with the Cedarville letter of December 13, 2018
ii.
Compliance with the Montgomery County Planning Commission letter of December 17, 2018
iii.
Voluntary contribution of $500 per tree in lieu of six (6) trees
iv.
Substitution of proposed honey locust trees with london planetrees
v.
Preparation and execution of a Developer’s Agreement in a form acceptable to the Borough
vi.
Payment in full of all Borough review fees
f.
Motion to grant the following waiver requests from the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance for the Burger King Land Development Plan, as set forth in the Bohler Engineering letter of December 19, 2018:
i.
Section 22 - 202 - requiement of formal application procedure
ii.
Section 22 - 400.5.A - Certificates and Assurances - To omit submission of "Phase One" Environmental Site Assessment
iii.
Section 22 - 505 - requirement to install street trees
iv.
Section 22 - A402 - Identification of features (off site)
v.
Section 22 - A404.21 - requirement of stormwater calculations
vi.
Section 22 – A505 – requirement for dedication of fee in lieu of open space
vii.
Section 22 - 400.3.A - showing existing physical features and topography on property within 100 feet of site
viii.
Section 22 - A528.7 - minimum curb requirements in parking areas
ix.
Section 25 - 104.3.B - Trees Closer than 10 feet to overhead wires
x.
Section 22 - A512.D - Light pole rquirements
xi.
Section 22 - A512.E - Light level requirements
g.
Motion to adopt the 2019 Pottstown Area Rapid Transit Inc., Drug & Alcohol Program/Policy
h.
Motion to adopt a Resolution approving the Keystone Employment & Economic Plan (KEEP), namely the Specific Plan dated May 23, 2018
i.
Motion to award bids for Class I Towing Licenses (two) to Mann’s Towing & Road Service, 235 West High Street, Pottstown and Sanatoga Auto Body, 14 South Sanatoga Road, Sanatoga, for the period of January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2020
j.
Motion to authorize the Solicitor to prepare and advertise a public hearing for the proposed Zoning Ordinance amendments relevant to minor plan submission reviews
k.
Motion to grant request of the Pottstown Bike Race to conduct its Bike Race on July 21, 2019, resulting in the closing of portions of High Street, Mt. Vernon, North Roland, Chestnut, Beech and Rosedale Drive from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., subject to approval of the Police and Fire Departments
l.
Motion to grant request of the Pottstown Parks & Recreation Foundation to conduct its 5K Race on July 4, 2019, resulting in the closing of portions of Beech, Price, High, Hanover, Chestnut and Grant Streets from 8:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m., subject to approval of the Police and Fire Departments
m.
Possible motion regarding the request of H & R Block, 19 North Hanover Street, for a Disability Parking Space
n.
Motion to disband the Animal Committee
o.
Motion to create an Ad Hoc Methods Committee to review department procedures with members to include Councilors Dan Weand, Donald Lebedynsky and Joseph Kirkland, Justin Keller and Peggy Lee-Clark
p.
Motion to appoint an Assistant Borough Solicitor for the Borough of Pottstown
q.
Motion to appoint the following members to the Blighted Property Review Committee for a one (1) year term to expire December 31, 2019: John (Jerry) Nugent (Redevelopment Authority of Montgomery County), Brian Hydier ( Planning Commission Member), Ryan Procsal ( Councilor), Cheryl Chiarello and Kevin Brown
r.
Motion to reappoint Steve Everett to the Pottstown Downtown Improvement District Authority for a five (5) year term to expire January 1, 2024
s.
Motion to reappoint Aram Ecker to the Pottstown Borough Authority for a five (5) year term to expire January 1, 2024
t.
Motion to adopt a Resolution reappointing Jay Harp as a member of the Zoning Hearing Board for a three (3) year term to expire January 1, 2022
u.
Motion to reappoint Jim Derr to the Vacancy Board for a one (1) year term to expire December 31, 2019
12.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
13.
EXECUTIVE SESSION
14.
ADJOURNMENT