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

                February 11, 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 (Burke Meyers)
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.
Presentation - Swearing In- Pottstown Police Officer Andrea Sovari
b.
Presentation – Carousel at Pottstown
c.
Possible motion to grant request of the Hanover Square Commercial Development Plan for changes to architectural elevation of Building B, located at South Hanover Street, as previously approved by Borough Council on June 13, 2016, subject to review and approval of the Solicitor and the Licensing & Inspections Department
d.
Possible motion to adopt a Resolution approving/denying the transfer of a Liquor License into the Borough of Pottstown from Gilbertsville Fire Company No.1, Douglass (Montgomery) Township, at the request of Montgomery Lodge No. 1271, located 605 Walnut Street
e.
Motion to approve and authorize execution of a Lease Agreement between the Borough of Pottstown and the Carousel at Pottstown for the property known as the Manatawny Green Miniature Golf Course located at 71 West High Street, in a form acceptable to the Borough Manager and Borough Solicitor
f.
Motion to approve the request of Thomas Hylton for a transfer of $30,000 from the Borough Street Tree Fund to Pottstown Tree Fund, for the maintenance, removal and treatment of trees in public right of ways as outlined in the January 22, 2019 proposal
g.
Motion to authorize the Solicitor to prepare ordinance amendments and advertise a Public Hearing regarding revisions to the Downtown District and the creation of Outdoor Dining Areas
h.
Motion to authorize the Solicitor to advertise an ordinance amending the Master Traffic Ordinance establishing digitally metered off-street and on-street parking and to eliminate space registration boxes
i.
Motion to authorize the Solicitor to send a letter to the Zoning Hearing Board in support of the zoning relief request of Signature Sign, Inc. and Superior Credit Union for the property located at 930 North Charlotte Street
j.
Motion to authorize the Solicitor to prepare an addendum to the lease agreement between the Borough of Pottstown and Greater Pottstown Tennis and Learning to allow a tennis court enclosure at the Maple Street Park, as outlined in the January 31, 2019 proposal
k.
Possible motion to award the bid for the Memorial Park Phase III development as per the bid tabulation of January 28, 2019 and as recommended by the Parks and Recreation Department
l.
Motion to grant permission to Schuylkill River Greenways to install a Schuylkill River Trail sign, namely a tessellation, in Riverfront Park, as described in the February 1, 2019 proposal
m.
Motion to waive the Pottstown Borough Zoning Ordinance requirements related to the installation of the sign in Riverfront Park as described in the Schuylkill River Greenways’ February 1, 2019 proposal
n.
Motion to grant request of Schuylkill River Greenways to conduct a Parks on Tap event from June 26, 2019 to June 30, 2019 in Riverfront Park and allow alcohol to be served, subject to approval of the Police and Fire Departments and compliance with the Liquor Control Board regulations
o.
Motion to ratify the Mayor’s disciplinary action of a two (2) day suspension without pay upon a Pottstown Police Officer
p.
Motion to adopt a Resolution approving the Pottstown Borough Land Bank Administrative Policies and Procedures as approved and adopted by the Land Bank Board of Directors on January 28, 2019
q.
Motion to approve and authorize execution of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Agreement among the Pottstown Borough Land Bank, the Borough of Pottstown, the County of Montgomery and the Pottstown School District
r.
Motion to grant the request for the forgiveness the Borough Real Estate taxes for the property located at 1237 Maple Street in the amount of $1,114.52
s.
Motion to appoint the following members to the TCDI Keim Street Gateway Overlay Project Task Force: Steve Abrams, Greg Rosenberger, Jay Bown, Peggy Lee-Clark, Winter Stokes, Keith Place, Kourtney High, Rita Paez, Charles D. Garner, Jr., Dan Weand, Mike Paules, Keith Edlund and Robert Grepps
t.
Motion to reappoint Brian Hydier to the Pottstown Planning Commission for a four (4) year term to expire February 1, 2023
u.
Motion to grant the request of The Hill School, resulting in the closure of Beech Street, from Green to Thomas Streets on May 25, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. for its Commencement Exercises, subject to review and approval of the Police and Fire Departments
v.
Motion to grant request of the Parks & Recreation Department to conduct the annual Halloween Parade on October 22, 2019 (rain date October 24) resulting in the closure of High Street from Madison Street to York Street from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., subject to approval of the Police and Fire Departments, and waiving the $100 road closure fee
12.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
13.
ADJOURNMENT