Boro Seal New_thumb.jpgPOTTSTOWN BOROUGH COUNCIL AGENDA
Council Meeting Room Borough Hall, 3rd Floor
 100 East High Street
 Pottstown, PA  19464
 
 May 9, 2022
 7:00 p.m.
 


1.

PUBLIC COMMENT POLICY

Those participating virtually wishing to speak during Public Comment, whether participating by electronic device or telephone, must submit their name and full address through GoToMeeting chat or email at administration@pottstown.org.  Requests to speak will be accepted until 7:15pm, at which time chat will be closed, and no further requests for comment will be honored.

 Those attending in person wishing to speak must sign the sign-in sheet located at the front of the meeting room.

 As always, Public Comment will be limited to three minutes per person.

2.

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3.

CALL TO ORDER

4.

INVOCATION

5.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

6.

ROLL CALL

7.

Approval of minutes

Documents:
  1. 2022-04-11.pdf
8.

SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS

a.

Finance & Administration (President Weand)

9.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

a.

EAC (Jim Derr)

b.

Regional Planning (Councilor Procsal)

c.

Blighted Property Review Committee (Councilor Procsal)

10.

COMMENTS FROM CITIZENS PRESENT

11.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

12.

NEW BUSINESS

a.

Motion to authorize the Chief of Police to extend a conditional offer of employment to one (1) candidate from the Civil Service List

b.

Motion to authorize the Civil Service Commission to begin the process of developing an eligibility list for new candidates for the Pottstown Police Department

c.

Possible motion to forgive Real Estate taxes for the property located at 215 South Washington Street in a total amount of ____, subject to conditions acceptable to the Borough

d.

Motion to grant preliminary/final approval of the Hill School Turf Field Minor Land Development, 860 Beech Street, subject to the Applicant satisfying the following conditions within 90 days:

  1. Compliance with the comments set forth in the Cedarville Engineering review letter dated March 11, 2022
  2. Compliance of the comments set forth in the Montgomery County Planning Commission review letter dated March 7, 2022
  3. Compliance with the comments set forth in the HRG letter dated March 14, 2022
  4. A payment of a fee in lieu of open space in the amount of $9,450.00 prior to the issue of building permits
  5. A payment of a fee in lieu of street trees in the amount of $5,000.00 (calculated at 10 required street trees along Jackson Street at $500.00 per tree) prior to the issuance of building permits
  6. The preparation and execution of a Development Agreement in a form acceptable to the Borough solicitor
  7. The payment to the Borough of a voluntary contribution in the amount of $15,000.00 to be used for security cameras, equipment and maintenance
  8. The payment in full of all Borough review fees
e.

Motion to grant the following waivers from the Borough’s Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance (SALDO) and the Borough Stormwater Management Ordinance (SWMO), which waivers are contained in the Pennoni letter dated April 20, 2022, with the understanding that 22 shade trees are proposed near the proposed basin and along the edge of the project limits, adjacent to the existing wooded area

f.

Motion to authorize the Pottstown Borough Authority Solicitor Vincent Pompo to prepare an amendment to the Upper Pottsgrove Township Support Agreement with the Pottstown Borough Authority, the Borough of Pottstown, Upper Pottsgrove Township and Pennsylvania American Water

g.

Motion to adopt an Ordinance amending Chapter 5, Code Enforcement to adopt the 2018 International Property Maintenance Code

h.

Motion to adopt a Resolution authorizing submission of a grant request to the Department of Community and Economic Development’s Greenways, Trails and recreation program for the Chestnut Street Park and South Street Park projects in the amount of $250,000

i.

Motion to adopt a Resolution certifying the local match for State Operating Financial Assistance for Fiscal Year 2022- 2023

j.

Motion to approve the Pottstown Area Rapid Transit (PART) Operating Budget for Fiscal Year 2022-2023, dated April 25, 2022

k.

Motion to authorize execution of the Assignment and Assumption Agreement among the Borough of Pottstown, the Pottstown Little League and the Pottsgrove – Pottstown Little League, Inc.,

l.

Motion to grant the request of the Parks and Recreation Department to hold its Patriotic 5K on July 4 2022, and to close portions of Beech, Price, High, Hanover, Chestnut and Grant Streets from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., subject to review of the Police and Fire Departments

m.

Motion to grant the request of the Red Horse Motoring Club to allow the operation of Biergartens in Smith Family Plaza on June 4, July 2, August 6, September 3 and October 1, 2022, subject to review and approval of the Police and Fire Departments, the Federal Transit Administration and complying with the Liquor Control Board regulations

n.

Motion to grant the request of Rotary Club to conduct the Independence Day Parade on July 4, 2022, resulting in the closure of High Street from Madison to Manatawny Streets, from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., subject to review and approval of the Police and Fire Departments

o.

Motion to approve a Certificate of Appropriateness for the Property located at 726 East High Street as recommended by HARB

p.

Motion to ratify action of the Building Permit Officer approving Certificates of Appropriateness for the following properties:

  1. 125 North Hanover
  2. 1023 East High Street
q.

Possible motion to appoint an individual to the Blighted Property Review Committee to fill a vacant term to expire December 31, 2022

14.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

15.

ADJOURNMENT