Boro Seal New_thumb.jpgPOTTSTOWN BOROUGH COUNCIL AGENDA
Council Meeting Room Borough Hall, 3rd Floor
100 East High Street, Pottstown, PA  19464
and Go-To Virtual Platform
June 14, 2021, 7:00 p.m.




1.

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2.

CALL TO ORDER

3.

INVOCATION

4.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

5.

ROLL CALL

6.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

a.

May 5, 2021 Committee of the Whole Minutes

Documents:
  1. 210505.pdf
b.

May 10, 2021 Council Minutes

7.

COMMENTS FROM CITIZENS PRESENT

8.

SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS

a.

Finance & Administration (President Weand)

b.

Committee of the Whole - Follow-up (Manager Keller)

9.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

a.

Emergency Services Report (Chief Hand)

b.

EAC (Jim Derr)

c.

Regional Planning (Councilor Procsal)

d.

Blighted Property Review Committee (Councilor Procsal)

10.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

11.

NEW BUSINESS

a.

Motion to grant the Conditional Use request of Maritza Agosto to operate a boutique, classified more specifically as a direct retail store, at the property located at 17 North Hanover Street, with conditions as stated in the Order dated June 14, 2021

b.

Motion to ratify the filing of the Protest with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission on behalf of the Borough of Pottstown, regarding the sale of Upper Pottsgrove Township’s Wastewater Collection and Conveyance System to Pennsylvania-America Water Company

c.

Possible action on the zoning relief request of the Sly Fox Brewery, 331-337 Circle of Progress

d.

Motion to grant Multi Service’s request to initiate the process for renewing its lease for the operation of the Ricketts Community Center, as outlined in its May 18, 2021 letter, and also to assign Special Counsel, R. Kurtz Holloway, Esquire, to assist, on behalf of the Borough, with the preparation of a lease renewal which shall be subject to the approval of Borough Council

e.

Motion to adopt a Resolution appointing Marley A. Boone, Finance Director, as the Treasurer for the Borough of Pottstown

f.

Motion to adopt a Resolution accepting and approving the 2021 Emergency Operations Plan of the Borough of Pottstown

g.

Motion to adopt a Resolution accepting the Telecommunication Policy for the Borough of Pottstown, as presented, for the purpose of maximizing the Borough Code’s authorization, under certain circumstances, for the participation of Councilors in public meetings by acceptable telecommunication devices upon the conclusion of any pandemic-related emergency authorizations related to virtual attendance by Councilors at public meetings

h.

Motion to authorize the submission of the following grant applications:

i.

Department of Justice COPS Hiring Program in the amount of $375,000 with a 25% required match ($93,750) to hire three Police Officers

ii.

Department of Justice School Violence Prevention Program in the amount of $100,000 with a 25% required match ($25,000) to purchase and install surveillance cameras

iii.

Department of Justice Community Policing Development Microgrant Program under the Community Violence Intervention category in the amount of $125,000 for street outreach details

iv.

Department of Justice Community Policing Development Microgrant Program under the Youth Engagement category in the amount of $125,000 for overtime details during school dismissal

i.

Motion to authorize Staff and the Solicitor to negotiate a new contract agreement with Delta Airport Consultants, Harrisburg, PA, for the Engineering Consultant Services for the Pottstown Municipal Airport

j.

Motion to authorize execution of the Agreement for Crossing Guard Services between the Borough and All City Management Services Inc. for a term to expire June 30, 2024

k.

Motion to approve the request of the Pottstown Rumble for the use of fireworks for its Fireworks Salute scheduled for June 25, 2021, subject to approve of the Fire Department

l.

Motion to grant the request of the GoFourth Festival Committee to hold a Biergarten in Smith Family Plaza on July 4, 2021, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., subject to review and approval of the Police and Fire Departments and the Federal Transit Administration

m.

Motion to grant the request of the Parks and Recreation Department to hold its Funky Santa 5K on July 25, 2021, resulting in the closing of College Drive from Hanover to High Street and Keystone Blvd, from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m., subject to review and approval of the Police and Fire Departments

n.

Motion to grant the request of the Parks and Recreation Department to hold its Funky Santa 5K on December 5, 2021, resulting in the closing of College Drive from Hanover to High Street and Keystone Blvd, from 9:00 a.m. -10:30 a.m., subject to review and approval of the Police and Fire Departments

o.

Motion to grant the request of Laura Johnson to hold a block party on August 14, 2021 (rain date August 15), resulting in the closing of Belmont Street from Reynolds Avenue to 8th Street, subject to review and approval of the Police and Fire Departments

13.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

14.

ADJOURNMENT