Boro Seal New_thumb.jpgPOTTSTOWN BOROUGH COUNCIL AGENDA
Council Meeting Room Borough Hall, 3rd Floor
 100 East High Street
 Pottstown, PA  19464
 
August 8, 2022
 7:00 p.m.

1.

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2.

PUBLIC COMMENT POLICY

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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. 

3.

CALL TO ORDER

4.

INVOCATION

5.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

6.

ROLL CALL

7.

Approval of July 11, 2022 minutes

Documents:
  1. 2022-07-11.pdf
8.

Mayor's Report

9.

SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS

a.

Finance & Administration (President Weand)

10.

COMMITTEE REPORTS

a.

EAC (Jim Derr)

b.

Regional Planning (Councilor Procsal)

c.

Blighted Property Review Committee (Councilor Procsal)

11.

COMMENTS FROM CITIZENS PRESENT

12.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

13.

NEW BUSINESS

a.

7:15 P.M. - PUBLIC HEARING – Ordinance vacating portion of Manatawny Street

b.

Motion to adopt an Ordinance vacating and closing a portion of Manatawny Street, from High Street south to the Reading Railroad Tracks

c.

Motion to adopt an Ordinance approving the appointment of a solicitor, interest assessment and attorney’s fees and collection fees of Unpaid Real Estate Taxes and Municipal Claims for delinquent accounts

d.

Motion to approve and authorize execution of an amendment to the Agreement between Portnoff Law Associates and the Borough of Pottstown for collection of delinquent real estate taxes

e.

Motion to approve and authorize execution of an addendum to the agreement between Portnoff Law Associates and the Borough of Pottstown for the collection of delinquent municipal assessments

f.

Motion to authorize the Solicitor to prepare a revised Fire Service Agreement between West Pottsgrove Township and the Borough of Pottstown

g.

Motion to authorize the Solicitor to draft an ordinance amendment to the Stormwater Ordinance to incorporate the changes as recommended by the Pottstown Borough Authority Engineer, HRG

h.

Motion to authorize the Solicitor to prepare and advertise amendments to the Noise Ordinance and the Registration of Vacant Commercial Units as recommended by the Ordinance Review Committee

i.

Motion to authorize the Solicitor to prepare ordinance amendments for the Zoning Regulations for Downtown business hours, Zoning Officer Duties and Responsibilities and Dumpsters for Contiguous Properties, as recommended by the Ordinance Review Committee, and advertise for public hearings

j.

Motion to grant preliminary/final approval of the Tri-County Business Campus Expansion and Panera Bread Project, 204 Shoemaker Road, subject to satisfying the following conditions within 90 days:

  1. Compliance with the Cedarville Engineering letter of July 18, 2022
  2. Compliance with the Montgomery County Planning Commission letter of June 10, 2022
  3. Compliance with the HRG letter of June 10, 2022
  4. Payment of a fee in lieu of required number of trees in the amount of $4,500 (9 trees at $500 per tree)
  5. The Applicant paying a voluntary contribution to the Borough in the amount of $50,000 for traffic improvements, which amount shall be payable prior to the issuance of a Building Permit
  6. The preparation and execution of a Development Agreement in a form acceptable to the Borough
  7. The preparation, execution and recording of a Stormwater Operations and Maintenance Agreement in a form acceptable to the Borough
  8. Payment in full of all Borough review fees
k.

Motion to grant the following waivers for the Tri-County Business Campus Expansion and Panera Bread Project (204 Shoemaker Road) from the following sections of the Borough’s Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance, as specifically set forth in the ARNA Engineering letter, last revised July 20, 2022:

i.   Section 22-400-3a – Show physical features and topography on the property within 100 feet

ii.  Section 22-A402 – Identification of features (off site) within 100 feet of site

iii. Section 22-A-505 – quantity of street trees

iv.  Section 22-202 – requirement to allow submission of preliminary/final development plans

v.   Section 22-202 – requirement of submission of Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment

vi.  Section 22-A528.7 – requirement of a minimum radius of 

5 feet for all curb lines in parking areas

vii. Section 22-501 – requirement of open space trees

l.

Motion to approve and authorize execution of the Third Addendum to the Agreement between Tellisvision LLC and the Borough of Pottstown

m.

Motion to approve and authorize execution of an agreement between Hydier Builders and the Borough of Pottstown for the weatherization project for the property located at 707 Hamilton Street, in an amount not to exceed $24,980

n.

Motion to authorize Staff to advertise the bid specifications for the Solid Waste Collection Contract for 2023

o.

Motion to recommend the appointment of Francis Hand as Emergency Management Coordinator for the Borough of Pottstown, subject to the approval of the Governor

p.

Motion to adopt a Resolution honoring Retiree Rodney A. Stahl

q.

Motion to adopt a Resolution authorizing the submission of a 2023 Traffic Enforcement Grant in the amount of $120,571

r.

Motion to adopt a Resolution officially naming a portion of Memorial Park as Veterans’ Island

s.

Motion to approve the Mid-Year Budget Adjustments dated August 3, 2022 and as recommended by the Finance Committee

t.

Motion to grant the request of the Red Horse Motoring Club to amend the start time of the car shows to 3:00 p.m. and to allow food trucks during the car shows

u.

Motion to grant the request of the Red Horse Motoring Club and Orchid Euro to hold a car show on September 3, 2022 and closing a portion of East Third Street from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., subject to review and approval of the Police and Fire Departments

v.

Motion to grant the request of Wyndcroft School to hold a school picnic event on September 9, 2022 and closing a portion of Rosedale Drive from 4:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., subject to review and approval of the Police and Fire Departments

w.

Motion to grant the request of Parks & Recreation Department and the Pottstown Rotary to hold the Halloween Parade on October 22, 2022 (rain date October 29), resulting in the closing of High Street from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., subject to review and approval of the Police and Fire Departments

x.

Motion to appoint two individuals to the Environmental Advisory Council for three (3) year terms to expire August 10, 2025

y.

Motion to approve Certificates of Appropriateness for the following properties as recommended by HARB:

i. 882 East High Street

ii. 53 North Hanover Street

z.

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

i.949 High Street

ii.938 East High Street

iii.642-644 East High Street

15.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

16.

ADJOURNMENT