Boro Seal New_thumb.jpgPOTTSTOWN BOROUGH COUNCIL AGENDA
Council Meeting Room  & Virtual Go-To Format
Borough Hall, 3rd Floor
 100 East High Street
 Pottstown, PA  19464
 September 13, 2021,  7:00 p.m.
 


1.

Council Meeting IN PERSON & Go-To Meeting Link

Council Meeting - IN PERSON & VIRTUAL - September 13, 2021
Mon, Sep 13, 2021 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)

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2.

CALL TO ORDER

3.

INVOCATION

4.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

5.

ROLL CALL

6.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

7.

COMMENTS FROM CITIZENS PRESENT

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.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

11.

NEW BUSINESS

a.

7:30 P.M. - PUBLIC HEARING – ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT – BUSINESS OVERLAY

b.

Motion to grant the Conditional Use request of Edward Donato to allow the use of a massage therapy center at the property located at 1200 High Street, with conditions as stated in the Order dated September 13, 2021

c.

Motion to grant preliminary/final approval of the Sheridan Street Subdivision Plan, 759 Sheridan Street, subject to complying with the following conditions within 90 days:

  1. Compliance with the Cedarville Engineering letter of August 18, 2021
  2. Compliance with the Montgomery County Planning Commission letter of July 16, 2021
  3. Compliance with the HRG letter of July 29, 2021
  4. Preparation and execution of a Developer’s Agreement in a form acceptable to the Borough
  5. Payment in full of all Borough review fees
  6. Payment in fee of open  space in the amount of $1,000 prior to the issuance of a building permit
d.

Motion to grant the following waiver requests from the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance and Stormwater Management for the Sheridan Street Subdivision Plan, as set forth in the Crossroads LLC letter of August 19, 2021:

  1. Section 22 – A527.1 - waiver to allow residential driveways less than 50 feet from street intersection 
  2. Section 22-A402.1 -  Within 100 feet of any part of the land being subdivided or developed: the location, names, width, radii, curbs, sidewalks and subsurface conditions of existing streets and alleys; Location of existing rights-of-way and easements, watercourses, floodplains floodways, sanitary sewers, storm drains and catchment, curb cuts, boundaries
  3. Section A4000 – requirement for plan to be submitted as a preliminary/final plan
e.

Motion to grant preliminary/final approval of the Permabond Minor Land Development Plan, 14 Robinson Street, subject to complying with the following conditions within 90 days:

  1. Compliance with the Montgomery County Planning Commission letter of July 19, 2021
  2. Compliance with the Cedarville Engineering letter of August 11, 2021
  3. 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 Permabond Minor Land Development Plan:

  1. Section 22-400.3.A - requirement showing existing underground features on Parcel
  2. Section 22-400-4.A.2.B(A)- requirement for existing structure on adjacent properties given scale and location of the project versus the property line
  3. Section 22-400.5 – waiving off-site features, including topographical information
  4. Section 22 – A402.1 - Within 100 feet of any part of the land being subdivided or developed: the location, names, width, radii, curbs, sidewalks and subsurface conditions of existing streets and alleys; Location of existing rights-of-way and easements, watercourses, floodplains floodways, sanitary sewers, storm drains and catchment, curb cuts, boundaries
  5. Section 22-A402.2 - Contour lines and elevation data within 100 feet of site
  6. Section 22 – A525.1 – requirement for sidewalks and/or graded areas to be depending on road classification and intensity of development
  7. Section 22-A525.2 – requirement for sidewalks to be placed in the right-of-way and parallel to the street
  8. Section 22-504 - Requirement for open space and recreational facilities
  9. Section 22-505.1 – requirement of shade trees
  10. Section 22-508.1 – requirement for trees in perimeter of parking areas and within the interior parking areas
  11. Section 22 – 510.1.A.d - requirement of fencing
  12. Section 22 – 510.2.A.f – requirement of materials for fencing or walls 
  13. Section 22-510.3 – requirement of fencing height
g.

Motion to grant request of Dolan Construction, Inc., for a waiver of Land Development for the Kuhn (Warker-Troutman) Crematorium addition for property located at 726 East High Street and proceed with the issuance of a building permit application, subject to satisfying the Borough Engineer requirements

h.

Motion to adopt an Ordinance creating a Business Overlay District in portions of the Traditional Town Neighborhood District

i.

Motion to authorize the Solicitor to prepare and advertise an ordinance to establish regulations under Act 50 of 2021, relating to Small Cell Facilities

j.

Motion to adopt a Resolution establishing the member contribution for the Police Pension Plan at 5% for calendar year 2022 and acknowledging that the 2022 Minimum Municipal Obligation (MMO) for the Police Pension Plan is $1,632,397

k.

Motion to adopt a Resolution acknowledging that the 2022 Minimum Municipal Obligation (MMO) for the Pottstown Pension Plan (Non-Uniform) is $915,394

l.

Motion to adopt a Resolution amending the Fee Schedule to establish and confirm a Lateral Replacement Fee as established by the Pottstown Borough Authority through Resolution No. 3-2021

m.

Motion to approve the sale of Borough Vehicles as outlined in the bid tabulations of August 25, 2021, resulting in a total bid amount of $32,220 and subject to review and approval of the Solicitor

n.

Motion to award the 2021 Water Trench Street Restoration to Eagle Contracting & Landscaping, Chester Springs, PA as per the bid tabulation of September 7, 2021, subject to review and approval of the Solicitor

o.

Motion to award the 2021 Overlay Street Paving to H & K Group, Skippack, PA as per the bid tabulation of September 7, 2021, subject to review and approval of the Solicitor

p.

Motion to reject the bids for the Manhole Frames & Lids Rehabilitation, dated September 7, 2021 and authorize Staff to rebid

q.

Motion to grant the request of the Parks & Recreation Department to hold the Halloween Parade on October 23, 2021, resulting in the closing of High Street from Adams Street to York Street from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., subject to review and approval of the Police and Fire Departments

r.

Motion to grant the request of Reading Gravity Racing League to hold a Soap Box Race on November 7, 2021,(rain date November 14th) resulting in the closure of Wilson Street from State Street to Farmington Avenue from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., subject to review and approval of the Police and Fire Departments

13.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

14.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

15.

ADJOURNMENT