Boro Seal New_thumb.jpgPOTTSTOWN BOROUGH COUNCIL AGENDA
Council Meeting Room Borough Hall, 3rd Floor
 100 East High Street
 Pottstown, PA  19464
 
November 14, 2022
 7:00 p.m.


1.

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2.

PUBLIC COMMENT POLICY

Those participating virtually wishing to speak during Public Comment, whether participating by electronic devise 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 7:05 p.m., 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. 

3.

CALL TO ORDER

4.

INVOCATION

5.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

6.

ROLL CALL

7.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES - October 11, 2022

Documents:
  1. 2022-10-11.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.

Motion to authorize the advertisement and make available for public inspection the 2023 Budget, dated November 9, 2022, with projected revenues of $58,305,385 and projected expenses at $58,305,385

b.

Motion to authorize advertisement of an Ordinance to fix the Borough tax rate for real property for the Year 2023 with total millage not to exceed 14.229 mills

c.

PUBLIC HEARING – 7:15 p.m. Amendment to Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance and the Zoning Ordinance

d.

Motion to adopt an Ordinance amending various parts of Chapter 22, SALDO and the Zoning Ordinance

e.

Motion to authorize the Solicitor to provide a sixty (60) day notice of modification of the Fire Service Agreement with Empire Hook and Ladder Company and Goodwill Fire Steam Engine Company and amend the Fire Department Ordinances

f.

Motion to authorize the Solicitor to prepare and advertise an ordinance regulating Smoke Shops and Hookah Bars as recommended by the Ordinance Review Committee

g.

Motion to authorize the Solicitor to prepare and advertise an ordinance to create a Business Registry as recommended by the Ordinance Review Committee

h.

Motion to authorize the Solicitor to prepare and advertise an ordinance to amend the Pottstown Area Regional Recreation Committee Ordinance, to include Washington Township, Berks County, in the Intergovernmental Cooperative Implementation Agreement for PARRC

i.

Motion to authorize the Solicitor to prepare an amendment to the Sports Enterprises, Inc. Lease Agreement with the Borough of Pottstown

j.

Motion to approve and authorize execution of a Cooperative Agreement between the Borough of Pottstown and Pottstown Area Economic Development for the development of the properties located at 327 Industrial Highway and 175 South Evans Street, in a form acceptable to the PAED Board and Borough Council

k.

Motion to approve the Request for Proposals for the properties located at 327 Industrial Highway and 175 South Evans Street

l.

Motion to amend the Hess Lot Request for Proposals to extend the response date to January 31, 2023

m.

Motion to award bids for Class I Towing Licenses (two) to Mann's Towing & Road Service, 235 West High Street, Pottstown and Hawk's Towing, 401 West High Street, for the period of January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2024, subject to review and approval of the Solicitor

n.

Motion to award the Water Trench/Street Restoration project to DePaul & Co., Plymouth Meeting PA, as per the bid tabulation of November 3, 2022, subject to review and approval of the Solicitor

o.

Motion reject the bid for the Riverfront Park Bridge Abutment as per the bid tabulation of November 3, 2022, and authorize readvertising the bid

p.

Motion to authorize the advertisement for Aviation Fuel for the Pottstown Municipal Airport

q.

Motion to approve and authorize execution of a Contract Amendment with the Animal Control Officer

r.

Motion to adopt a Resolution authorizing the application to the 2022 PECO Green Region Open Space Program for the Riverfront Park Tree Management Project in the amount of $6,480

s.

Motion to adopt a Resolution appointing an individual to the alternate position on the Zoning Hearing Board for a term to expire January 1, 2024

t.

Motion to appoint an individual to the Alternate position on the Construction Code Board of Appeals

u.

Motion to grant the request of the Parks and Recreation Department to allow the closure of College Drive between South Hanover and Keystone Boulevard on December 4, 2022 from 8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m., subject to review of the Police and Fire Departments

15.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

16.

Possible Executive Session

17.

ADJOURNMENT