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POTTSTOWN BOROUGH COUNCIL AGENDA
Council Meeting Room Borough Hall, 3rd Floor
100 East High Street
Pottstown, PA  19464

                May 13, 2019
              7:00 p.m.




1.
CALL TO ORDER
2.
INVOCATION
3.
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
4.
ROLL CALL
5.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
6.
COMMENTS FROM CITIZENS PRESENT
7.
SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS
a.
Finance & Administration (President Weand)
b.
Economic Development (PAID Executive Director Peggy Lee-Clark)
8.
COMMITTEE REPORTS
a.
COG (Councilor Kulp)
b.
EAC (Jim Derr)
c.
Regional Planning (Councilor Procsal)
d.
Blighted Property Review Committee (Councilor Procsal)
9.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
10.
NEW BUSINESS
a.
Presentation – Econsult Solutions, Inc., EIP Report
b.
Presentation – Olivet Boys & Girls Club/Ricketts Center
c.
Presentation – S.T.R.I.V.E. Initiative/Ricketts Center
d.
Motion to grant the Conditional Use request of Patricia Hughes, d/b/a Black Lab Rentals, LLC, to operate a management office at property located at 318 State Street
e.
Motion to authorize the Chief of Police to extend conditional offers of employment to two (2) eligible candidates from the Civil Service Eligibility List
f.
Motion to grant request of the Hanover Square Commercial Development Plan for changes to the original color schemes of Building B, located at South Hanover Street, as previously approved by Borough Council on February 11, 2019, subject to review and approval of the Solicitor and the Licensing & Inspections Department
g.
Motion to adopt a Resolution authorizing the Borough Manager to submit an application for Traffic Signal Approval to PennDOT as related to the traffic signals at King and Manatawny Streets
h.
Motion to adopt a Resolution authorizing submission of a Flood Mitigation Program grant to the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Financing Authority, in the amount of $500,000, with a Borough match of 15%, to be used for Underground Stormwater Arches
i.
Motion to adopt an Ordinance amending the Noise Ordinance to create an additional exemption for noise generated within the Downtown Zoning District
j.
Motion to authorize the Solicitor to prepare ordinance amendments and advertise a Public Hearing to change provisions of the Outdoor Dining Ordinance
k.
Motion to authorize the Solicitor to prepare and advertise an Ordinance to join the Pennsylvania Local Government Investment Trust (PLGIT) for the purpose of purchasing shares of the Trust
Documents:
  1. PLGIT.pdf
l.
Motion to approve the proposal of Branton Strategies for Consulting Services for the Pottstown Land Bank at an hourly rate of $150, subject to review and approval of the Solicitor and Borough Manager
m.
Motion to appoint Francis P. Hand as the Fire Chief/Fire Marshal for the Borough of Pottstown, effective April 15, 2019
n.
Motion to approve a one-year extension of the Delta Airport Consultant Agreement, to expire June 15, 2020, subject to review and approval of the Solicitor
o.
Motion to grant request of James Rouiller, Fixed Base Operator for the Pottstown Municipal Airport, 1149 Glasgow Street, to hold an Open House event on August 24, 2019, 10:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.
p.
Motion to award the Memorial Park Phase III Rebid project to Land Tech Enterprises, Inc., Warrington, PA, in the amount of $158,980 as per the bid tabulation of May 3, 2019, subject to review and approval of the Solicitor
q.
Motion to award the Overlay Street Paving 2019 project to Joseph Sucher and Sons, Inc., Eddystone, PA in the amount of $772,300, subject to review and approval of the Solicitor
r.
Motion to grant request of Pottstown AMBUCS to hold the Annual Soap Box Derby scheduled for June 15, 2019 (rain date – June 16), resulting in the closing of Wilson Street on June 14 & 15, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., subject to approval of the Police and Fire Departments
s.
Motion to grant the request of the Pottstown Rumble to include a beer garden and tasting event for the June 21, 22 & 23, 2019, Volleyball Tournament, from 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m., to be held in Memorial Park, subject to approval of the Police and Fire Departments and compliance with the Liquor Control Board regulations
t.
Motion to approve Certificates of Appropriateness for the following properties as recommended by HARB:
i.
64 King Street
ii.
964-966 High Street
u.
Motion to ratify action of the Building Permit Officer approving a Certificate of Appropriateness for the property located at 886 High Street
12.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
13.
ADJOURNMENT