Boro Seal New_thumb.jpgPOTTSTOWN BOROUGH COUNCIL AGENDA
Council Meeting Room Borough Hall, 3rd Floor
100 East High Street
Pottstown, PA  19464

February 10, 2020
7:00 p.m.




1.

CALL TO ORDER

2.

INVOCATION

3.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

4.

ROLL CALL

6.

PRESENTATION - SWEARING IN - FIRE POLICE, MATT RYAN

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.

Motion to grant the request of Paula and Robert Bickelman to waive the requirement of a Conditional Use hearing and authorize the Solicitor to send a letter of support to the Zoning Hearing Board regarding the property located at 67 Walnut Street

b.

Motion to authorize the Solicitor to prepare ordinance amendments and advertise a Public Hearing regarding revisions to the Zoning Ordinance, to address parking requirements in the downtown, amend regulations for swimming pools and flood plains

c.

Motion to authorize the Solicitor to prepare and advertise an ordinance amending plumbing regulations, changes to Grading and Stormwater Management Ordinance and Master Traffic Ordinance

d.

Motion to adopt a Resolution amending the Fee Schedule to amend certain fees associated with the Right to Know Law and Open Records Policy and as authorized by the Pennsylvania Office of Open Records

e.

Motion to adopt a Resolution authorizing the destruction of certain municipal records pursuant to the Municipal Records Manual, as amended March 28, 2019

f.

Motion to adopt a Resolution authorizing the submission of a grant application for the Montco 2040 Implementation Grant Program, in the amount of $200,000, to enhance the Colebrookdale Railroad, the Pottsgrove Manor and the Memorial Park attractions

g.

Motion to accept the proposal of Maillie LLP, dated November 25, 2019, to conduct the Borough of Pottstown’s Financial Audit for the years 2020, 2021 and 2022 in amounts not to exceed $75,000, $76,500 and $78,000 respectively, as recommended by the Finance Committee

h.

Motion to readvertise the HARB meetings for 6:00 p.m., the third Wednesday of the month, subject to confirmation of the Historical Architectural Review Board

i.

Motion to appoint an individual as the Alternate member of the Keystone Employment and Economic Plan (KEEP)

j.

Motion to appoint an individual to the Historic Architectural Review Board to fill a vacant term to expire April 1, 2024

k.

Motion to appoint an individual to the Pottstown Planning Commission for a four (4) year term to expire February 1, 2024

l.

Motion to grant the request of The Hill School to close a portion of Beech Street on May 23, 2020, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. for its commencement exercises, subject to review and approval of the Police and Fire Departments

m.

Motion to grant the request of the Red Horse Motoring Club to close a portion of Third Street on April 18, 2020, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., to hold a car/bike show to benefit the Veterans’ Island Project, subject to review and approval of the Police and Fire Departments

n.

Motion to grant request of the Red Horse Motoring Club to conduct outdoor car shows resulting in the closing of High Street from York to Evans Streets, and Hanover and Charlotte Streets from King to South Street, from 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on the following dates: May 2, June 6, July 11, August 1 and September 5, 2020, subject to review and approval of the Police and Fire Departments and execution of a Hold Harmless Agreement

o.

Motion to grant the request of the Red Horse Motoring Club to hold beer gardens in Smith Family Plaza from 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. during the 2020 car shows, subject to review and approval of the Police and Fire Departments and compliance with the Liquor Control Board regulations

13.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

14.

ADJOURNMENT