Boro Seal New_thumb.jpgPOTTSTOWN BOROUGH COUNCIL AGENDA
Go-To Meeting
June 8, 2020
7:00 p.m.




1.

Monday June 8, 2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)

Monday June 8, 2020 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.

Presentation – Montgomery County Planning Commission – Keim Street Plan

11.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

12.

NEW BUSINESS

a.

7:30 p.m. – Public Hearing – Amendment to Zoning Ordinance

b.

Motion to adopt an Ordinance creating the Keystone Employment & Economic (Keep overlay District and to define and regulate a cellulose-based solid waste (CSW) Gasification Facility , which shall be permitted use in the KEEP Overlay District

c.

Motion to approve a side letter of the contract between the Borough of Pottstown and the Pottstown Police Officers Association of December 9, 2019, creating the rank of Lieutenant in the Pottstown Police Department

d.

Motion to authorize the Chief of Police to proceed with the Restructuring of the Police Department, creating the position of Lieutenant as per the Organizational Chart of May 26, 2020 and allow the Chief of Police to promote two (2) Pottstown Police Officers to the rank of Lieutenant in the Pottstown Police Department, effective immediately

e.

Motion to promote a Corporal to the rank of Sergeant in the Pottstown Police Department, effective immediately

f.

Motion to promote a Patrolman to the rank of Corporal in the Pottstown Police Department, effective immediately

g.

Motion to promote a Patrolman to the rank of Corporal in the Pottstown Police Department, effective immediately

h.

Motion to approve the Conditional Use request of the Kingdom Life Church, located at 380 Walnut Street, to use a portion of property for a child care facility with conditions as stated in the order dated June 8, 2020

i.

Possible motion to adopt a Resolution approving/denying the transfer of a Liquor License into the Borough of Pottstown from Societa Madonna Grande San Valentino E. Maria SS. Del Soccorso Di Castelfranci, 310 Depot Street, Bridgeport, Pennsylvania, specifically identified as License No. CC 06087, at the request of Montgomery Lodge No. 1271, located 605 Walnut Street

j.

Possible motion to adopt a Resolution appointing an individual as Tax Collector for the Borough of Pottstown to fill a vacant term to expire December 31, 2021

k.

Motion to ratify the June 3, 2020 action of Borough Council authorizing and signing a letter to Montgomery County Commission Joseph Gale, requesting his resignation

l.

Motion to grant preliminary/final approval of the Derr Family Properties, Minor Land Development Plan, 58-64 King Street, subject to satisfying the following conditions within 90 days:

  1. Compliance with the Cedarville Engineering Letter of March 13, 2020
  2. Placement of a Note on the Plan and an appropriate blanket easement agreement for access and parking acceptable to the Borough Solicitor
  3. Payment of fee in lieu of six (6) street trees at $500 per tree (total $3,000)
  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


m.

Motion to grant the following waiver requests from the Derr Family Properties Minor Land Development Plan:

    1. Section 9 – 105.B – request that existing and proposed grades not be required on plan
    2. Section 9 -105.E – request erosion and sediment controls and an operation and maintenance agreement not be required on plan; and limit of disturbance boundary line not be required on plan
    3. Section 9 – 112.D.1 – requesting that existing and proposed grades not be required on plan
    4. Section 22-402.3.C.1(b) – request that locations of existing sanitary and storm lines not be required on plan
    5. Section 22-402.3.C.1.(d)- request that existing and proposed grades, including spot elevations, not be required on plan
    6. Section 22 – 402.3.c.1(g) – requirement existing natural and man-made features within property and up to 100 feet beyond tract boundaries shown on plan
    7. Section 22-505.1 – requirement of street trees
    8. Section 22-A509.3 – requirement of a landscaping plan
    9. Section 22-A512 – requirement of lighting plan
    10. Section 22-A528.1 – request parking layout be permitted as shown on current plan and limit paving of Van Buskirk Alley
    11. Section 22-A528.6 – requesting parking layout be permitted as shown on current plan with no additional back up area required
    12. Section 26 – 221.4 – request that erosion and sediment control measure not be required on plan


n.

Motion to grant preliminary/final of the Walmart Minor Land Development Plan, 233 Shoemaker Road, subject to satisfying the following conditions within 90 days:

  1. Compliance with the Cedarville Engineering letter of May 19, 2020
  2. Compliance with the Montgomery County Planning Commission letter of April 28, 2020
  3. Preparation and execution of a Developer’s Agreement in a form acceptable to the Borough
  4. Payment in full of all Borough review fees
o.

Motion to grant the following waiver requests from the Walmart Land Development Plan:

  1. Section 22-402.1.C – requirement for property lines to be drawn and labeled in conformance with accepted surveying
  2. Section 22-402.3.C.1.(a)-requirement of streets bordering the tract, showing names, right-of-way and cartway widths and surface conditions
  3. Section 22-402.3.C.1.(b)- requirement for locations of sanitary and/or storm sewer lines and water supply lines
  4. Section 22-512 & A512 – requirement for lighting
  5. Section 22-A509.3 – requirement for landscape plan to be submitted with each site plan application
p.

Motion to grant preliminary/final approval for The Hill School Minor Land Development Plan, 860 Beech Street, subject to satisfying the following conditions within 90 days:

i. Compliance with the Cedarville Engineering letter of May 15, 2020
ii. Compliance with the Montgomery County letter of March 11, 2020
iii. Payment of fee in lieu of open space estimated value of $90,000 per acre (total offered $1,350)
iv. Preparation and execution of a Developer’s Agreement in a form acceptable to the Borough v. Payment in full of all Borough review fees
q.

Motion to grant the following waiver requests from the Hill School Land Development Plan:

  1. Section 22 – 202 – Submitting preliminary plat to Zoning Officer prior to submission of Final Land Development Plan
  2. Section 22 – 400.2.C – Show all existing underground features on parcel including sanitary sewer lines and water lines and storm drainage
  3. Section 22 – 400.3.A – Show physical features and topography on property within 100 feet of site
  4. Section 22 - 400.5.A – Certification of a “Phase One” environmental Site Assessment shall be attached in accordance with American Society for Testing and Materials standards
  5. Section 22 – A401.8 – Names of all abutting subdivisions, developments or landowners, with deed book, volume and page numbers where recorded
  6. Section 22 – 402.1 - 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
  7. Section 22 – 402.2 – Contour lines and elevation data within 100 feet of site
  8. Section 22 – 403.6 – Existing and proposed sewer lines, water lines, fire hydrants, utility transmission lines and other an-made or natural features
  9. Section 22 – A403.8 – Streets, to include names, right-of-way widths, cartway or pavement widths, radii, curb lines, sidewalks and approximate grades
  10. Section 22 – A403.12 – Existence and location of identified “recognized environmental conditions” per the standards of the American Society of Testing and Materials
  11. Section 22-A404.1 – The total tract boundary liens of the area with accurate distances to hundredths of a foot and bearings to nearest 15 seconds
  12. Section 22-A404.2 – The layout of streets, alleys, crosswalks sidewalks and public trails
  13. Section 22-404.21 – Stormwater runoff calculations for entire site and location, layout of elevations for any detention facilities or collection and conveyance facilities
  14. Section 22 - A405.1 – Plan scale shall be no smaller than 1-inch equals 100 feet
  15. Section 22-503.1 – Requirement of street trees, parking lot trees and open space trees
  16. Section 22-504 – Requirement of shade trees
  17. Section 22-505- requirement of street trees
  18. Section 22-509 – bollards of concrete-filled steel pipes, wooden frames, or wheel stops are preferred to curbing for protecting trees
  19. Section 22-510 – requirement for screening
  20. Section 22-511 – requirement for buffering
  21. Section 22-A504 – requirement for open space and recreational facilities
r.

Motion to authorize Vincent P. Pompo, Pottstown Borough Authority Solicitor, to represent the Borough in actions associated with Upper Pottsgrove Township’s Sale of its Sewer System

s.

Motion to adopt a Resolution approving application to the PennDOT Bureau of Highway Safety 2-year Grant in the amount of $218,170.77, with no local match, to assist with the DUI Checkpoint and Enforcement Program

t.

Motion to adopt a Resolution creating guidelines and policies for outdoor dining for a period not to exceed 90 days

u.

Motion to grant the request of the Pottstown Area Industrial Development and the South Washington Street, LLC to forgive delinquent Borough Real Estate taxes and to forgive delinquent water and sewer charges, subject to requester taking legal title to 215 South Washington Street and submission of a business plan acceptable to Borough Council

v.

Motion to authorize the extension of the current Agreement between the Borough of Pottstown and Tellisvision, Inc., for a 60-day period to expire August 7, 2020

w.

Possible action on the zoning relief request of Prakash KurukundaI for property located at 345 King Street

x.

Motion to grant the request of the Parks and Recreation Department to reschedule the July 4, 2020 Patriotic 5K, to September 6, 2020, resulting in the closure of portions of Beech, Price, High, Hanover, Chestnut and Grant Streets, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., subject to review and approval of the Police and Fire Departments and to waive the $100 road closure fee

14.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

15.

ADJOURNMENT