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POTTSTOWN BOROUGH COUNCIL AGENDA
Council Meeting Room Borough Hall, 3rd Floor
100 East High Street
Pottstown, PA  19464
September 9, 2019
7:30 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)

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 – TriCounty Active Adult Center, Brian Parkes

b.

Motion to adopt an Ordinance to approve and authorize the incurrence of a Lease Rental Debt up to $9,000,000 involving the refunding of the Pottstown Borough Authority’s outstanding Guaranteed Water Revenue Bonds Series of 2007 and 2012

c.

Motion to adopt a Resolution approving the Inter-Municipal Transfer of Liquor License No. R-19117 into the Borough of Pottstown from Lower Gwynedd Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

d.

Motion to approve and authorize execution of a Contract between the Borough of Pottstown and AFSCME, to expire December 31, 2021

e.

Motion to authorize the Solicitor to prepare and advertise an ordinance regarding the Intergovernmental Cooperative Implementation Agreement to create the Pottstown Area Regional Recreation Committee

f.

Possible motion to award the Municipal Solid Waste Services bid to __________ subject to review and approval of the Solicitor and Public Works Director

g.

Motion to adopt a Resolution establishing the member contribution for the Police Pension Plan at 5% for calendar year 2020 and acknowledging that the 2020 Minimum Municipal Obligation (MMO) for the Police Pension Plan is $1,784,671

h.

Motion to adopt a Resolution acknowledging that the 2020 Minimum Municipal Obligation (MMO) for the Pottstown Pension Plan (Non-Uniform) is $1,320,150

i.

Motion to grant preliminary/final approval of Comfort Inn Land Development Plan, 99 Robinson Street, subject to satisfying the following conditions within 90 days:

i.

Compliance with the Cedarville Engineering letter of August 7, 2019

ii.

Compliance with the Montgomery County Planning review letter of August 16, 2019

iii.

Preparation and execution of a Developer’s Agreement in a form acceptable to the Borough

iv.

Payment in full of all Borough review fees

j.

Motion to grant the following waiver requests from the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance for the Comfort Inn Plan:

i.

Section 22-402.3C.1 (a) & (g) – Existing features shown on the Plan

ii.

Section 22-A.509.3 – Requirement for landscaping plan

iii.

Section 22-A512 – Lighting

iv.

Section 22-A529.2.A – Dumpster placed in easement area

k.

Motion to grant preliminary/final approval of the Harbor Freight Land Development Plan, 121 Shoemaker Road, subject to satisfying the following conditions within 90 days:

i.

Compliance with the Cedarville Engineering letter of August 9, 2019

ii.

Compliance with the Montgomery County Planning Commission letter of August 16, 2019

iii.

Preparation and execution of a Developer’s Agreement in a form acceptable to the Borough

iv.

Payment in full of all Borough review fees

l.

Motion to grant the following waiver requests from the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance for the Harbor Freight Plan:

i.

Section 22-402.3.C.1(g) – existing features within 100 feet of the tract boundaries

ii.

Section 22-A509.3 – Landscaping Plan

iii.

Section 22.A.512 – Requirement for submission of lighting plan

m.

Motion to permit Virginia Takach to serve as the Right to Know Officer for the Pottstown Land Bank

n.

Motion to appoint Richard Lengel as the Deputy Fire Marshal for the Borough of Pottstown, as a Public Official position

o.

Motion to grant the request of James Rouille, FBO, to hold a charity event at the Pottstown Municipal Airport on September 27, 2019 (rain date September 28)

p.

Motion to grant request of the Red Horse Motoring Club to conduct its outdoor car show on October 5, 2019, resulting in the closure on High Street from York to Franklin Streets, from 5:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m., subject to review and approval of the Police and Fire Departments

q.

Motion to grant the request of the Red Horse Motoring Club to hold a Biergarten in Smith Family Plaza during the October 5, 2019 car show, subject to approval of the Police and Fire Departments and compliance with the Liquor Control Board regulations

r.

Motion to grant the request of the Pottstown United Brewing Company to hold a Biergarten at its Oktoberfest in the Smith Family Plaza on October 12, 2019, 1:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m., subject to review and approval of the Police and Fire Departments and compliance with the Liquor Control Board regulations

s.

Motion to grant the request of the TriCounty YWCA to conduct a Rally/Light up the Night week without violence event on October 17, 2019, 5:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m., resulting in the closure of King Street, from Charlotte to Evans Street, subject to review and approval of the Police and Fire Departments

t.

Motion to appoint Howard Charles to the Human Relations Commission to fill a vacant term to expire May 8, 2021, subject to satisfying the criminal background check and child abuse history clearance requirements

u.

Confirmation of President’s renaming of Ad hoc Zoning Committee to Ordinance Review Committee

12.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

13.

ADJOURNMENT