Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Early Christmas Presents

Photo by Evan Brandt
The Christmas tree on borough hall's second floor
overlooks the lights in Smith Family Plaza.
Depending on how you look at it, Pottstown residents got several presents from borough council Monday night.

The first was a five-year $8 million trash collection pact with J.P. Mascaro that no only increases the number of pick-ups for leaves and other yard waste, but will also lead to a decrease in trash rates.

The current rates are $76 per quarter, or $304 per year. No word yet on how much fees may drop, but Borough Council President Stephen Toroney emphasized the more residents recycle, the more the price goes down.

The second gift is a $44.8 million budget that does not raise taxes.

The third gift was news that an arrest has been made in the murder of a woman in her King Street apartment last Monday. Two others were also arrested in related robberies.

The link is below, as are the Tweets from the meeting.

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