Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Going Halfsies

When questioning the need for the borough authority to help
pay for a 
new borough public works facility, Board Member
Aram Ecker said he 
the borough will make
the same mistake it did with borough hall, 
which he called a "Taj Mahal."
After some carping, the Pottstown Borough Authority unanimously agreed Tuesday night to pay for half the $4 million cost of a new public works facility on Rice Street.

That means borough taxpayers, who are on the hook for a $4 million loan, are instead on the hook for only half the cost.

The other half will be paid by rate payers of the water and sewer system which includes not just borough residents, but system users in West Pottsgrove, Upper Pottsgrove and Lowerr Pottsgrove as well.

The vote was justified by the fact that more than 50 percent of the work done by public works employees is related to work required by the authority.

But, as the Tweets below will show, it didn't happen without some discussion and a little bit of bitterness.

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