It seems that back in June, and again in July, Pottstown Borough Authority Manager Mark Flanders sent in an e-mail to the borough authority members recommending a policy change.
For decades, the Pottstown Borough Authority has not charged fire companies for their use of water at the firehouses.
But in July, enough authority members indicated via e-mail that they agreed with Flanders, that the water ratepayers should not be giving free water to an organization that sells alcohol, which the Phillies and the West End Fire Company in Stowe do in the social rooms at their firehouses.
So Flanders gave the Phillies and West End a choice, divide their water service and pay for the bar room water use, but not the fire house use, or pay for all their water use.
Flanders told the authority board members Tuesday night that North End and Goodwill responded to a letter he sent out, saying they did not have bar room operations and thus, would continue to receive free water.
He said the Philadelphia Steam Fire Company, better known as the Phillies, did not respond.
But the board heard from them Monday night, when Phillies Fire Company President Charles Pierce asked that the bill of $482 for the first quarter of the year be forgiven.
The board was undecided and, well, read the Tweets and be enlightened.....