Thursday, July 9, 2015

Honoring Marable, Energy-Efficient Street Lights.

One of my favorite Mercury photos of
Newstell Marable addressing Pottstown Council
Three major topics dominated discussion at last night's Pottstown Borough Council meeting.

One was how to honor the legacy of the late Newstell Marable Sr., the long-time president of the Pottstown chapter of the NAACP.

Mercury intern and Pottstown born-and-bred journalist in training Leah Proctor-Ford is taking this subject on and she attended the council meeting. You will find her Tweets are intermingled with mine.

The second was a proposal to use a grant to replace all the street lights in Pottstown with LED lights at no increased cost to taxpayers. The 30 percent match for the grant would come from funds already collected from developers.

And third was the likely vote at Monday night's meeting to move forward with a new vacant property registration ordinance and a contract with Community Champions to administer it.

But you can read all about it in the Tweets from the evening and in more detail in the news columns of The Mercury.

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