Tuesday, June 14, 2016

July 4th Parade Postulations in Pottstown

Just when you thought the Fourth of July Parade was canceled for the year, some people are trying a last-ditch effort to stage it.

Borough Council Vice President Sheryl Miller said she was called by Jon Corson and told he wanted to try to raise the money for the parade.

The bottom line is, no matter how wonderful their intentions, even if they could raise the $14,000 to $15,000 required, too many deadlines have passed to make it happen.

Maybe I'm wrong, but the evidence seems pretty incontrovertible. Better perhaps, to put that effort and moxy into making sure there are both a parade AND fireworks next year.

But that's just me. Godspeed.

In other news, Councilman Dennis Arms successfully tabled the scheduled vote on privitazing Pottstown's crossing guards to give them more time to provide input.

Also, council approved the final plans for Hanover Square, the former Mrs. Smith's  Pies site at Hanover and Industrial Highway.

Council also approved applying for a state grant to make improvements to Memorial Park, including replacing the play equipment near the splash park.

Also, solicitor Charles D. Garner Jr. was authorized to begin work on drafting amendments to the borough's fire ordinance which will give the paid police chief 24/7 control over all four volunteer fire companies and no longer require that the chief be a borough firefighter.

The hike in PART bus fares was approved and the audit of the borough's finances delivered with no major issues reported.

But I know you just want to zip down and see the video about the July 4th parade, so don't let me hold you up.


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