Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Pottstown Council Finally Passes LERTA Tax Break

Not that they give speed awards for these things, but Monday night's borough council meeting took under an hour.

And, if you wanted to get home to watch some more of the Olympics, that was a good thing.

There were few surprises.

The LERTA tax break council and the school board have been batting back and forth for months was approved unanimously, with little fanfare of comment and that followed on the heels of the approval by the school board.

With the expected approval by the Montgomery County Commissioners, the long-discussed proposal -- which will increase over seven years the tax bill on improved properties -- will become law.

The board also approved -- no surprise here -- the offer from the Montgomery County District Attorney's office to begin installing anti-crime surveillance cameras on the streets of Pottstown.

And finally, the board debated and ultimately moved ahead with the often-confusing re-writing of the ordinance governing the Pottstown Human Relations Commission.

What was approved is the advertising of the ordinance, after which, council will hold a public hearing and, ultimately adopt it, unless major changes come about as the result of the public hearing.

And with that, and the Olympics awaiting me, I present to you the Tweets and video.

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