Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Land Bank, Farm Market Approved by Council

Monday's council meeting was sure speedy.

Not that I'm complaining.

But they took care of business right quick.

That business included making 14 appointments to various boards, including having to choose from among two applicants for an open seat on the powerful Pottstown Borough Authority -- but at least one of those contestants was NOT the one you read about in Saturday's Mercury.

In making those appointments, council shrugged off a suggestion by Vice President Sheryl Miller that council wait another 30 days to give more residents time to apply.

Council President Dan Weand said that is a great idea -- for next year.

Council also voted unanimously to have solicitor Chuck Garner begin working on an ordinance to create a land bank in Pottstown.

He said it will take some time as most of the 14 other land banks in Pennsylvania are either county-wide, multiple municipalities or at least cities larger than Pottstown.

Council also approved changes sought by PDIDA to move the Pottstown FARM, downtown market to the south side of High Street and to changes its hours and the months it will be staged.

Here are the Tweets that say it all:

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