Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Police Promoted, Silence on Looming 12% Tax Hike

Photo by Evan Brandt
Surrounded by their families, newly promoted Pottstown Police Sgt. Thomas Leahan, third from left, and newly promoted Pottstown Police Cpl. Michael Breslin, read their promotion certificates along with Mayor Stephanie Henrick, right, during last night's Pottstown Borough Council meeting.

If you had fallen asleep for a few moments Tuesday evening, you might have missed the Pottstown Borough Council meeting.

And council did little to help keep the audience awake.

But there was a bright spot.

As is traditional in Pottstown, when two police officers were promoted at the start of the meeting, their families and fellow officers packed the room for the promotion ceremony.

Mayor Stephanie Henrick read a proclamation, framed promotion certificates were presented and cameras clicked as spouses pinned the new stripes to the shirts of the promoted officers.

Corporal Thomas Leahan is now Sergeant Thomas Leahan; while officer Michael Breslin is now Corporal Michael Breslin.

Congratulations to both.

Also of interest was a fire safety talk by longtime Pottstown Fire Chief Richard Lengel, appropriate given that October is Fire Prevention Month.

Here is the video:

Missing completely from last night's meeting was any talk of the looming 12 percent property tax hike unveiled with the $48.9 million draft budget last week, either from council, the staff or the public.

Guess everybody's OK with it.

Here are the Tweets from the meeting:

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