TCN Membership Meeting
Tuesday, September 18th, 8am-10am
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Community Room, 101 College Drive, Pottstown
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The beleaguered Scranton Parking Authority may have its five parking garages under outside management as soon as today, Scranton City Council announced Thursday.
Meanwhile, council also introduced a proposed ordinance Thursday to terminate on Oct. 8 the city’s parking-meter cooperation agreement with SPA, under which SPA receives 10 percent of meter revenues.
Both actions – one dealing with parking garages and the other dealing with meters – would remove all control of SPA’s two revenue streams from the SPA’s board, which is appointed by Mayor Chris Doherty, according to council President Janet Evans and council solicitor Boyd Hughes.
Regarding outside management, the SPA’s new court-appointed receiver, former Lackawanna County Commissioner Mike Washo, is expected to hire a firm called Central Parking, Mr. Hughes said during council’s meeting. He said Central Parking is the second-largest parking management company in the nation.
It’s featured in Departures, an American Express magazine available only to the company’s Platinum and Centurion charge card holders.
The Monroe County Coroner’s office and Pocono Mountain Regional Police Department are investigating the 10:45 p.m. accident, which damaged phone lines.
The driver’s identity has not been confirmed, but an autopsy was in progress in Lehigh County Friday morning.
A news release from the Monroe County coroner’s office said the car drove off Stoney Hollow Road and hit a cement abutment to an Interstate 80 overpass, which is located between the Long Pond and Pocono Lake sections of the township.
Editor’s note: We can only hope that whom ever is selected, and paid a very large salary, will be allowed to do their job. We would expect this person to have formidable expertise for the price tag. Why spend this kind of money if you are just going to hire a sock puppet, yes man/woman? It’s a complete waste of taxpayer money! Based on the previous history in Pottstown, certain people try and “run the show” and circumvent the staff. If this practice will continue, and I have NO DOUBT it will, then this is an exercise in futility.
POTTSTOWN, PA — Tomorrow is the last day for those interested in becoming Pottstown’s next borough manager to apply and anyone who does will find themselves up against 35 to 40 who have already applied.
Borough Council President Stephen Toroney told council Wednesday that the applications have come from all over the country.
“Some are local, some come from all over the United States and there are some very qualified individuals among them,” he said. “So the process is moving forward.”
Wednesday, council agreed in principle that the process will include a background check costing the borough between $2,500 and $3,000.
August was a rather tame month weatherwise in Berks County, with temperature and rainfall a bit above normal.
“Although thunderstorms brought minor flooding or wind damage to a few areas of Berks, the severe weather was isolated and less than average,” said Jeffrey R. Stoudt, organizer of the Berks Area Rainfall Network.
Much of the rain fell during the unsettled stormy pattern at midmonth. It helped cut into the ongoing precipitation deficit.
For the year at Reading Regional Airport, the official National Weather Service site in Berks, 21.89 inches of precipitation has been recorded. That is about 35 percent below the normal of 28.96 inches through August.
The financial picture for the Reading School District isn’t pretty.
That news should come as no surprise as the district is fresh off a rough budget process that saw dozens of employees laid off and five schools closed.
But exactly where the district stands may not have been crystal clear.
That’s why the business office put together a special presentation this week to fill the Reading School Board in on the district’s financial trends.
Fifteen years later, as president of City Council, Acosta returned to the Pagoda on Thursday night and declared it a beacon of hope for a city in need of an uplift.
“Reading can use the Pagoda as inspiration for the great things we can achieve,” Acosta said.
His vision captured the spirit of “Sunset At The Pagoda,” an event that drew about 100 civic leaders to the distinctive landmark atop Mount Penn.