Editor’s note: We hope this leadership change will usher in a new era of reduced crime and economic prosperity for Pottstown. The taxpayers have waited long enough to see their tax burden lessened and to feel safe in their homes.
POTTSTOWN, PA – Borough Council President Stephen Toroney announced Monday night that he will not seek election to a fifth term in the November election.
Toroney read from a prepared statement, saying “the decision not to run was easy.”
He did not elaborate.
However, he did choke up slightly when he said “what will be difficult is not serving this borough which I love.”
While details at this time are not available, the Citizens Action Committee for Pottstown is reporting that Pottstown Borough Council has approved the Beech Street Lofts project for the old Fecera’s building. The building is currently vacant and in need of redevelopment.
This project will stabilize the neighborhood, provide traction for the arts community (ArtFusion 19464 and Steel River Playhouse) and send a clear message that Pottstown is serious about revitalization. We believe this will be the transformative project that jump starts a wave of redevelopment in the borough.