Location of Pottstown in Montgomery County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Editor’s note: We wish Travis Gery good luck! You have some big shoes to fill! We are hoping for some leadership!
POTTSTOWN, PA — Council chose new blood over previous experience Thursday night, unanimously selecting High Street resident Travis Gery to fill the sixth ward seat vacated by Jody Rhoads, who resigned just six months after running unopposed for a new four-year term.
Gery, a lawyer who has lived in town since 2003, and former council president James Smale were the only two applicants to apply for the post.
“I’m kind of disappointed that in a ward of 4,000 people, only two came forward willing to help us,” said Councilman Dan Weand, who made the motion to appoint Gery.
Our good friends over at Save Pottstown!! have brought a recent epidemic to light that we feel is important information for the taxpayers and law-abiding citizens of Pottstown to be made aware of. The problem is an over-zealous 6th Ward resident(s) has plastered Save Rupert flyers on any stationary object they can find.
Save Pottstown’s research found that posting these flyers is illegal in the Borough of Pottstown. Secondly, these flyers also include Franklin School on them. However, as Save Pottstown discovered, these flyers are thankfully NOT in the North End. I live near Franklin School and have not seen any and please don’t pollute our neighborhood with them.
The hysteria and inability to make a rational decision about keeping 5 old school buildings is beyond comprehension. People are not moving to Pottstown in droves because of neighborhood schools. Instead, they move to other school districts all around Pottstown with more modern facilities. Mr. Hylton’s own “figures” show that PSD enrollment is down and staff is up so why is he so hell-bent on keeping all these old buildings? The mother of all $64,000 questions!
To read Save Pottstown’s excellent analysis, click here: