Location of Pottstown in Montgomery County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Editor’s note: I would say you get what you pay for but Mr. Flanders makes more money that many mayors of Pennsylvania’s largest cities. Then again, we are asked to believe that in the entire United States of America there is no one more qualified to run a borough of 22,377 people than the Pottstown Chief of Police. Interestingly enough, Pottstown’s crime rate is higher than many major cities in Pennsylvania. I wonder if that was the determining factor for his selection ;)
POTTSTOWN — It is not uncommon for a new company or a new administration to try to re-boot their operation by sitting down and asking themselves “what is our mission?” or “what are our core values?”
Well, you can add the Borough of Pottstown to the list of those organizations.
And even though the borough’s mission statement and core values were updated as recently as Oct. 11, 2011, Borough Manager Mark Flanders has presented borough council with drafts of a new mission statement and new core values for the borough.
He wants to know what they think before they become official.
The mission statement discussion is on the agenda for Wednesday night’s borough council meeting.
Our mission is to provide and maintain superior municipal services in a safe and controlled community setting, keeping within the designated financial constraints as set forth in our annual budget, in order to attract and retain responsible property owners, businesses and community leaders that will continue to assist in our improvement and growth for the future, while remembering our P.R.I.D.E.
P.R.I.D.E. Core Values
P – Plan – We will accept that change is inevitable, and PLAN accordingly for the future.
R – Responsible – We will manage our financial and human resources in a RESPONSIBLE manner.
I – Interests – We will consider the INTERESTS of the entire community in decision making
D – Deliver – We will strive to DELIVER superior services to the tax and rate payers.
E – Equity – We will treat everyone and every situation with EQUITY and fairness.
Adopted and approved by Pottstown Borough Council October 11, 2011.