In order to create a dialogue and understanding between Norristown Borough residents and the Norristown Police Department, a new group called Norristown Community & Cops Coalition Building Team was created. The group trained for a year before being introduced to Norristown Borough Council on March 1st. This is called being PROACTIVE!
There is a disconnect between residents of the borough and the police department. The perception of many residents is that the police officers (who do not live in Norristown Borough) do not care about the residents. Residents feel the police view everyone as a suspect and are treated badly by police.
“A proposal for 48 rental apartments on Sandy Street subsidized by federal tax credits ran into pointed questions and some opposition when it was recently presented to council”…. read the full story on the Times Herald:
Norristown Borough Council took a giant step into the light Tuesday evening. The council unanimously voted to end multi-family apartment conversions for single-family homes! BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The measure does allow for mixed-use meaning commercial use on the first floor and apartments on the upper floors.
Council has wisely decided to stop the madness. By curbing the carving up of single-family homes into high density apartments, Norristown is demonstrating their desire to attract homeowners and shore up their tax base.
This is a big step in the right direction.
We applaud Norristown Borough Council for walking the talk!