Norristown Borough Adopts $25.5 Million Dollar Budget With 12.74% Tax Increase

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Norristown Borough Council unanimously adopted their 2011 budget tonight that features a tax increase of 12.74%.   No layoff’s were announced.

Interestingly enough, Norristown’s budget is approximately $14 million dollars less than Pottstown’s budget.  Wonder why it costs so much less to run a larger borough??????

Lower-Income Rental Complex Proposed For Norristown

“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:

http://www.timesherald.com/articles/2010/12/27/news/doc4d17e877e8982758384678.txt?viewmode=default

Hat Tip to Chris Huff for bringing the story to my attention!

Here is another story from the Philadephia Inquirer with their take on the lower-income rental complex proposed for Norristown and includes Pottstown in their discussion.  Another hat tip to Chris Huff for the link!

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/home_region/20101230_Norristown_shuns_apartment_dwelling.html?viewAll=y

Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman Investigating Matthews And Hoeffel For Sunshine Law Violations

Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman has decided to open an investigation into alleged Sunshine Law violations by Montgomery County Commissioners Joe Hoeffel and Jim Matthews.  The two commissioners were overheard discussing county business by a Times Herald report who broke the story.

Read all about it in the Times Herald:

http://www.timesherald.com/articles/2010/12/03/news/doc4cf86cb4d9f12848926191.txt?viewmode=fullstory

It would be nice if DA Ferman would have this sense of urgency with our drug war problem, right here in River City.

Two Shot In Norristown!

Two people were shot in the 1300 block of Arch Street in Norristown Sunday evening.  Four armed men committed the crime.

No word on the condition of the victims has been released.

Folks, we need to stop the senseless violence that is invading our county! 

Contact Norristown Police if you have any information concerning this matter at (610) 270-0977.