SavePottstown! Asks The $64,000 Question

I just read the latest SavePottstown! post.  The question du jour is:

One Year Later… And Exactly What Has Been Accomplished?

I would have to say not much!  Click on the link below to read the latest thoughts from SavePottstown! on the Urban Land Institute Visioning Summit that was held one year ago.  Recommendations were made.  We are all still waiting for something substantive (results) to come out of this meeting.

Code Blue To Hold Informational Protest At Pottstown City Hall Prior To Council Meeting

At 6 pm tonight, civic activist group Code Blue is holding an informational protest in front of City Hall, prior to this evening’s 7 pm council meeting.  Code Blue opposes the construction of low-income senior housing along the Schuylkill River at the former Lincoln underwear factory.  The group invites you to come out and learn why they are opposed to this plan.  If you care to join them to demonstrate your displeasure, feel free to stop by.

This is an critical meeting tonight with many important items on the agenda.  You owe it to yourself, as a resident of Pottstown, to come out and make sure your voice is heard.

Pottstown Fails To Collect Past Due Balances

These kinds of stories make me want to bang my head on the computer desk until I black out.

1. Pottstown has no money.  

2. People owe all kinds of money. 

3. We find out that the collection rate is 30%! 

Why you ask? 

Because borough staff has failed to provide the collection agency with past due bills!  Evidently when someone leaves, things “drop off”  OMG!!!!!!!!!!  Makes me wanna shove a pen in my eye!

Thankfully Councilman Dan Weand is now watching over this process!  Makes me feel better!

Why then do we need to create another position Pottstown can not afford to ensure the Finance Dept focuses on sewer and water bills?  One would think any source of revenue would be a priority?????

Get it together people!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Where are the checks and balances in our municipal government??

Stop giving townships a free pass on overdue bills as well.  If you use water and/or sewer you must pay for it.  Plain and simple!  This is not a popularity contest, it is a business that runs on money collected from taxpayers.  Please use it wisely!