Bobst Reports Pottstown Borough Financial Picture Looking Up

Location of Pottstown in Montgomery County

Location of Pottstown in Montgomery County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Editor’s note:  Further proof of how devastating losing Jason will be!

POTTSTOWN, PA – It’s starting to look like when Borough Manager Jason Bobst leaves the borough in August, he will be leaving it in pretty good financial shape.

He offered council a mid-year budget status report last week that could be summed up as “most of the funds are going pretty well.”

“Some lines,” he said, “are cause for concern but overall, the borough’s books are on a positive cash basis and we’re projecting a $50,000 surplus at the end of the year, barring anything unexpected.”

Given that as recently as 2009, the borough has ended the year with deficits, this is good news and the result of hard work by Finance Director Janice Lee and her staff, Bobst said.

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Pottstown’s Financial Audit

I read with great rejoicing the article in today’s Mercury that our borough financial audit was vastly improved.  The financial health of Pottstown is much brighter than one year ago.

We must give thanks to Jason Bobst, our Borough Manager for his diligence and perseverance, our Finance Director Janice Lee, 5th Ward Councilor Dan Weand and the finance committee for their hard work in making this turnaround a reality!

The dramatic improvement in one year illustrates the committment everyone is making to get our financial house in order.

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