Parking In Downtown Pottstown – Snow Rules Reminder

PLEASE REMEMBER SNOW RULES IF YOU ARE PARKING ON HIGH STREET IN THE NEXT TWO DAYS.

Parking areas should be left free of cars along High Street WHEN THE STORM ENDS – we do all we can to clear those areas, quickly and efficiently.

Any questions, feel free to contact Sheila Dugan at 484-948-6061. PLEASE USE THE LOTS AVAILABLE. Thank you in advance!

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A Public Service Announcement From The Pottstown Downtown Improvement District Authority (PDIDA)

POTTSTOWN, PA – SNOW IS ON IT’S WAY – PLEASE If you plan to park along High Street between York and Evan’s, please go to the various municipal lots so that the parking areas can be cleared of snow as easily as possible. PENNDOT only plows the center lane for us. PDIDA must do the rest, it will be best for all if we can manage a few hours in the lots, clear the streets without issue and then park again on High – Please share this information if you can so things go smoothly. If 5″ or more is laid, we will begin snow removal as quickly as possible. Thanks everyone for your cooperation!

Specific municipal lots are assigned to the 100, 200, and 300 hundred blocks of High Street. Vehicles which park overnight on the 100 block of High Street are assigned to the parking lot across the tracks from the old train station. In the 200 block, cars are assigned to the lot behind American Cash Traders and cars from the 300 block should park in the Evans Street lot.
Questions? Please call Sheila at 610-323-5400 or 484-948-6061.

Phoenixville Borough – Do As I Say, Not As I Do

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Phoenixville Borough has a bad case of “do as I say, not as I do” according to one Dayton Street resident.  Frank Tammaro has lived in Phoenixville his whole life.  Not only does Frank take care of his sidewalk, he was plowing North Street as a public service to his neighbors for the last three years. 

Based on Frank’s account, it started snowing on Monday night, December 27th.  On Tuesday, December 28th around 2 p.m., a citation was taped to his mailbox that carried a $92 fine.  According to Phoenixville Borough code, snow is supposed to be removed within 24 hours after the storm.  Frank’s fine was received before the 24-hour grace period. 

Frank decided to check the sidewalks Phoenixville Borough is responsible for to see if they followed their own rules.  Frank took pictures of snow-covered sidewalks on the Veteran’s Bridge Gay Street Bridge and a sidewalk outside of District Justice Theodore Michael’s court along Bridge Street.  These areas are the borough’s responsibility.  Based on Frank’s pictures, they should fine themselves.

Not only has Phoenixville failed to follow their own sidewalk rules, they were not plowing some borough streets.  Frank was plowing North Street so his neighbors could avoid getting their cars stuck in the snow.  Frank says he is done plowing North Street.  It is the borough’s responsibility.  I can not blame Frank for feeling that way.

To add insult to injury, Frank was not given the courtesy of a return call from Phoenixville Borough Manager, E. Jean Krack, about his fine.

Frank’s first hearing was postponed.  When Frank arrived at Judge Michaels’ office, he was told the office was closing five minutes before his scheduled hearing due to inclement weather.  It seems contacting Frank to tell him his hearing would need to be rescheduled was not on anybody’s radar???  Frank needs to make a second trip on February 9th to address his questionable citation.

It would seem Phoenixville government needs to get its house in order.  I think Frank deserves an apology and his citation needs to be rescinded.  If you are going to ticket residents for not removing snow from their sidewalks in a timely manner, you darn well better follow you own rules.

Two Roy’s Rants thumbs DOWN for Phoenixville Borough.

The City Of York Has An Interesting Take On Parking Markers

I found this tidbit of information interesting because of the brouhaha here in Pottstown over people saving their parking space with a chair etc… after we have snow. 

Pottstown has something on the books, I believe, that fines residents for placing chairs, etc… in the street to save their “dug out” parking space.  As usual, there are people on both sides of the issue with strong opinions.

The City of York is warning residents that as of March 15th, any items left in the street to save parking spaces will be considered trash and collected by garbage crews.  These items will be picked up and disposed of accordingly.

Just some food for thought.