Shade Tree Commissioner Tom Hylton Gets A Root Awakening

It appears that Tom Hylton is about to get the rug pulled out from under him on his Shade Tree Commission.  As someone who has followed the monkey business of this kangaroo court and reported on the last several “meetings” I say it’s about time.

Mr. Hylton and his “tree policies” have done a disservice to the people of Pottstown long enough.  Sitting on a bank account of nearly $100,000.00 and crying poverty constantly is ridiculous.  His answer to everything has been we have no money, it’s your responsibility.

The condescending treatment of homeowners with serious tree problems may soon be at an end.  I have never seen taxpayers treated with such contempt by a group of people who are supposed to be in charge of something.  In this case, trees.

I think the budget can be adjusted to fund tree problems.  I believe I read somewhere that a very small 1/10 of a mill, or some figure around that amount would be sufficient to create a tree fund.

Hopefully, after Monday, Mr. Hylton will be no longer involved with anything tree related in Pottstown.

Next step, the school board!

Two thumbs up to Jason, Jody and the rest of the Council for taking the tree by the branches and doing right by all Pottstonians!

Trees are not more important than people and trees do not pay taxes!