LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Township commissioners are expected to make good tonight (Thursday, Nov. 20, 2008) on a pledge they volunteered earlier in the month: to avoid raising township taxes in 2009.
The Board of Commissioners, when it meets at 7 p.m. in Lower Pottsgrove’s offices at 2199 Buchert Rd., are scheduled to act on motions to advertise its local services tax rate, real estate tax rate, and street light assessment tax rate for next year.
If it approves those measures, the board also will release its proposed 2009 township budget to the public effective next Monday (Nov. 24, 2008), according to township Manager Rodney Hawthorne. The budget is expected to be available for examination Monday through Friday during regular hours at the township offices.
Also on the commissioners’ agenda:
- Potential reappointments of members to the Lower Pottsgrove Sewer Authority, the Zoning Hearing Board, and the Building Code Appeals Board;
- Possible approval of proposed construction and parking lot changes at the CVS Pharmacy, 1833 E. High St., Sanatoga PA. Board members had been scheduled to act on this item during their Nov. 10 meeting, but it was subsequently removed from that agenda for undisclosed reasons; and
- Proposed approval of a contract with the Montgomery County (PA) Planning Assistance Program.
The agenda, which has been available for download from the township’s website since Wednesday (Nov. 19, 2008) also notes that board members expect to be involved in an executive session to discuss personnel matters. Those discussions, if held, will not be open to the public.