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Commissioners Consider Special Counsel Appointment

SANATOGA PA – Appointment of a special counsel to handle legal matters for Lower Pottsgrove Township regarding a large mixed-use development proposed for properties on the west side of Evergreen Road is scheduled to be considered tonight (Thursday, March 20, 2014) when the Board of Commissioners meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2199 Buchert Rd.

The meeting is open to the public. The agenda is available for download from the township website, here.

The development known as Sanatoga Green – which hopes to add dozens of residential units, offices, commercial retail establishments, and a hotel and restaurants – was introduced to commissioners months ago. Representing the project and its developers is attorney Robert Brant, who in January also became township solicitor.

Find earlier stories published by The Post about Sanatoga Green, here.

Because Brant cannot represent both parties in any future transaction or negotiations, the commissioners’ agenda indicates they will consider naming attorney Michael Furey of Furey & Baldassari P.C. in Norristown as their special counsel for Sanatoga Green. Commissioners have relied on Furey to handle other legal matters in the past.

Also according to the agenda, commissioners are scheduled to consider:

  • Re-opening a previous discussion on a proposal by state Rep. Mark Painter to re-name High Street as U.S. Route 422 Business;
  • Applying for Community Development Block Grant funding to improve handicapped access at the band shell in Sanatoga Park; and
  • Petitioning the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for permission to adjust a reduced speed zone near Pottsgrove High School in light of its proposed reconstruction.

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