SANATOGA PA – Lower Pottsgrove’s Board of Commissioners, which was scheduled to have met Monday night (Dec. 7, 2015) at the Buchert Road municipal building, unexpectedly canceled that session. No reason was offered in a cancellation notice (above), seen taped to the inside of the building’s front door.
A similar notice was placed on its website during the day.
A board meeting is next set for Dec. 17 (2015; Thursday) at 7 p.m., also in the municipal building. It is free to attend and open to the public.
There’s little chance the Dec. 17 meeting will be postponed, either. It’s not only the commissioners’ last scheduled meeting of the calendar year; it’s also the meeting at which the board has announced in several published legal notices that it will:
- Adopt the township’s 2016 budget;
- Fix its real estate tax rate for the coming year, providing the bulk of the revenue to fund the coming budget;
- Set rates for the township’s Act 511 taxes, or so-called “nuisance taxes;”
- Set the rate for street lighting taxes;
- Adopt a new signage law that affects primarily commercial buildings, and repeal the former one;
- Approve a new off-street parking law advocated by the police department; and
- Exempt all township-owned property “used for governmental purposes” from its own zoning district requirements and regulations.
Related (to the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners’ Dec. 17 meeting):