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Participate Thursday And Be Surprised … Maybe

SANATOGA PA – Those scanning the agenda for the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners‘ meeting scheduled Thursday (April 20, 2017) might be inclined to smile. The items it outlines for commissioners to tackle seems mighty thin by comparison to other nights of township business. It introduces a mowing contract to approve, a reimbursement request, the auction of an old car, and the disposition of municipal records.

Pretty fast work ahead, the uninitiated would think. Sometimes they’d be right. Commissioners have been inclined in the past to set their own speed records for finishing a meeting, and Thursday’s gathering at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2199 Buchert Rd., may be no exception.

But the adventure of municipal government business often is what happens that’s not on the agenda. It could be anything from an unanticipated visitor’s gripe to a remark made during the closing minutes of commissioners’ comments. The resulting fireworks are occasionally the stuff of which entertainment is made.

The meeting is free and open to the public. An advance copy of the agenda is available for download from the township website, here.

For the record, the agenda includes:

  • Consideration of and agreement to have a local farmer mow the open space field at the corner of Bliem and North Pleasant View roads;
  • A police request for $4,100 in tuition reimbursement to attend advanced education at the Northwestern University Institute of Staff and Command;
  • Authorizing the auction of a 2008 Ford Taurus;
  • Approving of records disposal as designated in the Municipal Records Manual;
  • Accepting the treasurer’s month report;
  • Approving warrants for township expenses; and
  • The aforementioned commissioners’ comments.

Related (to the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners’ April 20 meeting):

  • Participate Thursday And Be Surprised … Maybe

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