SANATOGA PA – Today (Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017) is the day Lower Pottsgrove residents and others get to kick back and drink up with Police Chief Michael Foltz.
Coffee is the strongest beverage on the menu, and it’s free. So are any conversations, if you’re inclined, to have with the leader of the township police department. He’s invited the public to join him this morning from 8-11 a.m. in Gatsby’s Restaurant at Sunnybrook Ballroom, 50 Sunnybrook Rd., for a cup of brew and a candid chat, no strings attached. He’ll even refill your cup.
As in neighboring communities, the chief is reaching out to create a casual forum on a scheduled day where area residents – and specifically those who live in the township – can talk comfortably with local law enforcement. Topics? They’re wide open, Foltz said.
The chief hopes the session lets residents “ask questions and learn more about the department’s work” in the township and its neighborhoods, he said. “I don’t plan to do much talking at this, but a lot of listening,” he recently told the Board of Commissioners. The event represents another attempt “to make lasting connections” with the community, he added.
The board supports the initiative, and Sunnybrook offered up its hospitality, the chief said. Visitors can buy their breakfast at Gatsby’s too, if they’re interested, but sorry, no: the chief won’t pick up that tab.
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