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Authorizing Land Purchase On Board Agenda

SANATOGA PA – Lower Pottsgrove township leaders apparently are satisfied with what they’ve seen in, or been advised by Solicitor Charles Garner on, the proposed acquisition of three properties near the corner of East High Street and South Pleasant View Road that have been discussed as the future home of a new municipal building “campus.”

The township Board of Commissioners’ agenda for its meeting tonight (Monday, Feb. 5, 2018) at 7 p.m. in the existing municipal building, 2199 Buchert Rd., lists a motion authorizing execution of the purchase agreement for those parcels. If approved, Manager Ed Wagner’s signature would commit the township to the $377,000 expense on which commissioners agreed Dec. 21 (2017).

The package of properties consists of a single-family home and accompanying lot at 2258 E. High St., being bought for $142,000; and a pair of properties at 2238 E. High St., a vacant lot, and 2255 Brown St., a lot with another single-family home, for a combined price of $235,000. The township delayed completing the purchases until Garner, on its behalf, completed a due-diligence legal review.

Money for the acquisition will initially be drawn from township reserves, but ultimately will be covered by dedicated tax dollars placed in a capital reserve fund. A new tax imposed this year by commissioners on township property owners is expected to bring in about $150,000 during 2018 alone, Wagner said.

The board’s meeting is free to attend and open to the public. A copy of its agenda is available for download from the township website, here.

Related (to the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners’ Feb. 5 meeting):

  • Authorizing Land Purchase On Board Agenda

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