Pottstown Liquor Licenses Brought In Some Cash
HARRISBURG PA – Limerick Township earned the greatest amount of revenue, $4,650, among 13 western Montgomery County municipalities that received semi-annual payments of liquor license and permit fees distributed Monday (Sept. 15, 2014) by the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, the agency announced.
Pottstown Borough received $4,500, and West Pottsgrove and New Hanover townships got $1,200 each, according to a board report.
Eight remaining governments all earned less than $1,000. They were:
- Collegeville Borough, $900;
- Royersford Borough, $650;
- Trappe Borough, $400;
- Lower Pottsgrove Township, $1,000;
- Upper Pottsgrove Township, $600;
- West Pottsgrove Township, $1,200;
- East Greenville Borough, $600;
- Green Lane Borough, $300;
- Pennsburg Borough, $400; and
- Douglass Township, $800.
Of $170,600 distributed across the county, $16,200 or 9.4 percent was distributed locally.
Across the state, the board oversees regulation of more than 18,000 liquor licenses and permits, including those for restaurants, clubs and beer distributors. Licenses are annually renewed or validated, at a cost of between $125 and $700. Fees are based on the type of license and the population of the municipality in which the licensee is located.
The board makes twice-annual payments to return to the municipalities the fees it collects. The money can be spent at their discretion.