Planning Contracts Approved for Pottstown, Central Perk, Upper Perk Regions

Montgomery County municipalities in the Pottstown Metropolitan (green), Upper Perkiomen Valley (blue), and Central Perkiomen Valley (orange) regional planning areas

NORRISTOWN PA – Contracts for planning-related services – such as operational support, grant reviews, zoning work, and comprehensive plan updates – to be provided by the Montgomery County Planning Commission for three municipal agencies working within the county’s western half were approved Thursday (Jan. 21, 2021) by the county Board of Commissioners during its second meeting of the month.

Three-year agreements were authorized for the Pottstown Metropolitan, Central Perkiomen Valley, and Upper Perkiomen Valley regional planning organizations. Each contract involves annual payments by the agencies, as well as supplying some in-kind services, Planning Commission Executive Director Scott France explained while he presented the contracts for board acceptance.

All three groups work to oversee comprehensive planning for their regions. Their general goals are to ensure smart regional growth and better manage future development.

The county contract with the Pottstown committee is accompanied by a cost of $63,099, France said. The committee represents of the borough of Pottstown, the Montgomery County townships of Douglass, Lower Pottsgrove, New Hanover, Upper Pottsgrove, and West Pottsgrove, and the Chester County townships of East Coventry and North Coventry.

Central Perkiomen‘s agreement was said to cost $41,359. That commission represents the boroughs of Collegeville, Schwenksville, and Trappe, and the townships of Lower Frederick, Perkiomen, and Upper Frederick.

The Upper Perkiomen contract will cost $50,904. It represents the boroughs of Pennsburg, East Greenville, Green Lane, and Red Hill, and the townships of Marlborough and Upper Hanover.

County commissioners voted unanimously for approval of all three. Two others, with Souderton and Ambler boroughs, also were approved..

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