With all lowest construction bids and soft costs, according to Lower Pottsgrove's architect, its proposed municipal campus cost now exceeds $8.6 million. Cuts remain available. Township commissioners have not accepted any bids yet.
The number of overtime hours incurred by the Lower Pottsgrove police last month fell between two extremes: a high-point of April 2019, and a pandemic-related low of April 2020, a monthly report shows.
At a minimum, the township Board of Commissioners suggested Monday, $170,000 represents a likely starting point for contract negotiations between it and the Pottsgrove School District to provide a school resource officer in the next academic year.
Cooking up its famous fried chicken may take awhile yet but, if it wins township regulatory clearances, fast-food and convenience store operator Royal Farms has announced its hopes to open in Lower Pottsgrove.
Lower Pottsgrove has issued its monthly financial warrant for March 2021, as approved by the Board of Commissioners. It documents where revenues came from, and how money was spent, during the month.
Potential solutions to ensure security and a police presence in Pottsgrove High, as well as Lower Pottsgrove and Ringing Rocks elementaries, will be a Pottsgrove school board executive session topic next week.
Lower Pottsgrove commissioners say they have a "gentleman's agreement" on how to continue a police presence at Pottsgrove High School, but haven't received a letter about it from the school district.
Pottsgrove school board members Tuesday renewed a contract for an Upper Pottsgrove police officer to be available 40 hours weekly at the middle school. Days earlier, it received notice from Lower Pottsgrove of its intent to end a similar arrangement.