Emergency management officials in neighboring Lower Pottsgrove will work this week to determine how they'll respond if a crude oil train derailed there.
There's been more legal activity on the part of Lower Pottsgrove in its attempt to clean up the Citgo gas station near the Pottstown borough line.
Lower Pottsgrove Township commissioners said Monday's designation of Goodwill Ambulance fulfills the township's "public safety needs for efficient administration for emergency services response."
A $2.1 million settlement to cover earlier clean-up costs at the Occidental Chemical manufacturing site on Armand Hammer Boulevard in Lower Pottsgrove PA has been reached between the Environmental Protection Agency and the property's current and former owners.
Pottstown and surrounding municipalities are being asked to vote on including Lower Frederick Township as a member of the Ches-Mont Emergency Response Team. It was Lower Pottsgrove's turn Thursday; its commissioners gave unanimous consent.
Norco Auto Group in Sanatoga PA closed, and was replaced by the Driven AutoPlex. Then Driven closed, and apparently now it too will be replaced by another car dealership: Tri-County Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram, under ownership that is well known in the greater Pottstown PA area.
The South Keim Street bridge still needs millions of dollars in repairs if it is to be re-opened, 12 months after being declared unsound. The good news, a local engineer has reported, is that all affected municipalities agree the bridge is "important."
Lower Pottsgrove commissioners publicly recognized Monday that a state Senate bill, proposed to regulate quarry operations, could have a significant local impact. They don't like its implications, and decided to ask Pottstown area legislators to fight it as well.