Pottstown Police Encourage Fiscal Plan Input

POTTSTOWN PA – Pottstown’s police department wants the residents it protects and serves to hear and comment on what, if any, recommendations will be made next week by a Borough Council-hired financial consulting team that may reduce or change local law enforcement operations.

An assessment of borough finances, and development of a five-year financial plan to strengthen them, will be the substance of a report to be issued Feb. 19 (2019; Tuesday) by representatives of Econsult Solutions Inc., and McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC, during the council’s 6 p.m. meeting in Borough Hall, 100 E. High St.

Those initial findings, not yet set in stone and open for public discussion and comment, “could suggest cuts in police services that may not be beneficial to residents and businesses,” the department stated in post issued Tuesday (Feb. 12) on the department’s Facebook page. “Please come out and voice your opinion!,” the department urged its readers.

The post, which referenced a legal advertisement, noted the consultants were retained by council members under Pennsylvania Act 47 of 1987, known as the “Early Intervention Program,” to conduct the assessment in hopes of improving the borough’s “fiscal capacity and to address management issues.”

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