One of the most notable events of the evening was the naming of former district business manager Jim Bush to head up School Board President Rick Huss’ newly formed President’s Task Force.
Today’s online edition of The Mercury briefly mentioned it, and if you haven’t already, you can read it here:
A more detailed article on Jim Bush’s appointment can be read here:
Another lively discussion occurred when Code Blue representative Jeff Lefar addressed the board and raised issues with the current high number of unpaid property taxes and the less than aggressive method currently in place to get those back taxes paid. Yesterday, we posted a report from Portnoff Law Associates listing those property owners who owe school real estate taxes from the past several years. Here’s the report again, just in case you missed it:
The time is NOW to get tough with the serial deadbeats who have continuously played Pottstown for a fool by ignoring their long overdue tax bills. For far too long, Pottstown has been getting the short end of the stick. From neighboring townships getting a free ride on water treatment to serial deadbeat property owners who refuse to pay their bills. If any of us stopped paying our water bills or tax bills, a member of the county’s law enforcement team would soon enough be ringing our doorbells…or our water would get shut off. But yet, these deadbeats continue to abuse the system and there are no repercussions. And we’re the ones who have to deal with their rental properties and problem tenants who cost Pottstown in more ways than one.
If you’re not as incensed about this issue as we are…then you need to check to see if you can still fog a mirror.
Next Thursday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. Borough Manager Jason Bobst will be holding a ward meeting at the North End Fire Company. The meeting is open to any resident of Pottstown, so please attend the meeting and ask what is being done to collect the taxes owed to Pottstown. What steps are being taken to address the serial deadbeats who continue to thumb their noses to us law abiding taxpayers?
The issue is absolutely maddening and a quality of life issue for those of us in Pottstown continually stuck paying someone else’s tab.