Pottstown money sent to organization spent properly, according to audit

    An audit conducted by a non-profit has revealed that money it was given by Pottstown was properly spent.

    According to a story in The Mercury, a review of the audits of the non-profit Trees Inc. has convinced Borough Manager Jason Bobst the money provided to the organization was spent appropriately.  According to the story, the review was initiated after being formally requested by borough council finance committee Chairman Dan Weand in June.

    Trees Inc. is operated in large part by Pottstown School Board member Thomas Hylton, according to the report.

    The Mercury reports from 2001 to 2007, the borough levied a shade tree tax, providing about $21,000 each year to the non-profit organization.  The money was to be spent on maintenance, planting and care of shade trees in Pottstown.

    The announcement came earlier this month during a borough council meeting.

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