Pottstown skeptical about $60,000 grant request

    Pottstown Borough Council isn’t exactly jumping on the chance to retain its Main Street manager. A request by the Pottstown Downtown Improvement District Authority for the borough to supply a $60,000 matching grant for the downtown business advocacy organization was met with a lukewarm reaction.

    As the Mercury reports, the new PDID president is working against a history of underwhelming perfomance by the PDIDA, and the borough isn’t quick to let go of $60,000 on the promise that matching grants for the last two years of state “exit grant” money will be achieved through fundraising.

    The PDIDA is sure it can prove its value with time, but the borough council must decide if the time is worth the money.

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