Mayor praises comprehensive plan efforts
Mayor John Hollenbach commended the recent efforts and atWHnGDnFH DW WKH firVW ErDLnVWRrPLnJ session for Perkasie’s comprehensive plan during Perkasie Borough Council’s Aug. 20 meeting.
“It was a good opportunity for people to take a look at the pluses and weaknesses and really have some dialogue to begin what I hope is progress for our community,” Hollenbach said.
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The next comprehensive plan meeting will be held Sept. 12 at 7 p.m.
The night before, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m., council will hold its second constituent outreach committee meeting that is intended to be a casual discussion allowing members of the community to discuss any issue they please.
Three council members — one from each of the three wards in the borough — will be in attendance, and community members with concerns are invited to attend, according to Andrea Coax- um, the borough’s assistant manager.
Monday’s borough council meeting saw much lower attendance than the meeting two weeks ago, which many community members attended to show their lack of support for the police depart- ment’s recent actions in the shooting of Michael Marino Jr.
After the meeting, police Sgt. James Rothrock discussed his efforts to evaluate the current status of the department as part of the internal investigation into the Marino shooting.
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He said his attorneys advised him not to disclose more than the basics about his investigation into the shooting.