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Phoenixville's Ward Redistricting Almost Complete

After a few "tweaks," a final plan will likely be presented to the borough council on October 9.

Phoenixville’s ward redistricting committee’s next meeting will likely be its last, councilwoman Jenn Mayo told The Mercury last week.

According to Mayo, the committee will likely make a few minor alterations to their new outline of the borough’s four wards, but the body has effectively settled a new map.

“Everything’s done, it’s just a little tweaking,” committee member Larry Tillotson added.

According to The Mercury, at its September 6 meeting the committee made the following changes :

  • The West Ward’s border will move up to Mowere Road, into what was the North Ward.
  • Starr Street will become the eastern border of the Middle Ward.
  • To increase of the East Ward, 3rd Avenue will become the southern border of the Middle Ward.

The objective of the redistricting has been to balance the population of each of the borough’s wards, leaving each with about 4,100 residents. At present the North Ward is the largest of the four, and will lose about 1,000 residents to the other three.

The committee will meet again on October 4, and plans to present a finalized redistricting plan to the borough council at its October 9 meeting.

Colin A. Mattis September 14, 2012 at 11:24 AM
Is there a record of registration stats somewhere for us to look at?
karlub September 14, 2012 at 03:47 PM
I think the "Third St. is southern border of Middle Ward" might be wrong. At least that's not how it looked when I saw a mock-up, recently. Nothing is set in stone, of course. Council still has to weight in, so anyone who wants to throw in their two cents-- or more-- just reach out to your representative.
Lynn B. September 14, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Phoenixville doesn't have a Third St., we have Avenue's. Is this the same thing? If so, please give out correct information.

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