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.