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Mount Penn Preserve Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, May 31, 2018 Two Year Anniversary Celebration​
YouTube:  BCTV County Connection- Mount Penn Preserve Partnership Presentations​

    • ​​​The Mount Penn Preserve Partnership informed attendees of their accomplishments the last two years and future goals for the Mount Penn Preserve

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 Executive and Steering Committee Meeting Minutes

    • Amendments to the COG agreement, mission statement approved, live feed security cameras installed, Volunteer Cleanup Date set

Thursday, February 8, 2018 Executive and Steering Committee Meeting Minutes

    • Trails, Clean-up, Safety, new events for 2018, creation of Facebook Page, signing of COG agreement

Thursday, January 11, 2018 Executive and Steering Committee Meeting Minutes

    • Committee reports and discussion on the finalization of the COG

Thursday, December 14, 2017 Executive and Steering Committee Meeting Minutes

    • Reports from Governance, Finance, Public Safety, Marketing and Environmental Committees, as well as Public Comment from the Reading Gravity Racing League

Thursday, November 9, 2017 Executive and Steering Committee Meeting Minutes

    • Reports from the Governance, Marketing, Public Safety, and Environmental Committees

Thursday, October 12, 2017 Executive and Steering Committee Meeting Minutes

Thursday, September 21, 2017 Executive and Steering Committee Meeting Minutes

Thursday, August 10, 2017 Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

Monday, December 5, 2016 Executive Committee Meeting Minutes

Tuesday, May 3, 2016- First Meeting
The Pagoda Foundation, in collaboration with the City of Reading and the County of Berks held an Open House and Forum at the Stokesay Castle Ballroom to seek community input, engagement and support to discuss the future of the Pagoda as well as other features on the mountain. This is affectionately being called, "Mount Penn Preserve". This is not a new idea as a study was done in the 1960's to explore a similar concept.

The forum, hosted by Pagoda Foundation President Lee Olsen, AIA and Berks County Commissioner Kevin Barnhardt, discussed the potential of Mount Penn becoming a destination with its restaurants, trail, vistas, outdoor activities and events with the possibility of additional recreation venues. Discussions also included ways to raise funds for matching grants that may be available for the Mount Penn Preserve. Attendees also had the opportunity to share their support with the forum and discussed future community meetings to be held in support of the Mount Penn Preserve.

Below are the ownership and trail maps as well as a photo slide show that was presented at the forum and lead to many discussions about the uses in the Mount Penn Preserve.
 
 
 
 
May 3, 2016:  Work Group Minutes
 
August 5, 2016:  Mount Penn Preserve Update