October 8, 2012
Mayor Vaughn Spencer and Charles Boylan, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Berks Packing held a news conference today to announce the revitalization efforts of the median island triangle at the bottom of the Bingaman St. Bridge at the intersection of 4th and Laurel Streets. Berks Packing has committed $16,000 to plant trees, flowers and shrubberies in the traffic median island triangle to support the Mayor’s Partnership for a Cleaner City initiative.
“These are the type of Public/Private Partnerships that get things done,” said Mayor Spencer. I’d like to thank Berks Packing for committing the money to get this project done, as well as Anewalt’s and Pennaco. When the city and business community work together, we can do great things.”
Pennaco Excavating will perform the site work and Anewalt’s Nursery will provide the plantings. The project is expected to be started and finished this week, weather permitting.
“As the Mayor said, Public/Private partnerships are an important tool in revitalizing a city,” said District One Councilman Randy Corcoran. “Everyone working together is going to make this a great entrance into the City of Reading.”
Boylan pointed out that Berks Packing, founded by his grandfather in 1933, will be celebrating its 80th year in business next year
Contact: Michael Dee
City of Reading