One by one, more than three dozen West Norriton residents approached the microphone at the last night and made sometimes impassioned pleas for the cause. For some, the cause was convincing the West Norriton Board of Commissioners to deny to change the zoning on the land adjacent to the Markley Farm Tract from residential to recreational. For others, it was pleading with the commissioners to allow the hearing and pave the way for the proposed $19-million dollar facility.
After hearing every resident who wished to speak, the commissioners thanked the them for their input and one by one, with no discussion of the matter, voted to deny the YMCA's request.
Read more about the and see highlights of last night's comments and the commissioners' vote in our video.
Norristown Patch will be following up with Freedom Valley YMCA to learn what the organization's future plans for a new facility are. Check back with us for updates.