INFORMATION REGARDING THE JUNE 3 COUNCIL MEETING:
On June 3, 2020 at 5:30 p.m., Clarks Summit Borough Council will be conducting interviews of individuals who have applied to fill the current vacancy on Council. The Public Meeting of Clarks Summit Borough Council will begin at 7:00 p.m. on June 3, 2020. Council’s interviews of applicants and the Public Meeting will be livestreamed on Electric City Television’s You Tube webpage which can be accessed by clicking the this link:
Council’s Public Meeting will also be broadcasted on Electric City Television’s Community Access Cable TV Station (Comcast Channels 19 & 61).
COUNCIL MEETINGS AND COVID-19
On Tuesday, April 21m the Governor signed Senate Bill 841 into effect. Senate Bill 841 (1)
In this bill, local governments (and their subdivisions) are now formally permitted to conduct public hearings by electronic means. The Bill permits municipalities and local boards to perform public meetings using remote technology, it allows for the board members to appear remotely from separate locations, and requires prior notice.
The public notice section appears to suspend the obligation to post all notices in the newspaper and instead allows for notification by posting on the subdivision’s website or in the newspaper. The Bill also appears to permit public input to be limited to written comments as opposed to participation in an online forum. So, you should also review the notice to determine what type of participation is permitted at the public meeting.
AGENDAS FOR UPCOMING MEETINGS:
April 28, 2020 Council Work Session cancelled.
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