COUNCIL MEETINGS AND COVID-19
Beginning with its June 2, 2021 public meeting, Borough Council will resume in-person public meetings at the Borough Building.
As you know, since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, Council meetings and all work sessions have been held via Zoom conference. Due to the unique nature of Covid-19, municipalities were urged by Governor Wolf’s administration to declare a state of emergency which legally allowed municipalities to close its facilities and temporarily conduct public meetings virtually in order to help limit the spread of the disease. As the number of vaccinated individuals has increased and the number of new Covid-19 cases decreased, guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC and the Pennsylvania Department of Health have loosened. As the risk for spreading the virus has lessened, Borough officials have expressed interest in resuming in-person, public meetings.
Pursuant to an Order entered by Governor Wolf on May 17, 2021, Pennsylvania’s Covid-19 mitigation orders relating to social gatherings will be lifted, effective May 31, 2021. Governor Wolf has stated that the masking order will be remain in place until 70% of Pennsylvanians who are 18 and older are fully vaccinated.
Based on the anticipated change in restrictions in Pennsylvania beginning on May 31st, Clarks Summit Borough Council may hold an in-person, public meeting at the Borough Building on June 2, 2021 and continue thereafter unless new restrictions are imposed by the Governor. Pursuant to the ongoing masking order, Council members, Borough officials and members of the public should continue to wear face masks at all times that they are in the Borough building. At its discretion, Council may permit individuals to remove their masks while speaking so that they can be clearly heard.
Pursuant to the Governor’s Order, there are no restrictions on the number of persons who can attend our meetings. The only occupancy limitations will be those established by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Life Safety Code.
JUNE 2nd REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING RECESSED, RECONVENED ON THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2021, RECESSED AGAIN WITH THE INTENT TO RECONVENE ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2021 TO VOTE ON RESOLUTION 2021-12 POLICE CONTRACT WITH CLARKS GREEN BOROUGH.