ANNOUNCEMENT OF OPEN COUNCIL SEAT
On Wednesday, July 29 Councilman Vince Cruciani notified council that he was moving out of the borough and could no longer serve as councilman. We are looking for interested candidates to fill this seat. At this time the expectation is that interviews would take place on Wednesday, 8/26 before the Council Work session and voting will take place that night. The selected candidate would be sworn in and begin completing Mr. Cruciani’s term at Regular Council Meeting on September 2, 2020. The term would run through 12/31/2021.
Interested parties should submit their letters of interest with attached resumes to the Borough Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 304 S State Street, on or before Friday, August 21 at 3pm.
NOTICE OF CLARKS SUMMIT BOROUGH COUNCIL MEETING
Notice is hereby given that Clarks Summit’s Borough Council will conduct their Regular Council Meeting, live-streamed via https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXI0A61PdzPxnmCtmiOpE-w, on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.; to consider, deliberate, discuss and/or take official action.
Residents may send their comments/questions, in writing, to be included on the official record by emailing: email@example.com. no later than 12:30 p.m. on the day of the meeting.
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: