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CURATIVE AMENDMENT: Notice is hereby given that a discussion and possible action with regard to the curative amendment request by Mr. Steven A. Borel, requesting for the property located at Route 307, Morgan Highway, Clarks Summit PA 18411 Tax ID 10014 020 00400 and 10014 020 00401 has been scheduled before the Clarks Summit Borough Council for 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 5, 2020 in Council Chambers.  The request will also be discussed beforehand at the Clarks Summit Planning Commission meeting on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.  The applicants are requesting a zoning district change from residential to residential/professional.   Both of these meetings will be conducted virtually and public comment must be received in the Borough Office or through email to by 12pm the day of the meeting.


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.