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NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING: Clarks Summit Borough Council will hold a special meeting on Monday, August 15, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. in the Borough Building, 304 S State Street, Clarks Summit. Handicapped access is available through the Spring Street elevator to the Borough Building.

Council intends to use this meeting to address a technical issue identified by DEP which must be remedied in order for the Summit Park Residential Development to continue. Any action taken will concern the sewer lines in that area.

Council anticipates taking action on this request at this meeting immediately following public comment.

 

Unless public health concerns require otherwise, all scheduled meetings will be open to the public and held in Council Chambers with the ability to be observed simultaneously via YouTube. The YouTube link is https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXI0A61PdzPxnmCtmiOpE-w. This link is intended only to permit individuals to observe the meeting live and is not intended for active participation.  Only individuals who appear in person may address the Council or Commission or Board.   However, questions may be submitted to the Borough Manager via email at manager@clarkssummitpa.gov prior to the date of the meeting if an individual is unable to appear in person.

 

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. 

 

Agendas for future meetings:  The Council meetings below are scheduled to be conducted Live and aired live on our Youtube line: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXI0A61PdzPxnmCtmiOpE-w.

at future meetings:

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Items for vote at next meeting:

Council intends to use this meeting to address a technical issue identified by DEP which must be remedied in order for the Summit Park Residential Development to continue. Any action taken will concern the sewer lines in that area.