County Council Takes Meeting On The Road To Pittston

August 28, 2018

Luzerne County Council is taking some of its meetings on the road this year — including tonight’s meeting in Pittston. Council normally meets twice each month at the county courthouse on North River Street in Wilkes-Barre. This year, council scheduled four meetings, from July to October, to be held at alternate sites. Council members said they wanted to give residents of various parts of the county easier access to see their government in action. “The idea is to try to come to them a little bit instead of them having to come to Wilkes-Barre,” council Chairman Tim McGinley said last month. “Just to give people out there a chance to be closer to home.” The first “on-the-road” council meeting took place July 24 at the Back Mountain Regional Fire & EMS building in Lehman Twp. Tonight, council meets at Pittston Memorial Library, on Broad Street. On Sept. 25, council will meet at Luzerne County Community College in Nanticoke, while on Oct. 23, council plans to meet at the Hazle Twp. Municipal Building. Tonight’s proceedings will begin at 5:45 p.m., with a public hearing on a proposed ordinance to amend the county budget. The amendment is needed to accommodate an agreement between council and the county redevelopment authority, to fund operations of the county blighted property review committee. Council will likely vote whether to adopt the ordinance at its voting session, which begins at 6 p.m. Also on the voting session agenda is a proposed settlement of a suit brought by former county chief public defender Al Flora, who claimed he was wrongfully terminated five years ago. Council will also vote whether to approve, reject or amend county Manager David Pedri’s proposed $1.3 million capital plan for 2019. A council work session will follow the voting session. Council meeting agendas are posted at the county website: https://www.luzernecounty.org/AgendaCenter/Luzerne-County-Council-2/. Contact the writer: emark@citizensvoice.com 570-821-2117

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