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County Council To Take Meetings On Road Again

Eric MarkMay 27, 2019

Luzerne County residents who live outside the Wilkes-Barre area will have a chance to address county council in person without traveling far this year.

Council plans to hold four “off-site” meetings in 2019, as it did last year, according to council Chairman Tim McGinley.

Last year’s on-the-road meetings worked so well that the sites for this year will remain unchanged, McGinley said.

According to a tentative schedule posted at the county website, dates and locations will be:

• July 23, Pittston Memorial Library.

• Aug. 13, Back Mountain Regional EMS building, Lehman Twp.

• Sept. 24, Luzerne County Community College, Nanticoke.

• Oct. 22, Hazle Twp. Municipal Building.

Council members “want to say thank you to the people” by holding meetings throughout the county, McGinley said.

“It allows some people who normally cannot participate to come to the meetings,” he said. “I thought the sites were all very good last year.”

The meeting at Hazle Twp. will take place during the discussion process for the county’s 2020 budget, which will allow residents of the southern part of the county to broach concerns in person, McGinley noted.

Council must approve the off-site meeting schedule before it takes effect. The issue is on the agenda for council’s work session on Tuesday.

Council normally meets at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the county courthouse on North River Street in Wilkes-Barre.

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