The Pennsylvania Sunshine Act gives the public the right to comment during a pubic meeting on topics and issues before a decision is made by the agency. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions on public gatherings effect how township meetings must be conducted. With the small size of Greene Township, Pike County’s meeting room, we cannot open the meetings for the public to physically attend, while still conforming to the regulations set forth by the CDC, Department of Health and other agencies. If we were to try to keep all persons at least six feet apart, with the attendance of the three members of the Board of Supervisors, the Secretary, Treasurer, and Township Solicitor, we would only be able to allow about 3-5 residents into the building; therefore, we would have to turn away any additional residents who may show up to attend.
For this reason, the Board of Supervisors is keeping the meetings closed to the public to physically attend. In order to still allow public participation, Greene Township is live streaming meetings and encouraging the public to comment on the video. All comments will be read to the Board of Supervisors at the end of the meeting to allow for response.
Please attend the meetings at facebook.com/greenetownshippikecounty the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm. Thank you!