Township meetings shall be held on the first Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. in the Supervisors Meeting Room of the Bear Creek Township Building located at 3333 Bear Creek Boulevard, Bear Creek Township, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 18702. The Board of Supervisors may, at their sole option, and in accordance with the applicable notice provisions, change the time or the location of the meeting. Further, the Board of Supervisors shall be permitted to hold work sessions, additional meetings or executive sessions at their discretion and as needed.
The Board of Supervisors shall hold a work session, which shall be open to the public, but shall not permit public comment or input, on the _____ day of every month at 7:00 p.m. In accordance with Pennsylvania Law, this meeting shall be for the purposes of discussing any pending legislation or other Township business, but no official action can or will be taken since it is not open for public comment. The Township Supervisors shall, however, be permitted to invite speakers, residents or presenters to the work session, at their option, in order to consider information they can provide. Regardless, all official action can only be taken at the Township Meeting or any duly advertised special meeting.
A quorum is three members of the Board of Supervisors.
Upon call of the Chairperson or by agreement of a majority of its members, the Board of Supervisors may schedule special meetings of the Board of Supervisors after notice required under the Act of July 3, 1986 (P.L. 388, No. 84), known as the "Sunshine Act." Notice of a special meeting shall state the nature of the business to be conducted at the meeting.
Editor's Note: See 65 Pa.C.S.A. § 701 et seq.
The Board of Supervisors shall accept public comment at each meeting of the Board at a specific time as designated by the Board. Public comment may be on any issue relevant to the Township or Township business. The Board of Supervisors shall set the criteria and/or structure for any public comment portion of the Board of Supervisors meeting. Any public comment at a special meeting shall be restricted to the topic or subject being discussed at or which is on the agenda for the special meeting.
An affirmative vote of a majority of the entire Board of Supervisors at a public meeting is necessary in order to transact any business. A member of the Board shall not be disqualified from voting on any issue before the Board solely because the member has previously expressed an opinion on the issue in either an official or unofficial capacity.
Any individual who wishes to record the public meetings, either through video or audio means, is permitted to do so, provided that all electronic devices are visible, placed at the front of the meeting room and so long as the recording or the individuals responsible for the recording devices do not disrupt the meeting. The Board of Supervisors shall have the power and discretion to prevent any individual from recording the said meetings if the individual or the act of recording or serves as hindrance to the public's ability to view, hear or speak at any meeting.