Ordinance on written comments to assembly fails

An ordinance that would have added language to borough code outlining a procedure for addressing the assembly by written comment was stricken down at an assembly meeting last week.

Ordinance #2019-07 would have clearly stated how members of the public could submit written comment to the assembly, but in its first reading, an amendment was made that prevented assembly members from reading written statements by members of the public out loud at assembly meetings.

"I think that there needs be a way that public comment can be made when you're not present, and I don't know the best way to go about...


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