Editorial: Approve the emergency ordinance


September 17, 2020

Borough staff presented appropriate justification for the borough assembly to approve an ordinance that will update and expand how officials respond to local emergencies at last Thursday's public forum on the topic.

In a nutshell, Ordinance #2020-19 will transfer civil emergency provisions from the City of Petersburg code to Petersburg Borough code while adding language to help local officials respond to an emergency.

Karl Hagerman explained, "...the responsibility to keep the population safe must be taken seriously and requires that response actions fall on the side of caution as much as...

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