Brookville Council Altering Its Meeting Structure

BROOKVILLE, Pa. (EYT) – The Brookville Borough Council voted to alter the way it runs its bi-weekly meetings.

At Tuesday night’s meeting, the council approved holding one full meeting on the first Tuesday of the month, as it is now.

The meeting will be as they are now – with department heads presenting reports and council voting on matters before it.

The second one, to be held on the third Tuesday of the month, the same as the current setup, will include council meeting and voting on matters before it.

But department heads, those in police, fire, public works, code enforcement or zoning, won’t have to be present at the second meeting unless council requests their presence to address something specific.

Also, council committees will meet in the second meeting.

Both meetings will remain open to the public and media.

“We can try this and see how it works,” council president Phil Hynes said. “We want to see our committees meeting more regularly and this is one way it could work.”

The change won’t take effect until April.

In other business, council voted to approve hiring two lifeguards for the summer at Walter Dick Park, which means swimming be allowed there.

Borough manager Dana Schreckengost said there was enough money in the budget to do it.

The council also voted to spend $3,630.00 for a full industrial appraisal. It has been about a decade since one was done in the borough.

The borough will meet again at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 20.

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