Council President Gerrie
Carey (Term Expires 31 December, 2017)
Councilman Vice-President Dominic Scott (Term
Expires 31 December 2015)
Councilman Patrick Williams (Term Expires 31 December, 2017)
Councilman Herman Johnson (Term Expires 31
Councilman David Jenkins (Term Expires 31 December
Councilman Vince Cruciani (Term Expires 31
Councilman Jim Klein (Term Expires 31 December
TERM OF OFFICE
The term of Office for an elected Councilperson is four (4) years.
Regular Borough Council Meetings are conducted the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00 P.M. in Borough Council Chambers. Council Public Hearings and Special Meetings are conducted as required. Normally, these meetings are advertised in the Abington Suburban Weekly but may be advertised in the Scranton Times/Tribune.
COUNCIL WORK SESSIONS
Regular Borough Council Work Sessions are conducted the last Tuesday of each month at 7:00 P.M. in Borough Council Chambers. Council Work Sessions are conducted as required.
ROLE OF COUNCIL
Council plays the central role in borough government. Section 1202 of the Borough Code (a State/Commonwealth Law) places general supervision of the affairs of the borough in the hands of council. Councilpersons combine many of the roles found in separate branches or levels of the state and federal governments. Council serves as the legislative body of the borough, setting policy, enacting ordinances and resolutions, adopting budgets and levying taxes. Council may also perform executive functions such as formulating the budgets, enforcing ordinances, approving expenditures and hiring employees. Some boroughs (as in Clarks Summit) hire borough managers, while most boroughs in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania use the borough secretary for general administrative purposes.
Because of the councilpersons elected status, an individual in that position is often looked to as a community leader. Certainly councilpersons are the proper recipients of complaints, ideas and suggestions concerning borough affairs. In many cases the councilperson is called upon to perform as a problem solver, acting as an agent for borough citizens with municipal or even outside agencies. The councilperson has a role in representing the borough's communal interests, past, present and future. Although assisted by a planning commission, a paid administrator or historical commission, many of the final decisions must be made by the elected councilperson.
The extent of any one councilperson's activities in these roles will be defined by the individual's own view of civic responsibilities, particular fields of individual interest and personal skills and talents. To a large degree the councilperson's role is also defined by the local political culture, the generalized local attitudes toward municipal government and commonly-held expectations of how elected councilpersons will operate.
Copies of Council Minutes can be obtained in the Borough Office following their approval at the next month's Council meeting.
Education Participation Plan
Rain Drain Brochure
MS4 Information-Good Housekeeping:
Field Screening Program Inspection Form
Illicit Discharge Inspection Quarterly Report
Model Ordinance Guidance
Sampling Guidance A
Sampling Guidance B
MS4 Outreach Education Presentation
Stenciling Liability Waiver Stenciling Flyer
Stenciling Press Release
Storm Drain Stenciling Manual
Storm Drain Stenciling Resources
PCSWM Training Tool
Proven Constructiom BMPS
MS4 Information-Read Me First
MS4 Information-Table of Contents
Council minutes are available to view here.
Public Comment Policy
Work Session Procedures