BOROUGH COUNCIL

During the Clarks Summit Borough Council Meeting held June 4, 2014, 8 year old Cam Czubek was sworn in as an honorary junior police officer by Mayor Patty Lawler and Chief Chris Yarns presented Cam with a badge and police uniform patch. 

 

 

 

Representatives of the Abington Area Classroom and The Gathering Place Dori Waters and Mary Ann Nichols donated $200 to the Clarks Summit Borough for Christmas lights.

(Pictured above Dori Waters, Gerrie Carey, Mary Ann Nichols)

 

COUNCIL MEMBERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Council President Gerrie Carey (Term Expires 31 December, 2017)
councilwomancarey@gmail.com
Councilman Vice-President Dominic Scott (Term Expires 31        December 2015)
Councilman Patrick Williams (Term Expires 31 December, 2017)

councilmanwilliams@gmail.com
Councilman Herman Johnson (Term Expires 31 December, 2015)
councilmanhjohnson@gmail.com
Councilman David Jenkins (Term Expires 31 December 2016)
councilmanjenkins@gmail.com
Councilman Vince Cruciani (Term Expires 31 December, 2017)
councilmancruciani@gmail.com  
Councilman Jim Klein (Term Expires 31 December 2017)
cscouncilmanklein@gmail.com
 

 

TERM OF OFFICE
The term of Office for an elected Councilperson is four (4) years.

COUNCIL MEETINGS
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.

COUNCIL MINUTES
Copies of Council Minutes can be obtained in the Borough Office following their approval at the next month's Council meeting.

MS4 Information

MS4 Information-Construction:   Complaints    Run-off

MS4 Information-Education: 

Posters: Carwash  Fertilizer  Oil slick   Pet Waste

Education Participation Plan    Iaddrink    Iadleaf    Iadmow  Iadpump   Iadwaste    MS4outreach-education presentation   Rain Drain Brochure

MS4 Information-Good Housekeeping:  Program Tracking

MS4 Information-IDD&E:  Field Screening Program Inspection Form     IDD Complaint Form     Illicit Discharge Inspection Quarterly Report     Mapping Resources     Model Ordinance Guidance     Sampling Guidance A      Sampling Guidance B

MS4 Information-Involvement:  MS4 Outreach Education Presentation     PubmtgWorksheet     Stenciling Liability Waiver Stenciling Flyer    Stenciling Press Release     Storm Drain Stenciling Manual    Storm Drain Stenciling Resources     Stream Cleanup   VolmonAppendix1    VolmonAppendix2     VolmonAppendix3    VolmonAppendix4      VolmonAppendix5     VolmonAppendix6    VolmonChapter1     VolmonChapter2      VolmonChapter3    VolmonChapter4     VolmonChapter5      VolmonReferences

MS4 Information-Post-Construction:    PCSWM Training Tool     Proven Constructiom BMPS

MS4 Information-Read Me First   

MS4 Information-Table of Contents

MS4 Information-392-0300-003

Council minutes are available to view here.

Public Comment Policy    

Work Session Procedures

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Mayor Patricia Lawler (Term January 2, 2014 to December 31, 2017)

 

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