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City Council is the Legislative Branch of City Government. It is responsible for the laws of the City, approving and/or transacting city business as required by the City Charter and Administrative Code and by general laws of the Commonwealth and Federal Government. Council may act by the adoption of resolution, ordinance or motion during public meetings. All meetings shall be public, in accordance with the Council’s own Rules and Order of Business. ALL CITY COUNCIL WORK SESSIONS AND REGULAR SESSIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS FOR THE YEAR 2016 AT 6:00 P.M., UNLESS NOTED OTHERWISE, IN CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, FOURTH FLOOR, CITY HALL.

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The Municipal Clerk is the oldest of public servants in local government along with the tax collector. The profession traces back before Biblical times.

The City Clerk serves as the Chief Administrative Officer for the Legislative Branch of City Government, (City Council) as well as Clerk to all boards and committees of the Council. Other functions include giving notice of Council meetings to its members and the public, keeping the journal of its proceedings, document and archive the legislative actions of City Council and perform such other duties and functions as assigned. The City Clerk is directly accountable to Council and coordinates activities with other City departments and outside agencies.

Further, the City Clerk is authorized to substitute dates of meetings where they conflict with other scheduled events. Further, the City Clerk is instructed to advertise these meetings.

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2018 City Council Meeting Schedule

Council Members

Bill Barrett

District D PH: 570-826-9131

Mike Merritt

District E

PH: 570-825-1445

Mike Belusko


District A


Tony Brooks


District B


Beth A. Gilbert

District C


Work Session

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Combined (W.S. at 6:00 Regular to follow)

Tuesday, March, 6, 2018

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Monday, June 11, 2018

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Monday, November 5, 2018

*Combined (W.S. at 6:00 Regular to follow)

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Tuesday December 18, 2018




Regular Session

Reorganization Meeting

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Tuesday February 20, 2018

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Thursday, Sepetember 13, 2018

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Thursday, December 20, 2018


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