New Council Meeting Procedures (as of 6/4/2021)
In light of loosening restrictions from the CDC, Council is excited to begin hosting in-person Council Meetings again at the Borough Building. We are maintaining a few COVID-19-related procedures to ensure access to public meetings until CDC guidance suggests we can fully resume public meetings as we had prior to the pandemic.
Given that the state and CDC restrictions continue to evolve, our meeting procedures will also change over time. We will publish updates to procedures to this page when new protocols are in place.
The following procedures for attending/viewing Borough Council Meetings are effective starting with our June 14, 2021 meeting:
To attend a Council Meeting in person:
We welcome the public to attend our meetings in person, but we are still required to honor CDC masking and distancing guidelines. As a result, we can host up to 18 guests in our Council Chambers. All guests will be expected to follow CDC masking guidelines – those who are fully vaccinated may attend without a mask, while those who are not fully vaccinated must wear a facemask during the meeting.
We will make use of the honor system as it relates to masking – please respect your neighbors and adhere to these guidelines.
To ensure we have enough space for in-person attendees, this link will be posted on the Borough website (csboro.org) under “Quick Links” to a sign-up form to confirm in-person attendance for a given meeting. Guests who do not register ahead of time may be turned away if capacity is reached in the meeting room. In-person guests must register by midnight on the Sunday prior to a scheduled Council Meeting to be eligible to attend in person.
If more than 18 guests register to attend the meeting in person, we will consider alternative accommodations.
To view a Council Meeting remotely:
If attending the meeting in person is not preferable or possible, we will continue to live-stream our meetings via Zoom for residents to view. A link to each Zoom meeting will be posted in the meeting agenda posted on the Borough homepage. Zoom participants will only be able to view/listen to meetings remotely.
To submit a question or comment for a Council Meeting without attending:
For those who cannot attend meetings in-person or join via Zoom, we will continue to allow residents to submit questions/comments ahead of time through an online form. Forms received by midnight on the Sunday prior to each meeting will be addressed during the next Council Meeting during the first comment portion if related to an agenda item, or during the second Public Comment portion if unrelated to an agenda item.
To review what occurred at a prior meeting:
As always, residents can review past minutes of meetings at this link. Previous meeting minutes will be posted as soon as they are able to be translated and properly formatted for sharing (usually within 48 hours).