Lower Frederick Switches to In-Person Meetings

LOWER FREDERICK PA – A post-pandemic switch from virtual to in-person municipal meetings, with a single exception, is coming Monday (June 21, 2021) to Lower Frederick Township. That’s when various township boards and committees will resume face-to-face business with their constituents.

From here on out, “all board, commission, and council meetings will be held at the township building,” 53 Spring Mount Rd., “unless otherwise noted,” Manager Mark Hudson reported Friday (June 18) in Lower Frederick’s e-mailed newsletter. Meetings are free to attend and open to the public.

The exception? The Tuesday (June 22) Board of Supervisors’ work session meeting at 7 p.m., Hudson added. It’s planned to be held both in-person and virtual on the Zoom conferencing platform, here, using meeting ID# 942 123 9469. At least, that’s what “we are working toward,” he noted. A copy of the supervisors’ meeting agenda is available here. Topping its official business: a vote to end the township’s COVID-19 emergency declaration of more than a year ago.

Despite the relative freedom in-person meetings offer, coronavirus-related best in-person practices will still apply. To protect individuals who are unvaccinated or immunocompromised from being exposed to the COVID-19 virus, those who attend the meetings are asked to wear face masks. Also, seating at public meetings will be spaced out to allow for social distancing.

If you plan to watch the supervisors at work from a virtual distance and have questions for the board, Hudson asks they be submitted by e-mail to manager@lowerfrederick.org by no later than 4 p.m. on the day of the meeting. For more information, call the township offices during regular business hours at 610-287-8857.

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