Office of Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland

Date: Thursday, July 2, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

contact: Aigner Cleveland

Press Secretary

[email protected]

Chester City Hall Opening July 7, Public Meetings to be Streamed Live on Facebook for July & August

(CHESTER, PA) – Chester City Hall will reopen to the public on Tuesday, July 7. The building will be open Monday through Friday from 9:00am – 4:30pm.

Employees will undergo a daily health screening which will include, temperature checks and the completion of a questionnaire. Employees and members of the public are required to wear masks and practice social distancing while in the building.

While the building will be open to the public, in efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, all public meetings will continue to be live streamed on the city’s Facebook Page.

The city of Chester is scheduled to hold four Deliberative and four Council Meetings between the months of July and August. The four scheduled Deliberative Meeting dates have changed and will now take place on the same day that corresponds with the bi-weekly Wednesday Council Meetings.

Meeting times/changes are listed below:

Wednesday – July 8, 2020:

Deliberative Meeting (10am)

Council Meeting (approximately 10:30am)

 

Wednesday – July 22, 2020:

Deliberative Meeting (10am)

Council Meeting (approximately 10:30am)

 

Wednesday – August 12, 2020:

Deliberative Meeting (10am)

Council Meeting (approximately 10:30am)

 

Wednesday – August 26, 2020:

Deliberative Meeting (10am)

Council Meeting (approximately 10:30am)

 

The Deliberative/Council Meetings’ agendas for July 8 will be posted to the City’s website and Facebook page on Tuesday, July 7. The Deliberative/Council Meetings’ agendas for July 22 will be posted to the City’s website and Facebook page on Tuesday, July 21. The Deliberative/Council Meetings’ agendas for August 12 will be posted to the City’s website and Facebook page on Tuesday, August 11. The Deliberative/Council Meetings’ agendas for August 26 will be posted to the City’s website and Facebook page on Tuesday, August 25.

Residents or taxpayers of the city of Chester who wish to provide a public comment for the July 8, July 22, August 12 or August 26 meetings can submit their comment via email starting the Thursday before each meeting until 9:45am on the meeting date.

Any person submitting a public comment must include the same information that is requested at a public meeting.  This information includes a person’s name and address.

Email submissions can be sent to:

[email protected]

In the subject line of the email, please include:

Public Comment Submission for (insert meeting date) Council Meeting  

Any resident or taxpayer that does not have access to email can call in their public comment.  Public comments made via phone will be accepted at the start of each Council Meeting at approximately 10:30am until the meeting is adjourned. Persons calling in their comment must provide their full name and address.

Phone submissions will be received at the below number during this time:

(610) 447-7700 ext. 7951.

All public comments will be read into record during the meetings.  Chester City Councilmembers will offer a response to these comments, if warranted.

If a public comment is received without the requested information or if the comment is deemed inappropriate, it will not be read into record or accepted as an official submission.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

City of Chester News and Information Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/cityofchester/