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Schuylkill Commissioners Meeting Held on Zoom for First Time Wednesday

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If you’re planning to participate or just listen in on today’s Schuylkill County Commissioners meeting, be advised of a new call-in number.

Yes, the meeting will continue to be held “virtually” as the Courthouse remains closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic. And unlike in weeks past when the public was invited to call in using a tele-conference number, this week’s meeting will be held on Zoom.

However, no video will be available. This will just be an audio-only call.

Schuylkill County Commissioners Meeting via Zoom for First Time

To call in to participate or just listen, use the following instructions:

  • Dial 1-301-715-8592
  • Once prompted, enter the following Meeting ID number: 954 9689 6043

Remember, public comments are limited to two specific sections of the meeting. The Public Comment portion at the beginning of the meeting is limited to Agenda items only.

During the second Public Comment section, held toward the end of the meeting, the public can comment on anything they desire.

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For each Public Comment section, callers must state their name and municipality in order to speak.

Today’s meeting gets underway at 10 a.m.

The Commissioners say the call-in number and Meeting ID number will change each week, so don’t bother saving these numbers. We’ll be sure to post this information ahead of time for anyone wishing to participate in the meetings as long as they’re held in this format.

Schuylkill County Commissioners Aug. 5 Work Session Agenda

So, what’s on the agenda for today’s Work Session meeting? Nothing terribly interesting.

The County wants to buy a firewall device that allegedly will improve internet bandwidth. It costs nearly $17,000 when installation, support, and subscriptions to necessary services are factored into it. Schuylkill County plans to use some of its nearly $13 million in CARES Act money to pay for this device.

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A full Agenda is below.

Here’s what’s not on the agenda, though, that’s likely to be addressed during the second Public Comment portion of the meeting:

  • What we’re doing with the rest of the CARES Act money,
  • The potential purchase of the former GIANT building and lot in Pottsville,
  • And any news on the George Halcovage saga.
Work Session Agenda 8-5-20


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