A meeting of the McKees Rocks Council was canceled Oct. 5 after only four of nine members showed up to participate at the council chambers.
The Tuesday night meeting was set to be the first caucus session in a new schedule approved September that will enable council to present new action items in between meetings under recent changes made to the state’s open meeting laws.
In light of the cancellation, Council President Archie Brinza said he and his colleagues will meet for a combined caucus and legislative session Oct. 12 (after time of printing).
Pennsylvania municipal code requires a majority (or quorum) of members to attend in-person before a meeting can take place. Although they may participate, members who attend by phone or virtual platforms do not count toward this number now that the COVID-19 statewide emergency declaration has lapsed.