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Adams supervisors delving into virtual meetings

April 1, 2020 Digital Media Exclusive

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ADAMS TWP — Like other companies and organizations, Pennsylvania municipalities are adjusting to pandemic life by reviewing options and proceeding cautiously.

Adams Township is no exception.

The township is looking to federal and state guidelines regarding social activity, according to Gary Peaco, township manager. He said first and foremost, township officials are hoping to “minimize” the number of people gathering in groups.

This sentiment is mirrored in steps taken by the township in recent weeks to limit public access to township property.

“We canceled all of our township meetings in April,” said Russell Ford, township supervisor chairman. “We have taken an extremely pro-active approach.”

According to the Adams Township website, the municipal and public works buildings are locked down until further notice.

Declaring a state of disaster emergency also allows the township to proceed with business.

Ford said township supervisors have held virtual meetings among themselves the last couple of weeks. Supervisors are meeting every Monday to renew the disaster emergency status, which Ford said must be done every seven days.

“We're talking daily,” Ford said. “There is some other business we attended to.”

This is an excerpt from a larger article that will appear in Friday's Butler Eagle. Subscribe online or in print to read the full article.

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