Johnstown Common Council set to meet

JOHNSTOWN — The Common Council is due to approve various types of official business at its annual organizational and business meeting set for 6 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will be closed in-person to the public but will be broadcast using Facebook Live. The public can view the meeting from the official city of Johnstown Facebook page.

Mayor Vern Jackson is scheduled to deliver his annual “State of the City” address to the council and public.

Eight resolutions for official business to start the new year are on the agenda.

The council is slated to adopt its rules and regulations of proceedings. The council will consider a resolution to set a starting time for council meetings. Designated through three separate resolutions will be: the city’s official newspaper, polling places, and designated banks.

A commissioner of deeds is scheduled to be appointed by the council.

Resolutions are also on Tuesday’s agenda to approve engineering services for the city, and adopt a Records Management Procedures Manual.

Jackson will make regular announcements to the council.

Unlike some of the past organizational meetings, there will be no swearing in ceremonies in 2021 involving elected officials.

City official reports will be made on file, although liaison reports will be given at the session by council members.

Other routine action set for the meeting includes approval of claims and accounts and minutes, and a designated discussion time for council members.


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