Sunshine Act

The Pennsylvania Sunshine Act, 65 Pa.C.S. §§ 701-716, requires governmental agencies to deliberate and take official action on agency business in an open and public meeting. It requires that meetings have prior notice, and that the public can attend, participate, and comment before an agency takes official action. The Sunshine Act applies to all local government bodies and any sub-groups appointed by those bodies that perform an essential government function and exercise authority to take official action. This can include boards, councils, authorities, commissions, and committees.

In Bear Creek Village, the Borough Council, Planning Commission and Zoning Hearing Board are subject to the requirements of the Sunshine Act.

The Borough Council holds regular meetings the third Monday of each month at 7 PM in the Bear Creek Association Clubhouse located at 125 White Haven Road, Bear Creek, PA 18602. From time to time special meetings may be scheduled. Residents are notified of special meetings via press releases in the Times Leader newspaper, and in notices posted at the Bear Creek Post Office located at 145 White Haven Road. In addition information about special meetings will be listed under Public Notices on the Public Notices page of this website.

Planning Commission meetings are held when needed on the first Tuesday of the Month in the Bear Creek Association Clubhouse. The Zoning Hearing Board does not have a scheduled meeting time. When a special meeting of the Planning Commission or any meeting of the Zoning Hearing Board are scheduled, residents are notified via press releases in the Times Leader newspaper and notices posted at the Bear Creek Post Office.