Board Of Game Commissioners To Hold Open Working Group Meeting On Aug. 13
HARRISBURG, Pa., July 31, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following up on his commitment to make the workings of the Board of Game Commissioners more open and transparent, Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners President Ralph A. Martone today announced that the Board will be holding a public working group meeting on Monday, Aug. 13. The meeting, which will begin at 8 a.m., will be held in the auditorium of the Game Commission’s Harrisburg headquarters, 2001 Elmerton Avenue, just off the Progress Avenue exit of Interstate 81.
The working group meeting will be webcast through the agency’s website (www.pgc.state.pa.us) beginning at 8 a.m. This particular working group meeting is being held in advance of its regularly scheduled quarterly meeting on Sept. 24 and 25, which will be held in Franklin, Venango County.
“Since opening our Working Group meetings to the public, the Board has received an enormous amount of positive feedback from hunters around the state,” Martone said. “Through the Working Group meetings and the rebroadcast on the Game Commission website, hunters are learning more about the issues surrounding Board decisions. Observers are often amazed at the depth of information provided to the Board during the briefing by staff, as well as the exchange of questions and answers between Commissioners and staff.”
Martone encouraged the public to use the time between the working group meeting on Aug. 13 and the official Board meeting in September to express their opinions. Public comment periods are scheduled at each of the Board’s quarterly meetings, during which the Board votes on proposed regulations and other action items. The Board also accepts public comments through e-mail and letters.
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Game Commission