Game Commission To Hold Board Meeting October 1-2

9/11/07

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners will be meeting Oct. 1-2, at the agency's Harrisburg headquarters, 2001 Elmerton Ave., just off the Progress Avenue exit of Interstate 81. The meetings will begin at 8:30 a.m. both days.

On Oct. 1, the Board will hear public comments and receive agency staff reports and updates.

On Oct. 2, the Board is scheduled to take official action on a prepared agenda. To save money and provide greater public dissemination, an agenda for the meeting will be posted on the website (www.pgc.state.pa.us) in the "Next Commissioners' Meeting" box on the homepage when it is finalized. A limited number of copies of the agenda will be made available to those who attend the meeting.

Once the October meeting ends, copies of the meeting minutes will be posted on the website as soon as they are transcribed, which generally takes between two to three weeks.

"By posting the minutes on the website we again will be cutting the costs of printing and mailing copies of this document, which averages around 140 double-sided pages, and will reach a wider audience," said Carl G. Roe, Game Commission executive director. "This is not only a cost-savings measure, but it also is a move to make Game Commission actions and decisions more accessible to the public."

Roe noted that the minutes for the Board's meeting back to April 2005 are available in the "Reports/Minutes" section of the homepage.

Facts about the Pennsylvania Game Commission: Did you know that the Board of Game Commissioners is comprised of eight individuals nominated by the Governor and confirmed by the Pennsylvania Senate. Each individual serves a single eight-year term, and represents a different area of the state. These members receive no pay, and are only reimbursed for their personal expenses to attend to their duties as Game Commissioners.

Media Contact:
Jerry Feaser (717) 705-6541 PGCNEWS@state.pa.us