HARRISBURG, Pa., May 22, 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 Tuesday, May 29. 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 June 25-26.
The Board will receive various staff reports, including a review of the current Wildlife Management Unit system.
"The working groups are strictly an opportunity for the Board and Game Commission staff to exchange ideas and information, and to ask questions about various proposals that may come before the Board at upcoming quarterly meetings," Martone said. "Since no votes are taken during these working group meetings, we have not scheduled time for public comments. However, we will allow for anyone in attendance to submit questions in writing to the Board.
"I would encourage the public to use the time between the working group meeting on May 29 and the official Board meeting in June to express their opinion on these and other issues before the Board. Public comments are scheduled at each of the Board's quarterly meetings, which is the time when the Board does take votes on proposed regulations and other action items. The Board also receives public comments through e-mail and letters."
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SOURCE Pennsylvania Game Commission