Commissioners Adopt Policy for Public Gatherings on Property Owned by the County of Pike

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To provide ample time to the County and County officials to prepare for events to be held on County property, the Pike County Commissioners, during a July 6th conference meeting, adopted a Policy for Public Gatherings on Property Owned by the County of Pike.

According to the Commissioners, such events may require security to protect the safety of residents, County employees and attendees. As elected officials we have taken an oath to support the United States and Pennsylvania Constitutions, including the right to free speech and assembly as protected by the 1st Amendment to the United States Constitution. However, we also have a duty to protect the health, safety and welfare of the community and its residents. We request that all residents, organizations and political parties respect the obligation of elected officials to protect the community.

The County’s public gatherings policy requires individuals or entities to obtain a permit by filing an application in person or by mail with the County of Pike at the Administration Building, located at 506 Broad Street, Milford, PA.

Permit applications must be submitted to the County of Pike at least five (5) business days prior to the proposed date and time of the public gathering, subject to certain exceptions.

The full policy and application guidelines are available at the Commissioners’ Office in the Administration Building. Download it --> Public_Gatherings_Policy_and_Application.pdf (429.97 kb)

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