Change of Meeting Times

Regular council meetings will now be held at 6:00pm (not 6:30pm) in the Council Chambers on the second Thursday of each month.

2024 Meetings

January 2, 2024
February 8, 2024
March 14, 2024
April 11, 2024
May 9, 2024
June 13, 2024
July 11, 2024
August 8, 2024
September 12, 2024
October 10, 2024
November 14, 2024
December 12, 2024

Unless specified otherwise, regular meetings are held in the Council Chambers at 6:00pm on the second Thursday of each month. Public recording is permissible. All citizens having business before the council are advised to be on time for the start of the meeting. West Mayfield Council meetings and all other official meetings are open to the public and conform to the Pennsylvania Borough Code and the Commonwealth’s Sunshine Act (Open Meetings Law).

Council Chambers / Borough Building (click here for map)

4609 W. 8th Ave,  Beaver Falls, PA  15010 | Phone: 724-847-1867 | Fax: 724-843-0206



Pennsylvania's Sunshine Act (Open Meetings Law)

The Pennsylvania Sunshine Act, 65 Pa.C.S. §§ 701-716, requires 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 that official action. The Office of Open Records (OOR) does not enforce the Sunshine Act, but it does provide training on the law. 

Meeting Agenda Requirements

Senate Bill 554 amended the Pennsylvania Sunshine Act to include the requirement that agencies post the agenda for all public meetings at least 24 hours in advance.  This change took effect August 292021 and applies to all agencies covered by the Act.

The agenda requirement applies to all regular and Special public meetings, but does not include work sessions, conferences and Executive sessions where official action is not permitted. The agenda should include all issues to be deliberated on and any planned official action, such as votes.

If the agency has a website or other social media platform that is publicly accessible, the agenda must be posted there.  Postings are also required at the agency’s offices, at the meeting site; and copies of the agenda must be available for the public at the meeting itself. An agency can change the agenda within the 24-hour threshold provided the changes are de minimus, involve no expenditure of funds, and don’t entail entering into a contract. 

The agency can also add to the agenda at the meeting itself by majority vote.  The reason for the change must be announced prior to any official action, including a vote, the amended agenda must be posted within 24 hours after the meeting, and the meeting minutes must reflect that the change was made.