Monthly borough council meetings are open to the general public. But in most towns, including Lehighton, usually very few people attend.
Councilman Dale Traupman said he wants to know what people in the community are thinking, so he's come up with a plan to listen to them outside the four walls of the borough hall.
Traupman is suggesting holding a series of informal meetings with borough residents on their turf. He wants groups of council members to stage meetings at such places as the borough park, Community Grove, the Heights area, and the north end of Third Street.