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June 05, 2019

Municipalities across Pennsylvania have been inundated with record-setting rainfall and flooding. To help townships prepare and respond, the presenters in this webinar will discuss affordable options, such as localized warning systems, and the challenges that can arise when stream work is not properly designed and permitted. Participants will also learn more about the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s booklet, Guidelines for Maintaining Streams in Your Community.


June 12, 2019

This webinar will illustrate for township officials/employees and consulting engineers the importance of considering traditional and non-traditional best management practices (BMPs) that can be used to meet MS4 requirements when working with agricultural operations. Peter Vanderstappen, the State Conservation Engineer with the United States Department of Agriculture, will review examples of effective methods that can achieve your goals while avoiding expensive engineering.  These simple methods will result in best management practices that are not cost-prohibitive to landowners and result in MS4 credits for your township. BMPs to be covered include concrete lots, waste management facilities, bunk silos and trails and walkways.


June 19, 2019

There are numerous reasons that a property owner does not pay municipal charges.  Sometimes, the reason is because a property owner has made a conscious and unilateral decision to delay payment.  This payment behavior is unlikely to change without the creation of incentives for payment.  Through the use of both positive and negative incentives, Townships can encourage property owners to not only pay their delinquent real estate tax and municipal fee bills, but to pay their future obligations on time.  This webinar will discuss billing and collection strategies that Townships can employ to enhance the collection of delinquent accounts and create incentives to increase their current collection rates going forward.


June 20, 2019

This class will provide municipal officials and employees with a better understanding of their many obligations under the state's Public Official and Employee Ethics Act. Topics to be covered include conflicts of interest and other restricted activities, voting conflicts, statements of financial interest, resources to rely upon, and much more. Real life scenarios will be used as a teaching tool to help attendees avoid common missteps and illustrate best practices.


June 20, 2019

This webinar will focus on the UC quarterly report filing process for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the PSATS UC Trust. Course content is geared toward the secretary and UC Processor who is new to the filing process or for those who simply need a refresher course.This webinar was first presented in 2018. We are offering it again for those who are new to the quarterly filing process and for those who need a refresher course prior to filing the UC reports for the first quarter of 2019.


June 26, 2019

The next step for many MS4 communities is to implement Pollutant Control Measures for their discharges to surface waters impaired by acid mine drainage, pathogens, and priority organic compounds (i.e. PCBs). This first phase of these requirements is to map storm sewer sheds associated with these discharges, due with Annual MS4 Status Reports on September 30, 2019. This webinar will help prepare you for this new requirement and plan for what is to come.


June 27, 2019

One of the best ways to retain good municipal employees is to offer a competitive benefit package. the Trustees Insurance Fund of PSATS offers a variety of insurance policies to township employees. As we approach the annual renewal time, PSATS would like to help match your township employees with the right benefit package.