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February 07, 2018

Townships have historically relied on volunteer organizations such as the Red Cross and Salvation Army to provide additional logistical and technical support in the aftermath of a local disaster or emergency. These volunteer organizations active in disasters (VOADs) can provide critical services such as temporary room and board and mobile canteens to people affected by local disasters. This webinar will introduce techniques to help emergency management coordinators more fully integrate local VOADs into your township’s emergency management team.


February 08, 2018

Governor Tom Wolf will present his 2018-2019 state budget proposal on February 6. PSATS' Legislative Staff will host a FREE Members-Only budget briefing on February 8 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. to help our members understand the proposal and the affect it will have on your township. This interactive session will provide a timeline of the budget process and highlight the top issues PSATS will focus on during budget discussions in the coming months.


February 14, 2018

Does your subdivision and land development ordinance (SALDO) provide your township with all the benefits that it could? Has it been a while since you last reviewed and updated your SALDO? If you are looking to refresh and revise your SALDO, which is the most commonly-used tool for controlling development in Pennsylvania, then you will want to attend this webinar and learn how other townships use their SALDO to: (1) provide adequate sites for development and public use; (2) maintain reasonable and acceptable building and landscaping design standards; and (3) coordinate public improvements with private development interests.


February 21, 2018

Your township’s open records officer (ORO) is responsible for ensuring compliance with the state’s Right-to-Know law, including the process for the public to request records, how your ORO should respond to such request, and the appeals process. This webinar will review municipalities' obligations under the Sunshine Act and Right-to-Know Law, discuss recent case law and trends, and provide best practices to help make municipal officials' jobs more efficient and cost effective.

 


February 22, 2018

Here is your opportunity to learn from acknowledged experts about all the most important issues township secretaries and managers need to know, with topics ranging from budgeting, purchasing, advertising and meeting management all the way to human resource issues and public engagement.


February 28, 2018

This instructor-led Flagger Training will be conducted for individuals who have flagging responsibilities on ANY ROAD OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Others who would benefit from this course include: utility companies working on low volume roads, law enforcement personnel, municipal managers and elected officials (to understand the importance, and for budgeting purposes). This course has been designed to meet the PennDOT Publication 408 flagger training requirements mandated for all flaggers in Pennsylvania.


February 28, 2018

Townships are increasingly responsible for ensuring that their stormwater control structures are properly constructed and operated and maintained in accordance with standard practices. This webinar will discuss standard inspection protocols that townships should employ when reviewing the structural integrity and operation and maintenance records of their stormwater structures.