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  • #343 Advantex Wastewater Treatment System

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This training course describes the AdvanTex Treatment System and its status as a listed alternate technology in the State of Pennsylvania. This course covers several topics, including the technology behind AdvanTex Treatment Systems and an explanation of the classification listing for AdvanTex in the State of Pennsylvania.

    Course Content:

     

    The course content is available on the PSATS website:  #343 AdvanTex Wastewater Treatment System Web-based Course Content

    4 DEP Approved Credits  

    To purchase the assessment and to obtain your continuing education credits, you must register by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page to purchase the assessment. Your link to the assessment will be sent to you in a confirmation email.

    Registration Fee:
                    Member* -  $100.00
                    Non-Member –  $120.00

               *PSATS Member (registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or its affiliates (solicitors, engineers, planners and emergency management association.)

  • #901 Google Earth On-demand Webinar

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    During this 1.5 hour webinar, attendees will be introduced to Google Earth, a solid source for regional and worldwide maps and satellite images. These affordable services can be powerful communication tools for township supervisors, staff (sewage enforcement officers), and planning commissions. The instructor will demonstrate how to use Google Earth to assist with mapping.

    During this 1.5 hour webinar, attendees will be introduced to Google Earth, a solid source for regional and worldwide maps and satellite images. These affordable services can be powerful communication tools for township supervisors, staff (sewage enforcement officers), and planning commissions. The instructor will demonstrate how to use Google Earth to assist with mapping.

    By attending the webinar, you will be able to:
    • State when Google Earth came into public use.
    • List what is needed to use Google Earth.
    • Describe the difference between the free and pro version.
    • Explain how Google Earth works with existing GIS programs.
    • Explain the different file organizations (my places vs. temp places).
    • Use Google Earth to find the specific lat/long of home plate at Citizens Bank Park and describe what is at Lat: 38°37'28.82"N Long: 90°11'4.75"W
    • Describe the difference between a KML and KMZ file type.
    • State approximately how far back the historical imagery feature in Google Earth for Eastern PA goes.
    • Name two standard layers that are in found in Google Earth.
    • Name the code you can copy and paste into the properties dialog box to make a pop-up box that contains a photo?
    • Briefly describe how to add an existing map as an image overlay.
    • Describe how you might use Street View and what would you look for.

    2 DEP Approved Credits 

    Registration Fee:
                    Member* -  $50.00
                    Non-Member –  $60.00

     

               *PSATS Member (registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or its affiliates (solicitors, engineers, planners and emergency management association.)

  • #902 Ethics Act and You On-Demand Webinar

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    The State Ethics Act was enacted to strengthen the faith and confidence of state and local citizens in their government, and to ensure that the financial interests of holders, nominees and/or candidates for public offices do not conflict with the public trust. It is important to always keep in mind that public office is a public trust, and that any effort to realize personal financial gain through your public office, other than compensation provided by law, is a violation of that trust. As a currently serving public official, you are subject to the provisions of the Ethics Act. This seminar has been designed to explain the mandates of the Ethics Act as it relates to public officials and employees, and to explore and define potential conflicts of interest situations that public officials/employees should avoid. Actual case scenarios will be presented and discussed as examples of situations relevant to public positions. Substantive and administrative aspects of personal disclosure statement will also be discussed, as well as the purpose and benefit of advisory opinions.

    The State Ethics Act was enacted to strengthen the faith and confidence of state and local citizens in their government, and to ensure that the financial interests of holders, nominees and/or candidates for public offices do not conflict with the public trust.  It is important to always keep in mind that public office is a public trust, and that any effort to realize personal financial gain through your public office, other than compensation provided by law, is a violation of that trust.  As a currently serving public official, you are subject to the provisions of the Ethics Act.  This seminar has been designed to explain the mandates of the Ethics Act as it relates to public officials and employees, and to explore and define potential conflicts of interest situations that public officials/employees should avoid.  Actual case scenarios will be presented and discussed as examples of situations relevant to public positions.  Substantive and administrative aspects of personal disclosure statement will also be discussed, as well as the purpose and benefit of advisory opinions.

    Instructor:
                    Brian D. Jacisin, Esquire, Deputy Executive Director/Director of Investigations, Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission

    2 DEP Approved Credits 

    Registration Fee:
                    Member* -  $50.00
                    Non-Member –  $60.00

               *PSATS Member (registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or its affiliates (solicitors, engineers, planners and emergency management association.)


  • #903 Onlot Sewage System Operations and Maintenance

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    During this 1.5 hour webinar, attendees will review the operation and maintenance (O&M) inspections of an onlot sewage system. The webinar will explain when O&M inspections are required, review etiquette while on an inspection, cover the basics of collecting labs samples, describe the minimum equipment needed to conduct an inspection, review safety and liability issues, and review the O&M inspections for the following system components: tanks, filter and filter tanks, distribution, and absorption areas.

    During this 1.5 hour webinar, attendees will review the operation and maintenance (O&M) inspections of an onlot sewage system. The webinar will explain when O&M inspections are required, review etiquette while on an inspection, cover the basics of collecting labs samples, describe the minimum equipment needed to conduct an inspection, review safety and liability issues, and review the O&M inspections for the following system components: tanks, filter and filter tanks, distribution, and absorption areas.

    By attending the webinar, you will be able to:

    Explain why an SEO would perform an operation and maintenance (O&M) inspection.

    • Explain when O&M inspections are required.
    • Discuss etiquette
    • Explain the basics of lab samples
    • Describe the minimum equipment needed to complete an O&M inspection.
    • Review safety and liability issues
    • Review O&M inspections for the following:
      • Tanks
      • Filter and Filter Tanks
      • Distribution
      • Absorption Areas

     2 DEP Approved Credits 

    Registration Fee:
                    Member* -  $50.00
                    Non-Member –  $60.00

     

               *PSATS Member (registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or its affiliates (solicitors, engineers, planners and emergency management association.)

  • #904 Onlot Management: An Opportunity to Engage and Educate On-Demand Webinar

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    During this 1.5 hour webinar, attendees will be introduced to the process of implementing an onlot sewage management program for a municipality. With the high cost of installing new public sewer systems in rural communities, municipalities benefit from investing in the implementation of an onlot sewage management program to maintain their current systems and prevent or minimize issues that will require the municipality to install public sewers.

    During this 1.5 hour webinar, attendees will be introduced to the process of implementing an onlot sewage management program for a municipality. With the high cost of installing new public sewer systems in rural communities, municipalities benefit from investing in the implementation of an onlot sewage management program to maintain their current systems and prevent or minimize issues that will require the municipality to install public sewers.

    By attending the webinar, you will be able to:

    • Organize records

    • Develope and implemente an inspection ordinance

    • Educate the public

    • Write a letter to a property owner

    • Explain an inspection

    • Educate an individual on the benefits of an onlot management program

    2 DEP Approved Credits 

    Registration Fee:
                    Member* -  $50.00
                    Non-Member –  $60.00

     

               *PSATS Member (registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or its affiliates (solicitors, engineers, planners and emergency management association.)

  • Virtual Class - On-Demand - Flagger Training

    Contains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This instructor-led, virtual class, 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.

    This is a virtual training class. You will receive a registration confirmation, sent to the individual email that you use to register. This confirmation will contain a link to view and access the event from your computer. You will also be receiving a reminder email to attend this event that contains your information to join the event over your computer.

    You must log in, watch the class, and take the test using your own unique email address.

    This instructor-led, virtual class, 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. The course covers flagging procedures, work zone set-up requirements, and traffic control devices based on information from PennDOT Publication 213—Temporary Traffic Control Guidelines, the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), and PennDOT Publication 234—Flagging Handbook.

    The course covers development of traffic control plans for flagging, use of typical layout figures from the Publication 213, and flagger visibility/procedures.  The course emphasizes teaching work zone traffic control guidelines and set-ups for typical municipal and utility work. All attendees who pass (70%) a 20-question exam will receive a flagger training wallet card, which is valid for three years.

    INTENDED AUDIENCE: Individuals who are performing work such as maintenance/ construction activities on ANY ROAD OPEN TO THE PUBLIC including: roadmasters, foreman, and street superintendents. Others who would benefit from this course include safety coordinators, law enforcement personnel and municipal engineers/managers.

    CLASS MATERIALS:  Attendees may bring a copy of PennDOT Publication 213 —Temporary Traffic Control Guidelines (April 2014 edition) to the class. Publication 213 can be downloaded from PennDOT’s website at:   http://www.dot.state.pa.us/pub.... THIS MAY BE SHARED – IT IS NOT NECESSARY FOR EACH PERSON TO HAVE ONE COMPLETE COPY OF THE PUBLICATION.   Other materials that would be helpful, but are not required, include the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices Part 6 Temporary Traffic Controlwww.mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov  and PennDOT Publication 234—Flagging Handbook http://www.dot.state.pa.us/public/PubsForms/Publications/PUB%20234.pdf

    This virtual training is eligible for 2 PMGA Public Works points 

    Instructor:
                     John Storey, Jr.

    Registration Fee:
                     Member* -  $50.00
                     Non-Member –  $75.00

               *PSATS Member (registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or its affiliates (solicitors, engineers, planners and emergency management association.)

     

    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee. 
    For classes, refunds for a cancellation sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class you are registered for will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class you are registered for, or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced.

     

  • PSATS Virtual Boot Camp

    Contains 11 Component(s)

    Created just for you — newly elected (or veteran) supervisors, other newly elected officials, and new secretaries/managers. Learn the everyday tasks to running a municipality and explore the tools and resources available to help you do your job successfully.

    Created just for you — newly elected (or veteran) supervisors, other newly elected officials, and new secretaries/managers. Learn the everyday tasks necessary to manage a municipality and explore the tools and resources available to help you do your job successfully.

    Among the topics covered are general township governance, meeting management, land use, personnel management, finance/budgeting, Ethics Act, purchasing and public works.

    This event is tailor-made for busy supervisors because it offers the flexibility to choose when you access each topic.

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    Member* -  $ 109.00
                    Non-Member –  $ 159.00
                    
                       *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

        
    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice. Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee. 
    For classes, refunds for a cancellation sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class you are registered for will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class you are registered for, or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced.

  • Virtual Class - On-Demand - QuickBooks Virtual Training Series

    Contains 7 Component(s), Includes Credits

    In this 5-part virtual classroom series, Diana Patton will review how to tackle all sorts of common (and not-so-common) QuickBooks tasks – from bookkeeping and accounting basics to using accounts payable to handling payroll and taxes – applicable to municipal government. If you have responsibility for managing your municipality’s QuickBooks files, you will not want to miss this virtual class series, which is made more convenient because you can participate and learn from the comfort of your home or office.

    In this 5-part virtual classroom series, Diana Patton will review how to tackle all sorts of common (and not-so-common) QuickBooks tasks – from bookkeeping and accounting basics to using accounts payable to handling payroll and taxes – applicable to municipal government. If you have responsibility for managing your municipality’s QuickBooks files, you will not want to miss this virtual class series, which is made more convenient because you can participate and learn from the comfort of your home or office.

    Below is a summary of each session:

     Bookkeeping & Accounting Basics for QuickBooks (4/29/20, 2:00 pm)

       a) Accounting Basics
       b) Governmental Fund Types
       c) Assets, Liabilities & Equity
       d) Understanding How the Chart of Accounts Works
       e) Understanding Double Entry Accounting
       f) Debit & Credit Exercise
       g) Monthly Accounting

    A Deep Dive into the DCED Chart of Accounts (5/6/20, 2:00 pm)

       a) Your COA and the DCED Audit Report
       b) Review of Account Types
       c) Formatting your COA to Match the Audit
       d) How to Customize your reports

    Using Accounts Payable and Sales Receipts (5/13/20, 2:00 pm)

       a) Transitioning into Modified Accrual 
       b) Entering Bills and Paying Bills (A/P)
       c) Credits from Vendors and how to apply them
       d) The Method Behind Sales Receipts
       e) Creating Your Item List
       f) Entering Sales Receipts
       g) Understanding “Undeposited Funds”
       h) Making Deposit

    Payroll, Taxes and E-filing (5/20/20, 2:00 pm)

       a) The Payroll Item List
       b) Special Deductions and Withholdings
       c) Setting up Vacation, Sick and PTO
       d) Setting up Liability Schedules and E-pay
       e) Trouble shooting “overdue” liabilities
       f) Registering for E-filing
       g) Payroll Reports

    Tips, Tricks and Favorite Features (5/27/20, 2:00 pm)

       a) Recording outside Payroll
       b) Looking for A/P and A/R Discrepancies
       c) Merging names in Lists
       d) Uncleared Checks-To Void or Not
       e) Setting Closing Dates
       f) Reports and Memorizing Groups

    If you aren’t able to attend all of the virtual sessions when they are held live, don’t worry because all sessions will be recorded for later viewing by registrants.

    This virtual classroom course is eligible for 6 PMGA Administration points                                  

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    Member* -  $ 125.00
                    Non-Member –  $ 175.00
                    
                       *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials). A portion of this class has been underwritten by the PA Leadership Institute.

        
    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.
    Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee. 
    For classes, refunds for a cancellation sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class you are registered for will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class you are registered for, or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced.

     

  • On-Demand Webinar - Municipal Responsibilities on State Roads

    Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    PennDOT and municipalities share the responsibilities for maintaining and operating roadways for the traveling public. While some responsibilities are obvious, there are many intricacies to who is responsible for particular traffic control devices, permits, sight distances, drainage, and others. This webinar will review the state laws and regulations that define these responsibilities, and discuss example scenarios to clarify the responsibilities. Ultimately, this webinar will help you and PennDOT seamlessly maintain the roadway system for the public road user.

    PennDOT and municipalities share the responsibilities for maintaining and operating roadways for the traveling public. While some responsibilities are obvious, there are many intricacies to who is responsible for particular traffic control devices, permits, sight distances, drainage, and others. This webinar will review the state laws and regulations that define these responsibilities, and discuss example scenarios to clarify the responsibilities. Ultimately, this webinar will help you and PennDOT seamlessly maintain the roadway system for the public road user.

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Public Works Point

                    Member* -  $ 30.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 40.00

                 *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

  • Virtual Class - On-Demand - Strategic Planning for Fire Service Operations in Townships

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This virtual classroom course will provide necessary information for effective decision making at the local level. Townships and fire service organizations serve diverse communities across Pennsylvania and have struggled with decreasing volunteers and increased costs. This training seminar will use lecture, small group discussions and facilitated brainstorming to identify solutions to sustain or improve fire service in your community.

    This virtual classroom course will provide necessary information for effective decision making at the local level. Townships and fire service organizations serve diverse communities across Pennsylvania and have struggled with decreasing volunteers and increased costs. This training seminar will use lecture, small group discussions and facilitated brainstorming to identify solutions to sustain or improve fire service in your community.

    The student will be able to:

    ·         List the 10 challenges facing volunteer fire departments in Pennsylvania

    ·         Identify the responsibilities of Township Supervisors in regard to volunteer fire companies

    ·         Identify methods to assess community expectations

    ·         Apply methods to conduct a SWOT analysis of current fire service operations

    ·         Recognize the need to develop a Standard of Response based on public expectations

    ·         Summarizes the steps necessary in a Strategic Planning Process for volunteer fire companies

    ·         Discuss methods to improve and maintain communication with volunteer fire companies

    ·         Identify the relevant legal aspects

    ·         Summarize current best practices for administrative and financial operations

     

    Qualifies for 3 PMGA Public Safety points 

     REGISTRATION FEE:

                    - Member*: $ 69.00
                    - Non-Member $ 89.00

                    
                       *PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).

        
    CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS / NO SHOW POLICY:

    Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee. 
    For classes, refunds for a cancellation sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class you are registered for will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class you are registered for, or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced.