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Webinar - Excel Tips and Tricks - 11/12/19Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/12/2019 at 12:00 PM (EST)
Participate in this webinar for a primer on Microsoft Excel. The presenters will demonstrate the software's traditional and non-traditional functions, such as PivotTables, formulas, and graphs. Along the way, township officials and staff will learn valuable Excel tips and tricks and how to transform raw data into useful graphs and tables.
Webinar - Economic Ecology™ Community Based Compliance for Floodplain Restoration - 11/13/19Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/13/2019 at 12:00 PM (EST)
Economic Ecology™ is a comprehensive approach to meeting regulatory compliance by effectively utilizing resources. Case studies will reveal how a strategic floodplain restoration project can maximize pollutant reductions, create numerous environmental benefits and provide financial incentives for communities. Included is an overview of a proven approach to achieving PRP compliance, actual measurable results and a how-to on leveraging partnerships to create opportunities and fund projects.
Webinar - Supervisors Have Rights Too! A Look at Working with Your Elected Auditors - 11/20/19Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/20/2019 at 12:00 PM (EST)
In this webinar, Gery Nietupski, an attorney who has navigated through numerous disputes between supervisors and elected auditors, will review all relevant provisions of the Second Class Township Code pertaining to elected auditors, discuss court decisions setting forth the legal authority (or lack thereof) that elected auditors have regarding numerous important issues, including setting wages and benefits of working supervisors and imposing surcharges against supervisors, and offer best practices for how to address other common interactions between supervisors and auditors, including requests for information and copies of township financial records.
Webinar - Creating "Green" Public Works Facilities- 11/26/19Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 11/26/2019 at 12:00 PM (EST)
This presentation focuses on case studies of newly designed and renovated public works facilities that incorporate "green" technologies that conserve energy and costs, even as they help the buildings harmonize with their surrounding communities. Gone are the days of "unsightly" garages!
Webinar - Codes, Caution & Quality: When You Need Structural Engineer - 12/4/19Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/04/2019 at 12:00 PM (EST)
This webinar will help township officials and employees understand when it is best to engage a structural engineer, both in emergency situations and when addressing more routine code violations. The webinar will also help officials and employees understand the code violation process starting with the initial notice of violation, moving through structural inspections, and ending with, in some instances, demotion.
Webinar - Understanding Municipal Real Estate Tax Collection - 12/5/19Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/05/2019 at 12:00 PM (EST)
During this webinar, learn about the duties and responsibilities of taxing districts and tax collectors. Janis Creason, the treasurer of Dauphin County, will cover a range of topics, including setting compensation, filling vacancies, approving deputies, establishing office hours, bonding, performing end-of-year settlements, approving tax collector fees, and following depository requirements. She will also touch on legislation affecting tax collectors.
Webinar - Are You Prepared for Your 2020 Organization Meeting? - 12/10/19Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/10/2019 at 2:00 PM (EST)
If you are unsure whether you have everything ready for your township's 2020 Organization Meeting, required to be held the first Monday of January, then make sure to attend this webinar. Holly Fishel of PSATS will review best practices and checklists to help ensure that your township has a smooth organization meeting.
Webinar - Under Fire: Trends in Zoning and Validity Challenges - 12/17/19Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/17/2019 at 12:00 PM (EST)
This year has seen a reemergence of development pressure and, with it, the return of validity challenges of old from those wanting to shake free of land use restrictions. However, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, in a recent decision involving the regulation of short-term rentals, signaled a shift in thinking about how zoning ordinances are to be interpreted (in the context of a validity challenge). Join Michael Crotty of Siana Bellwoar as he uses these events to highlight the importance of familiarizing municipal planners and officials with the legal framework and processes behind validity challenges.
Webinar - Preventing Fraud in Local Government - 12/18/19Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 12/18/2019 at 12:00 PM (EST)
This webinar will explore fraud in local government with real-life examples. Along the way, municipal officials and employees will learn proactive steps they can take to prevent fraud and how to respond when they suspect something is amiss.
2020 Spring Emergency Management Educational Forum - 5/3/20 - Dauphin CountyIncludes Credits Includes a Live In-Person Event on 05/03/2020 at 9:00 AM (EDT)
Join your EMC colleagues from around the state and hear informative presentations from local and state emergency management personnel at this highly-interactive meeting, as well as hear the latest news and information from PEMA and TEMA. Additional presentations will address in-depth and practical ways to ensure the development and maintenance of an effective and efficient emergency operation program, and will highlight township exercise practices.