On-Demand Webinar - Are You Prepared for Your 2021 Organizational Meeting?Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits
If you are unsure whether you have everything ready for your township's 2021 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.
Virtual Class - On-Demand - The ABCs for Elected AuditorsContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits
In this virtual class, you will learn about the responsibilities of elected auditors under the Second Class Township Code, the nuts and bolts of conducting a thorough audit of the township’s finances, how to best navigate DCED’s online financial reporting requirements, and ways to ensure a healthy working relationship between the elected auditors and the township. This class will benefit not only elected auditors, but also those township employees who are responsible for coordinating the audit from the township’s side. The presenters will be Lisa Myers, a CPA from Boyer & Ritter with substantial experience with municipal finance, Scott Coburn, PSATS’ Counsel and Education Director, and Michael Williams with DCED’s Municipal Statistics Office.
On-Demand Webinar - Employment Law Update: Things You May Have Missed During QuarantineContains 8 Component(s), Includes Credits
This program will provide an overview of recent and upcoming developments in employment law. Whether your township has one employee or one hundred, the program will address lessons learned from 2020, proactive strategies to plan for changes in the law, and recommendations for new policies and practices in 2021.
On-Demand Webinar - Exploring Adaptive Reuse Challenges and BenefitsContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits
Repurposing existing buildings for new uses can be an important aspect of redevelopment. These projects come with benefits for the greater community: encouraging sustainable building practices, retaining historical features, and local economic impact. Adaptive reuse does pose challenges including: site limitations, potential remediation from previous usage contamination, and meeting modern building code/zoning requirements. These challenges and benefits will be explored along with incentives (State and Federal) for adaptive reuse of existing buildings.
On-Demand Webinar - Claims of Racism at Your Doorstep: What is a Township to Do?Contains 8 Component(s), Includes Credits
What happens when a claim of racism is made against your police department and the newspaper and TV reporters appear at your meeting? What should you do before such a claim is made; what should you do when a claim is made; and what should you do going forward? This webinar will leave you better prepared for what might appear at your township.
On-Demand Webinar - New PENNVEST Financing OpportunitiesContains 5 Component(s), Includes Credits
Is your township looking for funding for water/sewer projects? In this webinar, you will learn about how PENNVEST has improved its funding methods to better accommodate all water quality projects and practices.
On-Demand Webinar - PSATS Town Hall - Personnel Management During COVIDContains 1 Component(s)
Join PSATS and attorneys from Eckert Seamans for a free PSATS Town Hall focused on helping townships navigate the many personnel challenges raised as a result of COVID-19. Get answers to all sorts of personnel questions, including whether your township employees need to quarantine if they are a “close contact” of someone with COVID-19, whether your township can or should require employees to get COVID-19 tests if they are not feeling well, or how the township should be handling PTO requests from employees with children in virtual school or relatives who are sick.
On-Demand Webinar-How to Assure Your Township's Families Benefit from PA's Child Development AccountContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits
Learn about Keystone Scholars and the PA Saving Pledge and working with the PA Treasury. We’ll share ways you can make sure your residents are aware of both new programs, how to gain access to their Keystone Scholar account and how to win money for their child by taking the PA Savings Pledge. Join PA Treasury for a webinar on winning and success!
On-Demand Webinar - Best Practices for Managing Short-Term Rentals In Your TownshipContains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits
The use of short-term rentals continues to explode around Pennsylvania and the United States. Short-term rentals can bring the benefit of economic development and tourism dollars to your community, but also challenges and complaints if not regulated in an appropriate manner. In this webinar, Shawn McGlynn will review the current state of short-term rentals in Pennsylvania and provide best practices for how to best regulate them.
On-Demand Webinar - Starting a Code Enforcement ProgramContains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits
Starting a property maintenance or nuisance ordinance is a big under taking by a township. Local government leaders need to take their time and make informed decisions when considering a new enforcement program. This webinar will cover topics that local officials should consider during the drafting and adoption process.
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