• On-Demand Webinar - Are You Ready for Short-Term Rentals in Your Community

    1 credit offered

    This webinar will address the growth of short-term rentals in communities nationwide. Claudia Shank of McNees Wallace & Nurick will explain how municipalities can regulate short-term rentals and lessons learned from recent Pennsylvania court cases.

    This webinar will address the growth of short-term rentals in communities nationwide. Claudia Shank of McNees Wallace & Nurick will explain how municipalities can regulate short-term rentals and lessons learned from recent Pennsylvania court cases.

    ** Eligible for 1 PMGA point

      

    Registration Fee:

         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).

  • Hot Issues in Managing Part-Time Police Officers

    Because part-time police officers may not be entitled to the same rights as those who work full-time, what should your municipality know when it comes to hiring, disciplining or terminating part-time officers to protect against potential liability? In this webinar, Sheryl Brown of Siana Bellwoar will discuss current management issues, practical tips when dealing with everyday management of a police department with part-time officers, and the current state of the law impacting part-time officers.

    Because part-time police officers may not be entitled to the same rights as those who work full-time, what should your municipality know when it comes to hiring, disciplining or terminating part-time officers to protect against potential liability? In this webinar, Sheryl Brown of Siana Bellwoar will discuss current management issues, practical tips when dealing with everyday management of a police department with part-time officers, and the current state of the law impacting part-time officers.

    ** Eligible for 1 Secondary Credit for PSATS Municipal Government Academy (PMGA) enrollee

     

    Registration Fee:

         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).

  • Solving Wage/Hour Challenges

    Not sure whether your township is correctly handling the payment of wages and overtime for its employees? The primary focus of this webinar, which will be presented by Angela Sanders of Brubaker Connaughton Goss & Luccarelli LLC, will be on addressing issues that frequently lead to problems, including: figuring out whether your employees are exempt or non-exempt from overtime; how rounding, rest/meal periods, travel time, and donning/doffing figure into the calculation of hours worked; addressing how bonus payments, blended pay rates, prevailing wage and premium pay affect overtime pay calculations; and ensuring compliance with overtime pay and compensatory time policies.

    Not sure whether your township is correctly handling the payment of wages and overtime for its employees? The primary focus of this webinar, which will be presented by Theresa Mongiovi and Angela Sanders of Brubaker Connaughton Goss & Luccarelli LLC, will be on addressing issues that frequently lead to problems, including: figuring out whether your employees are exempt or non-exempt from overtime; how rounding, rest/meal periods, travel time, and donning/doffing figure into the calculation of hours worked; addressing how bonus payments, blended pay rates, prevailing wage and premium pay affect overtime pay calculations; and ensuring compliance with overtime pay and compensatory time policies.

    ** Eligible for 1 Secondary Credit for PSATS Municipal Government Academy (PMGA) enrollee

     Registration Fee:

        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).

  • Considering Riparian Forest Buffers

    1 credit offered

    Riparian Forest Buffers (RFPs) can provide many benefits to municipalities across PA. RFB benefits include streambank stabilization, reduced erosion, MS4 credit opportunities, improved water quality, enhanced recreational opportunities, and much more. This webinar will cover a range of topics to help municipalities understand and consider RFP installation, including: opportunities to plan RFBs to meet specific municipality needs, funding avenues, and proper planning and maintenance RFBs.

    Riparian Forest Buffers (RFPs) can provide many benefits to municipalities across PA. RFB benefits include streambank stabilization, reduced erosion, MS4 credit opportunities, improved water quality, enhanced recreational opportunities, and much more. This webinar will cover a range of topics to help municipalities understand and consider RFP installation, including: opportunities to plan RFBs to meet specific municipality needs, funding avenues, and proper planning and maintenance RFBs.

    ** Eligible for 1 Secondary Credit for PSATS Municipal Government Academy (PMGA) enrollee

     Registration Fee:

        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).

  • Are There Illicit Discharges from Your Public Works Facility

    1 credit offered

    This webinar will provide you with a framework to assess your public works facilities for the potential of a high, medium or low illicit discharge event while providing simple suggestions for mitigating potential threats. This framework can also be utilized as a tool to prepare for an MS4 audit by showing public works staff how to present their facility to a regulatory auditor.

    This webinar will provide you with a framework to assess your public works facilities for the potential of a high, medium or low illicit discharge event while providing simple suggestions for mitigating potential threats. This framework can also be utilized as a tool to prepare for an MS4 audit by showing public works staff how to present their facility to a regulatory auditor.  

    Presenter:  Mark D. Harman, P.G., senior project manager at ARRO, is a licensed professional geologist in the Commonwealth of PA. He has 18 years of experience in hydrogeologic studies, erosion and sedimentation control planning, NPDES permitting, MS4 compliance and reporting, stormwater management system design, wetlands delineation, and PA Natural Diversity Inventory studies as well as municipal administration and enforcement.

    ** Eligible for 1 Secondary Credit for PSATS Municipal Government Academy (PMGA) enrollee

    Registration Fee:

         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).

  • Preventing Employment Law Issues: Sexual Harrassment Primer

    1 credit offered

    Local elected officials are often required to make difficult decisions in their role as employers. Yet, generally speaking, many local elected officials lack the foundational knowledge of employment law necessary to make informed decisions. In this webinar, Tony Sherr of Sherr Law Group will cover on a number of important employment law topics including discrimination, sexual harassment, properly (and promptly) investigating employee claims, the importance of employment law training, and written policies necessary for municipal employees.

    Local elected officials are often required to make difficult decisions in their role as employers. Yet, generally speaking, many local elected officials lack the foundational knowledge of employment law necessary to make informed decisions.  In this webinar, Tony Sherr of Sherr Law Group will cover on a number of important employment law topics including discrimination, sexual harassment, properly (and promptly) investigating employee claims, the importance of employment law training, and written policies necessary for municipal employees.

    ** Eligible for 1 Secondary Credit for PSATS Municipal Government Academy (PMGA) enrollees

    Registration Fee:

        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).

  • Everything You Really Didn't Want to Know About Heart and Lung Act

    1 credit offered

    The Heart and Lung Act is a statute that is frequently misunderstood and misapplied. Attorney Michael McAuliffe Miller, from Eckert Seamans will present a webinar whose aim it is to untangle and explain the ins and outs of the Heart and Lung Act. We will discuss eligibility, length of leave and termination of benefits as well as best practices to insure that employees get precisely what they deserve and employers are able to keep people at work and engaged.

    The Heart and Lung Act is a statute that is frequently misunderstood and misapplied. Attorney Michael McAuliffe Miller, from Eckert Seamans will present a webinar whose aim it is to untangle and explain the ins and outs of the Heart and Lung Act. We will discuss eligibility, length of leave and termination of benefits as well as best practices to insure that employees get precisely what they deserve and employers are able to keep people at work and engaged.

    ** Eligible for 1 Secondary Credit for PSATS Municipal Government Academy (PMGA) enrollee

    Registration Fee:

        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).

  • FCC's Recent Order for Wireless Facilities

    1 credit offered

    In this webinar, you will learn about new requirements imposed on municipalities by the Federal Communications Commission when regulating wireless facilities. Dan Cohen and Mike Roberts of Cohen Law Group will review the new subset of "small wireless facilities" to which much of the FCC's order applies, as well as changes made to: (1) limitations on application and recurring fees that municipalities may charge; (2) the "shot clock" period within which municipalities must act on applications; and (3) aesthetic requirements. This webinar will leave you much better positioned to ensure that your ordinance complies with the FCC's order.

    In this webinar, you will learn about new requirements imposed on municipalities by the Federal Communications Commission when regulating wireless facilities. Dan Cohen and Mike Roberts of Cohen Law Group will review the new subset of "small wireless facilities" to which much of the FCC's order applies, as well as changes made to: (1) limitations on application and recurring fees that municipalities may charge; (2) the "shot clock" period within which municipalities must act on applications; and (3) aesthetic requirements. This webinar will leave you much better positioned to ensure that your ordinance complies with the FCC's order. 

    ** Eligible for 1 Secondary Credit for PSATS Municipal Government Academy (PMGA) enrollee

     

    Registration Fee:

        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).

  • Municipal Stormsewer System Mapping

    1 credit offered Recorded On: 02/27/2019

    In this webinar, participants will learn about inspection techniques, qualifying/quantifying attributes, and mapping techniques for municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4). The webinar, which will be presented by Nate Merkel of Arro Consulting, will cover best practices for visual inspections of the condition of municipal stormwater assets, measuring and cataloging of the structure features, such as size and classification, and how to efficiently and accurately utilize GPS equipment to create data that will be easily read and used in an ArcGIS environment.

    In this webinar, participants will learn about inspection techniques, qualifying/quantifying attributes, and mapping techniques for municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4). The webinar, which will be presented by Nate Merkel of Arro Consulting, will cover best practices for visual inspections of the condition of municipal stormwater assets, measuring and cataloging of the structure features,  such as size and classification, and how to efficiently and accurately utilize GPS equipment to create data that will be easily read and used in an ArcGIS environment.

    ** Eligible for 1 Secondary Credit for PSATS Municipal Government Academy (PMGA) enrollee


    Registration Fee:

        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).

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  • Effective Discipline and Write-Ups for Public Employees

    1 credit offered

    Dealing with personnel issues is one of the most challenging aspects of the job for municipal boards, managers, secretaries and others in supervisory roles. This on-demand webinar, which will be presented by Christopher Gabriel of Cafardi, Ferguson, Wyrick, Weis & Stotler, LLC, will explain the rules of the road when it comes to discipline and effective write-ups. It will stress common sense, clear steps to take both in meeting with employees and unions, and producing documents that stand up to later scrutiny. The webinar is geared to municipal officials and employees, not lawyers, and is loaded with practical advice for handling disciplinary matters.

    Dealing with personnel issues is one of the most challenging aspects of the job for municipal boards, managers, secretaries and others in supervisory roles. This on-demand webinar, which will be presented by Christopher Gabriel of Cafardi, Ferguson, Wyrick, Weis & Stotler, LLC, will explain the rules of the road when it comes to discipline and effective write-ups. It will stress common sense, clear steps to take both in meeting with employees and unions, and producing documents that stand up to later scrutiny. The webinar is geared to municipal officials and employees, not lawyers, and is loaded with practical advice for handling disciplinary matters.

    ** Eligible for 1 Secondary Credit for PSATS Municipal Government Academy (PMGA) enrollee

     

    Registration Fee:

        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).

  • Code Enforcement 101 for Municipal Officials/Employees

    1 credit offered

    If you have questions about your township's code enforcement responsibilities, are new to a code enforcement position, or have oversight over code enforcement, this on-demand webinar is an excellent opportunity to get up to speed. Join Andrew Holter of Strategic Municipal Group as he reviews key legal issues arising out of code enforcement, such as the right-of-entry, plain sight doctrine and more. Mr. Holter will also review the difference between property maintenance and zoning matters and how the various model codes and ordinances can be properly enforced.

    If you have questions about your township's code enforcement responsibilities, are new to a code enforcement position, or have oversight over code enforcement, this webinar is an excellent opportunity to get up to speed. Join Andrew Holter of Strategic Municipal Group as he reviews key legal issues arising out of code enforcement, such as the right-of-entry, plain sight doctrine and more. Mr. Holter will also review the difference between property maintenance and zoning matters and how the various model codes and ordinances can be properly enforced.

    ** Eligible for 1 Secondary Credit for PSATS Municipal Government Academy (PMGA) enrollee

     Registration Fee:

         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).

  • Crisis Management: Communication and Planning

    1 credit offered

    Today's communications require agility and attentiveness to the needs of the public and your community partners and employees. For municipalities, understanding how to leverage effective communications across their websites and other owned content, social networks and through effective media relations requires planning and foresight. Mandy Arnold, CEO of Gavin, a public relations and crisis communications firm, will review best practices and top tips for planning for an issue or crisis situation. Gain key insights into effective communications to avoid a potential crisis, essential steps to starting a communications plan, and messaging with partners under various scenarios. You will have an opportunity to ask questions that will be answered by a communications professional who has managed national and local crisis situations for small and large clients alike.

    Today's communications require agility and attentiveness to the needs of the public and your community partners and employees. For municipalities, understanding how to leverage effective communications across their websites and other owned content, social networks and through effective media relations requires planning and foresight. Mandy Arnold, CEO of Gavin, a public relations and crisis communications firm, will review best practices and top tips for planning for an issue or crisis situation. Gain key insights into effective communications to avoid a potential crisis, essential steps to starting a communications plan, and messaging with partners under various scenarios. You will have an opportunity to ask questions that will be answered by a communications professional who has managed national and local crisis situations for small and large clients alike.

    ** Eligible for 1 Secondary Credit for PSATS Municipal Government Academy (PMGA) enrollee

     

    Registration Fee:

     

        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).

  • Document Management Tools for Townships

    1 credit offered

    This on-demand webinar will provide participants with an overview of the benefits of going digital with their records management converting paper records to searchable digital images, including the benefits of going digital, document conversion best practices, document management software options, and current municipal records retention policies in Pennsylvania. Attendees will come away with an understanding of how to prepare for a successful digital migration project, including planning, scope, budgeting and timelines. This webinar is FREE to members*.

    This on-demand webinar will provide participants with an overview of the benefits of going digital with their records management converting paper records to searchable digital images, including the benefits of going digital, document conversion best practices, document management software options, and current municipal records retention policies in Pennsylvania. Attendees will come away with an understanding of how to prepare for a successful digital migration project, including planning, scope, budgeting and timelines. This webinar is FREE to members*.

    ** Eligible for 1 Secondary Credit for PSATS Municipal Government Academy (PMGA) enrollee

     

    Registration Fee:

        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).

  • DIY Green Infrastructure Projects

    1 credit offered

    In this webinar, April Barkasi of Cedarville Engineering will provide participants with easy and effective strategies for identifying and planning low-cost, high-value green infrastructure projects, including detention basin retrofits and rain gardens, that can be constructed utilizing municipal public works staff and area volunteers

    In this webinar, April Barkasi of Cedarville Engineering will provide participants with easy and effective strategies for identifying and planning low-cost, high-value green infrastructure projects, including detention basin retrofits and rain gardens, that can be constructed utilizing municipal public works staff and area volunteers

    ** Eligible for 1 Secondary Credit for PSATS Municipal Government Academy (PMGA) enrollee

     

    Registration Fee:

     

        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).

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  • Police Pursuit Issues

    1 credit offered

    This on-demand webinar will provide an overview on current issues relating to police pursuits, including applicable state law, agency policy considerations, and a discussion of the factors influencing the decision to pursue or discontinue pursuit. Given numerous recent high-profile pursuit cases at the state and national level, this is a great opportunity for municipalities with police departments to stay on top of an important issue.

    This on-demand webinar will provide an overview on current issues relating to police pursuits, including applicable state law, agency policy considerations, and a discussion of the factors influencing the decision to pursue or discontinue pursuit. Given numerous recent high-profile pursuit cases at the state and national level, this is a great opportunity for municipalities with police departments to stay on top of an important issue.

    ** Eligible for 1 Secondary Credit for PSATS Municipal Government Academy (PMGA) enrollee

     

    Registration Fee:

        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).

  • Do You Need Help Attracting the Right Development

    1 credit offered

    In this webinar, experienced architects from Kimmel Bogrette Architecture + Site will discuss strategies for ways in which municipal officials and administrators can identify uses for municipal assets (land and buildings) and strategies for attracting the right kind of development within their communities.

    In this webinar, experienced architects from Kimmel Bogrette Architecture + Site will discuss strategies for ways in which municipal officials and administrators can identify uses for municipal assets (land and buildings) and strategies for attracting the right kind of development within their communities.

    ** Eligible for 1 Secondary Credit for PSATS Municipal Government Academy (PMGA) enrollee

     

    Registration Fee:

        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).

  • Do You Need Help Attracting the Right Development

    1 credit offered

    In thison-demand webinar, experienced architects from Kimmel Bogrette Architecture + Site will discuss strategies for ways in which municipal officials and administrators can identify uses for municipal assets (land and buildings) and strategies for attracting the right kind of development within their communities.

    In this on-demand webinar, experienced architects from Kimmel Bogrette Architecture + Site will discuss strategies for ways in which municipal officials and administrators can identify uses for municipal assets (land and buildings) and strategies for attracting the right kind of development within their communities.

    ** Eligible for 1 Secondary Credit for PSATS Municipal Government Academy (PMGA) enrollee

     

    Registration Fee:

        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).

  • Are Your Prepared for Your 2019 Organization Meeting

    1 credit offered Recorded On: 12/19/2018

    If you are unsure whether you have everything ready for your township's 2019 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.

    If you are unsure whether you have everything ready for your township's 2019 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.

    ** Eligible for 1 Secondary Credit for PSATS Municipal Government Academy (PMGA) enrollee

     

    Registration Fee:

        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).

  • Erasing Blight through Eminent Domain

    1 credit offered

    This webinar will discuss how communities can use eminent domain to facilitate public projects and combat blight. The presenters will discuss the prerequisites for using the condemnation power and the government authorities that may be involved, particularly for blighted properties. Participants will get practical tips for planning public projects, addressing blight, and coordinating projects with engineers, appraisers, and attorneys.

    This webinar will discuss how communities can use eminent domain to facilitate public projects and combat blight. The presenters will discuss the prerequisites for using the condemnation power and the government authorities that may be involved, particularly for blighted properties. Participants will get practical tips for planning public projects, addressing blight, and coordinating projects with engineers, appraisers, and attorneys.

    ** Eligible for 1 Secondary Credit for PSATS Municipal Government Academy (PMGA) enrollee

     

    Registration Fee:

     

        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).

  • Is Your Fire Department Ready for Medical Marijuana?

    1 credit offered

    On April 6, 2016, legislation was passed legalizing the growing and cultivation of medicinal marijuana. This new industry is something that fire departments across the commonwealth are dealing with for the first time. This webinar will provide an overview of the industry, what fire departments can do to prepare, and what they may encounter on an active incident involving one of these facilities. It will also cover some internal controls and policies that should be considered within your departments, given that a member or employee could be prescribed medicinal marijuana.

    On April 6, 2016, legislation was passed legalizing the growing and cultivation of medicinal marijuana. This new industry is something that fire departments across the commonwealth are dealing with for the first time. This webinar will provide an overview of the industry, what fire departments can do to prepare, and what they may encounter on an active incident involving one of these facilities. It will also cover some internal controls and policies that should be considered within your departments, given that a member or employee could be prescribed medicinal marijuana.  

    ** Eligible for 1 Secondary Credit for PSATS Municipal Government Academy (PMGA) enrollee


    Registration Fee:

        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).

  • Municipal Asset Management Through GIS

    1 credit offered

    Many townships are recognizing the benefits of using GIS to manage their assets, from signs and roads to stormwater and sanitary sewer systems…but how do you start the process? During this webinar, Beth Uhler will describe how townships can build a simple, cost-effective, online asset management system to meet their needs.

    Many townships are recognizing the benefits of using GIS to manage their assets, from signs and roads to stormwater and sanitary sewer systems…but how do you start the process? During this webinar, Beth Uhler will describe how townships can build a simple, cost-effective, online asset management system to meet their needs.

    ** Eligible for 1 Secondary Credit for PSATS Municipal Government Academy (PMGA) enrollee


    Registration Fee:

        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).

  • Using Conservation Easements to Protect Open Space

    1 credit offered

    A conservation easement is a tool for achieving conservation in the public interest that doesn’t rely on regulation yet allows private landowners to maintain ownership and control of their land. Millions of acres have been conserved using it. This webinar, presented by knowledgeable and experienced staff from the Pa. Land Trust Association, will help you understand this tool so that you can better evaluate its use by your township. It will also help you understand what factors you should consider in setting the conservation objectives, restrictive covenants, and other terms that are set forth in the legal document that establishes the easement.

    The conservation easement is a tool for achieving conservation in the public interest that doesn’t rely on regulation yet allows private landowners to maintain ownership and control of their land. Millions of acres have been conserved using it. This webinar, presented by knowledgeable and experienced staff from the Pa. Land Trust Association, will help you understand this tool so that you can better evaluate its use by your township. It will also help you understand what factors you should consider in setting the conservation objectives, restrictive covenants, and other terms that are set forth in the legal document that establishes the easement.

    ** Eligible for 1 Secondary Credit for PSATS Municipal Government Academy (PMGA) enrollee

     

    Registration Fee:

     

        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).

  • PA's One Call: New Law, New Rules

    1 credit offered

    In this webinar, join representatives of PA One Call as they discuss changes made to the PA One Call Law through Act 50 of 2017 and how those changes will affect your townships and residents.

    In this webinar, join representatives of PA One Call as they discuss changes made to the PA One Call Law through Act 50 of 2017 and how those changes will affect your townships and residents.

    ** Eligible for 1 Secondary Credit for PSATS Municipal Government Academy (PMGA) enrollee

     

    Registration Fee:

        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).

  • How to Prepare a Great (and Legal) Fee Schedule

    1 credit offered

    Does your township’s fee schedule recover the costs of the services residents receive? Are your fees too high? Too low? And if your fees are challenged, are you prepared to defend them before a judge? In this webinar, Tommy Ryan, manager of Worcester Township, Montgomery County, will show you how to develop a fee schedule that is not only legal but also appropriate and equitable for your community.

    Does your township’s fee schedule recover the costs of the services residents receive? Are your fees too high? Too low? And if your fees are challenged, are you prepared to defend them before a judge? In this webinar, Tommy Ryan, manager of Worcester Township, Montgomery County, will show you how to develop a fee schedule that is not only legal but also appropriate and equitable for your community.

    ** Eligible for 1 Secondary Credit for PSATS Municipal Government Academy (PMGA) enrollee

    Registration Fee:

        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).

  • 2019 Uniform Traffic Control Devices

    1 credit offered

    The Federal Highway Administration’s Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), 2009 Edition, established safety improvement requirements for road agencies. This webinar, presented by Joseph Fiocco of SAFE Highway Engineering, LLC, will describe those requirements that have 2019 implementation deadlines and why it is critical for your municipality to comply with the requirements.

    The Federal Highway Administration’s Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), 2009 Edition, established safety improvement requirements for road agencies.  This webinar, presented by Joseph Fiocco of SAFE Highway Engineering, LLC, will describe those requirements that have 2019 implementation deadlines and why it is critical for your municipality to comply with the requirements.

    ** Eligible for 1 Secondary Credit for PSATS Municipal Government Academy (PMGA) enrollees

     

    Registration Fee:

        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).

  • Overwhelmed by Clutter? Minimize with the Municipal Records Act

    2 credits offered

    Feeling overwhelmed by boxes of old records? Filing drawers bulging and running out of space? Find out how to use the Pennsylvania State Historical and Museum Commission's Municipal Records Manual to do some spring cleaning! Learn what records to purge and how, while protecting valuable, permanent and long-term records.

    Feeling overwhelmed by boxes of old records? Filing drawers bulging and running out of space? Find out how to use the Pennsylvania State Historical and Museum Commission's Municipal Records Manual to do some spring cleaning! Learn what records to purge and how, while protecting valuable, permanent and long-term records.

    ** Eligible for 1 Secondary Credit for PSATS Municipal Government Academy (PMGA) enrollees
     

    Registration Fee:

        Member* -  $30.00
        Non-Member –  $40.00

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