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  • On-demand Webinar - Analyze Your Curves - Township Roads and Warning Signs

    Includes Credits

    Are you sure which of your township roads have curves that require warning signs? Did your township comply with its obligations to implement the new requirements in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices requirements by December 31, 2019? In this webinar, Joseph Fiocco, P.E., PTOE with SAFE Highway Engineering will cover the MUTCD requirements, with a particular focus on the requirement to conduct an evaluation of roads to determine which curves require warning signs.

    Are you sure which of your township roads have curves that require warning signs? Did your township comply with its obligations to implement the new requirements in the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices requirements by December 31, 2019? In this webinar, Joseph Fiocco, P.E., PTOE with SAFE Highway Engineering will cover the MUTCD requirements, with a particular focus on the requirement to conduct an evaluation of roads to determine which curves require warning signs. 

    This course is eligible for 1 PMGA Public Works 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).

        
    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.

    ACCESSIBILITY & OTHER NEEDS:

    All sessions will be held at ADA-accessible locations. If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly.

  • On-Demand Webinar - COVID-19 and Special Events/Needs on State Routes

    Includes Credits

    In these unusual times, PennDOT is working with municipalities around Pennsylvania to respond to their needs. In addition to the usual activities such as a 5K race or parade that require a Special Event permit, PennDOT is now using this process to consider other activities in the right-of-way to assist municipal recovery due to Covid-19. This includes full or partial lane closures for street dining or retail activities. This session will present an overview of the process, regulations, and guidelines to work with PennDOT for the required permits. Further discussion will address what are appropriate activities/actions that PennDOT will consider on State Routes, which activities will require approval by the FHWA and examples from around PA

    In these unusual times, PennDOT is working with municipalities around Pennsylvania to respond to their needs. In addition to the usual activities such as a 5K race or parade that require a Special Event permit, PennDOT is now using this process to consider other activities in the right-of-way to assist municipal recovery due to Covid-19. This includes full or partial lane closures for street dining or retail activities. This session will present an overview of the process, regulations, and guidelines to work with PennDOT for the required permits. Further discussion will address what are appropriate activities/actions that PennDOT will consider on State Routes, which activities will require approval by the FHWA and examples from around PA.

    Eligible for 1 PMGA Public Works 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).

     

    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. 

  • On-Demand Webinar - Managing the Sharing Economy

    Includes Credits

    In this webinar, presented by Daniel Mallinson and Goktug Morcol of Penn State University, you will learn how municipalities are managing the sharing economy, which includes such emerging services as ride sharing, bike sharing, and short-term rentals. Township officials will also be encouraged to share how their communities are addressing such platforms as Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb.

    In this webinar, presented by Daniel Mallinson and Goktug Morcol of Penn State University, you will learn how municipalities are managing the sharing economy, which includes such emerging services as ride sharing, bike sharing, and short-term rentals. Township officials will also be encouraged to share how their communities are addressing such platforms as Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb.

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Planning/Zoning 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).

    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. 

  • On-Demand Webinar - Fire and EMS Issues in Your Township: A Panel Discussion

    Includes Credits

    It's no secret that many townships are struggling to provide adequate fire and EMS services. Attend this webinar to hear from and question a panel of fire and EMS leaders ((1) William Jenaway, Chair of Upper Merion Township Board of Supervisors, President, MCATO, President, Congressional Fire Services Institute Board of Directors and President/Assistant Chief, King of Prussia VFC; (2) Bruce Trego, Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner; and (3) Jerry Ozog, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Fire & Emergency Services Institute), and about trends, best practices, and other public safety issues, including leadership, funding, volunteerism, consolidation and what recent legislative efforts may mean for the future of fire and EMS services in your township.

    It's no secret that many townships are struggling to provide adequate fire and EMS services. Attend this webinar to hear from and question a panel of fire and EMS leaders ((1) William Jenaway, Chair of Upper Merion Township Board of Supervisors, President, MCATO, President, Congressional Fire Services Institute Board of Directors and President/Assistant Chief, King of Prussia VFC; (2) Bruce Trego, Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner; and (3) Jerry Ozog, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Fire & Emergency Services Institute), and about trends, best practices, and other public safety issues, including leadership, funding, volunteerism, consolidation and what recent legislative efforts may mean for the future of fire and EMS services in your township.

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Public Safety 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).

    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. 

  • On-Demand Webinar - Social Media Tips and Tricks

    Includes Credits

    For some townships, the thought of creating a social media strategy can be scary. But it doesn’t have to be. In this webinar, learn from Linda Rooney of Dandelions Digital about ways in which townships can best use social media to communicate with their residents, whether in a crisis situation or for everyday outreach, as well as what “must-haves” should be included in the township’s social media policy.

    For some townships, the thought of creating a social media strategy can be scary. But it doesn’t have to be. In this webinar, learn from Linda Rooney of Dandelions Digital about ways in which townships can best use social media to communicate with their residents, whether in a crisis situation or for everyday outreach, as well as what “must-haves” should be included in the township’s social media policy.

    This course is eligible for 1 PMGA Administration 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).

        
    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 - Do You Have Illicit Discharges from Your Public Works Facility?

    Includes Credits

    This webinar, presented by Mark Harman of ARRO Engineering, will provide you with a framework to assess your public works facility 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, presented by Mark Harman of ARRO Engineering, will provide you with a framework to assess your public works facility 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.

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Public Works 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).

    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. 

  • Virtual Class - On Demand - Developing Your Township Budget

    Includes Credits

    This virtual online class will provide proven and effective methods and techniques to help new and veteran township supervisors, secretaries, treasurers, managers, road masters and public works officials develop budgets that work.

    The township’s annual budget is a financial plan that shows how much money your township will have, where it comes from, and how it will be used. Section 3202 of the Township Code requires the board of supervisors to prepare and adopt a budget that best reflects the estimated revenues and expenses of the township for the upcoming year by December 31st.

    Budgeting is a basic tool for managing municipal finances, but it can be more than that. Preparation and adoption of the annual budget should be based on careful planning of the township’s activities for the coming year, and making reasoned and balanced decisions on how municipal resources will be spent.

    The budgeting process should allow the board of supervisors to express its goals for community services for the coming year in a single document that is readily understandable by the citizens. Since the budget allocates revenues among various municipal needs, careful consideration should be given by the board regarding where the limited amount of money available will be spent.

    This virtual online class will provide proven and effective methods and techniques to help new and veteran township supervisors, secretaries, treasurers, managers, road masters and public works officials develop budgets that work.

    This course is eligible for 2.5 PMGA Administration Points

                          

    REGISTRATION FEE:

                    - Member*: $ 35.00
                    - Non-Member $ 45.00

                    
                       *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.

  • On-Demand Webinar - Township Budgets: Where are They Now and What Will They Look Like in 2021

    Includes Credits

    In this webinar, Terri Cunkle, who is a Local Government Policy Specialist with DCED’s Governor’s Center for Local Government Services and a former township manager, will review the impacts of COVID-19 on township budgets thus far in 2020, provide projections for the rest of the year, and help you prepare for tough budgeting decisions for 2021.

    In this webinar, Terri Cunkle, who is a Local Government Policy Specialist with DCED’s Governor’s Center for Local Government Services and a former township manager, will review the impacts of COVID-19 on township budgets thus far in 2020, provide projections for the rest of the year, and help you prepare for tough budgeting decisions for 2021.

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Administration 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).

    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. 

  • On-Demand Webinar - Updating Your Zoning Ordinances to Address Emerging Trends & Changing Needs

    Includes Credits

    Are your existing ordinances giving you the flexibility and authority you need to address emerging challenges like the implementation of 5G technology, the growth of short-term rentals, urban agriculture, and accessory dwelling units? If not, funding is available to update your ordinances, and this presentation will help you craft policy with the flexibility you need to address these issues and the evolving needs of your community. We'll discuss the specific challenges these trends present to planning officials and offer practical advice for how to revise the ordinance to solve those challenges. We'll also walk you through the revision process and tell you how to get outside funding to support it.

    Are your existing ordinances  giving you the flexibility and authority you need to address emerging challenges like the implementation of 5G technology, the growth of short-term rentals, urban agriculture, and accessory dwelling units? If not, funding is available to update your ordinances, and this presentation will help you craft policy with the flexibility you need to address these issues and the evolving needs of your community.  We'll discuss the specific challenges these trends present to planning officials and offer practical advice for how to revise the ordinance to solve those challenges.  We'll also walk you through the revision process and tell you how to get outside funding to support it.

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Planning/Zoning 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).

    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. 

     

  • On-Demand Webinar - EM for the Real World - Making It Work

    Includes Credits

    You’ve got a Emergency Management Coordinator…do you know who it is? You’ve got a plan…do you know what it says? You’ve checked all the boxes…but are you prepared? Emergency Management is so much more than just filling a position and having a plan…let’s chat!

    You’ve got a Emergency Management Coordinator…do you know who it is? You’ve got a plan…do you know what it says? You’ve checked all the boxes…but are you prepared? Emergency Management is so much more than just filling a position and having a plan…let’s chat!

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Public Safety 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).

    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.