• On-Demand Webinar - Public Service: This Road is Paved with Good Intentions

    Includes Credits

    For (nearly) every elected and appointed official, doing the right thing for their township and making it a better place to live and work is the driving force behind public service. Sometimes, though, it's easy to identify the "right thing"" but not necessarily the "right way to get it done" - and you know what they say about roads paved with good intentions.

    For (nearly) every elected and appointed official, doing the right thing for their township and making it a better place to live and work is the driving force behind public service. Sometimes, though, it's easy to identify the "right thing"" but not necessarily the "right way to get it done" - and you know what they say about roads paved with good intentions. During this webinar, Crystal Clark of McNees Wallace and Nurick LLC will review the rules governing behavior under the Ethics Act and brainstorm ways they can be broken. Armed with this knowledge, we can better ensure that time as public servants can be judged by good works and not just good intentions.

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Administration Point

    Eligible for 1 CLE ethics credit (additional fee)

    Registration Fee:

                    Member* -  $ 30.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 40.00

                    CLE - $15.00

                 *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).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Conditional Uses and Special Exceptions: What's the Difference?

    Includes Credits

    It is sometimes very easy for municipal officials and employees to confuse conditional uses and special exceptions and the procedures for addressing both. In this webinar, Kurt Williams and Tyler Beaston of Salzmann Hughes will review what you can and cannot do, as well as what you should and should not do, when your township receives request for conditional uses and special exceptions.

    It is sometimes very easy for municipal officials and employees to confuse conditional uses and special exceptions and the procedures for addressing both. In this webinar, Kurt Williams and Tyler Beaston of Salzmann Hughes will review what you can and cannot do, as well as what you should and should not do, when your township receives request for conditional uses and special exceptions.

    Eligible for 1 CLE substantive credit (additional fee)

    Qualifies for 1 PMGA Planning Point

    Registration Fee:

                    Member* -  $ 30.00

                    Non-Member –  $ 40.00

                    CLE Credit  -  $15.00

                 *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).

     

  • On-Demand Webinar - Coordinate PA: The Next Generation of Utility Coordination

    Includes Credits

    In this webinar, Pennsylvania One Call will review new technology that enables users to add and/or import existing utility-related projects, find opportunities with others who want to coordinate, share project documents and communications with designated contacts, and notify facility owners and other contacts at any stage of a project. This includes individuals who are involved in the planning and execution of large construction projects, project owners, designers, excavators, facility owners and locators. This is an excellent opportunity for municipalities and others to better track utility-related projects.

    In this webinar, Pennsylvania One Call will review new technology that enables users to add and/or import existing utility-related projects, find opportunities with others who want to coordinate, share project documents and communications with designated contacts, and notify facility owners and other contacts at any stage of a project. This includes individuals who are involved in the planning and execution of large construction projects, project owners, designers, excavators, facility owners and locators. This is an excellent opportunity for municipalities and others to better track utility-related projects.

    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).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Preventing Fraud in Local Government

    Includes Credits

    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.

    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.

    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).


  • On-Demand Webinar - Under Fire: Trends in Zoning and Validity Challenges

    Includes Credits

    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.

    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.

    Eligible 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).


  • On-Demand Webinar - Are You Prepared for Your 2020 Organization Meeting?

    Includes Credits

    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.

    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.

    Eligible for 1 PMGA Administration 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).

     


  • On-Demand Webinar - Codes, Caution & Quality: When You Need Structural Engineer

    Includes Credits

    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.

    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.

    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).

     


  • On-Demand Webinar - Understanding Municipal Real Estate Tax Collection

    Includes Credits

    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.

    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. 

    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).


  • On-Demand Webinar - Creating Green Public Works Facilities

    Includes Credits

    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!

    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!

    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).


  • On-Demand Webinar - Supervisors Have Rights Too! A Look at Working with Your Elected Auditors

    Includes Credits

    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.

    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.  

    **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).


  • On-Demand Webinar - Excel Tips and Tricks

    Includes Credits

    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.

    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.

    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).


  • On-Demand Webinar - Economic Ecology™ Community Based Compliance for Floodplain Restoration

    Includes Credits

    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.

    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. 

    A PowerPoint presentation will be utilized to provide a visual overview of the floodplain restoration approach and a review of case studies using photos and drone footage. The measurable results will be presented in the form of data and visuals. An overview and website link to a free Economic Ecology™ interactive training course that was developed for the Municipal Online Stormwater Training (MOST) Center will be provided to participants to complete in their free time.  

    Eligible 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).


     


  • On-Demand Webinar - Weed Better Talk...Understanding the Impact of Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

    Includes Credits

    In this webinar, John Martin and Cory Iannacone from Pillar+Aught will discuss what municipal employees and employers can and cannot do when it comes to medical marijuana in the workplace. They will provide answers to questions like “Are we permitted to ask employees if they use medical marijuana?” and “One of our CDL drivers just failed a drug test, but has a medical marijuana card…what now?,” best practices for what should be in your employee policies about medical marijuana, and much more.

    In this webinar, John Martin and Cory Iannacone from Pillar+Aught will discuss what municipal employees and employers can and cannot do when it comes to medical marijuana in the workplace. They will provide answers to questions like “Are we permitted to ask employees if they use medical marijuana?” and “One of our CDL drivers just failed a drug test, but has a medical marijuana card…what now?,” best practices for what should be in your employee policies about medical marijuana, and much more. 

    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).

     

  • On-Demand Webinar - FirstNet – Public Safety Communications in Pennsylvania

    Includes Credits

    This webinar is targeted to policy makers, both elected and appointed, who serve in Pennsylvania townships. The purpose is to inform and educate these policy makers on public safety broadband communications and applications that are being enabled by the National Public Safety Broadband Network, commonly known as FirstNet. Topics that are covered include a brief introduction to FirstNet, Uses and Applications, Planning and Adoption of FirstNet services, and Statewide Communications Interoperability.

    This webinar is targeted to policy makers, both elected and appointed, who serve in Pennsylvania townships.  The purpose is to inform and educate these policy makers on public safety broadband communications and applications that are being enabled by the National Public Safety Broadband Network, commonly known as FirstNet.   Topics  that are covered include a brief introduction to FirstNet, Uses and Applications, Planning and Adoption of FirstNet services, and Statewide Communications Inter-operability.

    Eligible 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).

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  • On-Demand Webinar - Getting Your Community Ready for the 2020 Census

    Includes Credits

    The 2020 Census will determine such critical things as federal funding allocation for communities and states and political boundaries and representation. In this session, you will learn how to use the census data tools and educate residents about the importance of participating. This webinar is FREE to members.

    The 2020 Census will determine such critical things as federal funding allocation for communities and states and political boundaries and representation. In this session, you will learn how to use the census data tools and educate residents about the importance of participating.

    **Eligible for 1 PMGA Administration Point

    Registration Fee:

                    Member* -  FREE
                    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).


  • On-Demand Webinar - Getting to Know the Pennsylvania Ag Ombudsman Program

    Includes Credits

    Join us for a webinar to explore the PA Agricultural Ombudsman Program. The Ag Ombudsman Program is a statewide program that assist with public relations, education and conflict management related to agriculture. Let Beth Futrick, (Western PA), and Shelly Dehoff, (eastern PA), explain the program to you, what services we provide and the ways we can work with your municipality and residents when contentious situations arise, such as fly complaints or ordinance and land use issues.

    Join us for a webinar to explore the PA Agricultural Ombudsman Program. The Ag Ombudsman Program is a statewide program that assist with public relations, education and conflict management related to agriculture. Let Beth Futrick, (Western PA), and Shelly Dehoff,  (eastern PA), explain the program to you, what services we provide and the ways we can work with your municipality and residents when contentious situations arise, such as fly complaints or ordinance and land use issues.

    ** 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).


  • On-Demand Webinar - Cybersecurity Preparedness and Training

    Includes Credits

    In the last year, several Pennsylvania municipalities were victims of ransomware. The City of Allentown and the court systems of Philadelphia and Luzerne Counties were shut down by these attacks. This webinar will explore how townships can avoid being the next victim by implementing data security policies and training programs to educate employees about ransomware and other emerging cyber threats.

    In the last year, several Pennsylvania municipalities were victims of ransomware. The City of Allentown and the court systems of Philadelphia and Luzerne Counties were shut down by these attacks.  This webinar will explore how townships can avoid being the next victim by implementing data security policies and training programs to educate employees about ransomware and other emerging cyber threats.

    **Eligible 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).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Managing Truck Traffic on Local Roads

    Includes Credits

    Managing truck traffic on local road is a difficult balancing act for many municipalities in Pennsylvania. While trucks need access to pick and deliver goods, many local roads are not suitable for truck travel. Recent changes in state law, including Act 31 of 2018, add more complications and the potential for more truck traffic. In this webinar, you will learn about: (1) current state laws and regulations on truck access and restrictions, (2) traffic study requirements and options for restricting truck traffic, and (3) local truck traffic issues, problems and solutions.

    Managing truck traffic on local read is a difficult balancing act for many municipalities in Pennsylvania. While trucks need access to pick and deliver goods, many local roads are not suitable for truck travel. Recent changes in state law, including Act 31 of 2018, add more complications and the potential for more truck traffic. In this webinar, you will learn about: (1) current state laws and regulations on truck access and restrictions, (2) traffic study requirements and options for restricting truck traffic, and (3) local truck traffic issues, problems and solutions.

    **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).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Negotiating to Win: Getting Everything While Giving Nothing

    Includes Credits

    During this webinar, Cory Iannacone and Lindsey Snavely of Pillar+Aught will use case studies to help local leaders improve and refine their negotiation techniques. These strategies will be valuable whether you're hammering out a police contract or trying to reach an agreement with a vendor. The presenters will share the key components to truly successful negotiations.

    During this webinar, Cory Iannacone and Lindsey Snavely of Pillar+Aught will use case studies to help local leaders improve and refine their negotiation techniques. These strategies will be valuable whether you're hammering out a police contract or trying to reach an agreement with a vendor. The presenters will share the key components to truly successful negotiations.

    ** 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).

  • #903 Onlot Sewage System Operations and Maintenance

    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

     

    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.)

  • #901 Google Earth On-demand Webinar 2018-2020

    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.

     

    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.)

  • On-Demand Webinar - How to Identify and Stop Workplace Bullying

    Includes Credits

    Not every HR problem encountered by townships is a legal one. There is plenty of advice on how to respond to discrimination or sex harassment at work, but what can a manager do when there are problems that do not rise to that level? Employees can make life difficult for others without sexually harassing or discriminating against one another. What about common bullying, intimidation, or other types of difficult behavior? How can those issues be handled? Workplace bullying can create tension and divisions in the office, hurt morale, make good employees leave and lead to a host of other problems. This webinar will give practical advice for identifying workplace bullying and getting it stopped.

    Not every HR problem encountered by townships is a legal one.  There is plenty of advice on how to respond to discrimination or sex harassment at work, but what can a manager do when there are problems that do not rise to that level?  Employees can make life difficult for others without sexually harassing or discriminating against one another.  What about common bullying, intimidation, or other types of difficult behavior?  How can those issues be handled?  Workplace bullying can create tension and divisions in the office, hurt morale, make good employees leave and lead to a host of other problems. This webinar will give practical advice for identifying workplace bullying and getting it stopped. 

    **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).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Financing Township Infrastructure Projects through PENNVEST

    Includes Credits

    If your township is looking for ways to pay for much-needed infrastructure repairs, replacements or upgrades, then don’t miss this webinar. You will learn about all of the opportunities that PENNVEST offers in terms of project financing, including for wastewater and drinking water treatment plants, line replacements, stormwater and MS4, non-point source pollution, onlot system repairs, agriculture best management practices, and brownfields, as well as the ways that your township can best position itself to get project financing approval.

    If your township is looking for ways to pay for much-needed infrastructure repairs, replacements or upgrades, then don’t miss this webinar. You will learn about all of the opportunities that PENNVEST offers in terms of project financing, including for wastewater and drinking water treatment plants, line replacements, stormwater and MS4, non-point source pollution, onlot system repairs, agriculture best management practices, and brownfields, as well as the ways that your township can best position itself to get project financing approval.

    ** Eligible for 1 PMGA Planning 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).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Police Dept. Management: How to Assess Operations and Reduce Liability Risk

    Includes Credits

    In today’s litigious environment, coupled with the media’s insatiable appetite for police misconduct, this course is a must for township officials and police command staff. The instructor, an experienced police civil rights litigator and labor attorney, will address common issues that give rise to civil rights lawsuits against police officers and township officials. Participants will gain practical guidance on the interplay between and among the governing body, manager and police chief and how to conduct a meaningful assessment of department management to ensure compliance with federal and state law.

    In today’s litigious environment, coupled with the media’s insatiable appetite for police misconduct, this course is a must for township officials and police command staff. The instructor, an experienced police civil rights litigator and labor attorney, will address common issues that give rise to civil rights lawsuits against police officers and township officials. Participants will gain practical guidance on the interplay between and among the governing body, manager and police chief and how to conduct a meaningful assessment of department management to ensure compliance with federal and state law.

    ** Eligible 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).

  • #344 Eljen GSF System 2018-2020

    Includes Credits

    This training course describes the Eljen GSF System and its status as a listed alternate technology in the State of Pennsylvania. This course covers several topics, including onsite testing, the role of the system component, design, absorption area configurations, installation and maintenance requirements.

    This training course describes the Eljen GSF System and its status as a listed alternate technology in the State of Pennsylvania. This course covers several topics, including onsite testing, the role of the system component, design, absorption area configurations, installation and maintenance requirements.

    3 DEP Approved Credits 

    To receive 3-DEP approved credit hours or engineering professional development hours (PDHs) for this course, the registration fee must be paid for the assessment and a score of 70 percent or higher must be achieved on the assessment. The fee does not have to be paid to view the course content.


    Course Content:
    If you have not already reviewed the course content, it is available on the PSATS website, which you can access by clicking on the following link:  #344 Eljen GSF System Web-based Course Content

    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 automatically in your confirmation email. Upon successful completion of the assessment, a certificate will be available for you to save or print for your records.

    Upon completion of the assessment, your credits will be uploaded to DEP within 30 days.


    Fee for #344 Eljen GSF Assessment:

                    Member* -  $ 75.00
                    Non-Member –  $ 90.00


    * To qualify as a PSATS member, the registrant must have paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or its affiliates (solicitors, engineers, planners, and emergency management associations) or be an associate member.


    Cancellations/Refunds:
    Due to the nature of the assessment, there are no cancellations or refunds.

  • #343 Advantex Wastewater Treatment System 2018-2020

    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

     

    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.)

  • On-Demand Webinar - ABC's of Liquid Fuel Tax Funds

    Includes Credits

    In this webinar, you will learn the basics of liquid fuels funding, including how the monies are allocated, what can be purchased with the funding, and where townships can turn for support and assistance. PennDOT staffers will also review some of the more common audit findings and explain what your township can do to avoid similar mistakes.

    In this webinar, you will learn the basics of liquid fuels funding, including how the monies are allocated, what can be purchased with the funding, and where townships can turn for support and assistance. PennDOT staffers will also review some of the more common audit findings and explain what your township can do to avoid similar mistakes.

    ** 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).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Township Websites: Ensuring Accessibility for All Residents

    Includes Credits

    This webinar is designed to provide participants with up-to-date information regarding how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its nondiscrimination requirements apply to municipal websites. In this webinar, Sam Mastovich of GovUnity Websites will review the technologies that people with disabilities use to access the Internet and your municipality’s website, how poorly-designed websites can restrict the use of residents with disabilities, the ADA requirements and best practices that municipalities can implement to ensure appropriate website accessibility.

    This webinar is designed to provide participants with up-to-date information regarding how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its nondiscrimination requirements apply to municipal websites. In this webinar, Sam Mastovich of GovUnity Websites will review the technologies that people with disabilities use to access the Internet and your municipality’s website, how poorly-designed websites can restrict the use of residents with disabilities, the ADA requirements and best practices that municipalities can implement to ensure appropriate website accessibility.

    ** 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).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Community Recreation-Turn Township Assets into Recreation Offerings

    Includes Credits

    This presentation details the planning and financing process for turning your township's unused or underused assets into recreational lands and facilities that boost the quality of life for your residents. Speakers include architecture professionals who have completed numerous parks, trails, greenways, active & passive recreation areas, and recreation centers. Many of these projects received grant money that helped to finance these recreational developments.

    This presentation details the planning and financing process for turning your township's unused or underused assets into recreational lands and facilities that boost the quality of life for your residents. Speakers include architecture professionals who have completed numerous parks, trails, greenways, active & passive recreation areas, and recreation centers. Many of these projects received grant money that helped to finance these recreational developments.

    ** Eligible for 1 PMGA Planning 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).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Bringing Digital Transformation to Local Government with GIS Web Maps

    Includes Credits

    This webinar will show examples of web-based maps and applications that align with local government planning needs, data resources freely available to local governments and introduce tools for mobile field data collection.

    When was the last time you pulled out your comprehensive plan and looked at the mapped data?  Is it only available to you as a 2D paper map? Do you need to flip through pages in your comprehensive plan to read about the information illustrated on the map?  Why not consider adopting GIS technology – software designed to capture, manage, analyze and display geographically referenced information in-house?   If it appears to be a daunting and expensive task, join us in this webinar as we demystify GIS Web-based maps and discuss digital mobile field data collection applications that support the business of local governments and replace clipboards, paper and spreadsheets. 

    This webinar will show examples of web-based maps and applications that align with local government planning needs, data resources freely available to local governments and introduce tools for mobile field data collection.      

    In this webinar you will learn about:

    ·         Digital Web Maps and Applications 

    ·         How to access free Web-based GIS software (ArcGIS Online) 

    ·         Mobile field data collection solutions

    ·         Free GIS technical assistance available from PennDOT Connects

    ** Eligible for 1 PMGA point

    Registration Fee:

        Member* -  FREE

        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).

  • On-Demand Webinar - MS4 Pollutant Control Measurers

    Includes Credits

    The next step for many MS4 communities is to implement Pollutant Control Measures for their discharges to surface waters impaired by acid mine drainage, pathogens, and priority organic compounds (i.e. PCBs). This first phase of these requirements is to map storm sewer sheds associated with these discharges, due with Annual MS4 Status Reports on September 30, 2019. This webinar will help prepare you for this new requirement and plan for what is to come.

    The next step for many MS4 communities is to implement Pollutant Control Measures for their discharges to surface waters impaired by acid mine drainage, pathogens, and priority organic compounds (i.e. PCBs). This first phase of these requirements is to map storm sewer sheds associated with these discharges, due with Annual MS4 Status Reports on September 30, 2019. This webinar will help prepare you for this new requirement and plan for what is to come.

    ** 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).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Planning for Private Water Supplies

    Includes Credits

    Private water wells and springs are vital to Pennsylvania’s rural water infrastructure, which provides drinking water to approximately 3 million residents and farms. Because Pennsylvania lacks state regulations covering private water supplies, their proper management becomes the voluntary responsibility of homeowners who often lack a proper understanding of how they should be managed. In this webinar, Peter Wulfhorst with Penn State Extension will review results obtained from over 30 years of research and outreach, help municipal officials understand how they can help ensure the viability of private drinking water supplies, and provide available resources for municipalities and homeowners.

    Private water wells and springs are vital to Pennsylvania’s rural water infrastructure, which provides drinking water to approximately 3 million residents and farms. Because Pennsylvania lacks state regulations covering private water supplies, their proper management becomes the voluntary responsibility of homeowners who often lack a proper understanding of how they should be managed. In this webinar, Peter Wulfhorst with Penn State Extension will review results obtained from over 30 years of research and outreach, help municipal officials understand how they can help ensure the viability of private drinking water supplies, and provide available resources for municipalities and homeowners.

    ** 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).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Electronic Records Management and the Municipal PDF/A Policy

    Includes Credits

    The Pennsylvania State Archives announced earlier this year that municipalities are now able to keep permanent records exclusively in electronic form (no paper or microfilm copy required!). But this policy change does have several requirements, most notably that permanent electronic records must be kept in PDF/A format. What does this mean for your municipality and its record keeping responsibilities? Join archivist Tyler Stump and learn about the new policy and how electronic recordkeeping requirements are changing. Stump will also be discussing electronic records best practices that can help your township effectively and efficiently store its electronic records.

    The Pennsylvania State Archives announced earlier this year that municipalities are now able to keep permanent records exclusively in electronic form (no paper or microfilm copy required!). But this policy change does have several requirements, most notably that permanent electronic records must be kept in PDF/A format. What does this mean for your municipality and its record keeping responsibilities? Join archivist Tyler Stump and learn about the new policy and how electronic recordkeeping requirements are changing. Stump will also be discussing electronic records best practices that can help your township effectively and efficiently store its electronic records.

    **Eligible for 1 PMGA Credit

    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).


  • On-Demand Webinar - Changing a Culture: How to Get Your Delinquents to Recognize their Obligations

    Includes Credits

    There are numerous reasons that a property owner does not pay municipal charges. Sometimes, the reason is because a property owner has made a conscious and unilateral decision to delay payment. This payment behavior is unlikely to change without the creation of incentives for payment. Through the use of both positive and negative incentives, Townships can encourage property owners to not only pay their delinquent real estate tax and municipal fee bills, but to pay their future obligations on time. This webinar will discuss billing and collection strategies that Townships can employ to enhance the collection of delinquent accounts and create incentives to increase their current collection rates going forward.

    There are numerous reasons that a property owner does not pay municipal charges.  Sometimes, the reason is because a property owner has made a conscious and unilateral decision to delay payment.  This payment behavior is unlikely to change without the creation of incentives for payment.  Through the use of both positive and negative incentives, Townships can encourage property owners to not only pay their delinquent real estate tax and municipal fee bills, but to pay their future obligations on time.  This webinar will discuss billing and collection strategies that Townships can employ to enhance the collection of delinquent accounts and create incentives to increase their current collection rates going forward.

    ** 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).

  • On-Demand Webinar - MS4 and Agricultural Operations: Creative Thinking to Achieve Goals

    Includes Credits

    This webinar will illustrate for township officials/employees and consulting engineers the importance of considering traditional and non-traditional best management practices (BMPs) that can be used to meet MS4 requirements when working with agricultural operations. Peter Vanderstappen, the State Conservation Engineer with the United States Department of Agriculture, will review examples of effective methods that can achieve your goals while avoiding expensive engineering. These simple methods will result in best management practices that are not cost-prohibitive to landowners and result in MS4 credits for your township. BMPs to be covered include concrete lots, waste management facilities, bunk silos and trails and walkways.

    This webinar will illustrate for township officials/employees and consulting engineers the importance of considering traditional and non-traditional best management practices (BMPs) that can be used to meet MS4 requirements when working with agricultural operations. Peter Vanderstappen, the State Conservation Engineer with the United States Department of Agriculture, will review examples of effective methods that can achieve your goals while avoiding expensive engineering.  These simple methods will result in best management practices that are not cost-prohibitive to landowners and result in MS4 credits for your township. BMPs to be covered include concrete lots, waste management facilities, bunk silos and trails and walkways.

    ** 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).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Guidelines for Flood Preparedness and Stream Intervention

    Includes Credits

    Municipalities across Pennsylvania have been inundated with record-setting rainfall and flooding. To help townships prepare and respond, the presenters in this webinar will discuss affordable options, such as localized warning systems, and the challenges that can arise when stream work is not properly designed and permitted. Participants will also learn more about the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s booklet, Guidelines for Maintaining Streams in Your Community.

    Municipalities across Pennsylvania have been inundated with record-setting rainfall and flooding. To help townships prepare and respond, the presenters in this webinar will discuss affordable options, such as localized warning systems, and the challenges that can arise when stream work is not properly designed and permitted. Participants will also learn more about the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s booklet, Guidelines for Maintaining Streams in Your Community.

    ** 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).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Rethinking Parking Requirements Using Drone Imagery

    Includes Credits

    Does your township have shopping areas and office parks with underutilized parking areas? In Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County, drone flights over parking lots show many shopping areas and office parks are underparked, even during peak hours. While parking minimums have been standard practice in the planning world for decades, little research has been used to calculate the number of spaces actually needed per land use. This webinar will provide a review of parking requirements in general, the drone imagery collection process used by Susquehanna Township, examples of trends and changes in parking requirements, and suggestions for potential updates to your parking ordinances.

    Does your township have shopping areas and office parks with underutilized parking areas? In Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County, drone flights over parking lots show many shopping areas and office parks are underparked, even during peak hours. While parking minimums have been standard practice in the planning world for decades, little research has been used to calculate the number of spaces actually needed per land use. This webinar will provide a review of parking requirements in general, the drone imagery collection process used by Susquehanna Township, examples of trends and changes in parking requirements, and suggestions for potential updates to your parking ordinances.

    ** Eligible for 1 PMGA Point

     Registration Fee:

        Member* -  FREE

        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).

  • On-Demand Webinar - ABC's of Municipal Bidding

    Includes Credits

    Not sure whether your municipality is complying with its’ purchasing obligations or just looking for ways to be more efficient when purchasing? In this webinar, Jason Snyder will discuss the requirements that municipalities must satisfy when bidding public contracts to procure materials, equipment, and services. Mr. Snyder will also review limitations on purchases, quotes, and bids, as well as current exemptions from municipal bidding, (including DGS/COSTARS piggyback contracts). He will also discuss prevailing wage advertising and bonding requirements. The webinar will include an electronic download of the Pennsylvania Purchasing Handbook.

    Not sure whether your municipality is complying with its’ purchasing obligations or just looking for ways to be more efficient when purchasing? In this webinar, Jason Snyder will discuss the requirements that municipalities must satisfy when bidding public contracts to procure materials, equipment, and services. Mr. Snyder will also review limitations on purchases, quotes, and bids, as well as current exemptions from municipal bidding, (including DGS/COSTARS piggyback contracts). He will also discuss prevailing wage advertising and bonding requirements. The webinar will include an electronic download of the Pennsylvania Purchasing Handbook.

    ** 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).

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

    Includes Credits

    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).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Using Conservatorship to Fight Blight

    Includes Credits

    Conservatorship (Act 135) is a powerful blight remediation tool that gives municipalities and other interested parties the right to seek temporary possession of blighted, abandoned properties for the purpose of making repairs, and bringing them up to code or demolishing them. Using case studies from rural and urban areas, in this webinar, Winnie Branton will provide step-by-step guidance on how to build you case from property identification and due diligence to final plan cost recovery.

    Conservatorship (Act 135) is a powerful blight remediation tool that gives municipalities and other interested parties the right to seek temporary possession of blighted, abandoned properties for the purpose of making repairs, and bringing them up to code or demolishing them. Using case studies from rural and urban areas, in this webinar, Winnie Branton will provide step-by-step guidance on how to build you case from property identification and due diligence to final plan cost recovery.

    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).

    You should receive a confirmation email upon registration, with the login information. You will also be sent this information the day before/of the webinar. The login information will be sent to the email address that you used to register for the webinar. If you have not received your login information at least one hour before the webinar begins, please call our office at 717-763-0930, ext.159, for assistance.


  • On-Demand Webinar - Hot Issues in Managing Part-Time Police Officers

    Includes Credits

    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 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).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Do You Trust the Lowest Bidder to do the Right Thing

    Includes Credits

    In this webinar, John Luciani of First Capital engineering will explore the pitfalls and repercussions of foregoing a thorough construction inspection of improvements made in your municipality, including stormwater, sanitary sewer, roads, curbs and sidewalks, utilities and recreational facilities. He will also review the fundamentals of proper construction as well assess the references of various governmental agencies. The Municipal Planning Code states that required improvements on Land Development plans are to be bonded and inspected. This is a critical responsibility of the municipality and their consultants.

    In this webinar, John Luciani of First Capital engineering will explore the pitfalls and repercussions of foregoing a thorough construction inspection of improvements made in your municipality, including stormwater, sanitary sewer, roads, curbs and sidewalks, utilities and recreational facilities. He will also review the fundamentals of proper construction as well assess the references of various governmental agencies.The Municipal Planning Code states that required improvements on Land Development plans are to be bonded and inspected. This is a critical responsibility of the municipality and their consultants.

    ** 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).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Solving Wage/Hour Challenges

    Includes Credits

    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 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).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Considering Riparian Forest Buffers

    Includes Credits

    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 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).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Are There Illicit Discharges from Your Public Works Facility

    Includes Credits

    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 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).

  • On-Demand Webinar - Everything You Really Didn't Want to Know About Heart and Lung Act

    Includes Credits

    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 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).

  • On-Demand Webinar - FCC's Recent Order for Wireless Facilities

    Includes Credits

    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 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).