2020 PAAZO Virtual Fall Seminar - 9/30/20

In this PAAZO (Virtual) Fall Seminar, learn from experts on a wide variety of topics from the comfort of your office or home. Among the topics to be covered include enforcing floodplain regulations, zoning in the age of e-tail and ensuring proper enforcement of ordinances. You will also have an opportunity to interact and network with colleagues around the region.

Eligible for 5 PMGA Planning/Zoning points

Eligible for 5 CZO continuing education points

Eligible for 5 CLE continuing education points


9:30 AM – 10:30 AM 

Development Disasters and How to Defend Against Them

Michael G. Crotty, Esquire, Siana Law

This session will address the litany of issues that have come up in failed/semi-failed land developments – half-built ghost-towns with infrastructure not completed; walking back over-promises by developers; sewer issues with incomplete developments; developers who have gone bankrupt; stormwater claims galore; and the dedication dilemma with improvements not up to snuff.

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM 

Proper Enforcement of Municipal Ordinances

Marc Drier, Esquire, Drier & Dieter Law Offices

This session provides an overview of issues municipal officials must face when engaging in enforcement of ordinances. Topics will include: “civil or criminal?,” searches and the Fourth Amendment, tips for issuing Notices of Violations, vested rights and other defenses and violations “each day.” The goal is to enlighten and assist zoning officials in their enforcement decisions and implementation.  

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM 

Lunch Break

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Zoning in the Age of E-Tail

Michael Hess, Eric Stump & Tim Staub, HRG

Learn about how your township can be better positioned to navigate challenges associated with warehousing and distribution centers in the new E-Tail economy.

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM 

Enforcing Floodplain Regulations

Beth Uhler, Project Manager, CEDARVILLE Engineering Group, LLC

In this session, learn about floodplain regulations and the role of zoning officials in reviewing and enforcing those regulations.

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Q&A Open Forum

Esch McCombie, Esquire, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC


               September 30, 2020

                Class:  9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Registration Fee:

                 Member* -  $99.00
                 Non-Member –  $125.00
                 CLE Credits - $ 75.00

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


Cancellations/No show Policy:

Cancellations must be received in writing by faxing to 717-763-9732 or sending an email to cancellations@psats.org. Refunds will be determined by the date of the fax or email. A cancellation received less than 10 business days before the session you are registered for is subject to a $20 processing fee for refunds.Those who cancel within two business days of the session date 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. Please use the "accessibility needs" line to indicate alternate format, sign language requirements, or any other accessibility needs you have.

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