2022 PAAZO Fall Seminar - 11/17/22 - Butler County

Includes a Live In-Person Event on 11/17/2022 at 9:30 AM (EST)

In the PAAZO Fall Seminar, learn from experts on a wide variety of topics pertinent to your duties as a municipal Zoning official. Specific agenda items will be updated when finalized.

Qualifies for 5 CZO Credits and/or 5 PMGA Planning/Zoning points. 

Eligible for 5 CLE Credits


9:30 AM Welcome and Introduction

Kathy Kronicz, PAAZO Manager and Training Coordinator, PSATS

9:30 AM Coordinating Zoning Efforts with Shared Land Use and Design Standards

Andrew JG (AJ) Schwartz, AICP CUD, PLA, LEED AP, SITES AP, and Carolyn Yagle, Environmental Planning & Design

In this session, you will learn about a recent trend in municipal planning and zoning that focuses on coordinating zoning efforts through shared land use and design standards. Case studies from projects in the Scranton and Allentown regions will be highlighted.

10:30 AM TBD

John M. Smith, Esquire

11:40 AM Zoning Trends 2022…and What’s Next?

Emily J. Mueller, Esquire, and Kate M. Diersen, Esquire, GRB Law

We will discuss new types of land uses, such as event venues on agricultural properties (wineries, micro-distilleries, wedding barns, etc.), short-term rentals such as VRBO and AirBnB, and other emerging issues and how to best address them in your municipalities.

12:40 PM Lunch

1:20 PM Local Regulation of Grid-Scale Solar Projects

Tom Murphy, Director, Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research

Many townships are experiencing an increase in permit applications from solar project developers. This session will share insights from research conducted by Penn State about solar projects at the local level while focusing on common elements in solar zoning ordinances and communication strategies for community discussion of solar projects.

2:20 PM Break

2:30 PM Review of Recent Zoning-Related Court Decisions and Legislation

Scott E. Coburn, Esquire, PSATS

This session will get you caught up on all of the recent activity in the Pennsylvania and federal courts that you need to know. We will also discuss new laws and legislative efforts that impact you as a zoning officer.


3:30 PM Adjournment


        November 17, 2022


       Butler County
       Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Cranberry
       2000 Garden View Lane
       Cranberry Township, PA 16066

Class Time:

         9:30 a.m. - 3:30 pm


                - Member*: $ 125.00

                - Non-Member $ 175.00

                - CLE Credits  $ 75.00


             *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 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, (in-person and virtual), 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.


If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly (717) 763-0930, x-159.