2022 PSATS Summer Solicitors Seminar - 6/23/22 - Butler County

This seminar will cover a wide variety of emerging and important trends and issues vital to the practice of every municipal solicitor. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from experts and network with your peers from around the state.

This class includes 3.5 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits

AGENDA:

 8:25 AM          Welcome and Introduction

                          Scott E. Coburn, Esquire, PSATS

8:30 AM         Issues in Zoning Enforcement 

                          Robert Max Junker, Babst Calland

Zoning enforcement matters have lots of tripwires for townships and solicitors to navigate. In this session, we will cover a variety of enforcement issues, including property owner defenses, proper documentation and notices, discovery, and more                    

9:30 AM          New Developments in Wireless and Broadband Regulation

                          Daniel S. Cohen, Esquire, Cohen Law Group

In this session, we will review townships' options to regulate wireless carriers' activities within the township and share experiences in the immediate aftermath of Act 50 of 2021. We will also cover broadband issues impacting municipalities, including franchise agreements and access. 

10:30 AM        Break

10:45 AM        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. To support these officials, Penn State University is conducting both outreach and research around the regulation of utility-scale solar projects at the local level. This workshop will share insights from that research, while focusing on common elements in solar zoning ordinances and communication strategies for community discussions of solar projects.

11:45 AM        Recent Case Update

                        Scott E. Coburn, Esquire, PSATS

This session will get you up to speed on all of the recent decisions and developments from the Pennsylvania and federal courts that you need to know for your municipal practice.

12:15 PM          Adjournment   

PLEASE NOTE: For those interested, tee times have been reserved starting at 1:30 PM at Cranberry Township’s golf course, Cranberry Highlands, which is very close to the township building. Participants are responsible for their own costs. Please contact Scott Coburn at 717-763-0930, ext. 171 if interested.  

PSATS 2022 SOLICITORS ASSOCIATION SPONSOR  -  McNees, Wallace & Nurick 

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**PLEASE NOTE: For those interested, tee times have been reserved starting at 1:30 PM at Cranberry Township’s golf course, Cranberry Highlands, which is very close to the township building. Participants are responsible for their own costs. Please contact Scott Coburn at 717-763-0930, ext. 171 if interested.    

 

Date:

               June 23, 2022

Time:

               8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Location:

               Cranberry Township Municipal Building
                2525 Rochester Road
               Cranberry Township, PA 16066

Registration Fee:

                Member* -  $ 119.00

                Non-Member –  $ 159.00

                                

             *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, (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.


ACCESSIBILITY & OTHER NEEDS:

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