PSATS' Regional Forum - Clearfield County - (Virtual) - 10/6/20

In the PSATS (Virtual) Regional Forum – Clearfield, learn from experts on a wide variety of topics from the comfort of your office or home. Among the topics to be covered include fire service challenges, best maint post-COVID HR and employment issues, how to stretch your township public works budget, the Right-to-Know Law, municipal “Jeopardy,” and more.

You will also have an opportunity to interact and network with colleagues around the region.


October 6

 9:30-10:30      Pennsylvania Fire Service Challenges: 2020 and Beyond

The volunteer fire service is critical to the public safety of Pennsylvania, and the most successful township-based systems promote cooperation between the township and the volunteer fire company. In this session, Jerry Ozog will share new information from the 2019 Fire Chiefs Survey conducted by the Center for Rural Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Fire & Emergency Services Institute. In addition, attendees will learn about best practices for developing positive relationships with volunteer fire companies, basic performance measures, examples of successful systems, and why strategic planning for the fire service is critical.

 Jerry Ozog, Pennsylvania Fire & Emergency Services Institute


10:45-11:45      How Flex Base Paving and Can Stretch Your Township Dollars

The COVID-19 pandemic interrupted or prevented a lot of municipal road projects this spring and summer. In this session, learn about how to use flex base paving and as cost-effective tools to get your roads into better shape this fall.

Corinne Chalovich, Senior Sales and Technical Support Manager, Russell Standard Corporation


12:30-1:30      Best Practices for Maintenance of Dirt and Gravel Roads

 This presentation will cover everything you need to know involving dirt and gravel roads, from drainage to drivability, and your role in making both the best they can be. Attendees will also learn about maintenance reduction techniques for unpaved roads to create more durable roads with lower long-term costs.

 TBD, Penn State Center for Dirt & Gravel Roads


1:45-2:45      HR


John Baker, Esquire, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC


3:00-4:00      Municipal Jeopardy

 This lively and fun session, based on the classic TV game show, will test your knowledge of key aspects of municipal operations.

 Scott E. Coburn, Esquire, Counsel & Education Director, PSATS


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               October 6, 2020


                9:30 am - 5:00 pm


Registration Fee:

                Member* -  $ 75.00

                Non-Member –  $ 125.00


             *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; 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. 

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