In the August 2016 Township News...


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Preparing for Collective Bargaining

Union negotiations call for trust and respect, but another essential ingredient is also necessary: good preparation. Experts reveal how doing your homework helps smooth the path to agreement.

Navigating Act 111 Negotiations Successfully

Outside expertise, thorough preparation, and prioritization of goals help townships get through collective bargaining with public safety personnel while containing costs and preserving services.

The Reinvention of the Penn State Extension

Once primarily an agricultural service, the Penn State Extension is expanding its offerings to appeal to a diverse, 21st-century, digital audience without compromising its reputation for solid, science-based information.

Complying with Environmental Laws

From stormwater to storage tanks to sewage disposal, townships must follow numerous laws and regulations designed to protect the environment. Although the laws often pose a financial burden, noncompliance can be even more costly.

Linking Health Care Providers to Patients

Electronic health information exchanges give providers instant access to patient clinical information no matter where, when, or from whom they received care in the past.

The Do’s and Don’ts of Regulating Drones

As commercial and recreational drones gain popularity, townships must be aware of what they can and cannot do to regulate these “eyes in the sky.”


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