In the August 2018 Township News...


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Safeguarding Your Money from Bad Employees 

Theft and fraud can occur in any township where there is too much trust and not enough oversight, and often the culprit is the employee you least suspect. Experts weigh in with advice for safeguarding your township’s public assets from good employees gone bad.

Using Comprehensive Plans to Protect Woodlands

A new publication co-authored by a township supervisor raises awareness of the economic, environmental, health, and recreational benefits of forests and encourages the use of comprehensive plans to conserve this natural resource.

Budgeting Basics

The budget is probably the most important document a township produces each year, but it doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Township administrators share their tips for crafting an effective budget that reflects the township’s philosophies and vision of itself. Click here for this months free article.

New Financing Option Encourages Clean Energy

Thanks to a new state law, Pennsylvania is joining a growing list of states with a property-assessed clean energy program, called PACE, that can help townships entice economic development and investments in energy-efficient properties.


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