In the December 2016 Township News...


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Getting a Handle on Your Time

For township secretaries and managers, good time management is not a luxury — it’s a necessity. By organizing your environment, prioritizing tasks, and minimizing distractions, you can take control of your time and make it work for you.

Pumping Up Your Permitting Process

Getting a permit is often the only interaction residents have with their township. Make sure the process goes smoothly by using technology and practicing good record keeping, organization, and customer service.

Organizing for the New Year

Follow this checklist to ensure your board has a successful organization meeting in January.

Take a Sneak Peek at the PSATS Conference

Get a preview of the new offerings and returning favorites that are in store for the Annual Educational Conference in April.

Opening the Door to PSATS Services

This month’s “Take a Look” column explains how the PSATS Connect online portal gives you access to other members, as well as a host of members-only resources and services.

Preparing Your Community for Emergencies

Make sure your township is ready to respond to any kind of disaster — natural or manmade — by asking the right questions and having a good plan in place.

Is Your Township ADA-Compliant? 

The Americans with Disabilities Act requires municipalities to have a plan to ensure that disabled residents have access to all programs and services. If your township doesn’t have one, it’s time to get to work.


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