In the April 2017 Township News...


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Townships Collaborate to Get Things Done

Across Pennsylvania, collaboration is making things happen. While working with members of their community, townships are engaging their citizens, pushing past conflict, and helping to build public trust.

Cooperation is Key to Efficiency, Cost Savings

Townships have been working hand-in-hand with their neighbors for years to save money and minimize the duplication of services. Collaboration, not consolidation, makes the most sense for communities. Free article this month, click here to read.

Behind the Scenes with Township Secretaries

It takes a master organizer to choreograph everyone and everything at a township meeting. Township secretaries and managers work behind the scenes gathering information, developing agendas, briefing the supervisors, and making sure meetings run as smoothly as possible.

Supporting Municipal Zoning Officers

PSATS has taken over management of the Pennsylvania Association of Zoning Officials, or PAAZO, which provides education, networking, and certification for municipal zoning officers.

Examining the Governor’s Proposed Budget

Several items in Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed budget could have a significant effect on township residents, from paying for State Police to absorbing the cost of natural gas development impacts.

Meet the Nominees for PSATS Office

Get to know the individuals that delegates will be voting into office at PSATS’ upcoming Annual Educational Conference.

PSATS Testifies: State Should Coordinate More

PSATS told the State Planning Board that it should concentrate on eliminating unfunded mandates, giving local governments new, flexible tools, and better coordinating state planning efforts with local governments.


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