In the August 2014 Township News...

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August 2014

Sticking to Social Media Rules

Townships are discovering how social media offers big payoffs in terms of reaching out to residents. It also comes with perils, though, and supervisors and employees need to know  — and follow — the rules for using these platforms at work and at home.

Managing Contentious Meetings

When residents get hot under the collar, township meetings can careen out of control. These tips will help the board of supervisors keep things moving and make sure everyone minds their manners.

Fighting the Mini Cell Tower Attack

To support demand for wireless phone and data services, mini cell towers are cropping up in township rights of way across Pennsylvania. Updated zoning ordinances could help control the growth.

Planting Meadows to Cut Down on Mowing

Mowing huge swaths of grass is labor-intensive and expensive. That’s why replacing turf with meadows is such an attractive option. It benefits the environment and townships’ bottom line.

Testifying on Police Legislation

State lawmakers are considering bills that would improve the police contract arbitration process and allow municipal police to use radar for speed enforcement. PSATS recently spoke out in favor of both.

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