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February 2015 Free Online Feature Article:

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February 2015

Natural Gas Pipelines: Progress or Problem?

With new and bigger natural gas pipelines coming to Pennsylvania, townships are caught between residents who don’t want them and laws that say they have no choice but to accept them.

Keeping Municipal Pension Plans Healthy

Township pension plans, on the whole, are in good condition. Supervisors need to remain vigilant, however, to ensure that they stay that way.

Meet the Freshman Five

Learn how a handful of former township supervisors plan to put their local government experience to work as newly elected members of the state House of Representatives.

Battling Old Man Winter with Safety in Mind

Township employees can follow these best practices for plowing and shoveling snow to make the work as safe and productive as possible.

Finding PSATS Publications Online

This month’s “Take a Look” column describes the numerous publications that can be found at, from the Township News and PSATS News Bulletin to legislative resources and brochures.

Honoring Outstanding Communicators

PSATS recognizes the winners of its 47th Annual Township Citizen Communication Contest.

Observing Local Government Week

Use these suggestions to kick-start ideas for celebrating Pennsylvania’s Local Government Week in your township April 13-17.

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