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March 2015

Building Bonds with Inspection Agencies

Many townships look to third-party inspection agencies to administer and enforce the state’s Uniform Construction Code, either in whole or in part. Setting expectations and maintaining good communications are keys to this critical relationship.

Earning PMGA Credits at the PSATS Conference

New this year, participants in the PSATS Municipal Government Academy can earn credits for attending certain workshops during PSATS’ Annual Conference. Find out how!

Putting Safety First at Special Events

Most structures used for such local events as fairs and festivals are not subject to state regulations. Still, townships can do plenty to make sure special events are safe, as well as successful.

Celebrating 80 Years as Local Government Liaison

Legislators say the Pennsylvania Local Government Commission is their go-to resource for municipal information. Working behind the scenes, this state-created agency has a big impact on townships statewide.

Taking Part in Disaster Declaration and Recovery

Local officials play a critical role when the state seeks federal assistance following a disaster and when securing recovery funds for their own community. Fortunately, they have plenty of guidance along the way.

Reducing the Risk of Costly Insurance Claims

While no township can completely avoid the risk of a million-dollar liability claim, some simple steps can help reduce the possibility..


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