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Make Way for the Silver Tsunami

As Americans are living longer, healthier, and more productive lives, we find ourselves in the midst of a demographic shift. Baby boomers — those born between 1946 and 1964 — are rapidly retiring and growing old. For townships, preparing for this “silver tsunami” begins with an understanding of what aging means in today’s society.

How to Hire and Keep a Quality Consultant

Whether you hire a consultant to manage a short-term project, such as updating your comprehensive plan, or provide long-term legal, financial, or technical advice, the success of these partnerships boils down to two things: the selection process and the effort that’s put into the relationship afterward.

The Township Engineer: a Jack of all Trades

Talk to just about any township engineer, and they’ll likely tell you that they relish the variety of responsibilities that come with the position. Many will also say that good customer service, communication, and flexibility are critical to their success.

New Law Eases Home-Buying Process

Stalled real estate transactions prompted the passage of Act 133 of 2016, which prohibits municipalities from using violations found during point-of-sale inspections to deny permits or require pre-settlement repairs.

Observing Local Government Week

Observing Local Government Week In preparation for Local Government Week, April 10-14, we offer some suggestions to help kick-start your celebration.

Honoring Outstanding Communicators

PSATS recognizes the winners of its 49th Annual Township Citizen Communication Contest.


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