In the September 2014 Township News...
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September 2014 Free Online Feature Article:
We're featuring one article from each Township News issue right here, every month, for you to read in its entirety. Check out the following feature for September:
- Saving Lives, Setting Examples: Township Supervisor Surpasses 500th Blood Donation to American Red Cross
Embracing New Technology
Emerging information and communication technology can help townships operate more smoothly, efficiently, and cost-effectively — if they can convince everyone to get on board with the new tools.
Breaking Down the Budget Process
Whether you’re doing a township budget for the first time or just dreading the prospect, these three steps will help take the process from nerve-racking and stressful to organized and productive.
Setting Up Your PSATS Portal Account
Township officials and staff, as well as affiliate and associate PSATS members, have until September 30 to create a PSATS Portal account to ensure access to membership data and members-only content.
TEMA for Townships: Tallying Disaster Costs
Determining whether a disaster qualifies for federal assistance depends on every municipality tracking its costs for response, cleanup, and repairs.
Responding to Right-to-Know Requests
Commercial entities often request township records to increase their customer base. One, however, uses the information to expedite real estate settlements, which ultimately benefits the township.
Executive Board Report
‘Take a Look’ at PSATS’ Online Resource Center
Sample ordinances, applications, job descriptions, and more are just a click away in the PSATS Resource Center.
Considering a Park Conversion? Think Twice!
Converting parks to other uses can have legal ramifications and unforeseen costs. Townships should check their facts before moving forward.
- From the Executive Director
- The Association
- Legislative Update
- Legal Briefs
- Financially Speaking
- PSATS Educational Workshops
- Pa. Local Government Training Partnership Courses
- Pa. Construction Codes Academy Courses
- LTAP Workshops
- County Association Conventions
- Show Me the Money!
- Supervisor Hall of Fame
- Secretary Hall of Fame
- Professional Services
- Ad Index
- Questions & Answers
- Subscription form
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