In the October 2018 Township News...


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The Race for Governor 

Pennsylvanians head to the polls next month to choose between Gov. Tom Wolf and Sen. Scott Wagner to be the next governor. The two, along with their running mates for lieutenant governor, shared their views on local government issues. Click here for this months free article.

What Is Up with Recycling?

If the recycling haulers in your area have limited the materials they will accept, you are not alone. Reduced markets and tougher standards from China have created a perfect storm of too many recyclables and nowhere to send them. Is this the death knell for recycling?

Updating Zoning Ordinances for New Land Uses

From short-term home rentals and backyard chickens and bees to agribusiness and tiny homes, property owners continue to come up with new ways to use their land. Townships need to be sure their zoning ordinances address these emerging trends to keep everyone safe and satisfied.

Testimony: Feeding the Wireless Beast

The growing appetite for wireless broadband for business, sporting events, and everyday life has telecommunications companies looking for places to put smaller cell towers and antennas, including in the public right of way. PSATS is urging changes to a House bill that would streamline the approval process for siting wireless infrastructure.


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