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Are You Ready to Weather the Worst?

Townships in Pennsylvania are no stranger to natural and other disasters, particularly flooding. Taking measures now to minimize damage and form a network of local, state, and federal resources will help you weather any storm.

The Evolution of Stormwater Management

Stormwater management has always been about clean and abundant water. Right now, some townships are in the midst of complying with the latest generation of regulations, which set costly, complex, and specific goals for reducing sediment discharge. Free article this month, click here to read.

Fees Can Offer Stormwater Relief

Two recent state laws may offer some relief to townships concerned about how they are going to pay for the increasing costs of stormwater management.

Tips for Finding the Perfect EMC

Clearly, you want a common-sense leader to oversee your township’s emergency management operations, but we’ve come up with several other traits that every coordinator should have.

The Right — and Wrong — Way to Spend Your LFFs

Most townships depend on state liquid fuels funds to maintain and upgrade roads and equipment. Be careful, though: The annual distribution comes with strings attached so make sure you’re educated.

PMGA: More Ways to Learn at the PSATS Conference

Here’s a great idea: If you’re going to be at the Annual Conference in Hershey next month, why not start earning credits for the PSATS Municipal Government Academy?


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