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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Social Media
Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms can be a great way for public officials to communicate with residents. They can also be loaded with landmines, however, so township officials should proceed with caution. Click here for this month’s free article.

Talking Taxes
No one likes to talk about taxes, least of all those who have to pay them. Townships should educate their residents, though, on how much of their tax dollars the township receives and how it uses that revenue.

In Memoriam: PSATS Past President Ken Grimes
PSATS mourns the passing of Ken Grimes of Upper Tulpehocken Township in Berks County, who faithfully served the Association for more than two decades.

Interview with Pa. Sen. Majority Leader Kim Ward
Get to know Sen. Kim Ward, a former township supervisor and the first woman to hold the post of majority leader in Pennsylvania’s Senate or House.

Busted Buildings? Call a Structural Engineer
When a building poses a risk to the health and safety of township residents, a structural engineer can provide the expertise needed to shore up the structure, as well as the public’s confidence in their local government.

In Memoriam: Former Pa. Gov. Dick Thornburgh
PSATS remembers Gov. Dick Thornburgh, who shepherded Pennsylvania through the accident at Three Mile Island and later served as the U.S. attorney general.

Celebrating Local Government Week
As Local Government Week approaches April 12-16, PSATS offers suggestions on how to celebrate and involve residents in local government.


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