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Here’s a look at what you’ll find in the current issue of the Pennsylvania Township News. Not yet a subscriber? Click here to learn how you can receive this award-winning magazine every month.


Solicitors, Engineers Play Vital Role in Townships
Solicitors and engineers provide vital services to townships large and small. These professionals offer insight and advice to township officials and staff and can serve as the face of the township when necessary. Learn about the important role these consultants play in local government. Click here to read this month’s free article.

Navigating Public Meetings
The key to productive meetings is the preparation leading up to them. Advertising, drafting and posting agendas, and taking minutes are the essential elements of good meetings. Veteran township administrators explain how to ensure that your meetings go off without a hitch.

Inside the Governor’s Proposed Budget
PSATS takes a deeper look at Gov. Josh Shapiro’s budget to see what’s in store for townships. Promising signs include a boost to fire and EMS funding and new grant opportunities.

Townships Embrace Transparency
It’s often said that sunlight is the best disinfectant. Transparency can make life easier for township staff as well as residents seeking basic information from agendas to permits.

How to Earn PMGA Points at the Conference
Earn points toward Pennsylvania Municipal Government Academy certification at the Annual Conference in April. Learn how and enroll in the academy today.

Raising Concerns About Cybersecurity
PSATS joined experts in the field and others to provide testimony at the state Capitol on cybersecurity. Protection for townships goes beyond laws and requires education and outreach.

TEMA for Townships
With new board members and staff filling the township ranks, it’s critical to educate neophytes on emergency planning and conduct a review of the township’s emergency preparedness.


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