PSATS Morning News

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The PSATS Morning News includes the latest news, videos – look for TVN and the Question of the Week every Tuesday and Thursday – along with legislative and policy updates, grant and funding opportunities, and announcements about upcoming PSATS training.

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PSATS Members Adopts Many Resolutions, Delay Others

At the 2021 Annual Business Meeting last Friday, PSATS members debated 82 resolutions, adopting 65 and delayed action on 7 new ones until the 2022 Annual Conference.  The adopted resolutions set Association policy and direct PSATS’ legislative agenda. The adopted…

FDA Approves More COVID-19 Booster Shots 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved the use of booster shots for the Moderna and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 vaccines. The FDA amended the emergency use authorization for the Moderna vaccine to allow for a single booster dose at least six…

 FDA Approves First Booster COVID-19 Vaccine Shots 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has amended the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to allow for a single booster dose at least six months after completion of the primary series for people 65 years of age and older; those who are 18 through 64 and at high risk of severe…

Municipal Expenses from Ida Approved for Dauphin and Delaware Counties

The federal government has approved a request for public assistance to municipal, county, and state governments from damage caused by Tropical Depression Ida. The approval releases public assistance for Dauphin and Delaware Counties. Municipal expenses for Bedford, Bucks, Chester, Fulton, Huntingdon, Luzerne, Montgomery Philadelphia, Schuylkill, and…

Water, Wastewater Grants Awarded

Gov. Tom Wolf has announced the award of $186 million for 33 water, wastewater, and non-point source projects across 20 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority. Several projects will benefit townships. Click here for more.  

Looking for Township Employee Salary and Benefit Survey Results?  

PSATS 2021 Salary Survey Plus results allow townships to compare your employees’ wages and benefits with those of similar townships with just a few clicks. Participating townships can compare wages and benefits by region, population, similar budget size, and much…

PennDOT Virtual Innovation Days 

The state Department of Transportation Virtual Innovation Days will be held November 2-4, 2021. The event features speakers from PennDOT, consultants, local governments, and PennDOT’s Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP). 12 sessions will be held over the course of the…

DCNR Offering Free Virtual Workshops for Grant Program

In November, the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will offer free grant workshops for those seeking to fund recreation and conservation projects. Those interested in applying are strongly encouraged to attend one of the three scheduled virtual workshops.  …

Delegates Take Action at PSATS Business Meeting

PSATS members gathered in person on Friday, October 15, to network with one another and take care of important Association business at PSATS’ Annual Business Meeting. Delegates adopted bylaws changes, considered 82 resolutions that will direct PSATS legislative direction, and elected Association…

$317 Million in Pension Aid Distributed

The Office of Auditor General has distributed more than $317 million in state aid to support municipal pension plans in 1,492 municipalities and regional departments across Pennsylvania. The funding is generated by a 2 percent tax on fire and casualty…
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