PSATS Morning News

Welcome to the PSATS Morning News, our email digest.

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 Releases Op-Ed on the Need for Broadband Access

PSATS Executive Director David M. Sanko has released an op-ed to newspapers across the state for publication on the need for more broadband access in Pennsylvania and local efforts to ensure service is provided for their communities. Click here to…

2021 Virtual Conference Workshops Access – $99.00 

Between April and May 31, PSATS host the 2021 Conference workshops through its virtual classroom. Learn from experts from across the commonwealth on a wide variety of township administration, public safety, public works, and planning and zoning topics and gain valuable knowledge…

Grant Applications Being Accepted for Complete Streets, Active Transportation Plans 

WalkWorks is accepting grant applications from municipalities to assist with the development of Active Transportation Plans, Complete Streets policies and/or Vision Zero policies. These plans and policies establish activity-friendly routes that connect people to everyday destinations and opportunities for physical activity. Active transportation includes walking, wheeling or biking, and public transit. Applications…

2021 Membership Card

PSATS will again be producing the 2021 membership cards for supervisors, secretaries and managers in townships that have renewed their annual dues. If you would like your membership card to also double as a photo ID card, this can happen…

3rd Cabinet Secretary Departure in 3 Months

 Gov. Tom Wolf announced his intention to nominate Meg Snead to serve as the next secretary of the Department of Human Services. Snead’s nomination comes after current DHS Secretary Teresa Miller announced her departure from the administration effective April 30…

Commonwealth Urges Pennsylvanians to Participate in Pick Up Pennsylvania

The commonwealth is urging Pennsylvanians to participate in Pick Up Pennsylvania  through May 31. During this initiative, thousands of Pennsylvanians will participate in litter and illegal dump cleanups, tree and flower plantings, recycling collections, public education programs, and more.   To…

PENNVEST Offers Lunch and Learn Sessions

PENNVEST is offering a series of lunch and learn webinars for municipal officials, authority board members, engineers, and others interested in learning how PENNVEST financing can help improve water quality in your community. All classes are scheduled for noon. Click…

Reminder: Mandatory 10-Digit Dialing for 814 Area Code Begins April 3rd 

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission is reminding everyone within the 814-area code that 10-digit dialing will be mandatory for all telephone calls in the region beginning on Saturday, April 3, 2021. Now is the time to confirm that your mobile and landline…

IFO Monthly Report Features Increase in Pennsylvania Home Values, Refinancing

The Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) posted a monthly economic update featuring recent data showing that Pennsylvania home values grew 10.9% in the fourth quarter of 2020, a report on home prices and refinancing, and the current state of employment in Pennsylvania. Click…

State Government to Generate 50% of Electricity Usage from Solar

Gov. Tom Wolf announced an initiative to produce nearly 50 percent of state government’s electricity through new solar energy arrays in 6 counties totaling 191-megawatts, which will go into operation on January 1, 2023. The administration says this is the…
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