In the July 2014 Township News...


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July 2014


Focusing on Safety and Savings

Keeping residents and employees safe is a top priority for townships. It’s also an ongoing process of identifying and reducing risks. And when everyone works to build a “culture of safety,” townships have learned, savings are sure to follow.

Fighting a Clean Water Act ‘Power Grab’

PSATS is urging townships to speak out against a proposed rule change to the federal Clean Water Act that would expand the waters under federal control. In fact, it’s so broad that it could even lead to federal permitting for local roads, ditches, and retention basins.

Avoiding Personal Liability Lawsuits

All elected officials run a greater risk of being sued from the moment they take office. Knowing the law and watching what they say and do are key to keeping legal action at bay.

Questioning Act 47 Proposals

Two state legislative bills are meant to help municipalities in financial distress. In recent testimony, PSATS pointed out why the measures might do more harm than good.

Spotlight on Services: PSATS Member Portal

A powerful piece of software is giving PSATS members better access, and control over, their Association data. At the same time, it’s increasing efficiency and freeing staff to do what matters most: serve members.             


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