PSATS' 2020 Annual Educational Conference and Exhibit Show - May 3-6, 2020
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Thank you to all our members, vendors,
and guests who attended the 97th Annual Educational Conference and Exhibit Show and helped to make it our best conference yet!

Webin@r Wednesdays
fit your busy schedule!

PSATS is offering a series of webinars on Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. Each month, the topics will rotate among the four tracks of the PSATS Municipal Government Academy (PMGA): public safety, planning, administration, and public works. PMGA enrollees can earn one secondary credit per webinar.


  • Does your township have shopping areas and office parks with underutilized parking areas? In Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County, drone flights over parking lots show many shopping areas and office parks are underparked, even during peak hours. While parking minimums have been standard practice in the planning world for decades, little research has been used to calculate the number of spaces actually needed per land use. This webinar will provide a review of parking requirements in general, the drone imagery collection process used by Susquehanna Township, examples of trends and changes in parking requirements, and suggestions for potential updates to your parking ordinances.
  • Municipalities across Pennsylvania have been inundated with record-setting rainfall and flooding. To help townships prepare and respond, the presenters in this webinar will discuss affordable options, such as localized warning systems, and the challenges that can arise when stream work is not properly designed and permitted. Participants will also learn more about the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s booklet, Guidelines for Maintaining Streams in Your Community.
  • This webinar will illustrate for township officials/employees and consulting engineers the importance of considering traditional and non-traditional best management practices (BMPs) that can be used to meet MS4 requirements when working with agricultural operations. Peter Vanderstappen, the State Conservation Engineer with the United States Department of Agriculture, will review examples of effective methods that can achieve your goals while avoiding expensive engineering. These simple methods will result in best management practices that are not cost-prohibitive to landowners and result in MS4 credits for your township. BMPs to be covered include concrete lots, waste management facilities, bunk silos and trails and walkways.

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