Help For Township, Borough Officials In Jan. 31 Workshop

From Potter County Today

help_keyboardWith townships and boroughs facing increasingly complex responsibilities, many of them have been calling for help. They’ll have an opportunity to get some on Tuesday, Jan. 31, when the Potter County Planning Department sponsors a daylong workshop in Coudersport. Municipal officials will gather at the Gunzburger Building auditorium from 9 am to 2 pm to learn about stormwater management, tax assessment, building codes, environmental regulations and related topics.

Planning Director Charlotte Dietrich and the Potter County Board of Commissioners have pulled together representatives from the Pa. Dept. of Environmental Protection, Potter County Conservation District and other agencies in one place to work directly with township and borough officials. “All of these representatives will be available to answer questions,” Dietrich said. “I encourage our municipal officials to attend, as this workshop will be very informative and will assist them in some of their duties.”

These are among the topics that will be covered:

  • Northcentral Pa. Regional Planning and Development Commission, explanation of GIS database being compiled for the region; “GIS 101” education; new rules affecting signs, pavement markings and traffic signals.
  • Tax Assessment, identifying new construction, permit requirements and coordination between the county and municipalities to assure accurate tax records.
  • Potter County Conservation District, erosion and sedimentation control plan requirements, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permits, and municipal responsibilities/available resources for development issues.
  • Planning Commission, implementation of stormwater management ordinances and building code permits.

Potter County Today is a timely information site courtesy of the Potter County Commissioners. Reprinted with Permission.