While our communities are faced with decisions that will have a lasting impact, Local Government Academy, in partnership with the Allegheny League of Municipalities, is excited to announce a Summer Workshop Series to offer guidance to local governments in the age of COVID-19.
The Summer Workshop Series is a valuable professional development opportunity for local government officials and staff. Join us to hear credentialed professionals explain the complexities associated with recent legislation, subject matter experts who will share techniques to assess financial impacts, and more!
Summer Workshop Series topics are subject to change and details for classes will be updated as they become available. All workshops will begin at 2:00 PM on the date noted below:
- Coronavirus Pandemic Labor and Employment Issues – Thursday, June 4th
- CARES Act and Stimulus Implications for Municipalities – Thursday, June 11th
- Revenue and Expenditure Impact on Short/Long Term Financial Planning – Thursday, June 18th
- Market Outlook & Best Practices for Retirement Plans in Challenging Times – Thursday, June 25th
- Supervisor and Management Training – Thursday, July 2nd
- The Changing Face of your Municipal and School District Operations – COVID -19’s Lasting Impact – Thursday, July 9th
- DCED – Municipal Impacts: Allegheny County – Thursday, July 16th
- DCED – Municipal Impacts: SWPA – Thursday, July 23rd
- Social Media Best Practices – Thursday, July 30th
- Budgeting for Blight – Thursday, August 6th
- Delinquent tax & municipal claim collection issues – Thursday, August 13th
- Harassment in the Municipal and School District Environment – Thursday, August 20th
Registration for all upcoming webinars can be found by clicking here.
Residents Asked to Refrain from Open Burning During Pandemic
The departments of Health and Emergency Services have joined forces to ask residents to “be a good neighbor” and reduce the amount of smoke and air pollution they produce during the COVID-19 crisis.
In most county municipalities (not all so check your municipal ordinances), recreational burning of clean, dry wood in a 3’ x 3’ pile at least 15’ from the property line is legal. However, officials are asking county residents to voluntarily refrain from recreational burning. The Health Department (ACHD) has observed an increase in legal recreational burning with some taking place for extended periods during the day.
Per ACHD Article XXI §2105.50.f, the open burning regulation “may be enforced by any municipal or local government having jurisdiction over the place where the burning occurs.” Municipalities are allowed to issue a citation or stop open burning if they see fit. Municipalities can enforce ACHD regulations or their own regulations, but local and municipality regulations must be at least as stringent as ACHD’s.
For more information, click here.
A Message from ALOM to Share Resources for Municipal Stakeholders
- Allegheny County Health Department Covid-19 Page
- Allegheny County Alerts – Get notifications about important community news by signing up for the Community Notification System
- PA Department of Health Coronavirus Information
- Here is a link to a recent memo provided by ALCOSAN regarding state wide and local government initiatives – complete with links to additional resources.