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LOCAL GOVERNMENT WEEK

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As Pennsylvania celebrates Local Government Week, April 15-19, this is the perfect opportunity for you to better understand that the level of government that most affects us every day is much closer to home than the White House, the halls of Congress or even your state capitol building.

Your local government – council, township supervisors, county commissioners, , etc. – is the level of government that live and work in our area and have a significant impact on our lives every ...

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Pennsylvania Yellow Dot Program

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Yellow-DotPennsylvania’s Yellow Dot Program was created to assist citizens in the “golden hour” of emergency care following a traffic crash when they may not be able to communicate themselves. Placing a yellow dot in your vehicle’s rear window alerts first responders to check your glove compartment for vital information to ensure that ...

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Thank You!

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I wanted to take a moment and thank those who attended our ‘open house’ event last month at the Berwick Golf Club. We had a great turnout and it was a pleasure taking the time to meet and chat with the people who have supported the firm continuously throughout the years. I am looking forward to working with our current as well as future customers while continuing to be a leading provider in professional engineering and surveying services. Once again, ...

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Fire! How Safe Are You In Your Home?

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The following information has been compiled from several credible sources including the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).While for many years there have been two levels of fire protection available for your home, now there are three!

Smoke and fire alarms

Fire extinguishers

Fire sprinklers

SMOKE AND FIRE ALARMS

Smoke and fire alarms have been around for many years and have saved many lives. Hardwired (i.e., powered by your home’s electrical system) smoke alarms, with battery backup, are now ...

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PCI OFFERS CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT SERVICES

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Guiding projects through construction is a major facet of work within PCI.  Our professional construction staff is fully trained to manage all aspects of any capital construction project, applying the techniques that afford project owners better control, and assuring them of quality projects that come in on time and on budget.

With more than 35 years of experience in the industry, PCI has been a full-service provider of construction inspection services for a wide variety of clients ranging from private to ...

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OTHER NEWS FROM PCI

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During October PCI exhibited at three events, the Columbia County Township Official Annual Convention held at Columbia Montour Vocational Technical School on October 11, the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs Fall Leadership Conference in State College on October 12 and 13th at the Nittany Lion Inn, and last but not least, the Union County Association of Township Officials held at the Carriage Corner Restaurant in Mifflinburg on October 18.

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IMPACT FEE DISTRIBUTION

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Governor Corbett announced the county and municipal-level impact fee totals on October 15, the deadline is December 1 for sending revenue to local governments.

The money, more than $204 million total, was collected from a $50,000 fee on every horizontal Marcellus Shale well. (Smaller, vertical wells were assessed $10,000). Sixty percent remains ...

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Act 13 Update: Drillers Pay More Than $200 million in Impact Fees; PUC Reviewing Local Ordinances

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Act 13 Update: Drillers Pay More Than $200 million in Impact Fees; PUC Reviewing Local Ordinances

Drillers  pay impact fees- In September, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission reported  that it billed natural gas companies for $205.7 million in impact fee payments. As of September 13, companies have paid $201.7 million in fees for 4,031 horizontal and 416 vertical wells drilled before January 1, 2012.
The PUC is required to use these revenues for payments to state agencies and affected municipalities and counties by December 1, 2012. The commission has said that it is on track to ...

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Make Your Emergency Plan

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Make Your Emergency Plan

Your family may not be together when a disaster strikes so it is important to plan in advance: how you will get to a safe place; how you will contact one another; how you will get back together; and what you will do in different situations. Read more about Family Communication during an emergency.

Ready.gov has made it simple for you to make a family emergency plan. Visit ready.gov and download the Family Emergency Plan (FEP) and fill out the ...

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FEMA Flood Maps

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Townships can view flood insurance rate maps for their communities on new website launched by the state Department of Community and Economic Development. The site,  www.pafloodmaps.com, contains digital maps from the Federal Emergency Management Agency that will help township officials create floodplain management strategies.  The site also helps homeowners determine if they live in a floodplain.

The digital floodplain maps highlight areas that are special hazards or risk premium zones to help homeowners and others determine if flood insurance ...

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