The past two years have seemingly stood for one general proposition, expect the unexpected. Given the recent rise in public participation at government meetings, the global pandemic, polarizing viewpoints, and the inevitable unexpected situations, municipalities should consider adopting formal bylaws and meeting procedures to govern the conduct of both the governing body and public participants at municipal meetings. Municipalities that have already adopted formal bylaws, procedures, rules and regulations should consider reviewing the documentation for necessary updates. In certain circumstances, such as varied meeting formats or remote participation, formal action may be required to continue allowing for remote participation or… read more »
Everyone Gets Along, Until They Don’t – The Importance of Establishing Formal Governing Body Bylaws and Meeting Procedures
Whether you’re preparing an RFP for a professional service or specs for a contract that will be open to public bid, municipal leaders are required to act as good stewards of public resources. This session will review best practices in preparing and reviewing municipal contracts to ensure services are being delivered as desired and to avoid costly litigation.
Every ten years, all business entities registered to do business in Pennsylvania are legally required to make a decennial filing with the Pennsylvania Department of State. A decennial filing confirms the continued existence of a business to maintain exclusive use of its registered name. Businesses required to make a decennial filing report for 2021 must complete and file the necessary documentation with a filing fee no later than December 31, 2021. A decennial filing report is required unless a business meets one of the enumerated exceptions. One exception is if the business made a filing, such as a change of… read more »
Congratulations to Attorney Beth Kern for joining the York Benevolent Association’s Board of Managers! The York Benevolent Association has a long and proud history in York. The oldest charitable organization in York County, founded in 1863, originally provided aid for widows and orphans of Civil War soldiers. Over time, the need for their services grew and their work expanded to serve the general public. In 1893, a charter was incorporated to the York Benevolent Association and defined its purpose: providing food, clothing, shoes, and fuel to those in need. Their work has never stopped. As a member of the Board… read more »