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108th Annual Convention

Saturday, February 27 @ Spring Mill Country Club

Full details and registration are now available.  The deadline to register is February 12.

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BCATO Classifieds

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February Newsletter

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Check out the most recent updates in this month's issue!

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Association News

  • February 2, 2016
    BCATO released its February Newsletter today. Click here to read it!
  • January 28, 2016
    This year's 108th Annual Convention will be held on Saturday, February 27 from 8 a.m. to noon at the at the Spring Mill Country Club at 80...
  • January 3, 2016
    BCATO will be having its 2016 Annual Convention on Saturday, February 27 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Spring Mill Country Club at 80...
  • December 1, 2015
    BCATO accepts classified advertisements for open positions, items for sale, items wanted, and requests for proposals/bids to run on this website. This service is free...

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Legislative Letters

Click on the links to petition your legislative support to state officials.

Act 111 Resolution
The resolution seeks legislation to create a bi-partisan oversight committee that would review arbitration awards in collective bargaining arbitrations to consider its appropriateness, especially in the context of the ability of a municipal body's ability to pay such awards.

Senate Bill 3 (Compassionate Use of Medical Marijuana Act)

The letter we have submitted to the state has amendments that would support local municipalities pending this law becoming effective.

Senate Bill 556 (Realty Tax Transfer)

The resolution supports amending the act of March 4, 1971 (P.L.6, No.2), known as the Tax Reform Code of 1971, in realty transfer tax, further providing for definitions and for excluded transaction.

Act 600 Resolution

This resolution supports legislation that would amend Act 600 and/or the Second Class Township Code to allow for a defined contribution pension plan for new officers.

Act 537 Resolution
This resolution supports legislation mandating that the legislature budget sufficient funds to reimburse townships for 50% of the costs incurred during the previous five years to prepare or update their Sewage Facilities Plans (Act 537 Plans) as mandated by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), and that it budget sufficient funds to pay 50% of the costs that are incurred by townships in 2015 and subsequent years to prepare such plans when mandated by DEP.

Municipal Claim and Tax Lien Law Resolution
This resolution supports legislation that would amend the Second Class Township Code and the Municipal Claim and Tax Lien Law to allow municipalities to impose a late fee and/or penalty interest rate on unpaid sewer, water or refuse bills 45 days after the billing date.

Noxious Weed Control Law Amendments Resolution

This resolution supports legislation that would amend the Noxious Weed Control Law to add bamboo species: Bambuseae, Phyllostachys and Pseudosasa, including Common Bamboo, Golden Bamboo and Arrow Bamboo to the Noxious Weed Control List.

Philly Tax Credit Law Amendments Resolution

This resolution seeks legislation to amend the Sterling Act (Act 45 of 19) and amend DCED policy to adopt the Apportionment procedure for calculating the Philadelphia Tax Credit.

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Upcoming Events

February 27, 2016

  • 8:00 AM 108th Annual Convention

March 9, 2016

  • 12:00 PM Executive Board Meeting

April 13, 2016

  • 12:00 PM Executive Board Meeting

April 17, 2016

  • 8:00 AM PSATS Conference

May 11, 2016

  • 12:00 PM Executive Board Meeting

June 8, 2016

  • 12:00 PM Executive Board Meeting

July 13, 2016

  • 12:00 PM Executive Board Meeting

August 10, 2016

  • 12:00 PM Executive Board Meeting

September 8, 2016

  • 4:30 PM Annual Fall Meeting

September 14, 2016

  • 12:00 PM Executive Board Meeting

October 12, 2016

  • 12:00 PM Executive Board Meeting

November 9, 2016

  • 12:00 PM Executive Board Meeting

December 14, 2016

  • 12:00 PM Executive Board Meeting

January 11, 2017

  • 12:00 PM Executive Board Meeting

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