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BCATO President receives Bucks County Board of Directors Appointment

Bucks County, PA: Daniel Rattigan, President of Bucks County Association of Township Officials (BCATO) and Chairman of the Upper Makefield Township Board of Supervisors has been appointed to the Bucks County Drug & Alcohol Commission, Inc. 

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2017 Dr. Richard "Doc" Derstine Youth Award Contest

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PAStop.org

Stop Prescription Drug Abuse Before it Starts

For information on how to stop perscription drug abuse, visit PAStop.org.  

Bucks County Association of Township Officials

Association News

  • April 6, 2017
    March 22, 2017 Letters/Bucks County Courier Times 8400 N. Bristol Pike Levittown, PA 19057 Dear Editor: Situated among the obituaries of a 91year old inventor...
  • March 3, 2017
    Bucks County, PA: Daniel Rattigan, President of Bucks County Association of Township Officials (BCATO) and Chairman of the Upper Makefield Township Board of Supervisors has...

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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

August 9, 2017

  • 12:00 PM Executive Board Meeting

September 13, 2017

  • 12:00 PM Executive Board Meeting

September 28, 2017

  • 4:30 PM Annual Fall Meeting

October 11, 2017

  • 12:00 PM Executive Board Meeting

November 8, 2017

  • 12:00 PM Executive Board Meeting

December 13, 2017

  • 12:00 PM Executive Board Meeting

January 10, 2018

  • 12:00 PM Executive Board Meeting

February 14, 2018

  • 12:00 PM Executive Board Meeting

February 24, 2018

  • 8:00 AM 110th Annual Convention

March 14, 2018

  • 12:00 PM Executive Board Meeting

April 11, 2018

  • 12:00 PM Executive Board Meeting

April 22, 2018

  • 8:00 AM PSATS Conference

May 9, 2018

  • 12:00 PM Executive Board Meeting

June 13, 2018

  • 12:00 PM Executive Board Meeting

July 11, 2018

  • 12:00 PM Executive Board Meeting

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