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2014 Programs

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PLEASE NOTE that online payment is preferred for online registrations for events that include a fee. Please also note the registration choices available for each event. If you need help or more information, please contact Andrea Weist!

 

September Classes / Events:


The Community Planning Course

Co-sponsored by the Berks County Planning Commission, the Berks County Bar Association, and the Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Education Institute

Date/Time
September 18, 25, and
October 2, 2014
6:30 - 9:30 PM (check-in at 6:00 PM on 9/18)

Location
Albright College
Roessner Hall, Classroom TBD

Instructors
John Kramer, CELG Director Emeritus and Shannon Rossman, Director, Berks County Planning Commission

Program Fees
Sponsors  $110
Non-Sponsors  $140
CLE Credits add $65 to the appropriate fee above
Please make check payable to“Albright College”.

Registration:
Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. .Deadline – September 12

Master Planner Certification& Continuing Education Units

Participants will receive 9 hours of credit toward Master Planner certification by the Berks County Planning Commission, attorneys are eligible for 9 Continuing Legal Education Units (CLE), and real estate appraisers, and Code Enforcement Officials are  eligible  for 9 continuing education credits

Course Description

This 3-session course includes in-depth instruction on the PA Municipalities Planning Code and the technical components of land use planning and regulation, as well as guidance for building effective working relationships among the commission members, the governing body, and the public. The course is designed to provide planning commissioners and other officials with the basic information they need to effectively fulfill their responsibilities and to assist other local officials in understanding the land use planning process. Hands-on experience and discussion are built into each session.

Course Content

  1. The PA Municipalities Planning Code (MPC)
  2. The Duties of Planning Commissions
  3. The Comprehensive Plan
  4. Plan Implementation, Including Zoning and Subdivision and Land Development
  5. Effective Planning Commissions
Who Should Attend:  This course is intended primarily for new planning commissioners, but is also helpful for experienced planning commissioners, elected officials, zoning board members, professional planners and other individuals interested in this topic.  This is the last chance to complete this component of the Master Planner Certification prior to the 2014 Awards Ceremony on October 14, 2014.

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October Classes / Events:

CELG Open House

OCT. 14, 2014
Open House 5:30–8 p.m., Special Program 6:30 p.m.

CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF JOHN K. ROESSNER III '61 HALL
The new home for The Center for Excellence in Local Government and the Berks County Water & Sewer Association

Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Tours of Roessner Hall, as well as the recently relocated BCTV headquarters, located next door to Roessner Hall, will be given. For more information, contact Andrea Weist at the Center for Excellence in Local Government at 610-929-6503 or aweist@alb.edu.

 


Municipal Law Forum

OCT. 29, 2014
5:30-9 p.m.
The Inn at Reading

5:30-6:30 p.m. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
6:30-8:30 p.m. Presentations and discussions

Presentations including:

  • Volunteer fire companies
  • Affordable Care Act
  • Annual case law and legislative update
  • Basics of zoning, municipal documents and record keeping
  • Municipal collections

For more information contact Andrea Weist at the Center for Excellence in Local Government at 610-929-6503 or Jim Lillis or Joan London at Kozloff Stoudt at 610-670-2552.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Local Government at Albright College and Kozloff Stoudt Attorneys.

 


November Classes / Events:

Subdivision and Land Development Review Course

Co-sponsored by the Berks County Planning Commission, the Berks County Bar Association, and the Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Education Institute

Date/Time
Thursdays, November 6, 13, 20, 2014
6:30 - 9:30 PM  (check-in at 6:00 PM on 5/1)

Location
Albright College
13th and Bern Streets
Reading

Instructors
The course is taught by Instructors certified by the Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Educa­tion Institute (PMPEI).

Program Fees
Sponsors  $110
Non-Sponsors  $120
CLE Credits add $65 to the appropriate fee above

Please make check payable to “Albright College”.

Registration:
Pre-registration is required.

Master Planner Certification & Continuing Education Units

Participants will receive 9 hours of credit toward Master Planner certification by the Berks County Planning Commission, attorneys are eligible for 9 Continuing Legal Education Units (CLE), and real estate appraisers, brokers and salesmen are eligible for 10 continuing education credits.

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Center for Excellence in Local Government
C/O Albright College
P.O. Box 15234
Roessner Hall
Reading, PA 19612-5234
Office Hours
Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Voice:  610.929.6503
Fax:    610.921.7278
E-mail: pjanssen@alb.edu


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