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PMPEI: Course in Community Planning (Lehigh County)
September 14, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
PMPEI: Course in Community Planning
Lehigh County (Allentown)
September 7, 14 & 21
Location: Lehigh Valley Planning Commission
To register contact Tracy Oscavich, 610-264-4544 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This course teaches planning commissioners, local officials, and others how to carry out their responsibilities under the PA Municipalities Planning Code. Participants learn where planning fits in the framework of local government, how planning commissioners relate to the governing body, zoning hearing board, and zoning officer. Topics include basic knowledge of the Municipalities Planning Code, comprehensive planning, plan implementation including zoning, subdivision and land development regulations, the Official Map, and how effective planning commissions work together. Multi-municipal planning and implementing planning agreements is emphasized. The course is designed for new and experienced planners and officials. A planning exercise based on Marcellus Shale natural gas exploration is included in the course.
For more information go to PMPEI.org.