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Borough Discussion Group



Do you have a question about zoning, amending a budget or responding to Right to Know Law requests?  Most likely, you aren’t alone. As elected officials and employees in your borough, you are expected to be knowledgeable about a variety of topics.
 
The Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs (PSAB) has created a free, online discussion service for borough councilmen, mayors, managers and secretaries to share information. Through this online discussion tool you will be able to communicate with other members about issues affecting each of your boroughs. The Borough Discussion Group (BDG) allows members to communicate with each other about issues like policies and procedures, ordinances, the Borough Code, etc.
 
PSAB will monitor the membership and content on a regular basis to insure compliance with the terms of use. No answer provided by the subscribers or PSAB will constitute a legal opinion. All members must contact their borough solicitor for legal advice.
 
All members must contact their borough solicitor for legal advice/interpretations. For additional information concering The Borough Discussion Group, please click here.
  • I swear that I am a borough official (elected member of council, mayor, secretary or manager) and my borough is a member of PSAB.
  • All emails must be in compliance with the CAN SPAM law. The official cannot include advertisements on the BDG posting that provides a link to a company which would solicit money, services, or a product.
    The subject line cannot conflict with the body of the email (e.g., the subject line says "budget" and email deals with "barking dogs").
    All emails must have a valid physical address for the sender including name, email address and title as part of your signature line.
    No emails should be tampered with to conceal the identity of the official who posted.
  • I will not loan my membership to any other person.
  • I will not release information discussed in the group to non-officials.
  • I will not send anonymous e-mails.
  • I will not use vulgar language and I will not write derogatory comments about my-fellow officials or my bosses.
  • I will not send graphics because they may contain viruses and take up excessive space.
  • I will abide by the policy not to discuss salaries/benefits on-line.
  • I agree to provide a copy of any sample ordinance, policy to PSAB, that I am providing to the members of the BDG.
  • I recognize that if I violate any of the above, then I will be removed from the Borough Discussion Group.

Please note that if you are already a member of BDG, you must reapply and are subject to the above restrictions. To unsubscribe, please send an email to Mira Miller at mmiller@boroughs.org.

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