Christopher P. Gerber’s, Code Blue, Featured in Borough News Magazine

Siana Bellwoar congratulates partner, Christopher P. Gerber, Esquire on the publication of his article, Code Blue: Legal Implications of Police Psychological Fitness-for-Duty Examinations, as a feature story in the compelling May 2017 issue of the Pennsylvania State Association of Borough’s Borough News Magazine. Read the full story here: Code Blue            …

Statutory Bidding Requirements – What Municipalities Should Know in 2017

The State of Pennsylvania recently released the updated bidding thresholds for contracts/purchases for 2017 which include: Contracts/purchases under $10,700 do not require quotes or a formal bid process (with a few exceptions); Contracts/purchases between $10,700 and $19,699 require the municipality to obtain three (3) telephone or written quotes; and Contracts/purchases of $19,700 and greater require…

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Snow and Ice Removal – Understanding Municipal Obligation and Liability

Southeastern Pennsylvania receives approximately twenty to thirty inches of snow each winter. While for most of us snow merely presents an inconvenient commute to work, it is an entirely different challenge for municipal governments across the Commonwealth. Tasked with keeping local economies moving and residents safe on shoestring budgets, municipalities are forced to make tough…

The Constitutionality of Religious Display Signs

Read the full article on the constitutionality of religious display signs, by Siana Bellwoar Partner, John J. Mahoney, and Associate, Robert M. Tucker, which was featured in the November 2016 issue of Borough News Magazine: To Display or Not to Display? by John J. Mahoney, Esquire and Robert M. Tucker, Esquire. Borough News Magazine, November 2016  …