Siana Bellwoar Attorneys Attend 2019 PSATS Conference

Siana Bellwoar attorneys, Michael G. Crotty, Eric M. Brown and Sheryl L. Brown attended the April 2019 Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS) Annual Educational Conference in Hershey, PA. They presented a variety of seminars that covered topics pertinent to municipal officials and employees, such as social media and the First Amendment. Read the…

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court to Determine What Protections an Hourly Part-Time Police Officer is Entitled to Pursuant to the Borough Code and/or Police Tenure Act

Sheryl L. Brown, Esquire had the honor of arguing before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on April 9, 2019 to address an issue related to part-time police officers across the state. In a question certified to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court from the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, guidance was sought on whether the Police Tenure Act…

Article on Commonwealth Court’s Reversal of Zoning Hearing Board Decision by Eric M. Brown, Esquire featured in Borough News Magazine

Siana Bellwoar recognizes Eric M. Brown, Esquire for his article, Commonwealth Court Reverses Zoning Hearing Board Decision, which was recently featured in the March 2019 Issue of PSAB‘s Borough News Magazine. Read the full article here: Eric’s Bio | Areas of Practice | Contact Us All rights reserved. This publication may not be reproduced without…

Commonwealth Court Limits Zoning Hearing Boards on Short-Term Rentals by Thomas J. Grant, Esquire

The Commonwealth Court recently issued a ruling that emphasized the importance of statutory drafting when it comes to Zoning Ordinances. In Hoefling v. ZHB of Monroe Township, the Court held that because the Township’s Zoning Ordinance did not expressly prohibit short-term rental of the entire property, such rentals are permissible. (1437 C.D. 2017). The property…

Maintaining the Foundations of Cohesion: Effective Discipline in Municipal Police Forces by Brian C. Conley

Effective organizations – be it a championship caliber sports team or a successful corporation – know that a foundation of discipline, which fosters morale and a sense of camaraderie, can be the difference between success and failure. The same lessons can be applied to police forces. The effectiveness of police departments in fulfilling their public…

Eric M. Brown and Michael G. Crotty Present Webinar on Zoning Ethics as part of the Penn State Extension Spring 2019 Land Use Series

On January 16, 2019, Eric M. Brown and Michael G. Crotty of Siana Bellwoar, presented a webinar on Ethics and Zoning to more than 45 participants from across the Commonwealth as part of the Penn State Extension Spring 2019 Land Use series. Participants received AICP maintenance credits for attending. The webinar series assists municipal elected…