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MCPC is sponsoring The Course in Subdivision and Land Development Review, which will be taught in three consecutive Thursday sessions—May 2, 9, 16, 2019—from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Lansdale Borough Hall Council Chambers, One Vine Street, Lansdale, PA 19446. The course is designed for both new and experienced planning commission members and is also useful to other municipal officials, individuals in the development sector, and engineers and surveyors.Course topics include the Pennsylvania Municipalities Planning Code (MPC) requirements governing subdivision and land development regulation, the importance of subdivision regulations to municipalities and to developers, procedures for reviewing applications, design considerations, requirements for approving and denying plans, project completion and follow-up, and new approaches to project design. Participants get hands-on experience reviewing plans and designing alternative solutions.The course was developed by the Pennsylvania Planning Association and Penn State Extension Service through their training agency, the Pennsylvania Municipal Planning Education Institute (PMPEI), and is taught by certified PMPEI instructors. It is limited to 25 participants, and preregistration is required. The registration fee is $110 ($90 for officials and staff from municipalities with current community planning assistance contracts). Additional Planning Smarter Montco 2019 education opportunities are available at www.montcopa.org/PlanningSmarter.Available Credits
PMPEI is an approved provider of continuing education credits for the following: registered landscape architects, attorneys (PA Continuing Legal Education Board), engineers, land surveyors, professional geologists, and uniform construction code officials. Additional fees apply for credits.