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Coping with Your Local Road Weight Issues at Fall Workshop

What if our town does not have large agricultural haulers?  Is there anything in The Fall Workshop for our Board? “There sure is,” says Steve Pudloski of the UW Madison Transpiration Information Center.  “All communities must cope with heavily loaded vehicles, be they log hauling, manure hauling, sand and gravel trucks, construction equipment, garbage trucks […]

2014 Fall Town Village Workshops Starting Soon

What can local governments do about large agricultural equipment damage to their roads?  What does Roberts Rules say about meeting by phone or over the Internet?  And what about levy limits, or preparing the DOR Form C? Find out about these topics and more at the Fall Town & Village Workshops in September 2014.  Presented […]

Guidance on Grievance Procedure

Several resources are available to help local governments meet the deadline for the new requirement to create an Employee Grievance Policy.  Wisconsin Act 10, also called the Budget Repair Bill, made profound changes to local government relations with their employees.  The effect on union employees is well known from local and national media coverage of […]

LGC Partner, Craig Maher, Saw Opportunity in Budget Crisis

Professor Craig Maher of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh has been a frequent collaborator and partner with the Local Government Center.   Recently, Craig and other experts were invited by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Editorial Board to write about how government can be more efficient.  Craig’s editorial, “Out of crisis may come opportunities for change” appeared in […]

Videos Offered of Land Use Seminars

The Wisconsin Towns Association partnered with UW-Extension and DATCP to sponsor nine statewide workshops December 2011 and June 2012 that focused on land use planning and regulation.   The workshops were geared towards town and village board members and plan commissioners.  Other local officials and staff were also welcome to attend.  The Wisconsin Towns Association […]