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2014 Fall Town & Village Workshops including Budget and Finance

Town & Village Workshops including Budget and Finance
Nine Locations Across the State
September 8 through September 25

For Town & Village Chairs, Board Members, Clerks, and Clerk/Treasurers

Topics

  • Understanding Implements of Husbandry Law and Permitting Requirements (also applies to logging and mining vehicles)
  • Managing Roads for Heavy Loads
  • Basic Road Law
  • Parliamentary Procedure in the 21st Century
  • Public Engagement Techniques
  • Tax Roll Preparation and Accounting including DOR Form C Introduction
  • Levy Limits and other Dept. of Revenue Updates
  • Town and Village Budgeting

Locations and dates

  • Wabeno - September 9, 2014
  • Rhinelander - September 10, 2014
  • Cable - September 11, 2014
  • Eau Claire - September 16, 2014
  • Stevens Point - September 17, 2014
  • Green Bay - September 18, 2014
  • Ripon - September 23, 2014
  • Tomah - September 24, 2014
  • Mineral Point - September 25, 2014

Here's what participants said about last year's Town and Village Workshops:

"I received more information from this meeting than all the others I've been to since I was elected in April."
"Very timely levy limit presentation."
"No matter how long you have been going, you always learn something you should do or not do."

To register, use the form from 2014 Town & Village Workshops brochure (click here to download). Mail or fax completed form to Wisconsin Towns Association

Developing the Annual Budget July 23, 2014 Developing the Annual Budget
The Local Government Center's teleconference on Developing the Annual Budget has already taken place. The audiostream of this teleconference is not yet available. If you would like to be notified when it is available, please click here to request notification by email.

Training available by teleconference. Dial in from your own home or office.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
10:30 am - 12:00 noon

About this time each year, local governments throughout the state are beginning to develop and think about next year's budget. This program covers what is required by Wisconsin Statutes including procedures local governments must follow. Learn not only about policies and rules, but also the "how and why" of local government budgets. Presented by Karl Green, LaCrosse County UW-Extension County Resource Development Educator

For more complete program information, you can download the brochure.

TO REGISTER
To register online
for any of these WisLines, click here
. You can also register by phone at 608-262-0810.

2014
Board of Review Certified Training

2014 Board of Review

The Local Government Center's live teleconferences for 2014 Board of Review training have already taken place.

You can still receive Department of Revenue-certified training on CD or DVD.

2014 Board of Review Basic - is a recorded audio-only teleconference that meets the Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue mandatory certified training requirement. (2 hours, 12 minutes; 167 pages) Basic CD Bundle $28

2014 Board of Review Continuing - is a video that follows a Board of Review hearing from start to finish. At each stage, a panel of local government experts comment on correct procedure and the reasons for each step. It's designed for members who have had Board of Review Training before, but new members can also be certified using this video. (1 hour, 37 minutes; 63 pages) Continuing DVD Bundle $50

To order a Board of Review Basic CD bundle or a Board of Review Continuing DVD Bundle online, click here.

You can also order by phone at 608-262-0810.

2014 County Officials Workshops COWs May 6, 2014 through May 20, 2104
Seven Locations Across the State

The 2014 County Officials Workshops are now complete.

Attendance was 258 for the seven all-day sessions held in Stevens Point, Eau Claire, Richland Center, Green Bay, Rhinelander, Cable, and DeForest.

Here's what participants said about the programs for new and continuing county officials on the topics relating to their roles and responsibilities. :

  • I will encourage other Adams County Board members to attend a COWs workshop.
  • I will share the information with other staff and board supervisors.
  • I am better equipped to be a good county supervisor.
Local Government Essentials WisLine Teleconferences 2014 Local Government Essentials Series

For more complete program information, you can download the brochure.

  • How to Run the Annual Town Meeting with Attorney Carol Nawrocki, Wisconsin Towns Association
  • Tuesday, March 18, 2014 10:30 am - 12:00 noon
    Available as CD bundle or audiostream. Call 608-262-0810 or click here to order CD Bundle, or click here to order audiostream.
  • Wisconsin Alcohol Beverage Regulation and Licensing with Attorney Rick Stadelman, Wisconsin Towns Association; Attorney Claire Silverman, League of Wisconsin Municipalities; and Roger Johnson, Wisconsin Department of Revenue
    Thursday, May 1, 2014 9:30 am - 12:00 noon
    Available as audiostream. Click here to order audiostream.
  • Developing the Annual Budget with Karl Green, UWEX County Resource Development Educator and Interim Local Government Specialist
    Wednesday, July 23, 2014 10:30 am - 12:00 noon

For how a WisLine teleconference works, visit our All About WisLines page.

To register online for any of these WisLines, click here. You can also register by phone at 608-262-0810.

WisLine Teleconferences January through May 2014 Local Land Use Planning and Zoning Series

For more complete program information, you can download the brochure.

  • State Program Update Farmland Preservation, Wind Energy, and other programs with Keith Foye and Alison Volk, Dept. of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection; Deborah Erwin, Public Service Commission and others
    Wednesday, January 15, 2014 10:30 am – 12:00 noon
    Available as CD bundle or audiostream. Call 608-262-0810 or click here to order CD Bundle or click here to order audiostream.
  • Annexation Basics with Philip Freeburg, J.D., UW-Extension’s Local Government Center; Erich Schmidtke, Wisconsin Dept. of Administration, Municipal Boundary Review
    Wednesday, February 19, 2014 10:30 am – 12:00 noon
    Available as CD bundle or audiostream. Call 608-262-0810 or Click here to order CD Bundle or click here to order audiostream.
  • Local Land Use Regulation and Mining with Paul Kent, J.D., Attorney, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP and others
    Wednesday, March 19, 2014 10:30 am – 12:00 noon
    Available as CD bundle or audiostream. Call 608-262-0810 or Click here to order CD Bundle or click here to order audiostream.
  • Public Trust Doctrine with Melissa Scanlan, J.D., Vermont Law School and formerly University of Wisconsin Law School
    Wednesday, April 9, 2014 10:30 am – 12:00 noon
  • Law and Legislative Update with Brian W. Ohm, J.D., Land Use Law Specialist, UW-Madison Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning; Richard Stadelman, J.D., Executive Director, Wisconsin Towns Association
    Wednesday, May 14, 2014 10:30 am – 12:00 noon

For how a WisLine teleconference works, visit our All About WisLines page.

To register online for any of these WisLines, click here. You can also register by phone at 608-262-0810.

Fall 2013 WisLine programs available as audiostreams Catch yourself up on the recently-passed state budget with the Legislative Update October 15, 2013 audiostream, now available through UW-Extension’s Learning Store. Click here to order audiostream.

While the Affordable Care Act is a federal law designed to protect healthcare consumers across the country, this teleconference, presented November 12, 2013 helps local officials understand its impacts on local governments operating in Wisconsin. It is now available as an audiostream through UW-Extension's Learning Store. Click here to order audiostream.

Open Meetings Training when it's convenient for your Board Don't have time to schedule Open Meetings training? Tired of reading complex statutes but need some quality training on Wisconsin Open Meetings Law? The Local Government Center has the solution. The Local Government Center has produced an informative and enjoyable 10-part video, each approx. 5 minutes in length, available on DVD, addressing Open Meetings Law with actors in a realistic setting, portraying real-world scenarios, followed by an explanation and analysis by an experienced attorney. Check out a preview of this exciting and convenient video. A perfect way to provide needed training to your entire elected body, a copy of this video can be obtained through your county UW-Extension educator.
   
   

UW-Extension's Local Government Center helps educate members of the public in Wisconsin, in particular locally elected or appointed officials and those who aspire to hold office, about local government structures, laws, and procedures in the State of Wisconsin. Whether you are a high school student writing a report, a resident contemplating running for your town board, an official looking up procedures, or a UW-Extension educator developing a presentation, we hope you will find what you need here.

Since its inception in 1997, the Local Government Center has partnered with county UW-Extension offices, the Wisconsin Towns Association, the Wisconsin Counties Association, and the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, in providing education and information to Wisconsin local governments.



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