Previous Local Government Programs for Purchase – 2015

Programs from 2015

Life After Prevailing Wage and Public Works Bid Basics (12-07-2015)

Life After Prevailing Wage and Public Works Bid Basics (12-07-2015):
The Prevailing Wage Law for local government public works contracts is changing. Learn the current status and what you need to know when the law sunsets in 2017. Included is a review of the bid requirements for public works projects under Wisconsin law. Presented by: Julie Eckenwalder, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and Philip Freeburg, J.D., UW-Extension Local Government Center
Approximate length of program: 60 minutes; PDF size: 21 pages, 1,170 KB
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Determining Local Options for Implements of Husbandry (10-12-2015)

Determining Local Options for Implements of Husbandry (10-12-2015):
Significant changes in the law related to Implements of Husbandry and Agricultural Commercial Motor Vehicles (IoH/Ag CMV) were passed in April 2015. As a result, local government officials need to make key decisions related to options for these agricultural vehicles by November 30, 2015. This presentation will cover the permit process, timeline, and vehicle considerations. Presented by: Cheryl Skjolaas, Agricultural Safety Specialist, UW-Extension and Lee Turonie, Legal Counsel and Lobbyist, Wisconsin Towns Association
Approximate length of program: One hour; pdf size: 2,523 KB
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Site Planning Fundamentals (05-13-2015)

Site Planning Fundamentals (05-13-2015):
Good site design is key to creating communities that are visually appealing and function well. Through the review of site plans, local governments can insure that new development occurs in ways that are appropriate for the site, specifically addressing issues such as enhancing open spaces, transportation connections, circulation of pedestrians, and storm water management. Presented by: James A. LaGro, Jr., MLA, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Approximate length of program: One hour, 29 minutes, pdf size: 2,464 KB
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Engaging the Public When Issues Get Wicked (10-05-2015)

Engaging the Public When Issues Get Wicked (10-05-2015):
This session will help local officials understand why, when and how to engage residents when local issues are complex and/or hold the potential to generate conflict. Participants will be introduced to a number of resources, one of which is the Public Engagement Planning Tool (PEP Tool), which can help local units of government develop an effective public engagement strategy. Bill Rizzo, Professor, Local Government Specialist, UW-Extension
Approximate length of program: One hour; PDF size: 1,861 KB
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Wisconsin Legislative Update: (02-02-2015)

Wisconsin Legislative Update: (02-02-2015):
Representatives from Wisconsin’s three major local government associations will provide a legislative preview including implications for local governments. Presented by: Mark O’Connell, Wisconsin Counties Association; Jerry Deschane, League of Wisconsin Municipalities; and Mike Koles, Wisconsin Towns Association
Approximate length of program: 60 minutes; there are no written materials for this program
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Case Studies in Non-Metallic Mining Regulation (03-11-2015)

Case Studies in Non-Metallic Mining Regulation (03-11-2015):
Frac sand mines have had multiple land use-related impacts on local communities. Learn about these impacts from the experiences of our presenters and how communities have responded. Presented by: Paul Kent, Attorney, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP; and William White, Attorney, Michael Best and Friedrich, LLP
Approximate length of program: One hour, 43 minutes; PDF size of written materials: 742 KB
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Updating Your Comprehensive Plan (01-14-2015)

Updating Your Comprehensive Plan (01-14-2015):
Wisconsin’s comprehensive planning law requires that communities update their comprehensive plan at least once every ten years. This program will explore the variety of issues that arise as communities update, or think about updating, their comprehensive plans. Presented by: Rebecca Roberts, Land Use Specialist, Center for Land Use Education, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, UW-Extension and Brian Ohm, Land Use Law Specialist, Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin-Madison, UW-Extension.
Approximate length of program: One hour and 40 minutes; PDF size: 86 pages, 8545KB
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Tax Incremental Financing (01-05-2015)

Tax Incremental Financing (01-05-2015):
The presentation will provide a brief overview of tax incremental financing (TIF) trends resulting from legislative changes, pitfalls and abuses, and possible legislation including the work of the Legislative Council Study Committee on TIF. Discussion will also cover major changes to tax incremental financing over the last two legislative sessions which relate to distressed and severely distressed districts, multi-jurisdictional districts, districts in towns with cooperative plans, and 2013 Wis. Acts 183 and 193. Presented by: Mary Lou Clayton, Community Services Specialist, Wisconsin Department of Revenue and Al Runde, Fiscal Analyst, Legislative Fiscal Bureau
Approximate length of program: 58 minutes; PDF size: 14 pages, 378 KB
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