The Wisconsin Towns Association has prepared a comprehensive legislative summary of the 2017-2018 legislative session for town officials. It provides a brief summary of every Act passed affecting towns. If you have any questions about a particular piece of legislation, feel free to contact our office.
Town 2018 Transportation Resolution
WTA is requesting your Town Board to pass a resolution asking the Legislature and Governor to finally fix the transportation dilemma. The resolution that is linked below is a sample. Please feel free to adjust as needed. We are asking that this is accomplished in July or August so the Governor has them in hand during the development of the budget. Please see further instructions in a July 9th email blast.
Act 67 Summary
There has been confusion in how 2017 Wisconsin Act 67 (the Act) generally impacts the conditional use permit (CUP) process. The Wisconsin Towns Association (WTA) published a broad overview of the Act in a magazine article describing the law changes that were implemented. This memo is intended to supplement that article by providing a more in-depth explanation. It will go into more detail regarding what CUP law was, what the law is now, and what that means for CUP ordinance provisions.
With the passage of 2017 Wisconsin Act 134, towns may see new (or renewed) interest in nonferrous metallic mining in their area. Many towns have questions about what the recent law changes mean and they wonder what sort of regulatory options are available for addressing local concerns. In an effort to answer common town official questions and provide some best practices for developing any regulatory framework a town may choose to create, WTA is providing the “Nonferrous Metallic Mining Handbook” available at the link below. Remember that the moratorium on nonferrous metallic mining expires on July 1, 2018. As a result, we encourage town officials to read the handbook and consult with their town attorneys for advice on which regulatory options, if any, will best suit their town’s needs.
Salary Survey Information
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2017 Convention Materials