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. 

Non-ferrous Metallic Mining Handbook 

Sample Non-Ferrous Licensing Ordinance

Salary Survey Information


WTA – Delmore Consulting Road Grant Available


Jeff Delmore, owner of Delmore Consulting, and the Wisconsin Towns Association will be providing two $2,000 cost share grants for the completion of 1) road condition review and PASER rating and mapping; 2) WISLR inventory; 3) culvert mapping; 4) traffic and road sign inventory.

The starting cost for this package is $13,500 and will be adjusted based on number of road miles, etc. The grant must be spent between June 1, 2018 and June 1, 2019. Grant applications are due May 25th, 2018. Applications will be reviewed by a committee of town officials.

Now Available! 

Click HERE to order your copy today!

2017 Convention Materials 

Transportation Aids Cost Manual - GTA Information - Upcoming Dates - GTA

The Uniform Dwelling Code and the Department of Safety and Professional Services - DSPS

Attracting Millennials

Public Notices

An Aging Workforce: Challenges and Solutions

Road Life Cycle Budget Scenarios

Long Range Road Maintenance and Reconstruction Budget Forecasting

Sample Survey Letter for Budget Forecasting


Powerful Employment Models Deliver Bottom Line Results


Calendar of Events

May 22, 2018, Tue 07:00pm
May 22, 2018, Tue 07:00pm
May 24, 2018, Thu 07:00pm
May 24, 2018, Thu 07:30pm
May 24, 2018, Thu 06:30pm
May 29, 2018, Tue 08:00pm
May 29, 2018, Tue 06:15pm
Jun 07, 2018, Thu 07:00pm
Oct 14, 2018, Sun All Day
Oct 15, 2018, Mon All Day