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Access to the WTA Videos is automatically included in the membership fee paid by Urban Towns Committee members. Other towns will be given access for an annual subscription fee of $50. Either way, access is for all officers of the joining municipality. Please remember that laws change: video content is meant for educational purposes and is not sufficient as legal advice. The videos are a mix of recorded workshops and in-studio sessions.

Instructions: simply click on a hyperlinked video. It will take you directly to the video where you may be prompted to enter your password to begin play.

Recorded Workshops

1. 2013 UW-Extension Local Government Center New & Continuing Officials Workshops:

     a. Powers & Duties of Town Officials, Part 1-3 - Rick Stadelman, WTA.
     Part 1, Runtime 44:57.
     Part 2, Runtime 23:36.
     Part 3, Runtime 29:27.

     b. Fundamentals of Town Road Funding & Operations, Parts 1-3 - Ben Jordan, Transportation Information Center.
     Part 1, Runtime 29:33.
     Part 2, Runtime 27:02.
     Part 3, Runtime 29:42.

     c. Ethics & Conflicts of Interest - Philip Freeburg, UW-Extension Local Government Center.
     Runtime 48:17.

     d. Open Meetings Law - Dan Hill, UW-Extension Local Government Center.
     Runtime 41:46.

     e. Running Effective Meetings - Dan Hill, UW-Extension Local Government Center.
     Runtime 36:28.

2. 2012 WTA Annual Convention in Appleton:

     a. Employee Policies and Benefits under Act 10 of state law, including employee handbooks and grievance procedures - Atty. Drew Cochrane, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP.
     Runtime 54:14. 
     Materials for the program: Employee Handbooks Outline; Sample Employee Handbook; Grievance Procedures.

     b. Broadband: A passing fad, or critical town infrastructure? - Panel discussion.
     Runtime 1:01:42. 
     Materials for the program: Broadband: A passing fad, or critical town infrastructure?


     c. ATV/UTV/Snowmobile issues for towns and villages on highways - Gary Eddy, DNR Safety Warden. 
     Runtime 58:55.
     Materials for the program: ATV/UTV/Snowmobile issues for towns and villages on highways (DNR)


     d. General Permit Authority for culvert and bridge replacement - DNR personnel.
     Runtime 37:55. 
     Materials for the program: Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3.

3. 2011 UW-Extension Local Government Center Budget & Finance Workshop:

     a. Advanced Track covering state programs, formulas and the grievance procedure, Parts 1-10 - Rick Stadelman, Lee Turonie & Phillip Freeburg.
     Part 1 Sign Retroreflectivity Requirements, Runtime 20:41.
     Part 2 Prevailing Wage Rate Law Changes & General Transportation Aids, Runtime 20:46.
     Part 3 General Transportation Aids continued, Runtime 18:13.
     Part 4 General Transportation Aids continued, Runtime 20:54.
     Part 5 Land Based Programs, Runtime 14:39.
     Part 6 Payment in Lieu of Taxes & Levy Limits, Runtime 19:43.
     Part 7 Levy Limits continued, Runtime 20:59.
     Part 8 Act 10 Grievance Procedure, Runtime 25:02.
     Part 9 Act 10 Grievance Procedure continued, Runtime 20:38.
     Part 10 Act 10 Grievance Procedure continued, Runtime 25:20.

5. 2011 WTA Convention in Green Bay:

     a. Leadership Skills for Town Officials, Parts 1-4 - Kate Lawton & Gary Becker.
     Part 1 Runtime 20:18.
     Part 2 Runtime 20:39.           Materials for program: slides
     Part 3 Runtime 18:59.
     Part 4 Runtime 17:51.

6. 2009 Center for Land Use Education Seminar - Various presenters:

     a. Role of the Plan Commission, Parts 1-3:
     Part 1, Runtime 19:21.
     Part 2, Runtime 20:14.          Materials for program: slides.
     Part 3, Runtime 10:05.


     b. Subdivision Ordinance Creation & Maintenance, Parts 1-3:
     Part 1, Runtime 18:21.
     Part 2, Runtime 17:12.          Materials for program: slides.
     Part 3, Runtime 15:57.


     c. Comprehensive Planning Law, Parts 1 & 2:
     Part 1, Runtime 20:40.
     Part 2, Runtime 19:36.          Materials for program: slides.


     d. Working Lands Initiative, Parts 1 & 2:
     Part 1, Runtime 17:40.
     Part 2, Runtime 21:10.          Materials for program: slides.


     e. Specific Town Ordinance Review, Parts 1-3:
     Part 1, Runtime 19:19.
     Part 2, Runtime 17:34.          Materials for program: slides.
     Part 3, Runtime 18:28.

Recorded in Studio

1. Financial Administration, Parts 1 & 2 - Carol Doran, formerly of the WI Dept. of Revenue.
     Part 1 Runtime 21:09.
     Part 2 Runtime 25:05.

2. The Process of Handling & Recording Receipts - Carol Doran, formerly of the WI Dept. of Revenue.
     Runtime 29:34.

3. Bank Accounts, Annual Reports & Bonding - Carol Doran, formerly of the WI Dept. of Revenue.
     Runtime 22:04.

4. The Process to Appoint a Clerk, Treasurer or Clerk-Treasurer & The Process to Combine the Positions - Carol Nawrocki, WTA.
     Runtime 9:00.

5. Public Hearings - Carol Nawrocki, WTA.
     Runtime 9:19.

6. Ordinance Adoption, Amendment & Enforcement - Carol Nawrocki, WTA.
     Runtime 14:20.

7. Closed Meetings – Carol Nawrocki & Lee Turonie, WTA.
     Runtime 26:02.                                                 Materials for program: slides.

8. Annual Meetings, Parts 1 & 2 – Carol Nawrocki & Lee Turonie, WTA.
     Part 1, Runtime 17:11.
     Part 2, Runtime 22:18.                                      Materials for program: slides.

9. Ch. 985 Legal Notices & Open Meetings – Lee Turonie, WTA.
     Runtime 13:20.                                                 Materials for program: slides.

10. Ethics Code – Lee Turonie, WTA.
     Runtime 15:36.                                                 Materials for program: slides.

11. Public Works Contracts & Bidding - Lee Turonie, WTA.
     Runtime 12:05.                                                 Materials for program: slides.

12. Town Revenue Sources - Lee Turonie, WTA.
     Runtime 12:26.                                                 Materials for program: slides.

13. Acquisition & Disposal of Town Property - Lee Turonie, WTA.
     Runtime 6:54.                                                   Materials for program: slides.