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  • Be Sure Your Local Government Complies with Act 10’s Grievance Procedure Statute – Local Call
    go through the grievance procedure From this decision local governments should make sure that you have a written grievance procedure in place for employee terminations Second if your grievance procedure does not cover all employer initiated terminations then your procedure may be subject to a court challenge Many seminars including those sponsored by the Local Government Center and legal advisors suggested clarifying the scope of grievance policies by defining and limiting what is considered termination It is possible given the advice at the time that many local governments have policies defining termination contrary to the Prof l Emp Local vs Dodge County case Ask your legal advisor if your policy needs to be modified based on this Court of Appeals decision For further reading see this article that appeared in the February 14 Municipality magazine Philip Freeburg Alex Lewien Categorized City and Village County Court Decisons Local Government Center Municipal Town Tagged court decisions employees Post navigation Previous Charging Fees for Public Record Requests of Electronic Records Providing the public with information is an essential function of local government But complying with public records requests take time and money To provide some balance to this conundrum the Wisconsin Public Records Law allows an authority to charge certain fees for complying with a records request An authority may impose a fee for the actual necessary and direct cost of reproduction and transcription photographing and photographic processing locating and mail Next Spanish Language Factsheets Available A Spanish language fact sheet on Wisconsin s Public Records Law or Ley de Registros Publicos became the most recent effort by the Local Government Center s effort to inform on important local government laws and issues as well as reach out to Wisconsin s Spanish speaking residents The Spanish language fact sheet joins the Open Meetings

    Original URL path: http://fyi.uwex.edu/localgovcenter/2014/11/25/be-sure-your-local-government-complies-with-act-10s-grievance-procedure-statute/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Charging Fees for Public Record Requests of Electronic Records – Local Call
    consult their financial officers to determine the actual necessary and direct cost involved in complying with a public records request in each of these circumstances An appropriate limit maybe the recommend charges for photocopies The Attorney General recommends a fee of 15 and no more than 25 for photocopies Note that reproduction of records only means copying the record Additional tasks like redacting private information may not be charged to the requester Milwuakee Journal Sentitnel v City of Milwaukee Id at 31 A Wisconsin Department of Justice letter with further information about considerations in providing electronic public records can be found here Alex Lewein Legal Intern Categorized Court Decisons Open Government Public Records Tagged Electronic Records Public Records Post navigation Previous LGC Partner Prof Brian Ohm Authors Extension Report on Changes to Planning Laws A new Extension Report summarizing Wisconsin planning related case law and state legislative enactments for the past year It is available at the UW Madison Urban and Regional Planning Website website Significant court cases over the past year eliminated the authority of towns to zone land within the shoreland area and further reduced the extraterritorial plat approval authority of cities and villages Significant legislative developments over the past year include changes to the requiremen Next Be Sure Your Local Government Complies with Act 10 s Grievance Procedure Statute Since October 2011 all local government units are required to have a grievance procedure that addresses employee terminations Wis Stat 66 0509 1m requires that this procedure be a written document and that it address discipline and workplace safety issues as well as employee terminations A Wisconsin Court of Appeals decision from December 2013 gives local governments reason local government units should review their grievance procedure Wis Stat 66 0509 1m does not Links League of Wisconsin Municipalities

    Original URL path: http://fyi.uwex.edu/localgovcenter/2014/10/14/charging-fees-for-public-record-requests-of-electronic-records/ (2016-02-18)
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  • LGC Partner,Prof. Brian Ohm, Authors Extension Report on Changes to Planning Laws – Local Call
    has worked with the Local Government Center most recently as the co moderator of the Local Land Use Planning and Zoning WisLine Series Categorized Court Decisons Land Use and Zoning Legislation New Laws Tagged court decisions existing legislation Local Government Center Post navigation Previous Regulating the Rocket s Red Glare Local Governments receive many questions about fireworks and especially during the July 4 holiday The Local Government Center has identified these online resources to help answer questions Click the titles to connect to the information source And Have a Happy and Safe Fourth of July Wisconsin Department of Justice Fireworks Law Clarification State Bar Of Wisconsin Article Brushing Up on Fireworks Law in Wisconsin Wisconsin Department of Health Services Fireworks Safety Next Charging Fees for Public Record Requests of Electronic Records Providing the public with information is an essential function of local government But complying with public records requests take time and money To provide some balance to this conundrum the Wisconsin Public Records Law allows an authority to charge certain fees for complying with a records request An authority may impose a fee for the actual necessary and direct cost of reproduction and transcription photographing and photographic processing locating and mail Links League of Wisconsin Municipalities Local Government Center Web Site Wisconsin Counties Association Wisconsin Towns Association Pages About Supermajority Votes of the County Board Where We Work Wis Dept of Justice Correspondence on Fees for Producing Electronic Records Dates of Local Call posts July 2014 S M T W T F S Feb Oct 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Post Subject Areas Post Subject Areas Select Category Budget 2 City and Village

    Original URL path: http://fyi.uwex.edu/localgovcenter/2014/07/31/lgc-partnerprof-brian-ohm-authors-extension-report-on-changes-to-planning-laws/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Regulating the Rocket’s Red Glare – Local Call
    conducting a complete meeting by teleconference Winter brings a lot of these inquiries when hazardous travel or absent snowbirds give rise to the desire or need for an official or several to participate in a meeting by phone or other electronic media A new Electronic Meetings Fact Sheet offers guidance on issues raised by these requests or by attempting to conduct Next LGC Partner Prof Brian Ohm Authors Extension Report on Changes to Planning Laws A new Extension Report summarizing Wisconsin planning related case law and state legislative enactments for the past year It is available at the UW Madison Urban and Regional Planning Website website Significant court cases over the past year eliminated the authority of towns to zone land within the shoreland area and further reduced the extraterritorial plat approval authority of cities and villages Significant legislative developments over the past year include changes to the requiremen Links League of Wisconsin Municipalities Local Government Center Web Site Wisconsin Counties Association Wisconsin Towns Association Pages About Supermajority Votes of the County Board Where We Work Wis Dept of Justice Correspondence on Fees for Producing Electronic Records Dates of Local Call posts July 2014 S M T W T F S Feb Oct 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Post Subject Areas Post Subject Areas Select Category Budget 2 City and Village 10 County 10 Court Decisons 5 Elections 2 Ethics 1 Fact Sheets 1 Finance 10 Land Use and Zoning 4 Legislation 2 LGC 12 Local Government Center 14 Municipal 12 New Laws 5 Open Government 8 Open Meetings 6 Parlimentary Procedure 5 Parlimentary procedure and Effective Meetings 3 Public Records 6 Town 14

    Original URL path: http://fyi.uwex.edu/localgovcenter/2014/07/02/regulating-the-rockets-red-glare/ (2016-02-18)
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  • New Fact Sheet Helps with Electronic Meeting Questions – Local Call
    Local Government Specialist Dan Hill authored the fact sheet and commented that the YouTube video points out many of the potential problems faced in an actual electronic meeting Problems we can hope to avoid by reviewing the Electronic Meetings Fact sheet today Find it on the Local Government Center web site http lgc uwex edu under the Documents tab Categorized Local Government Center Open Government Open Meetings Parlimentary Procedure Parlimentary procedure and Effective Meetings Tagged Electronic Meetings fact sheets Local Government Center Meetings Open Meetings Parliamentary Procedure Post navigation Previous In Memoriam Ken Nelson We at the UW Extension Local Government Center remain deeply saddened by the news of Ken Nelson s passing on November 26 2013 Ken assisted in the formation of the Local Government Center over 20 years ago and served as co director until his retirement Ken helped guide many UW Extension faculty and local governments It was an honor to be a part of his life Next Regulating the Rocket s Red Glare Local Governments receive many questions about fireworks and especially during the July 4 holiday The Local Government Center has identified these online resources to help answer questions Click the titles to connect to the information source And Have a Happy and Safe Fourth of July Wisconsin Department of Justice Fireworks Law Clarification State Bar Of Wisconsin Article Brushing Up on Fireworks Law in Wisconsin Wisconsin Department of Health Services Fireworks Safety Links League of Wisconsin Municipalities Local Government Center Web Site Wisconsin Counties Association Wisconsin Towns Association Pages About Supermajority Votes of the County Board Where We Work Wis Dept of Justice Correspondence on Fees for Producing Electronic Records Dates of Local Call posts February 2014 S M T W T F S Dec Jul 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

    Original URL path: http://fyi.uwex.edu/localgovcenter/2014/02/27/new-fact-sheet-helps-with-electronic-meeting-questions/ (2016-02-18)
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  • In Memoriam: Ken Nelson – Local Call
    will of the body as possible In addition it is required that a quorum a specified number of members or proportion of the membership be present at a meeting for any decisions made to be valid and binding on the body Non attendance at meetings or early departure from them can prevent the body from con Next New Fact Sheet Helps with Electronic Meeting Questions The Local Government Center routinely receives questions about an official wanting to participate in a meeting by phone or conducting a complete meeting by teleconference Winter brings a lot of these inquiries when hazardous travel or absent snowbirds give rise to the desire or need for an official or several to participate in a meeting by phone or other electronic media A new Electronic Meetings Fact Sheet offers guidance on issues raised by these requests or by attempting to conduct Links League of Wisconsin Municipalities Local Government Center Web Site Wisconsin Counties Association Wisconsin Towns Association Pages About Supermajority Votes of the County Board Where We Work Wis Dept of Justice Correspondence on Fees for Producing Electronic Records Dates of Local Call posts December 2013 S M T W T F S Mar Feb 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Post Subject Areas Post Subject Areas Select Category Budget 2 City and Village 10 County 10 Court Decisons 5 Elections 2 Ethics 1 Fact Sheets 1 Finance 10 Land Use and Zoning 4 Legislation 2 LGC 12 Local Government Center 14 Municipal 12 New Laws 5 Open Government 8 Open Meetings 6 Parlimentary Procedure 5 Parlimentary procedure and Effective Meetings 3 Public Records 6 Town 14 Uncategorized 2 WisLines 1

    Original URL path: http://fyi.uwex.edu/localgovcenter/2013/12/11/in-memoriam-ken-nelson/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Local Call – Page 2 – Local Government Center UW Extension
    not only a good understanding of Read More Town Clerks Financial Report Form Training Each year Carol Doran of the Wisconsin Department of Revenue would travel around the state and put on free half day workshops for town clerks about how to complete their Form CT financial report With Carol s retirement and no replacement yet in position there will be no live workshops this year Carol did conduct a WisLine Read More Injunctions Halts Voter ID Law March 12 2012 Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess found Wisconsin s Act 23 the Voter ID law in violation of the right to vote under the Wisconsin Constitution and permanently enjoined its enforcement In another case on March 6 Dane County Judge David Flanagan entered a preliminary injunction halting implementation of 2011 Wisconsin Act 23 Read More Wisconsin Supreme Court Approves Non zoning Town Ordinance Regulating Frac Sand Mining A lawsuit challenging whether a town without a zoning ordinance could license and regulate non metallic mining was decided by the Wisconsin Supreme Court on February 8 2012 The Town of Cooks Valley claimed its ordinance was enacted under its police powers as an exercise of town village powers Zwiefelhofer and other land owners in the Read More Wisconsin Counties Magazine Touts LGC s 20th Anniversary The January 2012 cover story of Wisconsin Counties Magazine the monthly publication of the Wisconsin Counties Association is the 100th Anniversary of University of Wisconsin Extension Sharing the limelight with Extension is an article focusing on the 20th anniversary of the Local Government Center Written by former Center Director Professor Emeritus David Hines the article Read More Get the Details at the Open Government Laws and Parliamentary Procedure WisLine Series An opportunity for detailed instruction on critical subjects for local officials and staff is now available

    Original URL path: http://fyi.uwex.edu/localgovcenter/page/2/ (2016-02-18)
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  • Latest News – Winnebago County Plan Commissioner Network
    Regional Input Sessions Everyone is invited Each meeting agenda is the same attend the one most convenient for you December 8th 2015 at 6 30 pm Town of Omro Town Hall 4205 Rivermoor Road Omro WI 54963 December 9th 2015 at 4 00 pm James P Coughlin Center 625 E County Road Read More Follow up from PCN meeting last night Hi everyone thanks for the great discussion last night A couple of follow up items Junk nuisance ordinances you can review the materials from the November 2012 meeting http fyi uwex edu winnebagopcn 2013 02 12 legal aspects of nuisance property november 2012 Here are samples from two of the towns present last night Town of Neenah Public Protection Orderly Conduct and Nuisance Ordinance Town of Nepeuskun Public Nuisance Read More REMINDER Plan Commissioner Network meeting tomorrow night Don t forget The Plan Commissioner Network meets Wednesday October 28 6 30 8 00pm Location Town of Vinland Town Hall 6085 County Rd T Discussion Topic Potpourri this will be a self directed and facilitated discussion focused on whatever is important or critical to your town at the moment If you are working on an ordinance update new Read More Tiny and Small Home Tour opportunity Oct 26 The Northeast Wisconsin APA Chapter is hosting an on site tour of the MODS International business on Monday October 26 2015 3 30pm Winnebago Plan Commissioners are welcome to attend No RSVP is necessary MODS International builds Tiny and small homes from shipping containers They have houses going up in the Town of Menasha and Mineral Point This Read More Plan Commissioner Information and Resources October 2015 1 Did you know October is National Community Planning Month Take a moment to reflect on how planning has helped your community and give yourselves a pat on the back for playing an important role in creating livable healthy and engaged communities Thank you to all the Plan Commissioners and Local Government officials out there Read More Plan Commissioner Information and Resources September 2015 1 NEW LOOK for the PCN website I ve upgraded the PCN site to a look and format that will be more mobile friendly Everything online is trending this way so now you can take PCN with you more easily 2 The next Plan Commissioner Network meeting is scheduled for Wednesday October 28 2015 6 30 8 00pm Read More Lot Sizes August 2015 Lot Sizes August 2015 Discussion Outline Aug 26 2015 Lot Sizes handout pdf Chart of Lot Sizes in Winnebago County WI pdf Winnebago County general Zoning ordinance chart pages 8 22 to 8 27 Town of Nepeuskun A 2 District standard page 5 19 example of a density based policy Center for Land Use Education Factsheet Series Read More Post navigation Older Entries Latest News County Comprehensive Plan goes to public hearing January 27 January 22 2016 Plan Commissioner Information and Updates January 2016 January 18 2016 Plan Commissioner Updates and Information December 2015 December 22 2015

    Original URL path: http://fyi.uwex.edu/winnebagopcn/news/ (2016-02-18)
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