October 13, 2020 Workshops

Tuesday, October 13 

10:00 AM - Ask the Attorneys
Claire Silverman, Legal Counsel and Maria Davis, Assistant Legal Counsel, League of Wisconsin Municipalities
Do you have a question, or several, you’ve been pondering? The League attorneys will be available to answer “virtually” all of your questions. Claire and Maria will not make a formal presentation during this session, but will be available to try to answer general questions that you have pertaining to subjects of municipal concern (e.g., open meetings law, public records, conflict of interests and ethics, alcohol licensing, zoning, police and fire commissions, special assessments, parliamentary procedure, appointments and vacancies, ordinances and resolutions, etc.). It’s important to remember, though, that the League attorneys do not represent your municipality. Meeting your community’s legal needs is the responsibility and prerogative of your municipal attorney. So, while we can usually provide helpful information, we cannot answer questions pertaining to fact-specific situations in your municipality.

12:00 PM - Innovative and Affordable Ways to Comply with Phosphorus Standards
**Eligible for EPW PDH 
Andrew R Kurtz, Village Administrator, Village of Marathon City and Adrian Stocks, Director of Water Quality Program, Department of Natural Resources
Click here to start the conversation and connect to the presenters and each other on the League's LinkedIn page.
The Village of Marathon City has been in the forefront of trying to find ways its wastewater treatment plant can affordably comply with the state’s phosphorus water quality standards. In this workshop, Marathon City Administrator Andy Kurtz will describe the village’s Multi-Discharger Variance (MDV) and a creative biosolids management approach the village is seeking to implement. Adrian Stocks, Director of DNR’s Water Quality Program, will discuss adaptive management, water quality trading, and other innovative ways communities are complying with phosphorus standards around the state.
Andrew R. Kurtz, Village of Marathon City Presentation (PDF)
Adrian Stocks, DNR, Presentation (PDF) 

2:00 PM - Locally Sourced Downtowns: Supporting and Cultivating a Thriving District
Jeff Gates, City Administrator, City of Mosinee; Benjamin Krumenauer, Village Administrator, Village of Osceola and Errin Welty, CEcD, EDFP, Downtown Development Program Manager, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
Click here to start the conversation on LinkedIn. You can connect with the panelists and each other on the League's LinkedIn page.
Despite the wholesale changes in our economy, downtown’s play a greater role than ever, providing small-scale and community-supporting goods and services within the community. Supporting these local businesses takes a long-term effort and requires proactive policies and investments on the part of both the municipality and private sector. In addition, changing social habits from the pandemic will require new public and private solutions to allow everyone to enjoy these amenities safely. Our panelists will discuss success stories, challenges and strategies from their own community efforts to support and sustain downtown investment.
Jeff Gates, Mosinee, Presentation (PDF)
Benjamin Krumenauer, Osceola, Presentation (PDF)  Osceola Chamber
Errin Welty, WEDC, Presentation (PDF)
Connect Communities WEDC
2019 Data Public Sources of Downtown Funding (PDF) 

*CANCELLED In-Person Regional Meeting - 6:00–7:30 PM Waterford - Seidel Community Center, 625 S. 1st Street, Waterford, WI 53185 

*We had hoped to see you in-person at the League’s regional meetings that were planned as part of our Annual Conference, but given the surge in Covid-19 cases across Wisconsin, we have decided to cancel the meetings.  We look forward to seeing you in person in 2021.