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
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. 

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
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.

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

*We know there’s a unique value to local leaders being able to get together and share ideas, so we’re hosting a series of six in-person regional meetings. Join us at the meeting nearest to you. Space will be limited, so only registered conference attendees may attend. Your health is our first concern, so it is possible that we may have to cancel one or more regional meetings based on pandemic conditions.