February Flurries: Webinars, Resources, and More!

Save the Date Rollout: 

Questions about filing the Municipal Financial Report Form (MFR)? 
Consider registering for the Wisconsin Department of Revenue’s webinar: Tuesday, February 24, 2016 from 9-11 a.m. For more information, visit their Training Page

Hazardous Materials Awareness & Waste Disposal Training
It’s free and a community investment; familiarize, refresh and engage with photos, videos and activities that cover requirements and best management practices for waste handling, storage, disposal and recycling. Seminars will be held at seven locations around the State, find one near you and register at: https://veoliaes-ts.com/Seminars
Upcoming Local Government programs, UW-Extension 

Promoting Local Protection of Wetlands and Updates to the Shoreland Zoning Program Teleconference Series: February 17, 2016 
Preparing RFPs and Bids: March 2, 2016 
Program Evaluation Techniques: March 3, 2016
Election Training: Baseline Chief Inspector: March 4 & 21, 2016
Workshop for Local Land Use Officials: March 15, 2016
Housing and the Community: March 16, 2016 

Visit the Local Government center for details. 

Just Fix it Campaign: Moving Past Talk to Action
Join Craig Thompson, Executive Director of the Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin, for a free webinar to see what you can do to help Wisconsin take action on fixing the transportation funding issue. The League is working in coalition with the Wisconsin Counties Association and Wisconsin Towns Association as well as others on this campaign. Please note the registration deadline is Monday, February 29, 8:30 a.m. Click here to register today

Community Development Block Grants
Registration is now open for the 2016 CDBG Public Facilities (PF) and Planning (PLNG) Application Training on February 24, 2016 and March 2, 2016. For further training information, click here. Please note there is no fee, however registration is required.

Deer Selfie

Frankly My Deer…here are some resources:

DMAP: Wisconsin’s Deer Management Assistance Program offers wildlife habitat and deer management assistance to private landowners and public land managers to find the balance between healthy deer and healthy habitat. DMAP can help address urban deer issues by documenting deer browse impacts, providing abatement advice, and assisting with managed hunting programs.  DMAP cooperators benefit from hands-on workshops, informational resources, and networking with other landowners or managers.The application deadline to be eligible for a site visit in 2016 is March 1.

CDACGet involved in deer management in your county by joining or participating in County Deer Advisory Council meetings.  CDACs review deer population data and public comments to form deer management recommendations for the upcoming deer seasons and beyond.  Each CDAC consists of citizens representing 7 stakeholder seats, including a local government representative.  Citizen input is encouraged; a meeting schedule and more information can be found on the CDAC web page.

Grant & Project Opportunities: 

**Fund for Lake Michigan is accepting Pre-Proposals for 2016 until March 1st**

The mission of the Fund for Lake Michigan is to support efforts that enhance the health of Lake Michigan, and its shoreline and tributary river systems, for the benefit of the people, plants and animals that depend upon the system for water, recreation and commerce. Additional information can be found at: fundforlakemichigan.org

**Cool & Connected Broadband Project letter of interest due Feb. 24th**

Rural communities interested in using broadband service to revitalize small-town main streets and promote economic development are encouraged to apply to EPA-USDA Cool & Connected Broadband Project. Cool & Connected helps community members develop strategies and action plans for using planned or existing broadband services to promote smart, sustainable community development. A letter of interest is due Wednesday, February 24, 2016. Submit to Ed Fendley at Fendley.Ed@epa.gov.

Municipal Deals:

U.S. Communities: 40% Discount for NARCAN®

NARCAN®, a potentially lifesaving opioid withdrawal medication, is the only FDA-approved, ready-to-use nasal spray version of naloxone hydrochloride; it can stop or reverse the effects of an opioid overdose on site. Access to this medication allows public agencies to combat the number of drug-related overdose deaths in their community. For more information, please visit www.uscommunities.org.

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