The League's November 2021 E-Muni
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To access the links provided in the magazine, you can view the magazine online and click through directly to the source using the links provided.

Thanks to the Agencies & Organizations who responded with data for the League's November "By the Numbers."
Wisconsin 2020 Census Takeaways
November, The Municipality, pg. 5  


Wisconsin Dept. of Administration Demographic Services Center (DSC)
U.S. Census Bureau News & Products.” On that page, the first link in the main body is “County and MCD lookup spreadsheet." The direct link to the spreadsheet is here (the spreadsheet will download as an Excel file to your computer).
In Wisconsin, Some Cuts to Police Predate Calls for Defunding 
Wisconsin Policy Forum
November, The Municipality, pg. 29  

Read the full report.

Watch the discussion on the League's YouTube Channel with the following panel:
Jerry Deschane, Executive Director, League of Wisconsin Municipalities
Jason Stein, Research Director, Wisconsin Policy Forum
Ari Brown, Researcher, Wisconsin Policy Forum
Mayor Shawn Reilly, City of Waukesha
Mayor Dean Kaufert, City of Neenah
Toni Herkert, Govt. Affairs Director, League of Wisconsin Municipalities

Watch here.
Please Fill Out the Municipal Department Head Wage Survey

Wondering what other municipalities are paying their Department Heads?
Eric Atkinson, Menomonie’s Police Chief, has initiated a wage survey and has asked the League to help distribute it. If you provide your email when completing the survey, Eric will share the results of the survey with you. 

The League's November E-Newsletter with opportunities, events and funding.  
Recent League Legislative Bulletins

November 22 - Federal Infrastructure Package Signed into Law
November 15 - Municipal Bills of Interest - Where are they now?
November 8 - Water Utility Bills Become Law!
November 1 -  Assembly Green Light on Housing Package - Some Require Red Light by League
Legal Articles
Governing Body Member Salaries
Claire Silverman, Legal Counsel, League of Wisconsin Municipalities 
November, The Municipality, pg. 30

Salaries 426 R-2 Discusses common questions concerning governing body member salaries such as how salary is established or changed, timing constraints on changes, what is considered salary, whether use of automatic cost-of-living adjustments are permissible, whether ethics code allows governing body members to vote on own salaries, and procedures/timing for refusing salary.
10/1/2121 Read the article. (PDF)
New LWMMI Partnership
November, The Municipality, pg. 33

League of Wisconsin Municipalities Mutual Insurance (LWMMI) is excited to announce our expanded partnership with the Stafford Rosenbaum law firm to provide human resources, employment training, and pre-loss legal services to LWMMI insureds. Read the article. (PDF)

For more information, contact Matt Becker: email or (608) 833-9595.
League Handbook Orders!

You can order the following Handbooks in print or as a PDF:
  • Handbook for Wisconsin Municipal Officials - Completely updated in January 2017. PDF Available!
  • Handbook for Wisconsin Police and Fire Commissioners - Completely updated in January 2019. PDF Available!
  • Municipal Licensing and Regulation of Alcohol Beverages - Updated in July 2021. PDF Available!

League Handbooks include: 
Annual Directory of Wisconsin City and Village Officials (Free PDF) * 
Annexation of Territory to Wisconsin Cities and Villages * 
Basic Financial Administration for Wisconsin Local Governments * 
The Conduct of Common Council Meetings * 
The Conduct of Village Board Meetings * 
A Citizen's Guide to Wisconsin Cities and Villages FREE (PDF) * 
Handbook for Wisconsin Municipal Officials * 
Handbook for Wisconsin Police and Fire Commissioners * 
Municipal Licensing and Regulation of Alcohol Beverages * 
The Powers and Duties of Wisconsin Mayors * 
The Powers and Duties of Wisconsin Village Presidents * 
Proceedings of the Annual Municipal Attorneys Institute * 
So You've Been Elected (Booklet) * 
So You Want to Be An Elected Official (Booklet) * 
Special Assessments in Wisconsin *

Orders for print Handbooks will be fulfilled once a week. Put in your order here.
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These League Booklets can be ordered here.
Basic Financial Administration for Wisconsin Local Governments provides you with practical day-to-day instructions on managing local government finance. This new handbook was a joint effort by the League, the Wisconsin Towns Association, the Local Government Education Program of the University of Wisconsin Extension and the Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue. Order your copy (delayed delivery due to League office closure.)
Join Us!
League's next Member Roundtable via Zoom
December 14, 2021, 12:00-1:00 p.m.
Zoom Information for all Roundtable calls.
The League's Urban Alliance Invites you to a DNR PFAS Update
The League’s Urban Alliance invites you to a webinar on Thursday, December 2, from 11:30-1:00, featuring a discussion with the Dept. of Natural Resources (DNR) on remediation, redevelopment, and PFAS. DNR experts will lay out the process and considerations for municipalities to understand DNR expectations for sampling, cleaning up and redeveloping a PFAS-contaminated site. DNR will discuss the importance of identifying PFAS contamination in your municipal water and waste systems, and opportunities for state and federal funding support, including funds that may be available in the near future to address concerns with PFAS in firefighting foam. Don’t miss this opportunity to have your PFAS questions and concerns addressed by DNR staff. 
Speakers include:
  • Darsi Foss, Environmental Management Division Administrator
  • Christine Haag, Remediation and Redevelopment Bureau Director, Environmental Management Division
  • Mimi Johnson, Office of Emerging Contaminants Director, Environmental Management Division

Via Zoom, Thursday, December 2, 11:30-1:00 > link here.
Meeting ID: 883 9569 7346
Passcode: 966171
Dial In: 312 626 6799

The League's Municipal Water Issues Web Series
December 7, 8, & 9, 2021 via Zoom - $50.00
12PM each day

  • Best Practices for Managing Small Water Utilities 
  • Municipal Experiences with PFAS–Approaches, Practices, & Lessons Learned 
  • Managing Increased Flooding Events