Notices
Gov signs 4 WTA bills!
Nov 12, 2015
Including legal notices on Internet sites effective Friday Nov. 13. See more details on the WTA w...[Click for more]

Updated IOH Ordinances
Oct 02, 2015
If your town wants to either change to or remain in IOH Options B, C, D or E then pass an updated...[Click for more]

ACA compliance
Jun 23, 2015
The notice regarding ACA compliance that was in the May & June newsletters is now online. Tow...[Click for more]

Legislative Update
May 15, 2015
A Legislative Update outline of the 2015-16 session is on our legislative page: http://dev.w...[Click for more]

Assessment Resolution
Feb 26, 2015
On the website re: proposed county assessment: press release, talking points and a sample resolut...[Click for more]

 

2016 WISCONSIN TOWNS ASSOCIATION CONVENTION

Sunday, October 9 – Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center Stevens Point

Convention Highlights 

Hotel Accommodations

Registration Form


Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator Leadership Training 

August 16, 2016 - Fond du Lac Holiday Inn

August 18, 2016 - Eau Claire Sleep Inn & Suites 

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is the most widely used personality assessment of its kind. Participants will learn their own personality preferences and the strengths and challenges of their personality. Through a highly interactive workshop, participants will gain an understanding of the variety of personality preferences and how to communicate and work with the unique differences of others so that local government meetings, committees, initiatives, and workplaces are effective and efficient. 

Click here for complete details and registration.


Department of Revenue

2016 Municipal Clerks Calendar of Events


Updated IOH Ordinances Now Available

(10/2/15) The original Implements of Husbandry law came into being with 2013 Wisconsin Act 377. However, the law was significantly updated with 2015 Wisconsin Act 15. Act 15 changed several things, including the use of trailers to transport Implements of Husbandry (IOHs) and Agricultural Commercial Motor Vehicles (Ag CMVs). A new classification of Ag CMV called a Type 1 was also created to give some Ag CMVs the same legal treatment as Category B IOHs.

If your town currently is under Option F, the default under the law, and you want to remain under Option F you do not need to do anything at this time. 

Any town that wants either to change to or even to simply stay in an existing Option B, C, D or E, is urged to adopt an updated ordinance prior to November 30 of this year. Act 15 moved up the deadline to adopt different options to November 30 of the prior year. Sample ordinances are available in word format by clicking on it below:

     Option B Total Opt Out
     Option C Set Higher Limits on All Highways
     Option D Set Higher Limits on Specified Highways
     Option E Opt In (apply axle limitations to Category B IOHs & Type 1 Ag CMVs)

The Department of Transportation's Internet site on the IOH law is here:
     http://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/dmv/agri-eq-veh/default.aspx

There is an upcoming WisLine presentation including the recent changes to the IOH law on October 12. For more information on that, please CLICK HERE.

Finally, please note that there will be two workshops at the upcoming WTA Convention also covering the recent changes to the IOH law.


Legislative Update - Final Summary

The 2015-16 Legislative Session concluded with over 1800 bills that were proposed. The WTA actively followed 225 of them. We took a primary lead on 10 bills and one budget related initiative that were adopted into law. Furthermore, along with you, we were successful on a vast majority of our defensive efforts. Overall, thanks to your support for local innovation and leadership, WTA worked with legislators on a very successful session. 

 

Calendar of Events

July
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Jul 26, 2016, Tue 07:30pm
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Jul 27, 2016, Wed 07:00pm
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