Below you'll find helpful resources for Clerks and Town Officials that are organized by category. Just click on the arrow below to view the different categories. If what you are looking for is not available, please don't hesitate to contact our office.
At WTA, our team adheres to a “starfish” policy. When a starfish loses a leg, it still functions just like a starfish because the remaining legs work that much harder. The other legs pitch in, while the new leg grows back. It never fails that on occasion something happens that causes a team member to need others to pitch in for them - they get sick; a family situation arises; or, the work load is just overwhelming.
During these uncertain times, town officials and staff are being asked to “pitch in” in unprecedented ways. You will be some of the unsung “starfish” that don’t get enough credit. WTA thanks you for your efforts and pledges that we will be there pitching in for you to the greatest extent we possibly can.
Board of Review Training Webinar
The remaining district meetings will be cancelled. A webinar training qualifying as the Board of Review certification will be held on April 16th. Time, registration information, etc. will follow in coming days. As noted in a previous email, the webinar will only qualify for certification for people that were registered for Cumberland, Cable, Wabeno, Barneveld, or Wisconsin Dells. If you are from one of these regions and have yet to register, you can still do so for the original registration fee ($50). We will process all refunds after June 1. The refunds will be in the $25 - $30 range based on contract, site, etc. It is much more efficient for us to process the original fee and provide refunds than charging a lower rate up front for new registrants. Eligible registrants who are unavailable to attend the webinar on April 16th, will be able to view it online after April 16th until June 1st on the WTA website.
Wisconsin Election Commission Subgrant Training
The required WEC subgrant training that was included in the afternoon portion of the District meetings will be accomplished via webinar. A date will be announced as soon as it can be coordinated with WEC.
Town Teleconference and Video Options
Legislative Council Memo on State and Local Emergency Powers
Order #18 DCF Administrative Rule Suspension
Order #17 DNR Administrative Rule Suspension
Order #16 DSPS Health Credentialing
Order #15 Ban on Evictions and Foreclosures
Order #14 UPDATE - WisDOT Overweight Permits for Grocery Supply
Order #13 DWD Minor Work Permits
Order #12: Safer At Home Order
Governor Evers Safer at Home FAQ
WTA March 24 Email on Order #12
Order #11: Order Suspending PSC Administrative Rules
NBC 26 New Story on PSC Rules
Order #10: Suspending DPI Administrative Rules
Order #9: DOC Admissions Moratorium
Order #8: Update to Mass Gathering Orders
Order #7: DWD Unemployment Insurance
Order #6: DHS Order on Child Care Facilities
Order #5: DHS Order on Mass Gatherings over 10 people
Order #4: DHS Order on Mass Gatherings over 50 people
Order #3: Department of Children & Families Administrative Rule Suspension
Order #2: DOT Overweight Travel for Grocery Supply
Order #1: Statewide School Closure
Executive Order 72 Declaring Public Health Emergency
Federal Coronavirus News
The National Association of Towns and Townships (NATaT) contracts with The Ferguson Group (TFG) to assist member states and towns with federal legislative advocacy. As a service to NATaT and other municipal clients, they have developed a COVID-19 web page.
The FMLA and sick leave provisions passed in the second federal stimulus bill (Families First Coronavirus Response Act) do apply to town government. Please see the TFG explanation in this memo.
Other WTA Postponements / Cancellation
The Agriculture Community Engagement Workshop scheduled for April 14th has been postponed. We hope to reschedule in the future pending COVID-19 status.
All County Unit Meetings are cancelled until June 1 or later pending COVID-19 status.