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  • Good Bye Local Call Blog June 10, 2016
    Sometime during the summer of 2016 The Local Government Center will take down and no longer use the “Local Call” blog. There is a new Local Government Center web site coming online soon and that along with the Center’s social media pages on Facebook and Flickr, will serve a similar function to “Local Call” of […]
  • Alcohol Licensing Training May 25 May 17, 2016
    UW-Extension’s Local Government Center is happy to announce the upcoming educational teleconference. Wisconsin Alcohol Beverage Regulation and Licensing will take place on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 from 9:30 am to 12:15 pm. This is a timely opportunity to learn more about the substantial changes made in legislation in the past year. Program Description: Wiscon […]
  • Local Government Center Study Examines Barriers to Potential Women Candidates February 8, 2016
    In Wisconsin, like the rest of the U.S., studies have shown that women are less likely to run for elected office. And their reasons for staying out of the political arena often differ from those given by men, according to a new study by three University of Wisconsin-Extension educators. “We know that when women do […]
  • Local Land Use Planning and Zoning Wisline Series Begins with Understanding Sign Codes January 12, 2016
    It is a “sign of the times” that local sign regulations raise many legal issues. Especially after recent court decisions about how the Free Speech under the First Amendment protections may affect local sign ordinances. The Local Land Use and Zoning WisLine Series from the Local Government Center begins January 20, 2016, by addressing this […]
  • UW-Madison to Hire an Asst. Professor to Partner with Local Government Center on Finance and Budget Education January 11, 2016
    The UW-Madison and the Local Government Center are looking for an individual to teach, research and provide leadership in the fields of public sector/local government finance and budgeting. This is a UW-Madison faculty position with a tenure home in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. Continuing fiscal strain is transforming the dynamics of financ […]

  • Well Water Sampling Options October 3, 2018
    UW-Extension recommends that well owners sample their well at least once per year, at a different time of the year. You can test your water through the Fond du Lac County Health Department, the UW-Extension lab in Stevens Point, the State Lab of Hygiene or other private laboratories in the area. Below are descriptions of […]
  • “Example Tax Bills – English & Hmong” November 29, 2012
    Curious how to interpret your property tax bill?  Use this explanation as a starting point to understand the terms in English and Hmong .
  • Plan Commission Minutes June 3, 2011
    Our office was recently asked if we had information on how to take good minutes during a plan commission hearing or meeting.  This presentation by UW-Extension Specialist Dan Hill describes good agendas, good minutes, and good procedural practices to follow for all local government meetings. Becky Roberts, Center for Land Use Education Specialist, notes that […]


On StagePresentation on Open Meetings Laws & Ethics for the Fond du Lac County Board and other local officials

“Example Property Tax Bill in English or Hmong

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