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Spring Short Courses: Supervisor Day 1

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

This day includes FOUR workshops, each an hour in length.

Date: March 23, 2021
Time: 9:00am-1:00pm
Location: Online with Zoom
Cost: Free for Township Officials

Registration: Register for these workshops on March 23 here.

Easiest Catch: Don’t Be Another Fish in the Dark ‘Net
Mark Lanterman, Chief Technology Officer of Computer Forensic Services

You’ve read the headlines. Unfortunately, the question now is not if your information is going to be accessed or stolen, but when. To inform the attendees of current developments in the digital underground as well as provide realistic advice for cyber protection, Mark Lanterman will be discussing recent high-profile cybercrime events, including website breaches impacting a variety of organizations and sectors. Mark will discuss particularly dangerous types of threats that might affect individuals involving the Dark Web, the Internet of Things, phishing, and Wi-Fi attacks.

Weed Inspections & Noxious Weed Law
Aimee Duchene – East Otter Tail County Ag Inspector

A brief overview of Minnesota’s Noxious Weed Law and Local Weed Inspector duties, including: weed identification tips, procedures for inspections/enforcement, commonly asked questions, and 2021 updates.

Understanding Your Fire Department
John Ehret – State Services Specialist; MN Fire Marshal’s Office

This program is designed to help bridge the gap of understanding.  Have you ever wondered what are the guiding principles of a fire department?  Well you are in luck, this program is for you. During this program you will gain a better understanding of FD leadership and who your fire chief is. Also included will be a discussion on topics that affect FD operations and activity such as National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards, OSHA regulations, HiPPA, and State Statues. We will also dive into the FD’s budgeting process and what is all included in the budget. Once completed with this program you will be able to assist in guiding the Fire Chief as you help craft the future collectively.

The Danger of Nature: Town Powers and Obligations with Noxious Weeds and Destructive Animals
Karl-Christian Johannessen, MAT Attorney

This presentation will walk through a town board’s obligation to satisfying the noxious weed law and their role as a local weed inspector. The presentation will also walk through what a town can and what the town is obliged to do regarding nuisance or dangerous animals.

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March 23
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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MAT REGISTRATION POLICY (for events with Pre-Registration)

Forms can be found in the MAT Township Insider magazine, on our website and in some MAT mailings.  Phone registrations are not accepted.

One registration form per person, unless otherwise noted.  Please make copies if you only have one form.  Multiple names on a single form may be returned to sender for additional forms to be completed.

Please submit the entire form.  Incomplete forms may be completed in our office based on your position and the information provided.  If there is not enough information to do so, you will be contacted and your registration may be delayed.

To qualify for pre-registration your form must be postmarked, submitted online or faxed by the stated deadline.  Registrations received after the deadline will be held and made available for completion at the event registration area, at the on-site rate.  This also applies to registrations received with the on-site fee included.

Payment is not required to pre-register; selecting the “bill to” option on forms received before the deadline allows you to take advantage of the pre-registration discount.

When registering by fax or online, please do not send payment until you receive an invoice.  Waiting for the invoice will ensure that payment is applied correctly, and that your registration will not be duplicated.

Disability accommodations and dietary food requirements must be requested by the date stated on the form.

Invoices can be paid at anytime, but they are due within 30 days after the event.  Take care to include the pink copy of the invoice with your remittance and be sure that it is sent to MAT’s PO Box of 267, not the Agency’s.

Refunds will be made to those that have mailed, faxed, or emailed a request within 30 days from the date of the event.  Fees will be refunded, less the stated processing fee.

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