Meeting link for Thursday Town Law Review
Sep 9, 2021 08:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Participate via computer (preferred): https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81365186124
Meeting ID: 813 6518 6124
OR participate via phone, (301) 715-8592 passcode 81365186124#
The Town Law Review is an educational seminar aimed at some of the more challenging topics townships face, especially those faced by larger and more urban townships. These seminars will be presented online, at no charge, as part of the 2021 MAT Annual Meeting.
8:00 Community Septic Systems – Applications, Challenges and Management
By: Dr. Sara Heger; Researcher and Instructor at University of Minnesota’s Onsite Sewage Treatment Program in the Water Resources Center
Community septic systems or cluster systems can be part of new development or used to solve problems with small or challenging properties. This presentation will describe what they are, how they are regulated, and the technical resources needed for design, installation and operation and maintenance. It will also discuss the management needs from an administrative and finical aspect. Challenges, life expectancy and decommissioning are additional topics that will be addressed.
9:00 Current Township Legal Issues
By: Troy Gilchrist and Jason Hill; Attorneys with Kennedy & Graven, Chartered
A review of some of the more common and pressing legal issues facing towns, from roads to zoning.
10:00 Town Road Law – Hot Topics
By Ken Bayliss; Attorney with Quinlivan & Hughes, P.A.
This presentation will discuss the latest developments in town road law, including issues related to roads that run along and to bodies of water. Among the topics that will be discussed are the cases of Carlson v. Livonia Township and Schussler v. City of Village of Minnetonka Beach. The presentation will also address the question of encroachments on to the right of way and strategies for handling conflicts with those adjoining township roads.
11:00 Employment Basics for Urban Towns:
By: Susan Tindal; Attorney with Iverson Reuvers
This topic will cover considerations in hiring (including the Veteran’s Preference Act, and best practices in hiring), pay and benefit regulations (including PERA and the Local Government Pay Equity Act), and management of employees (including supervision, discipline, and termination).