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November/December 2017 Issue

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New Statute Governing Conditional Use Permits, Variances, and Substandard Lots

Julia Potter
On November 27, 2017, Governor Scott Walker signed several new laws. One of these laws, Act 67, contains provisions of particular importance to zoned municipalities.

Limitations on Collecting Attorney Fees for Prosecution of Ordinance Violation

Jared Walker Smith
Foreiture actions are quasi-criminal proceedings classified by statute as civil actions. See Wis. Stat. §§ 778.01 and 800.02; see also City of Janesville v. Wiskia,…

Court Rules that Fence Law Applies to Cities and Villages

Julia Potter
In a recent decision, White v. City of Watertown, 2016AP2259 (Wis. Ct. App. Oct. 1, 2017), the Wisconsin Court of Appeals made clear that Wis.…

Upper Midwest Municipals Move Forward with Major New Solar Project

Richard Heinemann
Citing long term energy savings and immediate term capacity value, members of the Upper Midwest Municipal Energy Group ("UMMEG") have finalized and approved purchase agreements…

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