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Schedule and Faculty: Current Issues in Land Use Law

 Schedule and Faculty: Current Issues in Land Use Law

Schedule

8:00 a.m. : Registration

8:30 a.m. : Land Use Legislation and Case Law Update

  • Overview of recent Wisconsin court decisions related to land use
  • Recent Wisconsin legislation related to land use

Prof. Brian Ohm, Professor and Attorney, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Wisconsin-Madison

9:30 a.m. : Frac-Sand Mining in Wisconsin

William G. Thiel

10:15 a.m. : Break

10:30 a.m. : Form-Based Zoning: One Municipality's Experience Using the Smartcode

  • Explanation of the form-based zoning concept
  • Turning the concept of form-based zoning into a practical zoning code
  • Experiences with developments using the form based zoning code

Mark Sewell

11:15 a.m. : Dealing With Tax Delinquent Brownfields

  • Problems presented by abandoned properties
  • Options for dealing with them
  • Methods to reduce costs and risks

Kristin A. Hess, Richard C. Yde

12:00 p.m. : Lunch (On your own)

1:00 p.m. : Historical Perspective of Wisconsin Zoning and Land Use Laws

Richard A. Lehmann

1:45 p.m. : WIDNR View of Foreseeable Changes/Issues Affecting Zoning

Department of Natural Resources Deputy Secretary Matt Moroney

2:15 p.m. : Break

2:30 p.m. : Tips on Enforcing Nuisance Ordinances

  • Overview of remedies available for nuisance ordinance violations
  • How to prepare your client for the difficulties of nuisance ordinance enforcement
  • Pitfalls and dangers to avoid

Matthew Parmentier

2:55 p.m. : The New TIF Toolbox: 2011 AB 179 and Emerging Trends in Project-Specific Financing Assistance

  • General overview of Wisconsin's Tax Increment Law
  • Discuss recently enrolled 2011 AB 179, the process for creation of multijurisdictional tax incremental districts,
  • Possibilities for overlap with multijurisdictional commissions exercising zoning, eminent domain, and other governmental authority
  • Compare options for structuring TIF assistance to particular projects

Danielle Bergner, William F. White

3:40 p.m. : Strategies for Minimizing Environmental Roadblocks to Public and Private Development Projects

  • Elements of controversy and local opposition that surfaces
  • Legal hurdles that developers and community officials face
  • Utilization of environmental laws as a method to prevent projects that are determined to be in the community's best interests
  • Environmental laws that opposers can utilize
  • Strategies for municipal officials to use to mitigate the risk of environmental laws as acting as "roadblocks" for these public improvement projects

Arthur J. Harrington

4:30 p.m. : Program Concludes

Following program start time , video and webcast replay schedules will vary from above listed times.

 

Faculty

Program Chairs

Ann Marie Molitor
Wisconsin Labor and Industry Review Commission
Madison

Jesse A. Wesolowski
Wesolowski, Reidenbach & Sajdak S.C.
Franklin

Faculty

Danielle Bergner
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Milwaukee

Arthur J. Harrington
Godfrey & Kahn S.C.
Milwaukee

Kristin A. Hess
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Madison

Richard A. Lehmann
Attorney Emeritus
Madison

Matt Moroney
Department of Natural Resources
Madison

Brian W. Ohm
University of Wisconsin Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Madison

Matthew Parmentier
Edgarton, St Peter, Petak & Rosenfeldt
Fond Du Lac

Mark R. Sewell
Fitchburg City Attorneys Office
Fitchburg

William G. Thiel
Weld, Riley, Prenn & Ricci S.C.
Eau Claire

William F. White
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
Madison

Richard C. Yde
Stafford Rosenbaum LLP
Madison