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2015 Michigan Township Association Conference & Expo Recap

September 2015

The Michigan Townships Association’s 2016 annual conference is approaching quickly. It provides the perfect time to reunite with fellow township officials and . . . your favorite township attorneys. Each year, our attorneys provide valuable educational sessions for participating township officials. We’re also available to answer questions and provide direction on hot legal issues. Our team of township attorneys will be present throughout the MTA conference, either during presentations, in the exhibitor area, or at other events.

Last year, we provided township officials excellent written resources and presentations on (1) the Michigan Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”); (2) the Michigan Open Meetings Act (“OMA”); (3) employment and labor matters; and (4) private property disputes. If you missed last year’s conference, missed one of our presentations, or would like a refresher, you can review last year’s materials linked below and be ready to learn even more by January 2016.

Michigan Freedom of Information Act

The FOIA continues to change, and this year was especially challenging as townships adopted new FOIA policies and procedures to comply with statutory mandates. Now you can brush up on the FOIA by learning the “Top 10 FOIA Myths” we discussed at last year’s conference. 

Michigan Open Meetings Act

If you want an OMA refresher, you might recall that we also presented the “Top 10 OMA Myths” at the conference last year, including the top 10 common myths about meeting notices and public meetings. You can review that information here.

Employment and Labor Matters

Of course, the management of employees is an essential part of a proper functioning township. Our township attorneys advise townships on these matters daily, and at last year’s conference we presented the “Common Traps for Township Employers” to help you avoid future problems. 

Private Property Disputes

Knowing that township can become embroiled in private matters involving “Private Property Disputes” between neighbors, we also presented a session on that topic last year. You can help decide whether your township should become involved in certain disputes by reviewing these materials.

In the meantime, stay tuned here for more information on the materials our attorneys will be presenting at the January 2016 MTA annual conference, including topics on big box property tax issues; employment issues and employment policies, and township property tax assessing.

Hope to see you there.


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