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July 23, 2014 | Terry Gibb | In the August primary, Michigan voters will be asked to decide on Proposal 1 of 2014 that repeals the business personal property tax and direct part of the current state use tax monies to reimburse communities.
July 22, 2014 | Brad Neumann | With rainfall intensification predicted in the Midwest, a new checklist guides communities in developing policies and standards to improve flood resilience.
July 21, 2014 | Brenda Long | Life events may qualify you for different Marketplace health insurance coverage or savings.
July 21, 2014 | Kurt H. Schindler | Zoning can be written, or prepared, several different ways. Most common is to think of zoning as traditional, conventional, performance-based, form-based or a mix of each of these.
July 21, 2014 | Kurt H. Schindler | There is no state oversight of planning and zoning. There is no statewide library of all master plans and zoning ordinances. Thus, trying to find out who has zoning, and what it covers, and what type of regulations exist is very difficult.
July 18, 2014 | Brad Neumann | Recent changes to the Site Selection GAAMP do not likely affect existing livestock facilities in primarily residential areas. Considered nonconforming land uses, such livestock facilities are probably allowed to continue under zoning.
July 9, 2014 | Bethany Prykucki | Giuliani’s book “Leadership” can offer lessons for life and leadership.
June 19, 2014 | Kurt H. Schindler | There are three types of ordinances local government might adopt. Important to focus on the difference between police power ordinances and zoning ordinances.
June 17, 2014 | Yvonne (Bonnie) Wichtner-Zoia | What do the items on a purposeful agenda actually mean?
June 17, 2014 | Yvonne (Bonnie) Wichtner-Zoia | A carefully prepared agenda sets the stage for a successful meeting.
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Date: Jul 29, 2014 - Sep 16, 2014
Location: American Indian Health and Indian Family Services, 4880 Lawndale St., Detroit, MI 48210
Date: Aug 4, 2014 - Aug 11, 2014
Location: Kent County MSU Extension, 775 Ball Avenue, NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Date: Aug 21, 2014
- 4-H Advisory Group Support
- 4-H Capitol Experience
- 4-H Citizenship and Tribal Citizenship Academies
- 4-H Military Family Programs
- 4-H Youth-Adult Partnerships
- Building Strong Sovereign Nations: Anishnaabek Leadership for Seven Generations
- Conflict, Collaboration & Consensus in Natural Resource Issues
- Fiscal Management and Technical Assistance
- Intergovernmental Cooperation
- Land Policy Institute
- Land Use Education Services
- Leadership Through Effective Meetings: Parliamentary Procedure Basics
- Michigan Citizen Planner
- Michigan Local Government Benchmarking Consortium
- New County Commissioner Training
- Training Officials on Statutory Requirements & Governing Skills
- Tribal Governance Training