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A Shopping Cart by Any Other Name is Still a Buggy

Abandoned Shopping Carts can be a Problem for Cities, Businesses and the Public.

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Municipal Utilities Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Municipal utilities are ceasing water shutoffs and reconnecting service to customers in an effort to address the public health emergency.

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Coronavirus (COVID 19): The City Official’s Role

It is important to educate yourself and to confirm any information you receive with verified resources.

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Unpaid Utility Bills: When and How to Act

Basics on the day-to-day operation of public utilities.

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City Stray Animal Control – County vs. City Responsibility

Animal control in a city is an issue that leads to many questions from our members, especially in cities where there is no city animal control officer.

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Are Financial Statements Really Necessary? Yes!

Understanding the penalties a city could face for the failure to submit these statements.

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Resignations and Appointments

A step-by-step guide to handle vacancies and appointments.

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Article Series-Alcohol Regulatory Fees

The first in a series of articles on changes made to the alcohol regulatory fee statute.

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Fair and Festival Alcohol Guidelines

Summer festival season is here. This guide outlines how alcohol may be sold at fairs and festivals.

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Fireworks Ordinances

State Laws on fireworks have been greatly expanded in recent years. Are your local ordinances clearly defined?

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Cities Encouraged to Ensure Accurate Boundary Maps for Census

These boundaries will once again be used to determine city population totals in the 2020 Decennial Census.

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Youth Camp Update (Again!)

Important news regarding hiring for youth camps.

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Fair and Festival Alcohol Guidelines

Step-by-Step: A How to Guide for Cities

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Budget Reminder and Deadlines

Budget season is almost upon us yet again and important dates and requirements are coming soon.

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Election Day Alcohol Sales

The primary election is on May 21. Here's a reminder on the laws governing the sale of alcohol.

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Service Animals and the ADA

The U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division provides specific guidance as to what a “service animal” is.

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