NDTOA sets workshops in the stateThe North Dakota Township Officers Association is offering workshops for all township officers — supervisors, assessors, clerks, pound masters, highway overseers, zoning officers or any other office holder for a township in North Dakota.
The North Dakota Township Officers Association is offering workshops for all township officers — supervisors, assessors, clerks, pound masters, highway overseers, zoning officers or any other office holder for a township in North Dakota.
Workshops are scheduled in February and March as listed below. Each workshop will last approximately two hours. Township officers should bring their green NDTOA handbooks as the group will be distributing and discussing an update package that will incorporate the law changes affecting the duties and responsibilities of township officers that occurred during the 2011 Legislative Session.
The program will include a report of organizational activities by President Larry Syverson. Ken Yantes, executive secretary, will lead in the distribution of the new handbook and review the township law changes made in the 2011 Legislative Session. Mark Verke, risk management specialist for the North Dakota Insurance Reserve Fund, will present a slideshow on how to reduce potential liability in townships. Tom Moe, legal counsel, will hold a forum on legal responsibilities and open meetings/ open records requirements of township officers.
This educational workshop is for all township officers and the meeting expenses including travel, per diem and the $15 registration fee are legally acceptable expenses for reimbursement from the township general fund. A $5 discount on the registration fee will be given to each member who brings in a recently outdated NDTOA green-covered handbook.
The following are the sites and times of the proposed workshops in this area:
Steele: 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 16, Steele Vets Club.
Jamestown: 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 29, Gladstone Inn & Suites meeting room.
Lisbon: 1 to 3 p.m. March 1, Lisbon Eagles Club.
Fessenden: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. March 2, Fessenden Festival Hall.
All meeting registrations will begin half an hour before meetings begin.