City Employee Computer Use, LMC Model PolicyPublished Feb 2, 2016
An effective computer use policy should provide comprehensive guidance on employee use of city-provided technology, e.g. city-managed email; electronic communications; social media and Internet access; precautions to take against computer viruses and consequences for breaking the policy. The League's model policy is a good place to start, but a city should make adaptions to match its own management style, staff resources and computer network structure.
Critical Water Deficiency Declaration, LMC model ordinancePublished May 16, 2016
Satisfies statutorily required provisions to adopt and enforce water conservation restrictions if the governor declares a critical water deficiency. Includes provisions for the public water supplier declaration and public notification; mandatory emergency water conservation measures; a variance procedure and violation and enforcement measures.
Cross Connection and Backflow Prevention, LMC Model OrdinancePublished Jun 22, 2016
Requires backflow prevention devices in water systems with cross-connections between potable and non-potable water in furtherance of the Safe Drinking Water Act and Minnesota Dept. of Health Rules chapters 4720 and 4715. This ordinance is provided by the Minnesota Rural Water Association. Please consult with your city attorney before adopting any provisions within this model ordinance.
Donation Of Surplus City Equipment, LMC Model PolicyPublished Jul 11, 2016
Establishes ability of the city to donate surplus equipment to a nonprofit organization under state law. Defines important terms. Provides procedural steps and safeguards such as a disclaimer of warranties and a form to be completed by the nonprofit organization to verify compliance with terms of the policy.
Elected Official Out-Of-State Travel, LMC Model PolicyPublished Aug 12, 2016
Controls out of state travel by elected officials covering the minimum requirements of state law, Minn. Stat. 471.661, to provide when travel outside the state is appropriate, to set expense limits and to establish procedures for travel approval. Offers additional provisions a city may wish to include.
Fund Balance PolicyPublished Apr 30, 2009
Model policy for managing city fund balances from Ehlers and Assoc
In-Car Cameras, LMC Model PolicyPublished Mar 21, 2016
Governs use of in-car cameras to capture law enforcement related information within the range of the recording system that has evidentiary value for use in criminal prosecution, civil or administrative proceedings. Covers use and documentation, general guidelines for recording, downloading and labeling data, access to data and agency use of data.
Lawful Gambling, LMC Model OrdinancePublished Jul 6, 2016
Regulates lawful gambling. Includes options for allowing or prohibiting lawful gambling. Contains provisions for a local gambling tax, contribution of net profits to a city fund, establishment of a trade area. Sets parameters for application and local approval of premises permits.
Model Classification and Compensation PlanPublished Nov 27, 2006
This model classification and compensation plan for smaller cities will help cities develop and maintain a plan that allows a city to achieve and maintain pay equity compliance.
Model Tobacco Licensing OrdinancePublished Dec 8, 2010
Model tobacco licensing ordinance regulating the sale, consumption and possession of tobacco and tobacco related products. Developed by the League of Minnesota Cities and the Public Health Law Center. (Revised 12/2010)
Public Nuisance, LMC Model OrdinancePublished Apr 1, 2015
Prohibits public nuisances affecting health, morals and decency, peace and safety, noise, parking and storage, inoperable motor vehicles. Sets duties of city officers and provides abatement procedures, including recovery of cost.
Rental Utility Disconnect NoticePublished Jan 8, 2009
Model utility disconnection notice for rental properties under Minn. Stat. § 504B.215 subd. 3. (Revised 1/2009)
Right-of-Way Regulation, LMC Model OrdinancePublished Sep 2, 2016
Imposes comprehensive reasonable regulations administering and regulating excavation and obstruction of city roads, streets and other public rights-of-way by telecommunications utilities. Requires issuance of right-of-way permits. Provides that persons excavating and obstructing the rights-of-way will bear financial responsibility for their work, including the city’s recovery of out-of-pocket ad projected costs.
Short Form Right-of-Way Regulation, LMC Model OrdinancePublished Sep 2, 2016
Administers and regulates excavation and obstruction of city roads and streets for smaller cities that may want less extensive right of way management, such as minimal registration and reporting requirements by permit-holders. Still provides for restoration of rights-of-way and city recovery of costs.
Social Media and Digitial Images Use by Fire and EMS Departments, LMC Model PolicyPublished Feb 24, 2016
This model social media policy addresses specific issues in social media use by fire and emergency services employees such as ownership, use and dissemination of work-related images, and conduct to maintain professionalism and public confidence. The policy should be a supplement to the city’s overall social media policy.
Temporary Family Health Care Dwellings, LMC Model OrdinancePublished May 26, 2016
A new law allows landowners to place mobile residential dwellings on their property to serve as a temporary family health care dwelling. Cities are allowed to opt out of the requirements of the new permit system. You can use this ordinance to exercise the your opt out choice.