Resources

Securing Payment of Utility Charges

Information Memo

Learn about setting rates for municipal utilities, on what basis cities may make charges, and method for collecting payments due.

Published Dec 22, 2022.

Handbook for Minnesota Cities Chapter 25: Financial Reports, Accounting and Auditing

Handbook Chapter

Has basic information on routine financial tasks cities must perform like use of funds in accounting and internal control procedures.

Published Dec 8, 2022.

Handbook for Minnesota Cities Chapter 24: Financing Public Improvements

Handbook Chapter

Read about commonly used and authorized financing tools for cities to fund local improvements and economic development.

Published Dec 6, 2022.

Experience Ratings in the Trust’s Liability and Workers’ Compensation Premiums

Explains the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust’s (LMCIT’s) experience rating formula.

Published Nov 15, 2022.

Handbook for Minnesota Cities Chapter 20: Municipal Budgeting

Handbook Chapter

Learn the characteristics of city budgets as a work plan and communication tool. Understand the budget cycle.

Published Nov 1, 2022.

Layoffs and HR Cost-Saving Measures

Information Memo

Options for saving costs by reducing staff through furlough or layoffs. Describes alternatives such as hiring or wage freezes.

Published Sep 21, 2022.

Handbook for Minnesota Cities Chapter 17: Liability

Handbook Chapter

Understand city exposure to lawsuits and the state statutes and judicial decisions that limit liability.

Published Aug 10, 2022.

Budget Guide for Cities

Information Memo

Learn about new state and federal laws that significantly affect city budget decisions.

Published Jul 15, 2022.

LMCIT Liability Coverage Guide

Information Memo

Learn about liability (casualty) coverage offered by the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust including its unique coverage offerings.

Published Jun 23, 2022.

Handbook for Minnesota Cities Chapter 18: Insurance and Loss Control

Handbook Chapter

Insurance helps pay lawful claims and defend against meritless claims. Loss control measures aim to reduce injuries and claims.

Published Jun 7, 2022.