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Browse through a collection of more than 100 articles and model forms in the MCIT Resource Library. Use the search tools to the left to narrow in on the appropriate resource.
364 Articles found
January 2022 | PDF | Uploaded in:
The guide "Essentials of Risk Management for Motor Vehicles" provides an overview of several key risks of motor vehicle use for local public entities and provides strategies members can use to manage and minimize them.
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Frequently asked questions about meeting remotely under the Minnesota Open Meeting Law are answered.
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There are two sections of the Minnesota Open Meeting Law that allow local government board members to be counted as part of the quorum and participate remotely in meetings. Each statute has different requirements. Failure to comply with the requirements of the particular statute under which the board is meeting may mean that the remote board member is unable to be counted as part of the quorum nor participate in all proceedings.
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When making board decisions related to land use, they generally fall into one of two categories: quasi-judicial decision maker or policymaker. Failing to appreciate the differences in the two roles may create issues and potential litigation for a county and its commissioners.
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When a building project is planned, members must determine how to properly insure the project from losses due to fire, theft, windstorm and other perils that could cause a major loss. This article addresses some of the most frequently asked questions relating to this issue and builder’s risk coverage.
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Exposures related to data and cyber-security is one of the largest potential loss drivers of a public entity. Prevention and preparedness are critical for addressing this risk. To assist members,  the Cyber-security Self-assessment. It is a broad checklist that an organization uses internally to assist in identifying data security areas it needs to strengthen.
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A municipality’s consideration of a request for defense and indemnification from an officer (including an elected or appointed official) or employee can be challenging. These requests are generally made by the individual at or near the beginning of a lawsuit when he or she is looking for a speedy (and favorable) decision by the municipality to represent him or her in the lawsuit. Occasionally, municipalities determine they have no duty to defend and indemnify the individual, a decision that may result in litigation.
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When members understand the types of information MCIT requests and when that data is required, the process is easier, less time consuming and more accurate for both the member and MCIT. Requested information is used to determine appropriate contribution amounts and to ensure that members are in the best position to have coverage available.