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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.
311 Articles found
January 2022 | Article | Uploaded in:
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.
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MCIT’s property coverage, like a person’s homeowners and auto policies, is a specific, detailed document. It contains many sections and provisions including definitions, conditions, endorsements, limitations of coverage, extensions of coverage, limits and sublimits of coverage, exclusions and sometimes exceptions to exclusions. It can be complicated, and members who understand their property coverage will be better able to prepare, plan for and respond to a loss from a weather-related event, as well as minimize the disruption and uncertainty that can occur after a loss.
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The "Safety Committee Resource Handbook" outlines Minnesota regulations for safety committees, provides recommendations for effective committee structure and details activities committees can perform to enhance safety within their organizations. The handbook addresses safety committee compliance with Minnesota statutes and rules regarding safety committees; the fundamentals of developing and maintaining an effective safety committee; the tasks an effective safety committee undertakes to minimize losses; and identifies hurdles a safety committee may face and offers solutions to overcome them.