IMLA in Canada - 2012

IMLA in Canada 2012 

Black Knight Inn, 2929-50 Avenue 
Red Deer, Alberta

Friday, June 1, 2012 - All Day
Registration - $299 USD (IMLA members & nonmembers) for a limited time until the end of February! 

 

IMLA’s annual IMLA in Canada event will be held in western Canada for the first time ever!

Program Highlights:

 - Prosecution and Bylaw Issues (Or, What Do Urban Chickens; Management of Public Park Space, the Safety Codes Act and Construction Sites, and Regulating Fighting in Public Places All Have in Common?)

- Judicial Inquiries and Local Government: Lesson Learned from Municipal Misadventures

- Environmental Law for Municipalities: An Update and Emerging Trends 

  • - The Role of the Municipal Economic Development Department and Foreign Direct Investment, 
    and more!  (Additional program updates are coming soon).

 

TO REGISTER - To take advantage of our uncommonly sweet deal:

For more information, e-mail Sophia Stadnyk at IMLA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

EXTRA! Our event will be held just after the May 31 annual Alberta Municipal Legal Advisors (AMLA) meeting.  IMLA members are welcome to register for the full-day AMLA event (separate registration, cost is C$150).  For additional information on the AMLA event, please contact Sheila Rodrigues at Chapman Riebeek LLP, Phone: (403) 346-6603, e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Airfare Discount  IMLA has negotiated a special discount for IMLA members with WestJet. This is an additional 10% off the best available fare (but excludes seat sales and web fares).   To take advantage of this discount, please refer to convention code CC7304 at the time of booking, and you are required to book your flight through a group reservations number, 1-888-493-7853.  The fare is available for a few days before and after the IMLA event.  For all of the details, please see this information sheet from WestJet: http://www.imla.org/images//westjet.pdf

Hotel Room Block  We have reserved a limited room block at the venue hotel at a discounted rate of  $115.00/room/night plus taxes, for IMLA members. The rate is available for May 31 and June 1, 2012.  You can make reservations by calling the hotel at 1-800-661-8793, or (403) 343-6666.  Please refer to this reservation number: 41254. 

   

IMLA Land Use Seminar - New Hampshire

IMLA Land Use Seminar
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
presented by: IMLA and State Municipal Attorneys and Planners Associations

 

Harbor Events Center
Portsmouth Garden Hilton
 
June 21 & 22, 2012


FINAL AGENDA - AVAILABLE HERE 


PLACE

The official event hotel and the actual conference center are located about a 30-second outside walk from each other. The official event hotel is the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Portsmouth, located at:

100 High Street
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
03801
Phone : 603-431-1499

The Portsmouth Harbor Events & Conference Center, which is where the Seminar will take place, is located immediately around the corner at:

100 Deer St. at 100 Portwalk Place
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone: 603-422-9300

SEMINAR INFORMATION & AGENDA

The Agenda for the Seminar is available at:

http://www.imla.org/images/2012/newenglandjune2122/finalagendaportsmouth.pdf

Registration opens at 8:30am on Thursday, June 21 in the Windglass room inside the Portsmouth Harbor Events and Conference Center. Please stop by the registration desk before taking your seat. The first session starts at 8:55am in the Seaglass room, which is located immediately next to Windglass. The Seaglass room will be the location for all the presentations. Thurs/Friday lunches and a Thursday 5pm-6:30pm networking reception will take place in the same area, but in a room called the Schooner rooms (also can be called Gundalow or Starboard rooms). 


Hotel Information

The official hotel for this event is the Hilton Garden Inn Portsmouth  (New Hampshire)Downtown. Rates are $179 (plus tax) for a single or double occupancy room. To reserve your room at the special room rate, call the hotel directly at 603-431-1499 or toll free at 1-800-hiltons. Then use the group code provided here when making your reservation. GROUP CODE = LAW. The cutoff date to receive this rate must be made by May 29, 2012. After this date reservations will be accepted on a space and rate available basis only. 

 

Registration Form

CLICK HERE  for the registration form.  Registration rates start at $225 for IMLA Members/$245 nonmembers for both days if you register before May 31, 2012.

 

   

IMLA New England Land Use Seminar

 

IMLA New England Regional Land Use Seminar

 Harbor Events Center - Portsmouth Garden Hilton

Portsmouth, New Hampshire

June 21 & 22, 2012

 

ONLINE PAPER ACCESS

Welcome to the Paper Access Program for IMLA's 2012 New England Land Use Seminar. The papers are organized in accordance with the Program (in chronological order). ONLINE ACCESS TO PAPERS WILL BE AVAILABLE THROUGH July 30, 2012.

Note: These files are in pdf or powerpoint.  Adobe Reader is available free from Adobe. 

—  Terms and Conditions  — 

IMLA will grant you a nonexclusive, nontransferable, limited right to access, to display on your computer, download Event papers, and to use the website and services consistent with these Terms. These documents are for 2012 Event attendee use only, and are not to be sold or used for private gain. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, to defeat or circumvent security measures, or to utilize this site for other than its intended purpose, are prohibited. Reproduction of the Event papers offered through this website may be made without limitation as to number, provided that such reproductions are not for private gain, and that appropriate attribution is given (contact IMLA for this - 202.466.5424). Some information contained on this website may be copyrighted by its owner(s), and permission to use such copyrighted materials must be obtained from the appropriate owner of the copyrighted material. Our permission to reproduce our publications does not apply to these materials. Unless otherwise indicated, you may not alter or modify any of the content that you print or download from our website. All other rights reserved. By Clicking on any of the hyperlinks titled "Paper", "Slides", or "Attachment" on this webpage, you agree to abide by the Terms and Conditions.

 

—  PAPER LIST  — 

The paper list below closely follows the agenda for the event; however, please refer to the agenda available at the Seminar for the latest and most accurate information. 

All times listed for work sessions and breaks are subject to change, but are expected to adhere generally to the following.

June 21, 2012  Theme: More than Greenfields & Fields of Dreams: Sustainable Development

8:30AM  Registration Desk Open

Windglass Room             

 

8:55AM - 9:00AM  Welcome & Overview

Seaglass Room

 

9:00AM – 10:30AM

Seaglass Room

Work Session 1.  Environmental & Sustainable Development Controls

o   Introduction: Defining Sustainable Development

I. Overview article by Hollister 

o   Sustainable Development and Form-Based Codes

II. Lawlor Outline

III. Lawlor Presentation Slides  

o   Exactions and Takings in the Context of Sustainable Planning and Regulation

o   Design Overlay Case Studies – New Urbanism 'Lite'

IV. Bates Outline + Exhibits (Very large file 33MBs)

V. Bates Presentation Slides 

  SPEAKERS: 

                                Matthew J. Lawlor, Robinson & Cole, Boston, MA

                                Timothy Bates, Robinson & Cole, New London, CT

                                Amy Manzelli, Baldwin & Callen, Concord, NH

 

10:30AM – 10:45AM Break

Snacks and Coffee in Windglass Room

 

10:45AM – 12:15PM

Seaglass Room

Work Session 2.  Storm Water Management

        Robert Roseen, Director UNH Storm Water Project

VI. UNH Fact Sheet 

        James Houle, Outreach Coordinator & Program Manager,UNH Stormwater Center

   VIIUNH Stormwater Report  

James N. Katsiaficas, Perkins Thompson, Portland, ME

VIII. Katsiaficas Paper

IX. Katsiaficas Presentation 

 

12:15PM  – 1:15PM Lunch

Gundalow/Starboard/Schooner Rooms

 

1:15PM – 2:00PM 

Seaglass Room

Work Session 3. The Built Environment: Historical Preservation & More

o   Adaptive Reuse: Reality or Romanticism

o   Effective advocacy: using the regulatory process to build support & improve project design

o   State Historic Preservation Office Review

    Jay Wickersham, Atty Cambridge, MA

Nadine Peterson, Preservation Planner, NH Division of Historical Resources

    X. Wickerham and Peterson Presentation Slides 

 

2:00PM – 3:00PM

Seaglass Room

Work Session 4. Housing and Sustainable Development

o   Current Developement

Ben Frost, NH Housing

  Michael Bruss, Integrated Building Energy Associates, Concord

No Materials Submitted as of June 18 

3:00PM –3:15PM  Break

Windglass

 

3:15PM –4:45PM

Seaglass Room

Work Session 5.  The Un-Built Environment:  Open Space & Agricultural Preservation

o   Agricultural Preservation Ways and Means (Methodology & Legal Issues)

o   Creating Workable Conservation Easements & Enforcement

Robert Ritchie, General Counsel, MA Department of Agricultural Resources

 XI.  Ritchie Presentation Slides

Attorney Irene Del Bono, Executive Office of Energy & Env. Affairs

XII. Del Bono Paper

XIII. Del Bono  Conservation Restriction Sample

Daniel Sundquist, Director, Land Conservation Planning, Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests

XIV. Sundquist Paper 

 

5:00PM – 6:30PM Reception and Social Hour

Gundalow/Starboard/Schooner Rooms

 

Dinner on attendees’ own or State Associations/planners groups may arrange dinners.

 

June 22, 2012   Theme: Effective, Defensible and Useful Development Conditions & Controls

8:30AM Registration Desk Open

 

8:55AM –  9:00AM Welcome & Overview for Today

Seaglass Room

 

9:00AM – 9:30AM 

Seaglass Room

Work Session 6.  Perspectives on Due Diligence: Seeking to Avoid Problems 

Raymond D’Amante, Concord, NH

XV. D'Amante Paper 

 

9:30AM – 11:00AM

Seaglass Room

Work Session 7.  Development Conditions: Overview & Issues

                Note the morning break (15 minutes) will occur during this work session between first and       second speaker

o   Legal Authority and Mechanisms to Facilitate (or Deter) Development & Address Infrastructure Requirements

o   Exactions and Takings

o   “Contract Zoning” – Archaic Idea or Constraint on Conditions

        Jonathan Witten, Duxbury, MA

  XVI. Witten Article    

        Daniel Crean, Pembroke, NH

  XVII. Crean Paper on Takings and Exactions

  XVIII. Crean Presentation on Takings and Exactions 

  XIX. Checklist of Exactions (from Utah League of Cities and Towns) 

  XX. Judith Wegner article

  XXI. Crean Paper on Contract Zoning 

 

11:00AM – 12:00 Noon

Seaglass Room

Work Session 8.  Legislative, Regulatory and Administrative Imposition of Conditions

o   Approval Conditions In General – Avoiding Problems

o   Impact Fees and/or Conditions?

o   Blanket Dedication Issues

o   Tax Increment Financing

 

Daniel Crean, Pembroke, NH    

XXII. Crean Paper on Exactions, Impact Fees 

XXIII. Crean Presentation on Exactions, Impact Fees 

XXIV. Crean Paper on Development Conditions and Ohio Supreme Court Case 

XXV. NH TIF Plan Example 

Michael Donahue, Donahue, Tucker & Ciandella

 

12:00 Noon – 1:00PM Lunch

Gundalow/Starboard/Schooner Rooms

 

1:00PM – 2:15PM

Seaglass Room

Work Session 9.  Troubled Developments

o   Vested Rights

o   Bankruptcy

 

                                Robert Kerwin, Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers, Boston, MA

                                Greg D. Peterson, Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers, Boston, MA

   XXVI. Crean Paper  - Vested Rights, Pending Approvals and Distressed Properties

2:15PM – 2:30PM Afternoon Break

Windglass Room

 

2:30PM – 3:30PM 

Seaglass Room

Work Session 10.  Ethics

o   How Did I Get Into this Mess?

         Timothy Bates, Robinson & Cole, New London, CT

XXVII. Bates Paper

XXVIII. Bates Presentation Slides 

3:30PM – 4:30PM

Seaglass Room

Works Session 11.   Enforcing Conditions

o   Developer Agreements – Sample Agreements & Problem Areas

o   Developer “Promises” and Representations

o   Surety for Performance

o   Enforcement Issues

 

Daniel Crean, Pembroke, NH

XXIXCrean Paper on Enforcing Conditions 

XXXCrean Presentation Slides on Enforcing Conditions 

XXXI. Kensington Case Materials

XXXII. Portsmouth Case Opinion - NH Supreme Court 

XXXIII. Portsmouth Case Opinion - 1st Circuit  

XXXIV. 1808 Corporation Case 

Michael Donahue & Christopher Boldt, Donahue, Tucker & Ciandella

 

IMLA in Canada - Red Deer - Papers

IMLA IN CANADA 2012

Friday June 1, 2012 – Black Knight Inn - Red Deer, Alberta

ONLINE PAPER ACCESS

Welcome to the Paper Access Program for IMLA's 2012 Canadian Program. The papers are organized in accordance with the Program (in chronological order). ONLINE ACCESS TO PAPERS WILL BE AVAILABLE THROUGH June 30, 2012.

Note: These files are in pdf or powerpoint.  Adobe Reader is available free from Adobe. 

—  Terms and Conditions  — 

IMLA will grant you a nonexclusive, nontransferable, limited right to access, to display on your computer, download Event papers, and to use the website and services consistent with these Terms. These documents are for 2012 Event attendee use only, and are not to be sold or used for private gain. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, to defeat or circumvent security measures, or to utilize this site for other than its intended purpose, are prohibited. Reproduction of the Event papers offered through this website may be made without limitation as to number, provided that such reproductions are not for private gain, and that appropriate attribution is given (contact IMLA for this - 202.466.5424). Some information contained on this website may be copyrighted by its owner(s), and permission to use such copyrighted materials must be obtained from the appropriate owner of the copyrighted material. Our permission to reproduce our publications does not apply to these materials. Unless otherwise indicated, you may not alter or modify any of the content that you print or download from our website. All other rights reserved. By Clicking on any of the hyperlinks titled "Paper", "Slides", or "Attachment" on this webpage, you agree to abide by the Terms and Conditions.

 

—  PAPER LIST  — 

POST EVENT UPDATE (JUNE 20, 2012)

Please see below for NEW papers uploaded after June 20 from Donahue, Malik and Robertson 

Neil Robertson, Q.C. (Legal Counsel, Regina Police Service, Saskatchewan)  on Judicial Inquiries and Local Government: Lessons Learned? Reports of Inquiries into Municipal Misadventures

Paper  

REPLACEMENT Slides in PDF Format   


Madeleine Donahue (Partner, Norton Rose Canada LLP, Toronto, Ontario; Update on Key Environmental Civil Cases and Issues for Municipalities

NEW!! - Paper


Joy L. Hulton (Regional Solicitor, The Regional Municipality of York) – Contracting Out Transit Services – Lessons Learned From York Region Transit’s Strike

Slides in PDF Format


Panel Discussion on Bylaw Prosecution

Ola P. Malik (Municipal Prosecutor, Prosecutions Section, City of Calgary) – Challenges to the

Management of Public Municipal Space

NEW!! - Paper


Scott McAnsh (Barrister & Solicitor, City of Edmonton), Fighting for Jurisdiction – R. v. Keshane, Municipalities in the Public Fight to Manage Public Space

Paper


Colleen Sinclair (Barrister and Solicitor, City of Calgary Law Department) — Recent Decisions on Occupiers’ Liability

Slides in PDF Format


William Buholzer (Young Anderson, Vancouver, British Columbia): The Constitutional Duty to Consult First Nations— Are Local Governments “The Crown”? Neskonlith Indian Band v. Salmon Arm (City)

Paper


David G. Boghosian (Boghosian + Associates, Toronto, Ontario) – A Case Study in the Courts’ Attitude Toward Legislative Attempts to Overrule Their Jurisprudence (or, The Brief Life and Sudden Death of Ontario's MMS)

Paper


Neil Robertson, Q.C. (Legal Counsel, Legal Counsel, Regina Police Service, Saskatchewan) and Jennifer Smout (Solicitor, City of London, Ontario) – Ethics for Municipal Lawyers: An International Perspective on Lawyer-Client Privilege and Public Counsel, and Other Issues 

Paper

NEW!! - Slides in PDF Format 

 

 

Mid-Year Seminar

IMLA Mid-Year Seminar

April 13-15, 2008

Omni-Shoreham Hotel - Washington D.C.

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THIS EVENT IS NOW OVER. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PURCHASE A SET OF THE PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE SEMINAR, CLICK HERE FOR THE ORDER FORM 

IMLA brings you the best CLE opportunities for local government attorneys. Register online today!

 

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