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Driver Alert! Recent Updates to Wisconsin’s Traffic Laws

Joanna Bush, state traffic signal systems engineer at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), provided an informative presentation at the 2016 Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Traffic Engineering Workshop regarding recent updates to Wisconsin traffic laws. Some have received a lot of publicity over the last year, but there are others you may not be aware […]

Regulation of the Invasive Species Takeover

Our native landscape is our home, the little world we live in, where we are born and where we play, where we grow up, and finally where we are… laid to eternal rest. It speaks of the distant past and carries our life in the tomorrow. To keep this pure and unadulterated is a sacred […]

2016 Land Title Survey Standards

What you need to know about the new ALTA Survey standards. The revised ALTA Survey specifications are scheduled to take effect February 2016.  The below commentary itemizes the significant changes to survey specifications, responsibilities and requirements. 1. The Survey will be known as an ALTA/NSPS LAND TITLE SURVEY. The title has been revised to reflect the […]

Don’t End Up All Wet. Take Time for Real Estate Due Diligence

As a wetland delineator, the worst part of my job is giving bad news to someone who purchased property to build their dream home, only to find out that they can’t build because there are wetlands present.  It pays to do research in the beginning of your property search instead of getting stuck with a […]

Wisconsin Removes 50-Foot Highway Setback Restriction

From 1999 to 2009, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), acting under Administrative Rule Trans 233, reviewed land divisions for compliance with access, setback, noise and traffic visibility. By far, the most controversial item was the 50-foot highway setback, which prohibited improvements within the 50-foot corridor. Trans 233 was eventually declared invalid by Dane County […]