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07.26.13 | Wisconsin Department of Revenue Announces Process to Apply for Investment and Local Impact Board

CONTACT: Laurel Patrick, 608 266-2300

The process is underway to gather applications for membership to Wisconsin’s Mining Investment and Local Impact Board. The Mining Investment and Local Impact Board is a statewide board established to administer the Investment and Local Impact Fund, which is created to help municipalities offset costs associated with impacts of metalliferous mineral mining. Once the process of appointing members to the Board is complete, the Board will have eleven members, three of which are public members.

Public members interested in applying for the three public member positions on the board may go to the Governor’s website, www.walker.wi.gov, and click the “Apply to Serve” button, then click “Boards/Commissions”. The Governor will appoint the three public member positions to the Board. Wisconsin statutes specify that the following residency requirements must be met with regard to the three public members:

  • One of the public members shall reside in a town in which a metalliferous mineral ore body is known to exist.
  • One of the public members shall reside in a county in which metalliferous mineral development is occurring, or in an adjacent county.
  • One of the public members shall be recommended by the town boards in towns in which a metalliferous mineral ore body is known to exist, with preference to the appointment of a public member who resides in a town in which the development of a metalliferous mineral ore body is occurring.

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue is the state agency responsible for administratively assisting the Mining Investment and Local Impact Board.

View the official press release here.

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