Upcoming Local Government Programs April - May 2019

 
Upcoming Local Government Programs April - May 2019
Upcoming Local Government Programs
                                         April – May 2019

The UW-Madison Extension Local Government Center (LGC) publishes this announcement
of statewide programs monthly. It includes UW-Extension programming and other programs of
interest relating to local government that are offered in Wisconsin. Asterisked (*) programs are
Cooperative Extension programs. Information about the UW Madison Extension Local
Government Center and its programming may be found at lgc.uwex.edu.
Please send brochures and announcements of programs of statewide interest to Eileen Langdon
(eileen.langdon@wisc.edu) at the LGC. Our address: Local Government Center, 610 Langdon
St., Rm. 229, Madison, WI 53703.
Please call the specified program contact with questions about the programs.
April 2019
*View at your convenience – “2019 Board of Review (BOR)” – All 2019 Board of Review
training by the UW-Extension Local Government Center will be by DVD. Cost: $35, extra
materials are $10 each. This year’s training offers two choices: (1) “Conducting the First
Meeting,” or (2) “Board of Review Hearing.” You need to view only one of the two videos for
certification. Written materials include exam, affidavit, and filing instructions. For information
on ordering, visit http://lgc.uwex.edu.
April 1, 2019 – “Donna Brazile and Kelly Ayotte” – UW-Madison Thompson Center on Public
Leadership speaking event. 7:00 pm. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, UWM Union Wisconsin
Room. Cost: None, but ticket required. Donna Brazile, an American political analyst, and Kelly
Ayotte, a former U.S. senator, will lead a conversation spanning across political parties with a focus on
women in leadership and politics. Presenters: Donna Brazile and Kelly Ayotte. Questions: Thompson
Center 608-265-4087, for tickets visit https://thompsoncenter.wisc.edu/conferences/.
April 3, 2019 – “Karl Rove and David Axelrod Point-Counterpoint” – UW-Madison
Thompson Center on Public Leadership speaking event. 6:00 pm. University of Wisconsin-Green
Bay, Weidner Center. Cost: None, but ticket required. National political strategists and former
senior advisors to Presidents Barack Obama and George W. Bush, David Axelrod and Karl rove
will be on the UW-Green Bay campus for a Point-Counterpoint conversation. Presenters: David
Axelrod, Karl Rove. Questions: Thompson Center 608-265-4087, for tickets visit
https://thompsoncenter.wisc.edu/conferences/.
April 3, 2019 – “Productivity and Quality Improvement” – Certified Public Manager® Program.
8:30 am – 3:15 pm, Pyle Center, Madison. Cost: $175. Take a systematic approach to identify what’s
necessary to initiate and sustain organizational productivity and quality improvements. Through
assessments and tools, examine current productivity and quality improvement efforts and then explore
ways to improve systems, align activities, build processes designed for success, and create a culture
that supports your efforts. Instructor: Guy VanRensselaer. Questions: Sunshine Jansen,
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608-262-4354. To register, call 608-262-0810 or 800-725-9692 or register online at
https://continuingstudies.wisc.edu/classes/productivity-quality-improvement.
April 4, 2019 – “Productivity Tools” – Certified Public Manager® Program. 8:30 am – 3:15 pm,
Pyle Center, Madison. Cost: $175. This workshop gives you the opportunity for hands-on
application of productivity and quality improvement topics. Learn how to develop and interpret
checksheets, run charts, histograms, flowcharts, cause-and-effect diagrams, and control charts.
These tools used separately or in combination are effective for examining problems and
examining data. We spend ample time discussing potential use of the tools back at the office.
Instructor: Guy VanRensselaer. Questions: Sunshine Jansen, 608-262-4354. To register, call
608-262-0810 or 800-725-9692 or register online at
https://continuingstudies.wisc.edu/classes/productivity-tools.
April 9, 2019 – “WisVote Election Statistics: Finding the Proper Balance” – Wisconsin
Elections Commission 2019 WisVote Spring Election Training webinar series. Statewide
webinar. 10:00 am – 11:00 am. A webinar to discuss recent updates to the new WisVote Election
Statistics Reporting forms (Reconciliation, Inspectors Statement and EDR Postcard). We will
also discuss how to avoid common mistakes, locating the source of unbalanced numbers and use
of the Comment fields. Questions: Allison Coakley 608-261-2033. For more information about
webinar access visit https://elections.wi.gov/clerks/recent-communications.
*April 10, 2019 – “Planning for the Autonomous and Connected Future—From Horseless
to Driverless Carriage” – UW-Madison Extension Local Government Center Local Land Use
Planning and Zoning teleconference series. 10:30 am – 12:00 noon. Cost: $20. This program
provides background on autonomous and connected vehicle technology and its intersections with
urban and regional planning; outlines scenarios that impact planning efforts; reviews the current
and future state of the technology; highlights the current work underway in Wisconsin and at the
Wisconsin Automated Vehicle Proving Grounds; and concludes with a discussion of the way
planning can shape automated and connected vehicles and vice versa. Presenter: Jon Riehl.
Questions: Local Government Center 608-262-9960 or visit http://lgc.uwex.edu.
April 17, 2019 – “Citizen/Customer Service” – UW-Madison Transportation Information
Center, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. University of Wisconsin Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac. Cost: $150. This
class is part of the Public Works Supervisory Academy (PWSA) and the Public Works
Management Institute (PWMI). You may enroll in individual classes without enrolling in either
the Academy or the Institute. This interactive course will help you be a more effective supervisor
and take a leadership role by learning how to implement an effective customer service program,
identify and respond to customer needs, practice good listening skills and deal with unrealistic
expectations and the angry customer. Instructor: Steve Pudloski. Questions: 1-800-442-4615. To
register call 1-800-462-0876, or visit https://epd.wisc.edu/tic/workshops/.
April 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, May 1, 2, 2019 – “Work Zone and Flagger Safety” – Workshop
by UW-Madison Transportation Information Center. 8:00 am – 3:15 pm. Six dates in April and
two in May given below. Cost: $80, lunch included. Work Zone and Flagger Safety will cover
the setup and use of approved temporary traffic control devices in a variety of typical situations,
including work on the shoulder, on a two-lane road, on a multi-lane road, and during mobile
operations. To register call 800-462-0876, or visit https://epd.wisc.edu/tic/workshops/.

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April & May Dates & Locations Work Zone and Flagger Safety Spring 2019
       Monday, April 22:        Comfort Suites Rock Garden         Green Bay
       Tuesday, April 23:       UW-Fond du Lac                     Fond du Lac
       Wednesday, April 24:     Ingleside Hotel                    Waukesha
       Thursday, April 25:      American Legion Hall               Barneveld
       Monday, April 29:        Flat Creek Inn & Suites            Hayward
       Tuesday, April 30:       Sleep Inn & Suites Conference Ctr. Eau Claire
       Wednesday, May 1:        Fairfield Inn & Suites Wausau      Weston
       Thursday, May 2:         Cranberry Country Lodge            Tomah
April 22, 2019 – “Environment and Land Use: How Counties Protect Land & Water” –
Wisconsin Counties Association Educational Seminar, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Holiday Inn Stevens
Point-Convention Center, Stevens Point. Cost: Members none; nonmembers $115. A panel of
experts will explore a variety of environment and land use issues, including water quality,
zoning, land use planning, and recycling, and what counties are doing to provide citizens with
smart planning and interesting approaches to making the most of Wisconsin’s precious
resources. Presenters: Scott Godfrey, Matt Krueger, Shawn Pfaff, Rebecca Frisch, John Welch,
Meleesa Johnson. Questions: Dan Bahr 608-663-7188. Register online at
https://fs30.formsite.com/Wiscounties/ub6k02rxhb/index.html
April 23, 2019 – “Management Assessment” – UW-Madison Transportation Information
Center, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. UW-Madison Pyle Center, Madison. Cost: $150. This class is part of
the Public Works Supervisory Academy (PWSA) and the Public Works Management Institute
(PWMI). You may enroll in individual classes without enrolling in either the Academy or the
Institute. This interactive course will give you an opportunity to assess your personal
management style, and give you the strategies you need to build on your strengths while
addressing limitations. You will also learn how your style fits into the needs of your
organization. Instructor: Robbi Dreifuerst. Questions: 1-800-442-4615. To register call
1-800-462-0876, or visit https://epd.wisc.edu/tic/workshops/.
April 24 – May 1, 2019 – “Fundamentals of Public Works Operations” UW-Madison
Transportation Information Center, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. University of Wisconsin Fond du Lac,
Fond du Lac. Cost: $150. This class is part of the Public Works Management Institute (PWMI).
You may enroll in the individual class without enrolling in the Institute. Learn about managing the
most important services delivered by a public works department with this course, which also
counts toward the requirements for the Public Works Management Institute Certificate.
Instructor: Steve Pudloski. Questions: 1-800-442-4615. To register call
1-800-462-0876, or visit https://epd.wisc.edu/tic/workshops/.
April 24, 2019 – “Developing Public-Private Partnerships” – Certified Public Manager®
Program. 8:30 am – 3:15 pm, Pyle Center, Madison. Cost: $175. In an era of declining tax
support, government leaders are exploring creative ways to maintain quality, including
developing effective partnerships with the private sector. Explore the changing role of
government, the foundations of effective partnerships, the conditions that are most conducive to
public-private partnerships, and various alternative strategies to government service delivery.
Study examples of public-private partnerships and identify prospective partnerships for your
agency. Instructor: Jeff Russell. Questions: Sunshine Jansen, 608-262-4354. To register, call
608-262-0810 or 800-725-9692 or register online at
https://continuingstudies.wisc.edu/classes/developing-public-private-partnerships

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April 24-26, 2019 – “Building Inspectors Institute” – League of Wisconsin Municipalities.
9:00 am Wednesday – 11:30 am Friday. Osthoff Resort, Elkhart Lake. Cost: $195 member, $220
non-member. Sessions will include: Legislative Update; Dept. of Safety & Professional Services
Update; Big Trends for Society & Implications for Development; Proper Installation of LP
Siding; Sound & Fire Ratings; Review Job Site Inspection, 2012 IEBC Update; Hydronic In-
Floor Heat; ACI332 Foundation Requirements; 2015 IBC Mixed Occupancies; The 7 C’s of
Inspecting; Tiny Homes and the UDC. This popular institute provides attendees with the
following from DSPS: 12 hours Commercial Building Inspector Certification; 12 hours UDS
Construction Inspector Certification, and 6 hours UDS HVAC Inspector Certification.
Presenters: John Gibbs, Jerry Deschane, Dawn Crim, Mike Slavney, Randy Fenske, Brandon
Piper, Chris Anderson, Jim Blair, Travis Thomas, Richard Paur, Ed Lisinski, John Stephany.
Questions: Carrie Jensen at cjensen@lwm-info.org. To register, download registration form at
https://www.lwm-info.org/751/Building-Inspectors-Institute/.
April 25, 2019 – “Facilitating Effective Meetings” – Certified Public Manager® Program.
8:30 am – 3:15 pm, Pyle Center, Madison. Cost: $175. Gain an understanding of the mechanics
of managing a meeting well. Learn to develop an agenda, manage meeting dynamics, deal with
disruptive behavior, keep the meeting on track, track assignments, and record the decisions and
actions of the group. The session includes templates and models to use for agenda development
and meeting notes. Instructor: Jeff Russell. Questions: Sunshine Jansen, 608-262-4354. To
register, call 608-262-0810 or 800-725-9692 or register online at
https://continuingstudies.wisc.edu/classes/facilitating-effective-meetings/
April 26, 2019 – “Future of Transportation in Wisconsin” – UW-Madison Thompson Center
on Public Leadership conference. 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee.
Cost: None, but ticket required. This one-day event will examine a host of issues relating to other
modes of transportation, including aviation, maritime, rail, and transit. Similar to Thompson’s
corridor initiative, this conference will focus on jobs and what transportation solutions can mean
to businesses and average Wisconsinites as the state prepares for a transportation future.
Questions: Thompson Center 608-265-4087 or visit https://thompsoncenter.wisc.edu/conferences/.
*April 29, 2019 – “Alcohol Beverage Regulation and Licensing – Part 1” – UW-Madison
Extension Local Government Center Local Government Essentials teleconference series.
10:00 am – 12:00 noon. Cost: $20. Wisconsin municipalities are required to appropriately review
and issue alcohol licenses according to state law. Prepare for your municipality’s review and
issuing of licenses by learning the statutory requirements for alcoholic beverage licenses,
municipal licensing actions, recent court decisions and any legislative changes. Presenters:
Carol Nawrocki, Claire Silverman. Questions: Local Government Center 608-262-9960 or visit
http://lgc.uwex.edu.
April 30, 2019 – “WisVote Absentee: Coming Attractions” – Wisconsin Elections Commission
2019 WisVote Spring Election Training webinar series. Statewide webinar. 10:00 am – 11:00 am.
A webinar to discuss WisVote absentee improvements, what’s changed and what’s ahead. Bring
your questions and comments! Questions: Allison Coakley 608-261-2033. For more information
about webinar access visit https://elections.wi.gov/clerks/recent-communications.

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May 2019
*View at your convenience – “2019 Board of Review (BOR)” – All 2019 Board of Review
training by the UW-Extension Local Government Center will be by DVD. Cost: $35, extra
materials are $10 each. This year’s training offers two choices: (1) “Conducting the First
Meeting,” or (2) “Board of Review Hearing.” You need to view only one of the two videos for
certification. Written materials include exam, affidavit, and filing instructions. For information
on ordering, visit http://lgc.uwex.edu.
May 1, 2, 2019 – “Work Zone and Flagger Safety” – Workshop by UW-Madison
Transportation Information Center. 8:00 am – 3:15 pm. Six dates in April and two in May given
below. Cost: $80, lunch included. Work Zone and Flagger Safety will cover the setup and use of
approved temporary traffic control devices in a variety of typical situations, including work on
the shoulder, on a two-lane road, on a multi-lane road, and during mobile operations. To register
call 800-462-0876, or visit https://epd.wisc.edu/tic/workshops/.
       May Dates & Locations Work Zone and Flagger Safety Spring 2019
       Wednesday, May 1        Fairfield Inn & Suites Wausau     Weston
       Thursday, May 2         Cranberry Country Lodge           Tomah
*May 2, 2019 – “Property Tax: the Good, the Bad, and The Ugly” – UW-Madison Extension
Local Government Center Local Government Essentials teleconference series. 10:30 am – 12:00
noon. Cost: $20. The property tax is the most important own-source revenue for local
government. Learn about the strengths and limitations of the property tax based on national
research and the challenges specific to Wisconsin local governments from a city administrator
with work experience in four (4) states. Presenters: Bradley J. Hanson, Yunji Kim. Questions:
Local Government Center 608-262-9960 or visit http://lgc.uwex.edu.
May 2, 2019 – “Management Assessment for Personal Planning and Development” – Certified
Public Manager® Program. 8:30 am – 3:15 pm, Pyle Center, Madison. Cost: $175.
Self-awareness is the cornerstone of outstanding management. Using a series of self-assessments,
learn how your styles and needs compare with those of other managers and with agency goals.
Discover strategies to enhance your strengths and address limitations. This class provides essential
tools to improve your understanding of yourself and identify excellence in management. Register by
one week before class to complete self-assessments. Instructor: Avrie Schott. Questions: Sunshine
Jansen, 608-262-4354. To register, call 608-262-0810 or 800-725-9692 or register online at
https://continuingstudies.wisc.edu/classes/management-assessment-personal-planning-development.
May 3, 2019 – “Using Data for Better Decisions” – Certified Public Manager® Program.
8:30 am - 3:15 pm, Pyle Center, Madison. Cost: $175. Learn how to use research correctly—
including how to interpret and incorporate available research findings to support your goals and
activities—and design research studies to shine light on critical issues. Explore the meanings of
the most-used statistical indices and when you should use each of them, and discover how people
can be misled using statistical figures and devices. Instructor: Patrick Jackson. Questions:
Sunshine Jansen, 608-262-4354. To register, call 608-262-0810 or 800-725-9692 or register
online at https://continuingstudies.wisc.edu/classes/using-data-better-decisions.

*May 6, 2019 – “Alcohol Beverage Regulation and Licensing – Part 2” – UW-Madison
Extension Local Government Center Local Government Essentials teleconference series.

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10:00 am – 12:00 noon. Cost: $20. Part 2 is intended for new and continuing officials who want
to stay up-to-date with recent law changes, current issues, and Wisconsin Department of
Revenue resources related to alcohol licensing. Presenter: Tom Ourada. Questions: Local
Government Center 608-262-9960 or visit http://lgc.uwex.edu.
*May 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 2019 – “Town Officials Workshops” – UW-Madison
Extension Local Government Center and the Wisconsin Towns Association. Cost: $65; late
registrations $75. Includes lunch. Topics for new officials include Powers and Duties of Town
Officials; Open Meetings Law, Fundamentals of Town Road Operations; Budget and Finance
Basics; and Ethics for Town Officials. Topics for continuing officials include Local Bridge
Program Administration and Oversight 2019; Speed Limits; Medley of Town Topics: Answers to
Common Questions; Getting Started with Grants; Wisconsin’s Fence Law; Public Records Issues
and Answers; Presenters: Carol Nawrocki, Jann Charette, Dan Fedderly, Ben Jordan, Steve
Pudloski, Andi Bill, Daniel Foth, Yunji Kim, Philip Freeburg. View program brochure and
registration form at http://lgc.uwex.edu/. Send registration by U.S. mail to Wisconsin Towns
Association.

             Dates & Locations Town Officials Workshops 2019
       Tuesday, May 7     Deer Valley Lodge                 Barneveld
       Wednesday, May 8 Radisson, Airport Road              Green Bay
       Thursday, May 9    Radisson, Grand Canyon Dr.        Madison
       Tuesday, May 14    Reulands Conference Center        Minocqua
       Wednesday, May 15 Holiday Inn Convention Center      Stevens Point
       Thursday, May 16   Cranberry Country Lodge           Tomah
       Tuesday, May 21    Wis. Indianhead Technical College Rice Lake
       Wednesday, May 22 Lakewoods Conference Center        Cable
       Thursday, May 23   Florian Gardens                   Eau Claire
*May 6, 2019 – “Alcohol Beverage Regulation and Licensing – Part 2” – UW-Madison
Extension Local Government Center Local Government Essentials teleconference series.
10:00 am – 12:00 noon. Cost: $20. Part 2 is intended for new and continuing officials who want
to stay up-to-date with recent law changes, current issues, and Wisconsin Department of
Revenue resources related to alcohol. Presenter: Tom Ourada. Questions: Local Government
Center 608-262-9960 or visit http://lgc.uwex.edu.
*May 8, 2019 – “Annual Case Law Update” – UW-Madison Extension Local Government
Center Local Land Use Planning and Zoning teleconference series. 10:30 am – 12:00 noon.
Cost: $20. Planning law is constantly changing. This program reviews recent court decisions
from the past year affecting planning and land use in Wisconsin. Presenter: Brian Ohm.
Questions: Local Government Center 608-262-9960 or visit http://lgc.uwex.edu.
May 10, 17, 31, June 21, 28, September 13, 2019 – “Local Government 101: Important Basics” –
League of Wisconsin Municipalities. Six locations and dates listed below. 8:30 am – 3:45 pm.
Cost: $85 members, $110 nonmembers. Topics include: Organization & Powers of Cities and
Villages; Recognizing and Avoiding Conflicts of Interest; Budgeting & Financial Oversight;
Procedures for Local Government Meetings; Managing Public Works Activities. Instructors: Claire
Silverman, Maria Davis, Staff from Ehlers, Dan Hill, Ben Jordan. For more information visit
http://www.lwm-info.org/799/Local-Government-101-Important-Basics.

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Dates & Locations 2019 Local Government 101
                        Friday, May 10       Ingleside Hotel             Pewaukee
                        Friday, May 17       Lismore Hotel               Eau Claire
                        Friday, May 31       Holiday Inn, American Ctr. Madison
                        Friday, June 2       Red Lion Paper Valley       Appleton
                        Friday, June 28      Best Western Chequamegon Hotel Ashland
                        Friday, September 13 Par 4 Resort                Waupaca
May 15, 2019 – “Records Management” – Certified Public Manager® Program. 8:30 am – 3:15 pm,
Pyle Center, Madison. Cost: $175. Public managers understand that records are critical to an
organization’s success. Through class discussions, practical simulation, demonstrations, and
handouts, you discover what records are and are not, how to conduct a records inventory, and
how to set up a records management program for your agency. Other topics include electronic
records, retention scheduling, and records law. Instructor: Abbie Norderhaug. Questions:
Sunshine Jansen, 608-262-4354. To register, call 608-262-0810 or 800-725-9692 or register
online at https://continuingstudies.wisc.edu/classes/records-management/.
May 15, 2019 – “Workshop for Local Planning & Zoning Officials” – UW-Stevens Point Center
for Land Use Education. 10:00 am – 4:30 pm. Greenville Town Hall, Greenville. This workshop will
provide an overview of the roles and responsibilities of local land-use decision-makers, standards for
decision-making, and procedural responsibilities. Questions: Rebecca Roberts, 715-346-4322. Find
brochure and register online at https://www.uwsp.edu/cnr.ap/clue/Pages/workshops/workshopspc.aspx.

May 15, 2019 – “Labor and Employee Relations” – UW-Madison Transportation Information
Center, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm. Madison Water Works, Madison. Cost: $150. This class is part of the
Public Works Supervisory Academy (PWSA) and the Public Works Management Institute (PWMI).
You may enroll in individual classes without enrolling in either the Academy or the Institute. This
course will help you be a more effective supervisor by learning how to take a leadership role in both a
union and non-union organizational environment using employee evaluations and development plans,
progressive discipline processes, and management rights in the union contract and employee
handbook. Instructor: Steve Pudloski. Questions: 1-800-442-4615. To register call 1-800-462-0876,
or visit https://epd.wisc.edu/tic/workshops/.
May 16, 2019 – “Policy Analysis for Non-Analysts” – Certified Public Manager® Program.
8:30 am – 3:15 pm, Pyle Center, Madison. Cost: $175. In this course you learn how to use
analytical tools in decision making, evaluate outcomes for policy-related decisions, resolve
conflicts over policy, and use your analysis in making decisions and solving problems.
Instructor: Eng Braun. Questions: Sunshine Jansen, 608-262-4354. To register, call 608-262-
0810 or 800-725-9692 or register online at https://continuingstudies.wisc.edu/classes/policy-
analysis-non-analysts.
May 21, 2019 – “WisVote Mid-Year Round-Up” – Wisconsin Elections Commission 2019
WisVote Spring Election Training webinar series. Statewide webinar. 10:00 am – 11:00 am. A
review webinar covering common issues and questions that have come up over this last election
cycle, as well as what is in store for WisVote for the rest of 2019. Topics will include the Election Day
Registrations, poll books, letters and more. Questions: Allison Coakley 608-261-2033. For more
information about webinar access visit https://elections.wi.gov/clerks/recent-communications.

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May 29, 2019 – “Budgeting for Public Works” – UW-Madison Transportation Information Center,
8:30 am – 3:30 pm. Madison Water Works, Madison. Cost: $150. This class is part of the Public
Works Supervisory Academy (PWSA) and the Public Works Management Institute (PWMI). You
may enroll in individual classes without enrolling in either the Academy or the Institute. This course
will help you be a more effective supervisor by learning how to prepare, analyze and implement an
effective operating budget. Instructor: Mike Daun. Questions: 1-800-442-4615. To register call 1-
800-462-0876, or visit https://epd.wisc.edu/tic/workshops/.

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including Title VI, Title IX and American with Disabilities (ADA) requirements. Requests for reasonable accommodations for
disabilities or limitations should be made prior to the date of the program or activity for which it is needed. Please do so
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