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PLUS… Key Dates This Week
1. ATRIP-2 Legislation Introduced in House of Representatives
The legislation authorizing the $1.2 billion bond issue for local road and bridge improvements, also known as ATRIP-2, was introduced last Thursday. HB 487 by Rep. Bill Poole has been assigned to the House Transportation, Utilities and Infrastructure Committee, which is scheduled to vote on the bill TOMORROW.
The next 4 days are vital to the ongoing effort to secure new infrastructure revenue at both the local and state level. County leaders are urged to join the Association staff for a 30-minute webinar this afternoon at 1:30 PM to discuss the critical next steps for the ATRIP-2 legislation.
The DRIVE Alabama Local Road and Bridge Survey has been an enormous success. To date, citizens from 66 of the 67 counties have completed the survey. The following counties round out the top 5 survey completions:
Much appreciation is expressed to the county leaders across the state that actively promoted the survey at the local level! Counties seeking to utilize the survey to increase awareness about the infrastructure needs in their communities are encouraged to contact Jeannie Gaines for assistance.
3. Deadlines Approaching for Conferences
In a few short weeks, county engineers and administrators will convene on Orange Beach for the ACEA and ACAA Annual Conferences. Today is the final day to reserve a room at the Perdido Beach Resort and Friday (April 14) is the deadline to submit the early conference registration. All those planning to attend the conferences are asked to confirm their reservations this week.
The renewal materials for members of the ACCA Liability Self-Insurance Fund, Inc. were emailed to the named LSIF Contacts on Friday. In an effort to expedite this process, the renewal application was provided as a fillable electronic document. Applications and supplemental materials are due NO LATER THAN April 30, 2017.
The Workers’ Compensation Self-Insurers’ Fund renewal materials will be emailed to the named WCSIF Contacts later this week. Please direct any questions regarding the renewal materials to Meadowbrook’s Stephanie Hanvey Carr at 334-954-7244.
5. CROAA Education Committee Heads to Montgomery
The CROAA Education Committee, chaired by Madison County Revenue Compliance Officer Amy Beard, will meet in Montgomery this week to plan its agenda for the remainder of the year. This committee played a pivotal role in transitioning the CROAA education program to the County Government Education Institute (CGEI). As a result of the committee members’ ongoing efforts, the program is thriving in its third year of operation. Many thanks to the CROAA Education Committee for its commitment to providing county revenue officials with the information they need to address the unique issues they face on a daily basis.
Watch the Mailbox!
April is National County Government Month (NCGM) and this year’s theme is Brilliant Ideas at Work. In celebration of NCGM, the upcoming issue of the County Commission magazine features stories on some of the state’s most innovative county leaders! Be on the lookout for the upcoming issue, which lands in mailboxes this week, to learn about the brilliant ideas at work right here in Alabama.
To learn more about the 2017 NCGM, click here.
TODAY – MONDAY, APRIL10
• 1:30 p.m. | ATRIP-2 Webinar
TUESDAY, APRIL 11
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12
• 11 a.m. | ACCA County Day #4 Montgomery
THURSDAY, APRIL 13
• 2:00 p.m. | Legislative Webinar
FRIDAY, APRIL 14
• Last day for ACEA and ACAA Conference early registration
MONDAY, APRIL 17