Hot 5: Health insurance, joint bid & more

  • Published: May 26, 2014

  • Burbage runs for LGHIB

    A county government candidate has announced that he intends to run for an elected seat on the Local Government Health Insurance Board, the new board that will oversee the health insurance program widely used by counties. Butch Burbage is finance manager for Shelby County, a long-time active member of ACCA, and an original member and past president of the County Revenue Officers Association of Alabama. He has experience evaluating issues from the perspectives of counties large and small, since he is chair of the ONE SPOT committee that implemented the statewide sales tax collection process that is providing counties access to sales tax payments without a fee. Notice of the election was mailed to all local governments in the program last week, and voting will begin July 1.

     

    Do you buy heavy equipment, herbicides or road signs?

    If you make decisions about buying any of the items above for your county, please take a minute to answer six questions about the ACCA County Joint Bid Program.  It’s almost time to begin preparations for the items that will be available to buy in 2015, and your input can help make sure that your county saves as much time and money as possible!

     

    Webinars resume for ACAA members

    Want to keep up with all the latest news and developments affecting Alabama counties? County administrators can plan to take part in monthly webinars called “County Chat with ACAA” which will resume next month. The first one is 10:30 a.m. on June 18, and additional sessions will follow on the third Wednesday of each month. Register here

     

    Know about excellence or outstanding contributions to county government?

    A highlight of the ACCA Convention every year is the awards ceremony, where individuals and counties are recognized in a variety of categories, including a tenure in office award for long-serving commissioners. Take a look at the awards information for 2014, and make sure you send your applications in by June 27. Questions? Contact Donna Key, 334-263-7594 or dkey@alabamacounties.org.

     

    Free law enforcement safety training next month in Montgomery

    The ACCA insurance funds are constantly evaluating safety programs that benefit our members. Below 100 is one that ACCA believes is beneficial to the safety of county law enforcement officers. The goal of the program is to reduce line-of-duty law enforcement deaths to less than 100 per year nationwide. The Faulkner University Police Department and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Alabamaare offering a free Below 100 Officer Safety Training on June 17 in Montgomery. Registration deadline for the half-day course is June 13. Questions? Contact Henry van Arcken, 334-263-7594 or hvanarcken@alabamacounties.org.