Week of April 29, 2013

  • Published: April 29, 2013
  • Engineers converge on the State House
    Tomorrow is the last ACCA Affiliate Day @ the Legislature this year, and this one is reserved for the Association of County Engineers of Alabama. Here’s a schedule, and please email Donna Key if you can be there. It will be a great day to flood the State House with engineers because the House is scheduled to take a floor vote on HB 303, the prompt pay legislation that could, among other things, disrupt disaster recovery.

    Last call for ATRIP
    Counties that are still in the running for ATRIP dollars have until May 31 to submit their projects.

    Attn: Safety coordinators
    For counties in the ACCA self-insurance funds, safety coordinators can receive 100 percent reimbursement of their convention registration if they participate in all four of their training sessions. Topics will include safety committees, trend analysis, a case study and accident investigation. For more details on the ACCA Convention, set for Aug. 20-22, visit the ACCA website.

    Building support for county government
    Next week at the Association of County Administrators of Alabama conference, participants will get the scoop on a great way to build support for county government in the community by launching a Citizens’ Academy. Questions? Contact Sallie Gowan.

    Immigration issues
    ACCA Executive Director Sonny Brasfield and Michele Waslin of The Pew Charitable Trust will lead a lesson on the impact local governments are feeling from recent Immigration Reform Legislation during the annual meeting of the Conference of Southern County Associations in May. The meeting is attended by county association staff and legislative leaders from throughout the south.