Week of April 8, 2013

  • Published: April 8, 2013
  • 9-1-1 flat rate reduced
    When the Permanent Oversight Commission on 9-1-1 met last week, members voted to reduce the statewide rate from $1.80 per month to $1.70 per month. There is still one more round of review, since the statewide board has 30 days to make changes. The rate is scheduled to go into effect Oct. 1.

    Scrap tire cleanup with ADEM
    ADEM has modified its popular scrap tire remediation program. The main difference is that agreements with counties are now for a period of three years and a maximum of $300,000, instead of one year and $100,000.

    Grant writing class
    The Madison County Sheriff’s Office will host a two-day grant writing class in June. The class is organized by Grant Writing USA, and it is open to both beginning and experienced grant writers from local and state government, nonprofits and education. Registration info is available at this link, and, for more information, contact Corey Gray, training coordinator for the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, at 256-533-8863.

    NACo reinvents summer conference
    Are you planning to head to Fort Worth, Texas, this summer for NACo’s annual conference? You should know that NACo is shaking things up with a new name for the meeting (County Solutions and Marketplace), a shorter program (four days instead of five) and more opportunities for county leaders to interact with their colleagues from around the country. Registration is open, and you can get the link at the ACCA event page.

    Next classes for commissioners
    Registration will close this week for the next two Alabama Local Government Training Institute classes for commissioners. Financial Administration on April 24-25 is a required course for the mandatory 50-hour program, and Personnel Administration on April 25-26 is an elective that can apply to both the mandatory and graduate programs.