Week of Aug. 13, 2012

  • Published: August 13, 2012
  • Golf Bash fundraiser coming up
    Mark your calendars for the 21st Annual Golf Bash at Timberline Golf Club in Calera on Sept. 12. The day-long golf and social event attracts more than 300 participants and is always one of the largest tournaments in the state. The Association needs your help in supporting the event and ensuring its success. Get the details here.

    Jail training
    ACCA is partnering with the Alabama Jail Association to provide training for jail employees that will be offered by three experts on jail management. The October event is the Association’s first venture with the jail association and is aimed at providing up-to-date information to those persons who work in jails throughout the state. In addition, the training program will provide counties with the opportunity to meet a required element of the Safety Incentive Discount Program. Contact John Hamm for details.

    New insurance coverage for reserve deputies
    The Board of Trustees of the Association’s workers’ compensation insurance fund approved an increase in disability benefit insurance provided at NO COST for the sheriffs’ reserve deputies throughout the state. This coverage is provided as a service to these volunteers who do not qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. The contribution for this coverage is provided by the insurance fund for its member counties and at a small charge for those counties that do not participate in the fund. Contact Henry van Arcken for details.

    Comment period begins for report from Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Commission
    The Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Commission approved its preliminary report on changes that would be needed to Alabama law in the event federal law implements the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement or its general concepts. The commission will accept comments until Sept. 17. Comments may be submitted to alsstcommission@googlegroups.com.

    Disaster recovery workshop Friday
    Elected officials from areas affected by the April 2011 tornadoes are invited to a workshop to discuss application forms and procedures on Friday in Cullman. The event is hosted by the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, and details are in this memo.