Week of Aug. 27, 2012

  • Published: August 27, 2012
  • Bid opening still on for Friday
    Despite Tropical Storm Isaac churning in the Gulf, ACCA plans to hold the bid opening as scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday. This Joint Bid Program bid opening is for regional contracts for debris removal services and monitoring. Bidders planning to hand deliver their bids may want to have alternate plans for delivering their bids by the deadline if Isaac could affect their travel plans.

    Thank you for your service!
    Last week’s convention marked the end of Tim Choate’s year as ACCA president, and he now rotates into a past-president’s slot on the Association’s board. The board also said farewell to the following board members: Perry Gwin, Etowah County; Sandra Brown, Jefferson County; Ricky Hubbard, Bibb County; Corey Thomas, Coosa County; Jay Thompson, Autauga County; Allen Bailey, Washington County; and Franklin Swann, Henry County. Heartfelt thanks are extended to all for their generous service.

    Convention materials available soon
    Handouts and presentations from last week’s convention will be available online before Friday.    

    ONE SPOT appointments made
    Last week the ACCA board appointed three people to the ONE SPOT State and Local Advisory Committee to represent county government. They are Terri Henderson of Montgomery County, Butch Burbage of Shelby County and Matt Sharp of DeKalb County. The first meeting of this committee – tasked with reviewing the new online portal for payment of state and local sales, use and leasing taxes – is Sept. 26.

    Most sheriffs in member counties sign up for guidelines           
    The board of the ACCA Self-Insurance Liability Fund has voted to provide the Alabama Legal-based Jail Guidelines to sheriffs in 45 member counties. The guidelines are the new legal tool discussed in the most recent issue of County Commission magazine. Participating sheriffs all answered a survey indicating their interest at a recent sheriff’s association conference. If you have questions, contact John Hamm.