Week of Dec. 16, 2013

  • Published: December 16, 2013
  • Reminders for Road Supervisors Training
    You can click here for all the details about the Road Supervisors Training on Jan. 27 and 28, and there are a couple of important reminders. The deadline to reserve a room at the reduced rate is Dec. 27, so you’ll want to take care of that soon. Also, organizers are still looking for suggestions for the County Innovations Roundtable Discussion. If you know of something that’s been done that other counties could learn from, please email Sallie Gowan.

    Secure Rural Schools funding
    If your county receives federal funding through the Secure Rural Schools program, please be sure you have returned your election form for 2014 funds to Sallie Gowan by noon today. Many thanks to those who have already returned their forms.

    Simulator training certificates on the way
    A total of 733 Certificates of Participation in the ACCA Insurance Funds’ Driving Simulator Training, which was held earlier this year, are being sent to 57 county safety coordinators this week. These certificates should be placed in each person’s employee file since it is proof of their participation in this important training. Any questions regarding these certificates should be addressed to Marcia Collier at 334-263-7594 or mcollier@alabamacounties.org.

    Two more weeks for Safety Incentive Discount Program
    The deadline for submitting your county’s Safety Incentive Discount Program (SIDP) verification form and documentation for 2012-2013 is fast approaching. To be considered for the 2012-2013 SIDP, counties must send in the verification form, sample policies, documentation (or minutes) of safety meetings, and certificates from required training by Dec. 31.  Also, if you have changed your county safety coordinator from the one named last year, a new safety coordinator resolution is needed.  The form and resolution can be found on www.alabamacounties.org.  If you need any assistance with your county’s SIDP participation, please contact ACCA Director of Insurance Services Henry van Arcken at 334-263-7594 or hvanarcken@alabamacounties.org

    Next tax holiday in February
    Counties that want to participate in the upcoming tax holiday for severe weather preparedness items should notify the Alabama Department of Revenue by Jan. 21. Click here for more info.