Week of July 30, 2012

  • Published: July 30, 2012
  • The governor will be there. Will you?
    Gov. Robert Bentley’s office confirmed Friday that he will speak to the opening general session of the ACCA Convention on Aug. 22. Online registration is available using this link. (Remember, if you need to register a group of attendees, please email Jennifer Datcher for help.)

    Alabama helping lead NACo
    NACo President Chris Rodgers has appointed five commissioners from Alabama to leadership positions, and he also tapped Sonny Brasfield for national responsibilities. In addition, the NACo board elected Stanley Batemon from St. Clair County to a three-year term on the Audit Committee. See the full list.

    Maintaining the county’s fleet         
    Meadowbrook Insurance Group has advice for counties on vehicle maintenance.

    Education for commissioners
    The Alabama Local Government Training Institute has released the 2012-13 schedule of classes for commissioners. Mark your calendars!

    Counties need new fuel tax exemption licenses
    Because of an upcoming change in how fuel is taxed, counties will need to apply for a fuel tax exemption license from the Alabama Department of Revenue to be able to buy gas or diesel fuel tax free. Get the details and link to the application form here.