Week of March 11, 2013

  • Published: March 11, 2013
  • Sequestration to trim PILT $
    Counties that receive PILT (payments in lieu of taxes) from the federal government can expect those payments to be trimmed 5.1 percent this year due to budget sequestration, as this letter explains.

     

    Lightning safety
    Did you know that The Weather Channel ranks Alabama as the No. 4 most lightning-prone state in the country? Recently a southwestern Alabama county jail was hit by lightning, and the jail’s fire alarm system opened almost every door in the facility. Here are some Lightning Safety Tips for Counties from Meadowbrook Insurance Group.

     

    New details about Alabama Jail Association training
    The Alabama Jail Association has released registration info and a detailed agenda for the first day of training at its upcoming conference, March 27-29 in Huntsville. The second day of training will feature Joe Marchese, the executive director of the Correctional Security Network who is also retired from NYDOC, on “Emergency Planning and Hostage Situations in Jails.” 

     

    Attn: Administrators
    It’s time to sign up for the 2013 ACAA Conference, May 8-9 in Orange Beach. The first day’s sessions are dedicated to different ways the Affordable Care Act is affecting counties, and the second day features a variety of topics, from elections to planning to mental heath programs for citizens.

     

    Attn: Engineers
    County engineers will be gathering in Orange Beach May 8-9 for the 2013 ACEA Conference. Registration is open now, so make sure will be there for sessions about NCAT pavement preservation, safety and legal ramifications of setting weight and speed limits, just to name a few.