Week of Oct. 9, 2012

  • Published: October 9, 2012
  • Debris removal contracts awarded
    Contracts have been awarded for regional disaster debris removal services through the Joint Bid Program. Here is a list of contractors and a region map. Contracts will be effective Nov. 1. The separate contracts for monitoring debris removal are being re-bid, with a bid opening scheduled for Oct. 26. 

    Claims advice for workers’ comp
    All employers should review What are 10 easy steps for claiming and reporting workers’ compensation benefits? to gain a better understanding of the workers’ compensation claims process. 

    EMA directors launch new website
    The Alabama Association of Emergency Managers has launched a new website for the organization, which is an affiliate of ACCA. Take a look at http://aaem-online.us/. There is a section under development that will require members to login, and that login information will be shared as soon as it is available. 

    Batemon runs for NACo 2nd VP
    It’s official – Alabama’s own Stan Batemon is running for second vice president of the National Association of Counties this year. Batemon is chairman in St. Clair County and a past president of ACCA, and his slogan for this NACo campaign is “Expanding our strength, unifying our focus.” You can visit his campaign website, www.batemon4naco.com, to learn more about our candidate or send him a message of support.

    A county Christmas tree in the capitol
    In a special request, Gov. Robert Bentley has asked ACCA to decorate a Christmas tree in the rotunda of the Alabama capitol. The idea is for the tree to represent Alabama’s 67 counties, so we need your help. Each county needs to mail one Christmas ornament that signifies something special about your county to ACCA, Attn: Donna Key, P.O. Box 5040, Montgomery, AL 36103. The ornament could depict the courthouse or another local landmark, or it might be something crafted by a local artist. Ornaments will not be returned, and they must be received by Nov. 2. Questions? Contact Donna Key.