Week of Sept. 17, 2012

  • Published: September 17, 2012
  • How exempt entities can get tax-free fuels
    Act 2011-565 known as the Alabama Terminal Excise Tax Act, changes the way gasoline and motor fuel are taxed beginning Oct. 1.  It requires all exempt entities to obtain an exemption license prior to purchasing fuel tax-free. The Alabama Department of Revenue is hosting a conference call at 2 p.m. Thursday to explain how this act affects cities, counties, municipalities, school boards and other exempt entities.  In addition, you will be able to ask questions about this new law. The call information is conference call telephone # 1-888-658-5269 and meeting room 806582#.

    Still time to register for jailer training
    ACCA is sponsoring nationally recognized corrections instructors and a top Alabama legal expert to provide training for jail staff members at the next meeting of the Alabama Jailers Association, set for Oct. 16-19 in Orange Beach. This training would fulfill one of the requirements of the Safety Incentive Discount Program for members of the ACCA Self-Insurance Funds. For information about registration and fees, contact Marianne Adams at 256-825-1032. Questions about the training may be directed to John Hamm.

    Keep shopping at 2012 prices
    The Joint Bid Program has begun the bidding process for 2013 prices on heavy equipment, herbicides and road signs, but the 2012 prices are still good through Dec. 31.

    CGEI County Administration Update
    County administrators and other administrative staff members won’t want to miss the CGEI class scheduled for Oct. 10-11. The course title is “County Administration Update,” and one of the major topics will be the changes in financial reporting recently announced by the Examiners of Public Accounts.

    County leaders serving in state capacities
    It’s always important when leaders from Alabama’s counties are appointed to serve on various statewide boards, because it makes sure state decision-makers hear the county voice. Recent appointments by the ACCA Board of Directors include David Broadus of Mobile County to the Alabama Board of Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors; Randy Tindell of Coffee County to the Alabama Mutual Aid Advisory Council; Lindsey Carter of Shelby County, Mathew Danner of Madison County and Tim Choate of Etowah County to the Alabama Residential Energy Code Board; and Patricia Ivey of Barbour County to the Alabama Scenic Byways Advisory Council. Thank you for your service!