ACCA Right-of-Way Waiver Valuations bill becomes law | Hot 5

  • Published: May 27, 2019
  • This Week’s Top 5 Things You Need to Know

    + Key Dates This Week

    1. ACCA Right-of-Way Waiver Valuations bill becomes law

    ACCA priority bill HB98 was signed into law last Wednesday by Gov. Kay Ivey. Effective immediately, Act 2019-234 allows county highway departments to use an appraisal waiver valuation to acquire a parcel of land from a property owner who seeks to donate the land or whose land is valued at $10,000 or less. In situations where the property is not donated, the waiver valuation process hinges on both the owner and the county agreeing on the price to be paid to the property owner. Read this new law in its entirety here.

    2. Counties asked to direct registration inquiries to registration@alabamacounties.org

    When registering for ACCA events and education courses, do you sometimes forget your login information? Do you happen to need an invoice for the charges? Are you unsure of which ACCA staff person to contact for assistance? The Association staff has taken note of the common online registration inquiries, and to streamline and enhance the registration support process, county leaders now only have to remember one thing when encountering registration problems. Effective today, all county leaders are asked to send any registration inquiries to registration@alabamacounties.org. Doing so will ensure all county requests or issues are addressed in the most expeditious and appropriate manner, which is always our goal at the ACCA office.

    3. May 29 is deadline to register for CGEI Ethics course

    Attention, County Leaders! This Wednesday, May 29, is the deadline to register for the upcoming County Government Education Institute (CGEI) Ethics for Public Officials and Employees course. The course will take place June 12-13 at the Marriott Prattville Hotel and Conference Center and will focus on general ethics, the Alabama’s Ethics Law, and other constitutional and statutory provisions impacting county officials and employees. Find complete course details and register for the course here.

    4. Are you eligible for a Tenure in Office award?

    Calling all County Commission Members! Have you been in office for 16 years? How about 20 years, 24 years or even 28 years? Have you been serving the people of your county for even longer? We want to recognize you for your outstanding public service at the ACCA Annual Awards Ceremony in August. The Tenure in Office awards are given annually to Commission Members who have served in office for 16 years and up (in increments of four) and who have submitted a nomination form. Learn more about the Tenure in Office awards and access a nomination form here.

    5. Get involved in National Safety Month

    June is National Safety Month, a time to focus on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road, and in our homes and communities. Counties are encouraged to get involved in the nationwide initiative by engaging employees and residents on the importance of safety. Engagement ideas include distributing these free Safety Month materials, writing and disseminating safety-focused articles and blog posts, and sharing safety tips on social media using the #NSM hashtag. For additional ideas on how to get involved, click here.


    KEY DATES THIS WEEK

    MONDAY, MAY 27

    ACCA Offices closed in observance of Memorial Day

    WEDNESDAY, MAY 29 – THURSDAY, MAY 30
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