AIC eNewsletter
April 13, 2017

AIC Legislative Update

As the Indiana General Assembly heads toward its final days of the session, David, Ryan and Christine want to share a big word of thanks to all of our AIC members who have taken time out of their busy work week to reach out to legislators regarding investment for local road and bridge infrastructure. We are receiving positive feedback from the legislators that they have been receiving messages regarding House Bill 1002 and we believe the final version of the bill will reflect your efforts.
 
Conference committees are moving at full speed to determine the final form of many pieces of legislation. There is too much happening as we speak to give up-to-the-minute status updates, but please pay attention to these bills that are still of major importance to county government:
 
HB 1001 - State Budget
HB 1002 - Road Funding
HB 1031 - Actions by SBOA upon finding of audit violation
HB 1133 - Pre-emption of local ordinances banning short term rentals (AirBNB, etc.)
HB 1350 - Gaming Taxation and Revenue Distribution to Locals
HB 1450 - Local Government Taxation Issues, including property tax exemptions for certain hospitals
HB 1622 - Posting of Roll Call Votes on the Internet
SB 213 - Local Permitting Authority of Wireless Communications Infrastructure
SB 386 - Property Taxation and Appeals Process
SB 442 - Various Election Law Changes

Friday, April 14

Hamilton County Business Issues Committee - Legislative Breakfast / 7:30 am / program at 8:00 am , Conner Prairie (13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers, IN 46038)
Open to the public with registration and fee
 
Saturday, April 15

Owen County Chamber of Commerce - Legislative Breakfast,  7:30 am,  Owen Valley Christian Fellowship (338 State Highway 43, Spencer, IN 47460)
          Open to the public

        Clay County Third House,  10:00 am
        Cory Firehouse (500 S Center Street, Cory, IN 47846)
        Open to the public
        
        Legislative Breakfast,  8:00 - 9:00 am,  Wabash
College, Detchen Hall (301 W.  Wabash Ave, Crawfordsville, IN 47933)
RSVP and $10 fee required

Town Hall,  8:30 - 9:30 am , Richard's Restaurant (1045 S 13th Street,  Decatur, IN 46733)
        Open to the public
                
Berne Chamber of Commerce Third House
        10:00 - 11:00 am,  205 E. Main Street, Berne, IN 46711
          Open to the public
                
Mayor Mollaun Hosted Town Hall
11:00 am,  Lawrenceburg  City Hall (230 Walnut Street,  Lawrenceburg, IN 47025)
          Open to the public
                
Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce Third House
9:30 am,  Holiday Inn City Center (515 South St, Lafayette, IN 47901),  Speakers limited to members, public welcome with pre-registration and fee
            
Monticello Chamber Third House,  9:30 - 11:00 am
Brandywine Inn Convention Center (304 S 6th Street, Monticello, IN 47960)
        Availability unknown 
             
Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce Legislative Update,  8:00 - 9:30 am, 
Decatur County REMC Community Room (1430 W. Main Street, Greensburg, IN 47240)
        Open to the public


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In This Issue
AIC District Meeting Registration and Sponsorship Opportunities

The Association of Indiana Counties holds six district meetings following the conclusion of the legislative session. The purpose of the meetings are to update members about important new legislation impacting counties and to hold district elections. This is a also a great opportunity to network with your peers and clients. 

Registration is now open at www.indianacounties.org .

AIC Request for 2017 Conference Workshop Proposal s

T The Association of Indiana Counties (AIC) offers 10 workshops during our Annual Conference. The 2017 Annual Conference will take place September 25-28, 2017 at the Belterra Resort in Switzerland County. 

The workshops will be offered during four different time slots on Wednesday, September 27.  We are currently accepting workshop proposals from Associate Members only. Please click here for more information and to download the RFP form and return via email to Christine Traina at ctraina@indianacounties.org
 
Proposals are due April 21.

AIC Offering College Scholarships - Deadline June 12

The Association of Indiana Counties (AIC) is pleased to announce we have opened the scholarship application process. 
 
Thanks to our sponsors, Nationwide Retirement Solutions and and SRI, Inc., we are able to offer scholarships to children and grandchildren of county officials and employees of AIC affiliate offices or offices under the supervision of AIC Affiliate Offices. See applications below for further criteria.
 
What can you do to help? Distribute the application forms.  
Even if you don't have children or grandchildren in college, perhaps other county employees have dependents who would benefit. Please distribute the applications or forward this email to employees in your county.
 
The applications can be downloaded from the links below: 
 
 
Application Submission Deadline: June 12, 2017

NACo Aspire Award Deadline May 26

The National Association of Counties has launched the 2017 Aspire Awards which honors and recognizes Counties for Innovative Solutions and promoting employee retirement savings.
 
The Aspire Award ad will be featured in one of the next couple of  issues of County News promoting the Aspire Awards as well as the details for counties submitting their entry.  Click to view the 2017 Aspire Awards brochure for additional details.
 
Included for your reference is one winner from last year that can serve as an example to county plan sponsors ( Maricopa County, AZ).
 
Plan Sponsors can also log onto www.naco.org/aspire for details as well.
 
The deadline for submissions are May 26, 2017. 
Quick Impact Placebased (QuIP) Grant

The grant is designed to fund the type of space enhancement and community transformation that sparks community wide conversation and creativity. It is the belief of both OCRA and IOTD that these types of social and built environments should occur at the local level and be community driven. It is the people, places and spaces that make Indiana a great place to live. Placemaking involves a working partnership with local governments, residents, community groups, and organizations as well as business and community agencies. OCRA and IOTD encourage these projects to be community unique and locally inspired.
 
Eligible Applicants Include:
  • Community Groups or Organizations
  • Local Units of Government
  • Schools (all schools such as elementary - high school, college, university, and trade & vocational)
For more details and application forms click here.
NEO Guidebook Available

The Guide to Indiana County Government is published every other year and distributed for free to attendees of the AIC Newly Elected Officials Training. We do make extra copies available for purchase for $25 for members and $30 for non-members.

This guidebook is a detailed book that contains the roles and responsibilities of county elected offices and the Indiana Code that determines those responsibilities. Because the roles of county government sometimes changes when new laws are introduced this guidebook is updated every two years. The 2017 guidebook is now available but quantities are limited. Order while supplies last.

Click on the attached order form for more information.

Click here to download order form
AIC 2016 Annual County Factbooks Available

The AIC Annual County Factbook is a 181 page resource that offers detailed salaries for the most common job titles in county government. Detailed information on employee benefits and personnel numbers for county departments are also included along with budget information, road information, tax information, etc.

Data for most counties is available and is grouped by population type, making it easy to compare your county's data with similiar-sized counties.

Counties receive three complimentary copies which were mailed in August to the County Auditor for distribution - one each to the commissioner president, county president and county auditor.

Click here to download the order form.
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  In Good Health,
 
Apex Wellness Team