AIC eNewsletter
June 15, 2017

Guidance for Adoption of County Wheel/Excise Taxes

During the 2017 legislative session there were some changes made to the timelines and documentation requirements for adoption of local wheel and excise taxes. The Bureau of Motor Vehicles has provided guidance and deadlines for adoption that will be beneficial for you as you consider updating your wheel and excise taxes.

AIC Annual Conference Sept. 25-28 Switzerland County

Be sure to watch your mailboxes later this month for the conference registration flyer. County official registration begins at July 6 and Vendor registration begins July 11.

In This Issue
Council Association State Called Meeting June 24

On Saturday, June 24, the State Board of Accounts will be holding the state called meeting for County Councils. The meeting will be at the Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in Shelbyville in the Marquee East and West Room, located at the top of the escalator. A  continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. The Friday Night mixer, hors d'oeuvres, and cocktail hour will be held on the third floor Double Founder's Suites from 5 to 8 pm. Please share this information with all of your county council members!

The Indiana County Surveyors Association will hold its annual training meeting Wednesday, July 12 at Noblesville High School. Click for more info.
FirstNet State Plan Regional Meetings Beginning Late June

The Integrated Public Safety Commission is hosting regional meetings to review and seek input on the FirstNet State Plan. Click 
to learn when the regional meeting will be held in your area and to register for the meeting. Long term, the state is planning for the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (FirstNet), the country's first nationwide broadband network dedicated to public safety. For more on the status of Indiana's Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network planning, visit
Community Development Block Grant Round 2

The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) announces the latest round of Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) is now open and they are accepting Letters of Interest (LOIs) from communities wishing to apply.
The following programs are accepting applications in this round:
Funding for all of the programs comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Community Development Block Grant and is administered for Indiana by OCRA.  

CDBG Round 2 Letters of Interest are being accepted until Friday, July 7th at 4:00 p.m. EST. Final applications are due by Friday, September 1st at 4:00 p.m. EST with funding awards announced on Thursday, October 12th.

OCRA recently announced nearly $11 million in 2017 CDBG Round 1 federal grant funding was awarded to 23 rural Hoosier communities across 5 programs.

For further information on each of the programs, visit to review the program specific information sheets. Additional questions can be directed to your OCRA Community Liaison.
AIC Institute: Budget and Finance II July 13

Date:  Thursday, July 13
Time:  9:00 a.m. - Noon (local time)
Location:  Farm Bureau Corporate Offices
Registration will be open soon at 

The next institute class is Budget and Finance II on July 13, 2017 from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Farm Bureau Corporate Offices. Purdue Agricultural Economics Professor Dr. Larry DeBoer will be talking about how much revenue LIT raises, who pays, what's the effect on economic development, how it interacts with the property tax caps, etc.  There will also be a representative from the Department of Local Government Finance to discuss budget certifications and deadlines. There will also be discussion about about adopting and allocating LIT under the new legislation.    
Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. with the class from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (all times are local times).  

NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement announced today that the U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance is the first cooperative program to earn the NIGP Accredited Cooperative (NAC) accreditation.  

NIGP's CEO, Rick Grimm, congratulated U.S. Communities for its "tremendous achievement that further distinguishes the program in the cooperative marketplace and reflects its commitment to supporting the values and principles of professional practice in public procurement. Our members asked us to set the standard for good cooperative procurement practice. We accepted that obligation through the NAC accreditation that was developed by and for senior public procurement officials who formed our NAC Design Team. And U.S. Communities, in turn, was bold to apply for the accreditation under stringent criteria."

Read the full press release.

Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch has announced that she has appointed Jodi Golden to serve as Executive Director of the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. OCRA works with local, state, and national partners to provide resources and technical assistance to aid communities in shaping and achieving their vision for economic development. 

Golden previously served as Executive Director of both the Illinois Capital Development Board and the Indiana Education Savings Authority. In addition, she served as Trustee of the Indiana Public Retirement System and as Deputy Finance Director of the Republican Party. She began her career in the Illinois General Assembly, first as a Policy Analyst for the Illinois House of Representatives and then Legislative Assistant for the Illinois Senate. 
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.
Job Posting: Monroe County Parks Department

The Monroe County Parks and Recreation Board of Directors seeks to hire a strong leader with proven experience managing people, programs and facilities to lead its Parks Department. The successful applicant must possess the vision to maintain and develop a small, but active Parks Department, which serves a county with an estimated population of 145,496 people and which is home to Indiana University. The ability to raise funds, strategically plan and diplomatically handle diverse constituencies is required. 

View more details here.
Apex Health Benefits Tips

Eating breakfast is an important way to start your day - it fuels your brain & can help you stay focused, energized, and healthy.

Information provided by:

  In Good Health,
Apex Wellness Team