AIC eNewsletter - March 24, 2016

AIC eNewsletter - March 24, 2016

 

Local Option Income Tax Trust Fund Update

Senate Enrolled Act 67 passed this session to distribute the balance of the Local Option Income Tax Trust Fund maintained by the state on behalf of local units. This money represents the accumulation of LOIT revenue that was collected above and beyond the estimated amount that is actually distributed in any given year. Therefore, this is money raised at the local level but held at the state until the Trust Fund for an individual unit equaled 50 percent of that unit’s annual LOIT revenue.

Under prior law, the 50 percent would be maintained in trust and no mechanism existed to get that money returned to the local unit. SEA 67 distributes 100 percent of the Trust Fund balance on December 31, 2014, and lowers the Trust's threshold to 15 percent in future years. As a result, nearly $505 million will be distributed to counties, municipalities, libraries, schools, and townships. For counties and municipalities, this money is subject to requirements for how it may be spent. 75 percent of each unit's distribution must be spent on road infrastructure or placed in the Rainy Day fund. The other 25 percent may be spent on any legal purpose. Be sure to attend the AIC District Meetings to hear more about these funds and how they may be spent!

Click here to view SEA 67 Allocations (also attached)

AIC Request for 2016 Conference Workshop Proposals

The Association of Indiana Counties (AIC) offers 10 workshops during our Annual Conference. The 2016 Annual Conference will take place September 26-29, 2016 at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in Allen County. 

The workshops will be offered during four different time slots on Wednesday, September 28. 
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 by April 1.

AIC Institute Human Resources Class Next Week

 
Quick link to registration

Reminder - Register now to attend the Human Resources class in person or to view the recorded class. The registration fee remains $60 for either version. The recording will be emailed to registrants approximately 3 weeks following the original class date.
    

Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (EST)
Location: Indiana Historical Society (450 W. Ohio Street, Indianapolis)
Cost: $60
AIC Institute Credits: 5

Registration begins at 8:45 a.m. with the class starting at 9 a.m. in the classroom on the canal level of the Historical Society. Parking is complimentary in the Historical Society's garage which is off of New York Street. For more information and to register, click here.

Scholarship and Awards Applications Now Available: Deadline June 12

The AIC is now accepting scholarship applications and awards nominations for the 2016 awards year.

We have several awards and scholarships available. We do hope to see one or more great projects nominated from your county this year. Also, if you know of any county officials or county employees who have kids or grandkids who would qualify for our college scholarships, sponsored by Nationwide Retirement Solutions and SRI, Inc., please be sure to forward this email.

Click on any or all the links below to open or download the form(s) to learn more.

2016 County Achievement Award nomination form

2016 Local Government Cooperation Award nomination form

2016 Himsel Award nomination form

2016 AIC-Nationwide College Scholarship application

2016 AIC-SRI College Scholarship application
 


Attention County Council Members and Auditors

SEA 321 creates a new local government adoption process.  Prior to all of the AIC district meetings, Courtney Schaasfma, Commissioner of the Department of Local Government Finance will provide a briefing on the budget adoption timeline for local units of government. 

The briefing will begin at 4:00 p.m. at the same location as the AIC district meetings. There is no charge to attend this briefing and it is expected to last one hour. If you plan on attending this briefing, please email Cesia Carmona at intern@indianacounties.org. This briefing is critical for all county officials, but specifically members of the county council and auditors. 

2016 AIC District Meetings Next Month

A friendly reminder of the AIC's upcoming district meetings. Registration is now open at www.indianacounties.org.

Tuesday, April 12:
NORTHWEST District Meeting

Marshall County - Christo's Banquet Center
830 Lincoln Way East Plymouth, IN
(574) 935-9666

Wednesday, April 13:
NORTHEAST District Meeting

Whitley County – Eagle Glen Event Center
S. Eagle Glen Trail, Columbia City, IN
(260) 248-2563

Thursday, April 14:
EAST CENTRAL District Meeting
Shelby County – Indiana Grand Racing and Casion
4300 N. Michigan Rd. Shelbyville, IN
1 (800) 428-5887

Tuesday, April 19:
WEST CENTRAL District Meeting

Putnam County - The Inn at DePauw & Event Center
2 West Seminary Street Greencastle, IN
(765) 658-1003

Wednesday, April 20:
SOUTHWEST District Meeting
Dubois County – Huntingburg Event Center
110 E 14. St., Huntingburg, IN
(812) 683-2221

Thursday, April 21:
SOUTHEAST District Meeting

Switzerland County - Belterra Resort & Casino
777 Belterra Drive Florence, IN
1 (888) 235-8377

For more information and registration please click here.
 

10-Digit Dialing Underway in Indiana's 317 Area Code

A new 463 area code will be added to the 317 region. On Sept. 17, 2016, all local calls made within the 317 area will have to use the area code + 7-digit telephone number. Calls that are currently local will still be local, though. From now till Sept. 17, local calls can be made with 7 or 10 digits.    

 

 

Job Posting: Owen County Highway Superintendent

Owen County is currently seeking a Highway
Superintendent. The Superintendent is responsible
for planning, scheduling, and directing all employees in highway operations. The Superintendent is also responsible for preparing the highway department’s budget, forecasting labor needs, determining equipment needs, and the supplies needed for the daily operation of highway department.
Applicants must have a minimum of two years of experience in managing employees within a highway department, as well as experience in preparing budgets and making presentations is helpful.  Interested applicants must submit a resume and salary history to:

Owen County Highway Superintendent
3985 Cedar Lane
Greenwood IN 46143

Apex Benefits Health Reminders 

Did You Know: food waste is the single largest component going into landfills. Do your part by being mindful about planning, purchasing, preserving, storing, re-purposing, donating and recycling food. It can help you save money and reduce the amount of food thrown away. If you have fruit that is going bad, slice and freeze for smoothies, or the recipe of the week!

In Good Health,

The  Apex Benefits Wellness Team

 

 

 

IN THIS ISSUE:

 

AIC Institute Human Resources Class Next Week

AIC District Meetings Next Month

2016 Conference RFP Deadline April 1

Local Option Tax Trust Fund March Update

New Area Code Coming to 317 Area

Owen County Job Posting

 

Endorsed Program eNews Sponsors

Associate Program eNews Sponsors

 

 

Calendar of Events

 

 

CONTACT US

Phone: (317) 684-3710

 

 

AIC Staff

Executive Director - David Bottorff

Director of Government Affairs and General Counsel - Ryan Hoff

Director of Public Relations - Karen Avery

Director of Planning and Professional Development -Christine Traina

Finance Administrator and Business Development Coordinator - Alicia Ramer

 

 

 

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