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2017 County Budget News


Counties should be prepared for busget changes that will occur in 2017. Among the changes are automatic longevity increases for county officials elected in 2016.


Upcoming LGRMS Training


LGRMS will host its Local Government Safety Coordinator (modules 1, 2, and 3) and the Personnel Liability Issues 2016 training events throughout the months of February and March.


Apply for the Innovations in American Government Awards


 


New Timber Harvest Ordinance in Effect


The Georgia Forestry Commission reminds counties that a new timber harvesting ordinance is in effect. The ordinance is a result of HB 199 passed during the 2015 legislative session.


Governor Deal Announces Decade-Long, $10 Billion Road Investment Plan


Gov. Deal announce a 10-year, $10 billion road investment plan. Revenue from the Critical Transportation Funding Investment Act of 2015 will be used to complete transportation infrastructure and maintenance projects throughout the state.


NACo Release County Economies 2015


The National Association of Counties (NACo) released its economic report on the nation's 3,069 counties, County Economies 2015: Opportunities and Challenges. The report provides an in-depth analysis of county economies as a whole using four indicators: employment, unemployment rates, GDP, and home prices.


Deal to hold transportation news conference


Gov. Nathan Deal will be joined by legislators and Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) representatives at a news conference on Tuesday at 11:45 a.m.


After Recent Flooding, Eyes Turn Towards Recovery


ACCG-IRMA provides counties with some tidbits on how to manage recovery efforts due to floods over the recent holidays.


2016 Manual for Erosion and Sediment Control Effective January 1


The 2016 Edition of the Manual for Erosion and Sediment Control in Georgia is effective January 1, 2016. All GDOT projects let on or after July 1, 2016, shall comply with the 2016 Edition of the Manual.


Calling All Counties: Apply to Host the Fall 2016 Young Gamechangers


GeorgiaForward is looking for the next community to host its upcoming class of Young Gamechangers. Young Gamechangers work to propose long-standing solutions to community challenges. GeorgiaForward is seeking applications from communities willing to harness the power and creativity of young professionals.


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