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UNC School of Government Offers Webinar On Ethics For Local Government Officials PDF Print E-mail
Local Government
By Administrator   
Tuesday, 03 May 2016 05:57

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - City and county governing board members who have been elected to office have an opportunity to satisfy ethics training requirements through a new webinar from the UNC School of Government.

On Wednesday, May 18, the school's Norma Houston will lead the two-hour webinar. The cost is $125.

"These webinars satisfy the 2 clock hours of local ethics training required by state law for elected and appointed members of city councils and county boards of commissioners. This training is required to be completed within 12 months of election day and is required every time they are elected, re-elected or appointed to a local office," according to details posted at sog.unc.edu.

More details, including registration information, is available at sog.unc.edu.

 
Association of County Commissioners Lists Short Session Goals PDF Print E-mail
Local Government
By Administrator   
Monday, 02 May 2016 06:04

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - The North Carolina Association of County Commissioners has listed three key legislative goals for the short session that began last week.

The group's website -- ncacc.org -- lists the following three items. Find the entire list and descriptions on the website.

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PE-4: Seek legislation to repeal the statutory authority under
NCGS 115C-431(c) that allows local school boards to file
suit  against  a  county  board  of  commissioners  over  county  
appropriations for education.

TF-4:  Seek  legislation  to  authorize  local  option  revenue  
sources already given to any other jurisdiction.

GG-2: Support legislation, regulations and funding that would
preserve local option and authority where needed to deploy
community   broadband   systems   and   ensure   community   
access to critical broadband services.

 
New Coastal Dredging Vessel Christened For Service By Ferry Division PDF Print E-mail
Local Government
By Administrator   
Friday, 29 April 2016 06:08

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - It's called the Manteo and it will replace a nearly 50-year-old dredging vessel. This week, the Ferry Division christened the 154-foot vessel capable of dredging a channel up to 30 feet.

The Manteo's job is to keep ferry channels clear from the Cape Fear River to Currituck Sound, according to Gov. Pat McCrory's office. The governor was on hand this week for the christening.

View photos of the Manteo at http://governor.nc.gov/press-release/governor-mccrory-christens-nc-ferry-divisions-new-dredge-manteo

 
NCLM's Latest Edition Of "LINC'ed IN" Now Available PDF Print E-mail
Local Government
By Administrator   
Wednesday, 27 April 2016 06:04

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - As the legislative session gets underway, the North Carolina League of Municipalities is reporting on bills that are in play and that impact local governments.

The new edition of "LINC'ed IN" also reviews the status of House Bill 2, as well as the governor's proposed budget.

Members interested in participating in Town Hall Day at the legislature can also find information about the June 8 event in which local officials descend on the legislature to talk with lawmakers about local issues and bills.

The new issue is available at nclm.org.

 
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