Elmore County Engineer Appointed to National Association of Counties Board

Below is a statement released by the Elmore County Commission today concerning Elmore County Engineer, Richie Beyer, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Counties.

NACo is a national organization that represents counties in each state with the primary task of lobbying, on the federal level, those issues that most impact the counties.

I can tell you from having attended some of the NACo Policy Steering Committee meetings, many county commissioners from across the U.S. do not have our local  conservative values nor do they place the high level of importance on private landowners’ rights as most of us do in Elmore County.

We are really fortunate to have Richie serving in this new capacity. We can be certain a conservative voice will be heard when NACo sets its federal legislative agenda it wil present to Congress on behalf of national counties.


The National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference and Exposition was held in Columbus, Ohio July 21-24.  On the last day of the Conference President Bryan Desloge gave way to the new president, Roy Charles Brooks of Tarrant County, Texas.  Greg Cox (San Diego County, CA) was installed as first Vice President, while Mary Ann Borgeson (Douglas County, Neb.) ran unopposed for the second Vice President position.

President Brooks announced his new appointments for the various steering committees.  Two National Association of County Engineers (NACE) members were reappointed to their respective leadership positions on the Transportation Steering Committee.  Richie Beyer (Elmore County, AL) and Dan Fedderly (WI County Highway Association) will continue as Vice-Chairs for the next year.  In addition, Richie was installed as the NACE representative on the NACo Board of Directors, starting his two-year term at the July 2017 meeting. NACo is the parent association of NACE and represents the nation’s 3,069 counties at the federal level. Richie is the first Alabama County Engineer  to serve in this role in recent history  and is a past president of NACE.

Several NACE drafted and/or supported resolutions were accepted by the Transportation Steering Committee and ultimately were adopted by the NACo membership.  Richie Beyer led the discussion on a Resolution in Support of Eliminating Regulatory Impediments for Effective Delivery of Federal Aid Projects.  Scott McGolpin (County of Santa Barbara, CA and the NACE Western Region Vice President) led the discussion on a Resolution in Support of Direct Funding to Local Governments for the Improvement and Maintenance of Local Roads in America within the Proposed Infrastructure Spending Bill.

 “The Elmore County Commission wants to be on the forefront of national and state issues so we can place our county in the best position possible to succeed. Participation at the state and federal level to ensure local government can adequately serve our citizens is a critical element of that success,” stated Troy Stubbs, Elmore County Commission Chairman.

Ingram Road Bridge Replacement Update

Elmore County Highway Deptpartment crews are working closely behind the bridge contractor to do the County’s portion of the bridge replacement project on Ingram Road. 

The goal is to have both bridge projects completed and Ingram Road reopened before August 9th. 

This goal will be dependent upon the weather as we all know.


Back to School Sales Tax Holiday

Below provided by Commission Staff

The Elmore County Commission is pleased to announce participation in the Annual Back to School Sales Tax Holiday beginning Friday, July 21 at 12:01am (CST) ending at midnight on Sunday, July 23, 2017. On April 27, 2017, the Commission approved a Resolution authorizing participation in the Sales Tax Holiday (authorized by Act No. 2017-120) and each year after beginning at 12:01am on the third Friday in July and ending at twelve midnight on the third Sunday in July.

Generally, the sales tax holiday offers shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain items priced at $100 or less per item free of state and county sales tax. School supplies, computer systems/supplies ($750 or less), and clothing are some common items included. During the sales tax holiday, protective equipment and sports or recreational equipment may also qualify for the tax exemption. For more specifics regarding approved items, log on to http://revenue.alabama.gov/salestax/salestaxhol.cfm. Happy shopping!

Reminder: County Wide Clean Up is Today

Reminder: County Wide Clean up is today 9:00 – 1:00.
These are the pick up locations today:
CEWSA Redland Facility

Holtville High School

Elmore County Judicial Complex

Emerald Mountain Equestrian Center

Kent – Old Highway Department

Town of Elmore 

County Wide Clean Up is Saturday July 15th

County wide cleanup day is this Saturday July 15th

Trucks will be at the locations below from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The pick-up sites are for residents to bring amounts of trash larger than the normal residential trash container will accommodate.

Limbs smaller than four feet and no more than six inches in diameter will be accepted but it is not designed to accept trash or clean-up debris from contractors. Items such as batteries, appliances, oils and gases, paints or thinners will not be accepted.

These are the pick-up sites for this Saturday:

Town of Elmore – Town Hall

Holtville High School

Elmore County Judicial Complex

CEWSA – Redland Facility

Emerald Mountain Equestrian Center

Kent – Old Highway Department

Any question please let me know.


Commission Meeting 7-10-17 Agenda

This is the meeting agenda for the Commission meeting 7-10-17.

The Elmore County Commission meets on the 2nd Floor of the Elmore County Courthouse. Work Session starts at 5:00 p.m. and Commission meeting soon after normally about 6:00 p.m.

If you want to share a thought or have a question on any item please let me know.


Update on Ingram Road Bridge Replacement

The two bridges being replaced on Ingram Road are nearing completion.

The plan is for the County Highway department to begin work on the approach to the box culverts within the next week and hopefully have both projects completed before the end of August.

But as we know, this plan will only work if the weather allows it to.


Millbrook Men’s Club Annual BBQ

Millbrook Men’s Club Annual BBQ was a busy place when I arrived earlier this morning. I understand people were lined up before 6:00 this to get some of their great BBQ.

I appreciate what this group does for the community and its members that make it all happen.


Food & Fireworks at Grandview Family Y

The Grandview Family YMCA is hosting a 4th of July celebration event this evening where the community can enjoy hotdogs, fireworks and fellowship.

Event started at 7:30 and goes until 9:30 this evening.

I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take a picture with Uncle Sam himself a.ka. Bill Myers. Bart