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Water liabilities

Water liabilities can dampen summer fun

The warm (let’s face it…hot) South Carolina weather is here, and vacations are underway. While cities and towns with pools, water parks and natural bodies of water close by may benefit economically from more users at these facilities and additional visitors, these same cities and towns need to make sure that they take steps to keep water enthusiasts safe.  More
SC Department of Transportation seeking public comment

SC Department of Transportation seeking public comment

SCDOT is accepting public comment for several items including the FY2015 federal-aid funding plan, ten projects identified for FY 2014 Transportation Alternatives Program and the addition of safe routes to school projects to the STIP. The deadline for comment is August 8.

Energy Leadership Award

The South Carolina Energy Office, with the support of the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, is seeking nominations for the inaugural “Local Government Energy Leadership Award.” This award honors one or more local governments that have made outstanding contributions to energy conservation, energy efficiency, renewable energy and/or alternative fuel usage.
Retirement Reform

2015 Retirement Rate Increase

Retirement reform legislation enacted in 2012 provided that if the scheduled contribution rates were not sufficient to maintain 30-year amortization periods for the SCRS and PORS unfunded liabilities. In June, the Budget and Control Board approved the SC Public Employee Benefit Authority's recommendation for the rate increases effective July 1, 2015.
2014 Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting

More than 1,100 elected officials, staff and guests participated in the Association's recent Annual Meeting. Read the City Connect blog post to find out what you missed or get links to handouts, audio files from Mayor Riley's speech and Sec. Hitt's session, and articles about session topics.