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Clearing blight with code enforcement

Annual database review

Some people make a ritual of spring cleaning. At the Municipal Association, fall is the big cleanup time. Every year in early November, the Association asks municipal clerks to update and verify their city’s information that the Association maintains in its database.
 
The power of partnerships

Elected Officials on-demand training

Rather than waiting for the once-a-year required course offerings, officials can now take select Municipal Elected Officials Institute of Government training 24/7. The "Municipal Governance and Policy" course is the latest required course to become available online.
 
Properly noticing council meetings is not only the right thing to do; it required by state law.

Provide notice of public meetings the right way

Properly noticing council meetings is not only the right thing to do; it required by state law. Municipal clerks must give notice of meetings to members of council and the public. In fact, state law requires regularly scheduled meetings be noticed twice.
 
What your city can do to address gang activity

What your city can do to address gang activity

During the Hometown Legislative Action Day last February, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott told the Association of SC Mayors, “Denial is the biggest thing that helps gangs grow. It is a sign of weakness to deny there is a problem. Our biggest problem in the past was that we were reactive ... We can’t just do enforcement. We have to be proactive.”
 
Making healthy food accessible

Independent contractor or employee?

It is important for local governments to correctly determine whether individuals providing services are employees or independent contractors. Generally, the city must withhold income taxes, withhold and pay Social Security and Medicare taxes, and pay unemployment tax on wages paid to an employee. The city does not generally have to withhold or pay any taxes on payments to independent contractors. More