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NYCOM Advocacy Update

NYCOM Advocacy Update

PRELIMINARY DETAILS REGARDING THE ENACTED 2021-22 STATE BUDGET

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NYCOM ANNUAL MEETING
JUNE 9-11, 2021
SAGAMORE HOTEL, BOLTON LANDING

Details Coming Soon!

UPCOMING WEBINAR

UPCOMING WEBINAR

NEW YORK'S MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION: WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS?
April 15, 2021 (10:00 - 11:15 a.m.)

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NYCOM Advocacy Update

NYCOM Advocacy Update

LEGISLATION PASSED TO EXTEND AND MODIFY THE UTILITY TERMINATION MORATORIUM LAW

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VIEW AVAILABLE WEBINARS

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UPCOMING WEBINARS
RECORDED WEBINARS

TO VIEW AND DOWNLOAD THE FOLLOWING RECORDED WEBINARS YOU MUST BE A NYCOM MEMBER AND HAVE MEMBER LOGIN CREDENTIALS FOR THE NYCOM WEBSITE. Please use the "Member Login" to access this page. If you are an official of a NYCOM member city or village, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to gain member login credentials.

Resources for Cities and Villages

Resources for Cities and Villages

Cities and villages throughout New York State are taking action to improve justice and equity in their communities and comply with Executive Order 203 on police policies and practices. 

The New York Conference of Mayors has developed the Policing Reform and Reinvention webpage to provide members with additional tools and information on this subject matter.  CLICK HERE TO VIEW RESOURCES

OTHER TRAINING EVENTS

OTHER TRAINING EVENTS

Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) VIRTUAL Training (4-15)

The program will consist of a one-hour overview of the statute, followed by 30 minutes of a question and answer period.
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2021 VIRTUAL Taking the Bench (Several dates available)

SESSION ONE: 4-14, 4-15, 4-16, 4-19
SESSION TWO: 6-24, 6-25
The Office of Court Administration is offering a Virtual Taking the Bench Certification Course for newly elected or appointed Town and Village Justices.
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NOW OPEN: NYCOM'S 2021 LGAA AWARD APPLICATIONS

NOW OPEN: NYCOM'S 2021 LGAA AWARD APPLICATIONS

DEADLINE: FRIDAY, MAY 14TH

These awards are intended to showcase significant and innovative projects and programs undertaken by NYCOM member cities and villages that have improved quality-of-life, resulted in cost savings, established cooperative partnerships, created new or unique approaches to issues, and/or streamlined the delivery of services.

Winning submissions will be recognized by NYCOM, highlighted in an upcoming issue of the NYCOM Municipal Matters publication, and featured in the Best Practices section of the NYCOM website.

Questions regarding the program should be directed to Eileen Silva at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at (518) 463-1185.

LGAA APPLICATION

Biden Administration Retroactively Adjusts FEMA's Cost Share to 100% Federal

Biden Administration Retroactively Adjusts FEMA's Cost Share to 100% Federal

Since August of 2020, NLC and other state and local groups and emergency management organizations have asked FEMA and Congress to increase the federal cost-share for the COVID-19 Emergency Major Disaster declarations to 100 percent.

 During his first week in office, President Biden issued a memorandum that increased FEMA's cost share to 100 percent federal. However, it was not clear if this adjustment would be retroactive. Today, the Biden Administration clarified that FEMA would be "retroactively reimbursing states fully for the FEMA-eligible services – including masks, gloves, emergency feeding actions, sheltering at-risk populations and mobilization of the National Guard - backdated to the beginning of the pandemic in January 2020."

 The revised memorandum states that FEMA shall provide a 100 percent Federal cost-share for all work eligible for assistance under Public Assistance Category B, pursuant to sections 403 (42 U.S.C. 5170b), 502 (42 U.S.C. 5192), and 503 (42 U.S.C. 5193) of the Stafford Act performed from January 20, 2020.

 Local governments should contact their state emergency management agencies and their regional FEMA offices to ensure they receive the full reimbursement for the cost-share adjustment.

VIEW RESOURCES RELATING TO COVID-19

VIEW RESOURCES RELATING TO COVID-19

This RESOURCES section of the NYCOM website provides municipal leaders with numerous resources relating to the COVID-19 threat as well as information designed to help safeguard their communities.

Updated Handbooks for Village Officials and Elected Village Officials Now Available

Updated Handbooks for Village Officials and Elected Village Officials Now Available

The following NYCOM publications HANDBOOK FOR VILLAGE OFFICIALS  and HANDBOOK FOR ELECTED VILLAGE OFFICIALS have been updated to provide guidance concerning the operation of village government. This publication is illustrative of the hard-to-find answers that are available only through NYCOM for its members. 

HAVING TROUBLE RECEIVING NYCOM EMAILS?

HAVING TROUBLE RECEIVING NYCOM EMAILS?

It has been brought to our attention that some of you are not receiving NYCOM's emails, particularly those that are delivered via Constant Contact such as our Advocacy Updates. If you are not receiving NYCOM emails, or if content is not displaying properly, this could be the result of several issues. The following instructions, which will hopefully resolve this problem, may require you to consult with your IT person or you can contact David Bissember at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

IMPORTANT: Some security programs will prompt you to restart your computer to allow the changes to take effect. 

Prevent emails from ending up in a Spam folder by adding the "From Email" address to a contact list:

  • A good place to start is to check your spam or junk folder. If you see a NYCOM email in one of these folders, you should “safelist” our NYCOM email address. Safelisting (formerly referred to as "whitelisting") an email address ensures that emails sent from that specific address reach the Inbox, instead of being marked as spam.

(Each email provider or security service has their own instructions for adding email addresses to a safelist. If you are having issues, you can contact NYCOM staff, David Bissember to troubleshoot at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..)

Try adding Constant Contact URLs or IP addresses to a Security Program's “safelist”

  • If you are receiving our Emails, but are having trouble viewing image files, you or your IT staff should check the settings in your email client (i.e., Gmail, Outlook, etc.) and your browser (i.e., Safari, Google Chrome, Firefox, etc.) to make sure that the settings enable images to display. Each email client and browser is different, but typically it will be listed in your settings under a “Privacy and Security” tab.

Check your Security Program:

  • If those actions don't resolve the issue, the next step is to check your security program. Firewall and intrusion prevention security programs can block URLs or IP addresses, which can prevent images from showing in your emails or prevent the web version of your email from displaying. This may require IT support and/or a user account with administrative privileges.

If the security program allows website URLs, copy the following Constant Contact URLs and add them to your “safelist”:

Constant Contact IP Address:
If the program allows IP addresses, add this Constant Contact IP Ranges to your “safelist”:
208.75.123.0/24
205.207.106.0/24
The formatting (CIDR notation) above signifies a range or IP addresses which is equivalent to 208.75.123.* and 205.207.106.*

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Mayors from across NYS called on Congress to include direct aid to cities, villages and towns in the $1.9 trillion stimulus package signed into law on March 11th.

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