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
The program will consist of a one-hour overview of the statute, followed by 30 minutes of a question and answer period.
VIEW VIRTUAL TRAINING EVENT DETAILS
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.
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.
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.
Sneak Peak of NYCOM's Municipal Matters quarterly magazine (Vol. 4, No. 2):
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.
• Deputy Treasurer, Village of Floral Park
• Police Car for Sale, Village of Greene
• Clerk-Treasurer, City of Port Jervis
• Town Comptroller, Town of Union
• Deputy Commissioner of Public Works – Codes and Ordinances, Town of Union
• Assistant City Manager, City of Batavia
• Treasurer, Village of Croton-on-Hudson
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:
Try adding Constant Contact URLs or IP addresses to a Security Program's “safelist”
Check your Security Program:
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”:
The formatting (CIDR notation) above signifies a range or IP addresses which is equivalent to 208.75.123.* and 205.207.106.*
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.