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.
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.
• Personnel Officer, City of White Plains
• Deputy Director of Transportation, City of Glens Falls
• Superintendent of Water and Wastewater, City of Glens Falls
• Deputy Clerk, Village of Wesley Hills
• Deputy Clerk or Deputy Treasurer, Village of Kings Point
• Clerk-Treasurer, Village of Nyack
•Budget Director, City of Albany
• Town Comptroller, Town of Union
• Deputy Commissioner of Public Works – Codes and Ordinances, Town of Union
Items for Sale:
• 1993 Seagrave Marauder Pumper (mileage 13,864, Hrs: 676, 500 gal tank) (asking $33K) | Contact Kim Weltner, V. of Freeport
• Snap-on 95 Anniversary Edition Tool Box (asking $9K)
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.