United Township Association of Indiana http://unitedtownships.org Working to Improve Township Government Mon, 29 Dec 2014 19:14:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 2015 UTA Dues / Application Form http://unitedtownships.org/?p=368 http://unitedtownships.org/?p=368#comments Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:20:36 +0000 http://unitedtownships.org/?p=368

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Indiana Cemetery Association Membership Application http://unitedtownships.org/?p=360 http://unitedtownships.org/?p=360#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:33:49 +0000 http://unitedtownships.org/?p=360 The application for membership in the Indiana Cemetery Association is available by clicking on the picture below:

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Thank you, Billie Caldwell! http://unitedtownships.org/?p=353 http://unitedtownships.org/?p=353#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:22:58 +0000 http://unitedtownships.org/?p=353 Billie Caldwell, Noblesville Township Trustee for 36 years will be retiring at the end of her current term.

In addition to her years in office, Billie has been a fierce proponent of Indiana township government. Billie was a founding board member of the United Township Association of Indiana.

Thank you Billie, enjoy retirement!

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2014 UTA Spring Conference June 25-28 http://unitedtownships.org/?p=347 http://unitedtownships.org/?p=347#comments Tue, 28 Jan 2014 15:48:26 +0000 http://unitedtownships.org/?p=347 The UTA Annual Conference will be held at the Embassy Suites, Indianapolis North June 25 to 28. Please try to attend. We will be covering some very important topics, and learning from each other. There’s always a lot of fun too! Room cost is $91 per night. This includes a wonderful breakfast buffet and a daily reception with drinks and snacks. Make your reservations as soon as possible. See you in June!

Many trustees don’t understand why the United Township Association was created. We have some simple ideas to help townships.

  1. Every penny spent with the UTA is used to better inform our members through conferences and regional workshops. All our officers and directors are VOLUNTEERS. There is no payroll.
  2. Many of you have gone to conferences & attended many seminars. Seminars are good, but the UTA has found that you learn MORE from fellow trustees sitting at your table. If you’re confused about something, just ask. At the UTA conference, we want you to be comfortable and have an enjoyable time. Your questions will be answered. After all….We’re all in this together!

P.S…..We still have seminars!

Click here for conference registration form

Click here for hotel registration info -

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2014 Annual Dues http://unitedtownships.org/?p=344 http://unitedtownships.org/?p=344#comments Tue, 28 Jan 2014 15:32:38 +0000 http://unitedtownships.org/?p=344 It’s time for our annual dues. You may open the file below, fill in your information, print the form and send it to the UTA address listed.

If you have never joined the UTA, we invite you to become a member.

Click here for the 2014 Annual Dues Form -

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2013 Spring UTA Conference June 23rd – 26th http://unitedtownships.org/?p=338 http://unitedtownships.org/?p=338#comments Fri, 05 Apr 2013 13:25:10 +0000 http://unitedtownships.org/?p=338 The United Township Association of Indiana will be holding its 2013 Spring Educational Conference June 23-26 at the Embassy Suites North. The room rate is $97.

More information will be in your conference packet, including:

  • T-shirt order form
  • Monday night Baseball game info
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Important! Annual Report Update http://unitedtownships.org/?p=330 http://unitedtownships.org/?p=330#comments Mon, 14 Jan 2013 17:37:17 +0000 http://unitedtownships.org/?p=330 The 2012 Gateway Annual Financial Report (AFR) is finally ready to use.  Both the State Board of Accounts and the Indiana Business Research Center sincerely apologize for the delay and any inconvenience it may have caused.   The AFR should be submitted by all Counties, Cities/Towns, Townships, Libraries, and Special Districts by March 1, 2013.  This deadline is set by the Indiana Code and the State Board of Accounts does not have the authority to change it.

You logon to the Gateway at https://gateway.ifionline.org/login.aspx using your Gateway User Name (e-mail address) and password.

Additional information on the AFR can be found on our web site at http://www.in.gov/sboa/3700.htm

The direct link to the AFR User Guide is https://gateway.ifionline.org/guides/afrguide.pdf

If after reviewing the User Guide, you still have questions concerning the Annual Financial Report, e-mail them to annualreport@sboa.in.gov

The SBoA Gateway Support Team, jse
Assisting you with the Annual Financial Report and the 100R.

For assistance with Budget and Debt Management contact DLGF at gateway@dlgf.in.gov

John Eppley, CPA, CISA
Information Systems Audit Director
IN State Board of Accounts
302 W. Washington Street, Suite E418
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Ph:  (317) 232-8617
Fax: (317) 232-4711
email: jeppley@sboa.IN.gov

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UTA Conference November 14-16, 2012 http://unitedtownships.org/?p=323 http://unitedtownships.org/?p=323#comments Tue, 02 Oct 2012 14:10:25 +0000 http://unitedtownships.org/?p=323 Dear Township Trustee,

We are gearing up for our Fall Conference! We chose to hold only one conference this year, since we are all under tight budgets and we want to keep it affordable for everyone.  Enclosed you will find a registration form, as well as some important information concerning the conference!

Please try to attend. We will be covering some very important topics, and learning from each other. We hope to have a lot of fun, too!

Conference will once again be held at the Embassy Suites Indianapolis, North.  Room cost is $96, including breakfast and a daily reception with drinks and snacks.  Make your reservations as soon as possible!

See you in November!

Conference Registration Form (pdf)

Hotel & Conference Information (pdf)

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Information Requested from Townships- Please Help http://unitedtownships.org/?p=317 http://unitedtownships.org/?p=317#comments Fri, 23 Mar 2012 15:16:57 +0000 http://unitedtownships.org/?p=317 The United Township Association of Indiana would like to know if there are any townships which reimburse Medicare Part B to Board Members who are receiving Social Security. If your township is reimbursing Medicare Part B, or you know of a township which is, please complete the form below and submit the information to us. Thank you.

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Synopsis of HB 1005- 2012 Session http://unitedtownships.org/?p=313 http://unitedtownships.org/?p=313#comments Thu, 15 Mar 2012 20:39:30 +0000 http://unitedtownships.org/?p=313 There are a number of issues relative to Township Government included in House Bill 1005, which was passed by the Indiana Legislature in the 2012 session.

Effective January 1, 2013:

  • Provides that an employee of a county, city, town or township (unit) is considered to have resigned from employment with the unit if the employee assumes the elected executive office of the unit or becomes an elected member of the unit’s legislative or fiscal body.
  • Volunteer Firefighters
    • Provides that a volunteer firefighter may not assume or hold a position on the executive, legislative, or fiscal body of a unit that receives fire protection services from the department in which the volunteer firefighter serves.
      • Excludes fire protection services provided under mutual aid agreements
      • The restriction does not prohibit an employee or volunteer firefighter from holding an elected office of another unit
      • Allows an employee or a volunteer who assumes or holds an elected office on January 1, 2013, to continue to hold the office and be employed by the unit or serve as a volunteer firefighter until the expiration of the term of office.

Effective July 1, 2012

  • Nepotism
    • Provides that relatives may not be employed by a unit in positions that result in one relative being in the direct line of supervision of the other relative.
      • An individual who is employed by a unit on July 1, 2012, is not subject to the provisions regarding nepotism unless the individual has a break in employment with the unit
        • Not considered a break in employment are absence from the workplace while on paid or unpaid leave, including vacation, sick, or family medical leave, or worker’s compensation. Also if the individual’s employment with the unit is terminated followed by immediate reemployment by the unit, without the loss of payroll time.
    • The performance of the duties of a precinct election officer or a volunteer firefighter is not considered employment by a unit
    • An individual who is employed by a unit on the date the individual’s relative begins serving a term of an elected office of the unit may remain employed by the unit and maintain the individual’s position or rank (specific provisions for employees who are members of a merit police or fire department)
    • Individuals who are relatives may not be employed by a unit in a position that results in one relative being in the direct line of supervision of the other relative
  • Allows a township trustee whose office is located in the trustee’s personal residence to employ only one relative to work in the township trustee’s office and be in the trustee’s line of supervision, however it limits the total compensation of the township trustee’s employed relative to $5,000 per year.
  • This chapter does not abrogate or affect an employment contract with a unit that an individual is a party to and is in effect on the date the individual’s relative begins serving a term of an elected office of the unit.
  • Provides that a unit can enter into or renew (1) a contract for the procurement of goods and services; or (2) a contract for public works; with a relative of an elected official or a business entity in which a relative has an ownership interest if certain requirements are met
  • “Relative” is defined as: spouse; parent or stepparent; child or stepchild (includes adopted child); brother, sister, stepbrother or stepsister (includes brother or sister by the half-blood); niece or nephew; aunt or uncle; daughter-in-law or son-in-law;
  • Unit must adopt a nepotism policy
    • The legislative body of the unit shall adopt a policy that includes, at a minimum, the requirements set forth in this chapter.
      • The legislative unit may adopt a policy which includes requirements that are more stringent or detailed than any provision of this law, including applying to individuals who are exempted or excluded from the application of this law (the unit may prohibit the employment of a relative that is not otherwise prohibited by this law)
  • If a unit has not implemented a policy under this chapter, the department of local government finance may not approve the unit’s budget or any additional appropriations for the unit, for the ensuing calendar year until the state board of accounts certifies to the department of local government finance that the unit is in compliance with this chapter.
  • Reporting requirements
    • Requires the executive of the local unit to file with the annual personnel report (100-R) filed with the state board of accounts a statement regarding whether the unit has implemented a policy under the nepotism and contracting provisions.
    • Requires the executive of the local unit to include a statement with the annual report stating whether the unit has implemented a policy under this chapter
    • Each elected officer of the unit shall annually certify in writing, subject to the penalties for perjury, that the officer is in compliance with this code. An officer shall submit the certification to the executive of the unit not later than December 31 of each year.
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