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ANYTIME Training - Webinar Archive

Need to access training that fits your schedule? ANYTIME training is here when you need it. Hear and see the same training and Q&A session as the live event then take the test to complete for credit hours in the CMO Program. Click on the title of the presentation to register.


Duties of the Mayor and Council

Description: One of the most misunderstood aspects of municipal government is the separation of powers between the mayor and the council. Like government on the state and federal levels, municipal government is divided into three separate but equal branches: executive, legislative and judicial. Each of these branches has distinct duties and powers and restrictions on how far it can intrude into the affairs of the other branches. This session provides a detailed overview of the duties of the mayor and council. This webinar and successful completion of the test qualifies as an required core curriculum course in the Certified Municipal Official Program (CMO). Any municipal employee may register, but only elected official will be awarded credit hours in the CMO Program.

One (1) credit hour in the Basic, Advanced or Emeritus program. This also meets one (1) required core curriculum credit in the Basic Program. Credit hours are not awarded for duplicate core curriculum training.


 Zoning in Alabama

Description: One of the most frequently questioned areas of municipal operation involves zoning. This session reviews the laws and procedures you must know when zoning, planning or rezoning your municipality. This webinar and successful completion of the test qualifies as an elective core curriculum course in the Certified Municipal Official Program (CMO).

One (1) credit hour in the Basic, Advanced or Emeritus program.  This also meets one (1) elective core curriculum credit in the Basic Program.  Credit hours are not awarded for duplicate core curriculum training. 


The Open Meetings Act

Description: United States Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis once stated that, “Sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants.” In that spirit, Alabama law requires municipal officials to comply with the Alabama Open Meetings Act (OMA) when meeting so that members of the public can observe their elected and appointed officials as they conduct public business. This session provides a detailed overview of the OMA to help you comply with this complex law. This webinar and successful completion of the test (70%) qualifies as an elective core curriculum course in the Certified Municipal Official Program (CMO).

One (1) credit hour in the Basic, Advanced or Emeritus program.  This also meets one (1) elective core curriculum credit in the Basic Program.  Credit hours are not awarded for duplicate core curriculum training. 


Competitive Bid Law

Description: The competitive bid law is codified at Sections 41-16-50 through 41-16-63, Code of Alabama 1975, and provides that the purchase or lease of materials, equipment, supplies or other personal property, involving $15,000 or more must be competitively bid . This webinar summarizes the major portions of the bid law and incorporates the interpretations and constructions given the law by the courts and the Attorney General.

One (1) credit hour in the Basic, Advanced or Emeritus program. This also meets one (1) elective core curriculum credit in the Basic Program. Credit hours are not awarded for duplicate core curriculum training. 


General Powers of Municipalities

Description: Municipalities are delegated a portion of the sovereign powers of the state for the welfare and protection of their inhabitants and the general public within their jurisdictional areas. All powers, property, and offices of a municipal corporation constitute a public trust to be administered as such within the intent and purposes of the statutes which created them and within the limitations imposed by the state and federal Constitutions. This webinar and successful completion of the test qualifies as a required core curriculum course in the Certified Municipal Official Program (CMO).

One (1) credit hour in the Basic, Advanced or Emeritus program. This also meets one (1) e core curriculum credit in the Basic Program. Credit hours are not awarded for duplicate core curriculum training. 


Public Works Bidding

Description: All public works projects involving a public expenditure of $50,000 or more must be bid according to the procedures outlined in Title 39 of the Code of Alabama. Section 39-2-1, Code of Alabama 1975, defines public works as: “The construction, repair, renovation, or maintenance of public buildings, structures, sewers, waterworks, roads, bridges, docks, underpasses, and viaducts as well as any other improvement to be constructed, repaired, renovated, or maintained on public property and to paid, in whole or in part, with public funds or with financing to be retired with public funds in the form of lease payments or otherwise.” This webinar and successful completion of the test qualifies as an elective core curriculum course in the Certified Municipal Official Program (CMO).

One (1) credit hour in the Basic, Advanced or Emeritus program.  This also meets one (1) elective core curriculum credit in the Basic Program.  Credit hours are not awarded for duplicate core curriculum training. 


Council Meeting Procedure

Description: Cities and towns under the mayor-council form of government express themselves through the council, which is their legislative assembly. Rules of procedure are as necessary for a municipal council as they are for the state Legislature or the Congress of the United States. This session provides a detailed overview of the statutory provisions bearing upon the procedure of municipal councils and opinions which have been decided on procedural questions and recommendations for rules to be adopted by councils.

One (1) credit hour in the Basic, Advanced or Emeritus program.  This also meets one (1) elective core curriculum credit in the Basic Program.  Credit hours are not awarded for duplicate core curriculum training.