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In This IssueSUMMER 2017


Features He’s No Cowboy ................................................................................30


Surviving the Times..........................................................................36 AAC holds 49th Annual Conference...............................................42


Inside Look Counties receive restoration grants..............................................39


60 plus golfers hit the green for annual tournament................40 AAC holds medical marijuana seminar........................................50 Conference focuses on rural development in Arkansas..............51 Sheriffs gather in Rogers for 2017 summer meeting................52 ACD hosts its summer EQ board meeting....................................53 Clerks make history by hosting legislative committee...............54 Judges discuss roads, leadership at June meeting....................55 Collectors meet in Faulkner County..................................................56 Assessors meet in Baxter County..................................................57


Coroners train for SUID investigations..........................................58 Circuit clerks hold June program in Garland County.....................59 Roundtable talks on agenda for treasurers.................................60


Departments From the Director’s Desk...................................................................7


President’s Perspective.....................................................................9 From the Governor............................................................................11 Attorney General Opinions ............................................................. 12 Research Corner: Levees.................................................................14 Research Corner: Emergency Management...............................18 Governmental Affairs.......................................................................22 Legal Corner.......................................................................................24 Seems to Me.....................................................................................26 Savings Times 2................................................................................28 Legal Update......................................................................................29 NACo News Update...........................................................................66


Cover Notes: Crisis Stabilization Units become reality for four counties (Photos by Holland Doran)


speak at the 49th annual AAC Conference. The Governor announced that each of the four counties that applied to open Crisis Stabiliza- tion Units (CSU) will receive funds to operate. The four counties — Craighead, Pulaski, Sebastian and Washington — will recieve up to $1.6 million from the state to operate a 16-bed CSU facility. On Aug. 23, officials from the four counties, attended a technical assistance workshop at the state Capitol to receive insight on how to move forward. The Governor and Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson, who ushered a criminal justice reform bill through the legislature last year, attended. Act 423, which established the CSU pilot program, was a major part of the Governor’s 2017 legislative agenda and received strong bipartisan support in both houses of the legislature. Gov. Hutchinson signed the bill into law on March 8, 2017.


O COUNTY LINES, SUMMER 2017


ur cover photo shows AAC Executive Director Chris Villines, Sebastian County Judge David Hudson and Polk County Judge Brandon Ellison greeting Gov. Asa Hutchinson as he arrives at the Little Rock Marriott to


Top left: Sebastian County Judge David Hudson asks a question. Top right: AAC Chief Legal Counsel Mark Whitmore, Craighead County Judge Ed Hill and Craighead County Sheriff Marty Boyd attended the meeting. Bottom right: Washington County Judge Joseph Wood participates in the meeting.


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