August Announcements
August 22, 2017





The 2017 NOCCOG Annual dinner and business meeting will take place on Thursday, September 28th at the Delta Lake Inn in Rome. Guest Speaker will be NYS Association of Towns Director of Research & Programming Chris Anderson. Social hour at 6, Dinner at 7 followed by Annual business meeting and presentation. $22 per person. See attached RSVP form.


Red Flags for Fraud Presentation by: Laird Petrie, an Examiner with the Division of Local Government & School Accountability from the Syracuse Office of the State Comptroller.

The presentation is intended to help municipal officials with instituting and maintaining

sound fiscal practices for monitoring municipal finances and transactions. August 29, 6:30-8:30pm at the Schuyler Town Hall. See attached registration form for details and RSVP.


Fall Training School for City & Village Officials, New York Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials. September 11-15 in Saratoga Springs. NYCOM and the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC) collaborate to deliver a program designed primarily for Clerks, Finance Officers, Managers, Administrators, Attorneys, Mayors, Trustees and Council Members. OSC staff present sessions and provide technical assistance at an information booth. Visit for details and registration information.


NOCCOG’s Bi-Annual Salary Survey has been sent via email to individual Clerks for updating for 2017. If you have not yet done so, Please update figures as needed and return promptly. Once completed, the survey results will be compiled and sent out in August in plenty of time for budget negotiations. Thank you for your continued cooperation in helping us provide this valuable information.




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February Announcements
February 06, 2017




Fiscal Oversight/Red Flags for Fraud presented by Laird Petrie from NYSDOS on

Wednesday, March 1, 2017, from 7pm to 9pm at Lewis Town Hall and Thursday, March 2, from 7 to 9pm at Parish Fire Hall. See attached flier for more details.


Registration is now open for the 2017 Tug Hill Commission Local Government Conference, to be held on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Jefferson Community College. This is almost a month earlier than normal, in an effort to give communities more time to receive the early registration fee of $50 if registered by March 15, 2017. Between March 16th and 26th, registration will cost $100. Four sets concurrent sessions will be held throughout the day, with seven work-shop options during each session. Register online or via mail. Visit for details or check with your circuit rider.


NYS DEC’s Urban and Community Forest Grant program is accepting applications for qualifying governmental entities or not-for-profit organizations to implement successful tree inventory, community forest management planning, tree planting, or tree maintenance projects. Projects must be implemented on non-state-owned properties in a location where they provide a public benefit. Applications must be submitted in the NYS Grants Gateway by 2:00 P.M. March 1, 2017. More information is available at:


If you are considering a potential project in your community, and would like to explore funding opportunities, please let us know so that we can assist you in looking into available funding and preparing for grant deadlines!