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3 commissioners take trip on taxpayers money

Commissioner Stanley Menefee said he feels it is his duty to go the ACCA conference, although he will be out of office in November, there are things done there that affect local governments for years to come.(Source:WAFF) Commissioner Stanley Menefee said he feels it is his duty to go the ACCA conference, although he will be out of office in November, there are things done there that affect local governments for years to come.(Source:WAFF)
LIMESTONE COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

Three outgoing county commissioners, taking a trip to the beach, on taxpayer money.

Commissioner Stanley Menefee said he feels it is his duty to go the ACCA conference, although he will be out of office in November, there are things done there that affect local governments for years to come.

All of the commissioners went to the annual conference. Bill Latimer and Gary Daly decided not to run for reelection. Menefee lost the primary, so they won't be commissioners much longer. Menefee is on the ACCA board of directors.

He said it is important to be there because they decide what legislative matters will be pushed or opposed for in Montgomery. That will affect county commissions statewide. He says the taxpayer cost of the trip is $600-per-commissioner, plus the county administrator and the county engineer. The county does not pay for the commissioners' families.

"Myself, Latimer, and Daly, us three guys we were not involved in stuff where you're going to be training to be a county commissioner. What we were looking at was probably more so legislative matters that's going to come in the legislature and stuff like that. Also, you elect officers in that association." said Meneffe.

During the conference, The Association of County Commissions of Alabama gave Menefee with the Outstanding Contribution to County Government award for his role in helping bring businesses like carpenter technology to Limestone County.

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