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Good Anxiety: Harness the Power of this Misunderstood Emotion

Dr. Wendy Suzuki will be helping us learn to view anxiety through a different lens at the Annual Conference & Exhibitor Showcase

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How To Go Together - An Exploration of Civility

Keynote Speaker Shola Richards will explore workplace civility at the Annual Conference & Exhibitor Showcase in August.

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Grant Program Funds Park Improvements You Will Definitely Want to See

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  • Posted in: Open Forum

    All disbursements from Edgemont CSD require two signatures, no matter the amount.  This  applies to accounts payable checks, vendor vouchers that go through the County, payroll and EFT debits. ------------------------------ ...

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    Our district requires two signatures no matter what the amount including ACH payments. With the ACH payments we print up the receipt & obtain the two signatures. ------------------------------ Dawn Leith ...

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    Hi Andrea: Our Authority also uses Granicus (Peak Agenda) for special districts.  It is simple to use but the formatting of the reports does need improvements. There are a few little things that we have ...

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    Hi Janise, Many city council clerks use Granicus, and I've heard the same concerning formatting issues. Some also use Destiny, but I've heard of problems with that system. Although our district boundary ...

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    Our District uses the Granicus software. Its simple and good to use. However, I find it has glitches in the formatting and fonts sometimes. ------------------------------ Janise Bocskovits Executive Assistant ...

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    MCWD requires a 2nd signature on checks over $10,000.  We are actively trying to move our vendors to ACH payments, so to be consistent with the practice of internal control we also require a second confirmation ...

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    We require a second signature on checks over 25k. We do very few ACH and have templates in our bank setup for the ones we do. The templates are approved prior so the risk is low since you can only send ...

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    Survey question please? Do you require second signature on your accounts payable checks? If so: Over a certain dollar amount? Our current outdated policy is $10,000 Does this apply to ...

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    Hello CSDA Members, Our healthcare district is exploring various web-based agenda-making systems.  As we explore demos of businesses that specialize in special districts, do you have any recommendations? ...