Paul McCarney (OCA Chairman) and Ken Larose (Retired City of Ottawa Staff)
2. 2013 Bursary Award Winners
This year’s award winners were Brittany Hogan (left – Harley House Award), Jamie Barclay (center – NCHCA Award) and Myrium Longtin (right – Robert Kimbereley Award). The recipients joined us for dinner at GreyHawk Golf Course for our Manhole Open dinner. Best wishes for continued success with their education endeavours.
3. 2013 Fall Dinner Dance, November 9, brookstreet hotel
This year’s theme will be Casino Royale!!! Eventhough registrations are not uploaded on the NCHCA website at this time, room reservations can be made at your convenience. Below is the all the information needed to book your hotel reservation.
A dedicated booking website has been created for the NCHCA Falll Dinner Dance and our guests. You are able to make, modify and cancel your hotel reservations online, as well as take advantage of any room upgrades, amenities or other services offered by the hotel. To preview the website, please click the following link:
If any members prefer making phone reservations, please use the following dedicated Group Reservations phone number in order to ensure that you are able to access special block rates and ensure they book within the block.
Reservations Local Phone: 888-826-2220
4. 2014 Budget Process
Dale Harley continues to meet with Councillors regarding the 2014 budget process. A lot of Councillors were on holidays in August. To date, Dale has met with the Mayor’s office and the following Councillors in person or by phone to discuss the need for increased investment in road infrastructure renewal: Egli, Clarke, Tierney, Bloess, El-Chantiry, Moffatt,Wilkinson, Hobbs, Taylor, Hubley, Desroches, Qadri and Thompson. We have not yet successfully met with the following Councillors: Monette, Harder, Chiarelli, Deans, Fleury, Holmes, McRae, Chernushenko, Hume and Blais.
The draft budget is being tabled October 23rd. We can submit cost saving ideas and budget priorities for consideration by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tweeting: #ottbudget
5. 2014 Education Series
Last year the NCHCA ran a very successful five-part Education Series in partnership with the City of Ottawa. The Board approve7.d the Harley House Proposal to organize the 2014 Education Series. Suggested dates are as follows: January 23, February 6, February 20, March 6, March 27.
6. Meeting with Jack McLaren re Bill 80, August 14
The Fairness is a Two Way Street Act will stop Quebec construction contractors from obtaining Ontario provincial and municipal government construction contracts. This action is in response to the Quebec government stopping Ontario contractors from obtaining government contracts in Quebec. The objective is to bring the Quebec government to the negotiating table to talk about how to remove barriers to labour mobility between Quebec and Ontario. The support of the Ottawa City Council for the intent of “The Fairness is a Two Way Street Act” would be a very significant endorsement that would encourage MPPs at Queen’s Park to vote in favour of the Bill at 2ndreading on September 12, 2013. A copy of the motion of support was sent to McLaren’s office.
7. 2014 Specifications
We are currently preparing a list of the top 10 issues for 2014. The issues will beranked by priority. Any members with concerns with the upcoming 2014 specifications are asked to contact Perry Crozier at email@example.com
8. Radio Anti-Theft Campaign
The Association has decided to reinstate the NCHCA anti-theft radio campaign. If any members are interested in participating or sponsoring, please contact Steve Turner at 613.229.7418