Bronze: Anchor Concrete Products Limited, H & H Construction Inc., CBM
3. 2014 Budget Process
A 2014 Budget Backgrounder has been prepared by NCHCA for councillors on construction issues. Feedback from Councillors on the handout has been good.
To date, we have 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: Clarke, Tierney, El-Chantiry, Moffatt, Wilkinson, Hobbs, Taylor, and Hubley. Process of setting up meetings with groups of Councillors is proving difficult. Proposed changes to our 2012 strategy include circulation of media stories on the requirement for infrastructure spending in Canada to address the renewal deficit and scheduling individual meetings with Councillors.
4. City Liaison
Agenda items were as follows:
1. Provisional winter concrete costs in future tenders for the rest of 2013.
2. Land Acquisition delays in contract awards.
3. Species at Risk payment items for review, monitoring, and reporting during the contract. City’s plans to pre-screen job areas before tendering?
4, Alternative Dispute Resolution Subcommittee creation.
5. Tender questioning response timing and content in addendum.
6. Manhole open golf day City staff attendance.
7. Educational Series topics and timing of meetings.
All meetings are posted on our website under the Calendars of Events.
Dates are as follows: January 11, February 15, March 15, April 19, May 17, June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20, October 18, November 15, December 20.
NCHCA 2013 Board Meeting Schedule
Dates are as follows: January 9, February 13, March 20, April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, August 14, September 11, October 10, November 13.
The NCHCA website, www.nchca.ca, is a primary communications tool to our members and the public in general. Below we highlight several key features so as to ensure our members realize all that is at their fingertips:
Each NCHCA member has access to a secured area of the site within which they can view information not otherwise published to the public; maintain their account profiles including that which displays in the business directory, obtain electronic copies of financial transactions (i.e. invoice), and access the e-commerce module for membership renewals, event registration, sponsorships, or buy merchandise.
Members that participate in sponsorship programs at pre-established levels are entitled to web advertising. Outside of sponsorship program participation, members can purchase advertising space through e-commerce.
There is much activity within the web site in the form of new, or otherwise revised, information. So as to avoid having members hunt for important information and to bring updates to their attention, we use a special area on the home page to emphasize things we want you to be aware of.