Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson will lead the City of Ottawa for a second straight term after winning the projected election landslide with 76 per cent of the vote. He will be joined by eight new councillors at the table. Voter turnout for the election was 39 per cent, the lowest turnout since 2003.
The mayor’s campaign focused on the second phase of the light rail project, as well as cleaning up the sewage problem in the Ottawa River. Many of the Councillors ran on the need for improvements to infrastructure.
There will be eight new faces on Council with sic sitting Councillors (Steve Desroches, Maria McRae, Peter Hume, Rainer Bloess, Diane Holmes and Doug Thompson) deciding not to run for re-election and two sitting councillors being defeated in the election (Kitchissippi councillor Katherine Hobbs, who lost to Jeff Leiper, and Rideau-Rockcliffe councillor Peter Clark, who lost to Tobi Nussbaum).
The following table provides an overview of the newly elected Council which officially takes over on December 1 when they will be officially sworn in. It will be critical for the NCHCA to meet with the incoming Council, particularly the new members prior to the 2015 budget being finalized.
Mike Maguire received 19%
1 – Orleans
2 – Innes
Rainer Bloess had retired
3 – Barhaven
4 – Kanata North
Benefited from vote splitting
5 – West Carleton-March
6 – Stittsville
7 – Bay
Alex Cullen was close with 43%
8 – College
9 – Kknoxdale-Merivale
10 – Gloucester-Southgate
11 – Beacon Hill-Cyrville
12 – Rideau-Vanier
13 – Rideau-Rockcliffe
Defeated Peter Clark (18%)
14 – Somerset
Endorsed by Holmes who retired
15 – Kitchissippi
Defeated Katherine Hobbs (31%)
16 – River
Maria McRae retired
17 – Capital
18 – Alta Vista
Endorsed by Hume who retired
19 – Cumberland
20 – Osgoode
Endorsed by Thompson who retired
21 – Rideau-Goulbourn
22 – Gloucester-South Nepean
Former aid to Steve Desroches
23 – Kanata South
Highest percentage vote
2. NCHCA Fall Dinner Dance, Saturday, November 22nd, The Westin Hotel
Put on your dreadlocks, kick back with a Red Stripe and enjoy an evening of Jamaican music, steel band and wonderful food. Leave the cold behind and let your mind go back to Jamaica Mon!
Reservations are to be made online at www.nchca.ca by Friday, November 7th, 2014 or at the following link:
If you prefer to make reservations by phone, please use the following information:
GROUP RESERVATION CODE: NYCH14
GROUP NAME: NCHCA 2014 Fall Dinner Dance
CUT OFF DATE: Rooms must be booked by 5pm on October 22, 2014
For further information regarding Fall Dinner Dance or sponsorship opportunities please contact;
Stephen Turner at 613.229.7418, firstname.lastname@example.org OR Alison Hogan at 613.821.5940, email@example.com
3. 2015 NCHCA Event Dates
2015 Event Dates
Curling Bonspiel January 29 Nepean Sportsplex
Ski Day February 19 Calabogie Peaks
AGM April 8 Centurion
Pothole May 25 Kanata Lakes
Manhole Open August 18 GreyHawk
Fall Dinner Dance November tbd Brookstreet Hotel
4. CCGA Best Practices
At their 2nd annual Damage Prevention Symposium last week in Banff, the Canadian Common Ground Alliance (CCGA), released their first ever set of Harmonised Canadian Best Practices, CCGA Best Practices, Version 1.0. Using the ORCGA’s Best Practices, Version 8.0 as a base document, work began on this initiative in 2013 with a formal agreement reached in September, 2014. This was a coordinated effort involving all seven CCGA Regional Partners.
A PDF version of the CCGA Best Practices has been posted on the ORCGA website under the Publications & Resources tab. Each ORCGA member will receive a copy of the new BP book in the next two weeks. Details for additional orders will be posted on the website within the next two weeks.
A valuable source of information for our members, can be found at the following link on the IHSA’s 2-Minute Newsletter: http://www.ihsa.ca/news_events/two_minute_news.cfm
6. Municipal Contractor Survey
Members should expect a call from ORBA in the coming weeks, who in support with the NCHCA, is developing a membership category for municipal contractors and in doing so are looking to provide our member companies value beyond what is presently offered. Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete the phone survey.
7. Annual Membership Renewals and Account Profile Information
A reminder that annual membership renewals are to be processed on-line at www.nchca.ca or the following link: https://www.nchca.ca/ecommerce.action?ecategoryid=6 BUT NOT UNTIL AFTER JANUARY 1ST, 2015. Please ensure your account profile is also updated as well as this information will be used for the printing of the 2015 NCHCA Directory. Each member is responsible for their respective profiles.
8. Call for Project Pics and Member Account Profiles
Our members build many exciting things every day that we do not take credit for as we should. Please send project photos and information for our website and 2015 NCHCA Directory for everyone to see. Members are also asked to review your account profiles to ensure that all contact information has been updated and correct for the printing of our 2015 edition of our NCHCA Director. The datafile will be extracted for printing February 1st, 2015. Fernbank and Shea Roundabout
Sales Representative, Thomas Cavanagh Construction Limited
Steve has been working in the industry for the last 27 years, starting his career with a local Ottawa based Site Development Company. Having had this opportunity Steve realized his interests were in earth moving and heavy equipment. He then spent 22 years working for the industry’s more prominent Heavy Equipment Dealerships providing solutions to his customers’ industry challenges.
In July of 2013, Steve joined the Team at Thomas Cavanagh Construction Limited (TCCL) as the company’s Sales Representative with responsibilities in aggregate, asphalt, rigid insulation and light weight fill (EPS) sales. Having had heavy equipment experience he will petition work for TCCL’s state of the art Paint Shop Facility which meets all of our customer’s needs from pickups to some of the largest pieces of heavy equipment.
It was in the early 1950’s with a single-axle dump truck that our namesake began working on the St. Lawrence Seaway Project and it was here that the company took shape. In 1969 the company was incorporated under the banner of Thomas Cavanagh Construction Limited.
We are proud members of the National Capital Heavy Equipment Association.
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Have you registered for the 2015 OSWCA Conference in………
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
Sunday, February 1 – Sunday, February 8, 2015
For registration and sponsorship opportunities, please
visit www.oswca.org to download your registration package (sponsorship opportunities are limited)