ADA AwarenessPresented by Bob Clegg, City Engineer for City of Port Huron.Mr. Clegg will present the City of Port Huron’s response to a 2008 court case filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern Michigan District. The City’s preliminary cost estimate to address the concerns raised in this complaint was approximately $6,000,000. The court issued a “Consent Decree and Settlement Among the Defendant City of Port Hu ... Read More
BEST PRACTICES IN PUBLIC WORKS - Wednesday, January 23, 2013 (Full day) – Bavarian Inn Lodge, FrankenmuthMichigan’s economic forecast continues to indicate that State, County and City agencies will have to find more ways to provide services with reduced budgets. This seminar is packed with information on: • Emergency management • Purchasing procedures & utilizing cooperative contracts • E-procurement & o ... Read More
With infrastructures being worked on daily in large, as well as small communities, underground excavation must be a top priority to insure the safety of the general public and employees. With the increased number of utilites being placed underground, it is importmant that your crews use best practiced methods for safe excavations. Come join us for the latest information.
Our first 2013 APWA Downriver Branch meeting is scheduled for THURSDAY JANUARY 17th from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM at Amantea Restaurant, 32777 Warren Road, Garden City. This month’s program is on New Grant and Loan Opportunities for Funding your Aging Sanitary and Storm Sewer Systems. Vicki Putala and Greg Kacvinski from Orchard, Hiltz and McCliment will present the program.
The next APWA Detroit Metro Branch meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at Pasquale's Restaurant in Royal Oak. We will hear from Chris Owens from ADS about High-Performance Sewer Pipes. Please RSVP by Thursday, November 8, 2012 to Lia Michaels (HRC) at email@example.com.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 (Full day)–Bavarian Inn Lodge, FrankenmuthThis is our 7th year for the operator’s portion of the winter conference This year we are offering two seminars on the same day at Frankenmuth, along with a vendor trade/equipment show. The purpose of the WINTER OPERATING TIPS FOR ICE & SNOW REMOVAL is to update operators and supervisors on the proper use of ice and snow removal equipment to reduce down ... Read More
Snow Fleet Ready For Winter?This daylong workshop will focus on many helpful hints and techniques that will keep your winter fleet up and running during the snow season. Topics of the seminar will include cold weather operation and maintenance; air brake and ABS troubleshooting; batteries used by fleets and ways to improve their life expectancy; new 2013 Freightliner and Navistar/International Truck updates; and de/anti-icing equipment maintenance and calibration.
Please join us on October 10, 2012 at 7:30 AM, for the Midwest Michigan Snowplow Roadeo and Equipment Show! The Roadeo will be held at: City of Kentwood Public Works Facility5068 Breton Avenue, SE Spend the day with us and view a variety of Public Works equipment, talk to other operators, watch the driving competitions throughout the day and enjoy a great lunch. This is a fantastic opportunity for learning and sharing n ... Read More
2012 APWA Congress and Expo at Anaheim, CAJoin your Michigan APWA Friends on a “TRIP TO THE ISLANDS”Hawaiian Dinner and Luau - “TRIP TO THE ISLANDS”When: Tuesday, August 28, 2012Where : Don The Beachcomerlocated at 16278 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach CA• 6:00 pm – Bus leaves convention center for DON THE BEACHCOMBER• 6:30 pm – APPETIZERS• 7:15 pm – DINNER• Polynesian Dancers ... Read More
Theme: New Strategies for a New Era Change is travelling in the fast lane. Gain knowledge and skills to thrive in the rapidly shifting public agency environment. Register today for our 2012 Chapter Conference, Strategies for a New Era. Approved for 0.5 CECs by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.Keynote SpeakerIan Hill, North America’s Foremost Advocate for those in Public ServiceLeadership ... Read More
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, May 22, 23, 24, 2012 Here we are in our 15th year for this conference. It is an extremely important conference for your fleet personnel. The conference will reinforce their management skills and introduce them to the latest repair technologies. It also gives them the opportunity to meet other fleet personnel with similar jobs and problems, discuss them and come up with common solutions. The program a ... Read More
Our next joint meeting will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Polonia Polish Restaurant in Hamtramck. This will be a joint meeting with the Downriver Branch. We will hear a LegislativeUpdate from Jason Mancini from the Michigan Municipal League.
Please plan to join us for lunch and the Michigan Midwest Branch General Membership Meeting on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at the Thousand Oaks Golf Club in Grand Rapids.We will have a presentation from Mr. Jason Mancini of the Michigan Municipal League who will give us a good overview of legislation in Lansing and elsewhere that we need to keep an eye on!We haven’t had a meeting since the Roadeo last fall, but we are hoping that you can al ... Read More
Our APWA Detroit Metro Branch meeting will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at Buca di Beppo in Utica. We will hear from Bryan Pickworth from the City of Farmington Hills Division of Public Works Road Crew Supervisor on Ice and Snow Control with Salt Brine/Sugar Beet By-Product (proactive anti-icing program). Come hear how this could greatly benefit your organization and help reduce costs.Please R.S.V.P by Monday, Janua ... Read More
“THE LEAN THEME” - Due to Michigan’s economic forecast, State, County and City agencies are going to have to find a way to provide services with a lean budget. With upcoming budget preparations, this seminar is packed with information on: Restructuring plans, Reorganization, Regionalization Privatization and Consolidation Providing service to residents/customers with a smaller work force Stretching your budget dollars to g ... Read More
With infrastructures being worked on daily in large, as well as small communities, underground excavation must be a top priority to insure the safety of the general public and employees. With the increased number of utilities being placed underground, it is important that your crews use best practiced methods for safe excavations.
2011-2012 “Decision Support” Program Back by popular demand, Mr. Pollman will focus on their “Decision Support” program as well as a look ahead into this winter season’s weather forecast. Attendees will benefit from Mr. Pollman’s weather expertise gained through the years at the National Weather Service.
WINTER DRIVING TIPS & OPERATIONS FOR ICE & SNOW REMOVAL This daylong workshop will focus on many helpful hints and techniques to update operators on the proper use of ice and snow removal equipment to reduce downtime due to the operator’s limited knowledge of today’s modern ice and snow removal equipment. Topics of the seminar will include Level of Service (LOS); “Best Buy” formula; ABS tips; driver’s ... Read More
WINTER VEHICLE MAINTENANCE TIPS Is Your Snow Fleet Ready For Winter? November 2, 2011 This year we are offering two seminars on the same day at Frankenmuth, along with a vendor trade/equipment show. For fleet supervisors & technicians, this daylong workshop will focus on many helpful hints and techniques to keep your winter fleet up and running during the snow season. Topics of the seminar will include air brake ... Read More
“Essential Roles of Public Works in Emergency Management “ and encouraging your profession/discipline to be trained and participate in NIMS/ICS. Speaker: Michael Loper, Oakland County DHHS Homeland Security Division
11:00 - Sidewalk cutting by Precision Concrete Cutting12:00 - Lunch (generously provided by our vendors – Thank you!!)12:30 - Hydrant and Gate Valve Operation & Maintenance - Hands On Training by East Jordan Iron Works. Topics covered includes: • Introduction review of the operation of hydrants• Review of standard maintenance & flushing procedures, • Trouble shooting hydrant problems & specifications ... Read More
The Snowplow Roadeo and Equipment Show is back in West Michigan!This year, the APWA Michigan Midwest Branch Roadeo and Equipment Show will be held at the City of Kentwood’s new Public Works facility located at 5068 Breton Avenue, SE, Kentwood, MI.There will be an equipment show with over 12,000 square feet of space for vendors from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM.We are looking for competition snow plow drivers for the competition to start at 9:00 AM wi ... Read More
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 6:30 pm – Registration 6:30 pm – Appetizers 7:15 pm – Buffet Dinner 1634 18th Street, Denver (between Wazee St. & Wynkoop St.)Join us for a buffet dinner and billiards while enjoying great views ofUnion Station and the Rocky Mountains!$50 per person includes buffet dinner and two drink tickets
The Nineteenth APWA Detroit Metro Branch Snow Plow Roadeo will be held this year at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Thursday, August 25. We would like to encourage you and your prospective suppliers to participate in the event. See the attached registration form for further details.
Here we are in our 14th year for this conference. It is an extremely important conference for your fleet personnel. The conference will reinforce their management skills and introduce them to the latest repair technologies. It also gives them the opportunity to meet other fleet personnel with similar jobs and problems, discuss them and come up with common solutions. In past years this session has filled up early so don’t delay – r ... Read More
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