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AGM MEETING MINUTES

time-icon April 28, 2016

HCARN AGM Meeting
April 25th 2016
Location: Stonemill Inn (Johnny Rocco’s), St. Catharines
6:00pm - 9:30pm

• Dan O'Hara called meeting to order
• Introduction of Executive
• Introduction of New Associate member Chris Knott from Yorkwest Waterworks
• Gilles Laroche & Dino Morabito from Niagara College Civil Engineering Coordinator
• Sam Morra & Giovanni Cautillo from OSWCA

• First guest speaker’s - Gilles Laroche & Dino Morabito from Niagara College Civil Engineering Coordinator
o Spoke about the program and the student/employer opportunities
o Very appreciative of the scholarship funds that HCARN/OSWCA have awarded to the students, over the past 11 years a combined total of $40,500.00 has been donated.
o Please read the link to the handout from Gilles & Dino School of Construction
Information regarding the many construction related programs and contact information

• Introduction of members
• Second guest speaker’s - Sam Morra & Giovanni Cautillo from OSWCA
o Increasing awareness of the Lake Ontario Water Keeper, educate the public.
o Excess soils
o Extending the construction lien act
o Encourage the HCARN members to attend the Queens Park Lobby on May 16th look for further details at the bottom.
o Educate our local municipality’s on the Ministry of Infrastructure

• George Barkwell from GD Barkwell Chartered Accountant – Reviewed HCARN Financial Reports & Tax Returns
• Committee reports
o Brad Brewster - OCCA School Construction Day Oct. 5th/16 – This will be HCARN’s third year of running this program, Brad would like more involvement from members. Looking for volunteers for the Touch-A-Truck event in the Town of Grimsby at the Peach Tree Arena on May 28th
o Lou Condotta - Specs and tendering – Spoke about the tender opening in the The Town of Welland
o Frank Hurkmans/Shea Gordon – Everything is progressing well with the golf tournament, a few spots still available.
o Dan O'Hara - Christmas social – Change of date, November 25th last Friday of the month/change venue style to food stations, to allow for a more social atmosphere
o Dan O'Hara – Please remember to check the www.HCARN.com web page for upcoming events & meetings


• Dan O’Hara spoke about the PWO meeting held on April 5th.
o Town of West Lincoln – Soils Issue
o City of Welland – Bid bonds versus certified cheque
o Super pave asphalt issue
o MOE soils issue – letter of response
o City of Niagara Falls - TSSA
End of Meeting
• Motion to adjourn – Bob Hunter, Steed & Evans
Second - Brad Brewster, LinkLine
OSWCA invites you to a reception at Queen’s Park to celebrate the release of their report

“Bringing Sustainability to Ontario’s Water System”

On Monday May 16, the OSWCA is hosting a Queen’s Park Reception to highlight the sewer and watermain industry directly with provincial MPPs. The evening reception is exclusively focused on our industry and is meant to provide an opportunity for members to bring their industry issues directly to provincial decision makers.

We will also be using this Reception to officially launch a 25-year update on OSWCA Water Study, which advocates for mandated full-cost recovery accounting and dedicated reserve accounts for municipal water and wastewater systems.

Minister of Infrastructure Brad Duguid will be on hand to deliver remarks on behalf of the government, as will MPPs from the PC and NDP Parties.

Anyone interested in attending is asked to contact the OSWCA office (905-629-7766 or info@oswca.org).

Event Details

Where: Queen’s Park Legislature, 111 Wellesley St W, Toronto

When: Monday, May 16th, 5:00 – 7:00

Parking is available offsite at the University of Toronto Campus or at City of Toronto parking lots within a 5-minute walk of the Legislature.

If you have any questions or concerns about this Queen’s Park Reception, please contact Patrick McManus (905-629-7766 ext. 222 or patrick.mcmanus@oswca.org).