APWA Central Florida Branch Spring Newsletter 2012


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APWA Central Florida Branch Spring Newsletter 2012

  1. 1. Special points ofinterest: June 28, 2012 CFB Business Meeting Pg 5 Cold In-Place Re- cycling Lunch and Learn(s) Pg 7 Spring Edition June 2012 August 15 Joint Chairman’s Message public works, or those who are 35 and younger to attend a free and fun social net- G Meeting with West working event ON US! Be on the lookout Coast Branch Pg 6 for further details soon. reetings to all of you! As this is Also, the Executive Committee selected my first message as Chairperson for the Give Kids the World as our charity forInside this issue: Central FL Branch, I want to first say this year! We are coordinating a Landscap- Thank You for your support for ing Volunteer Day for Give Kids the2012-2013 CFB 2Officers APWA! I would also like to share with World on Sat., Nov. 10. More details will you some exciting things that will take be provided at a later date.2012 CFB Annual 3 place for the 2012/2013 year.Scholarship/Awards And last, as the Chairperson for the Chapter First, the Central Florida Branch will offer Membership Committee, I am very passion-Meet your new 4 educational sessions and meetings ate about APWA Membership, so we areNewsletter Editor! throughout the year and into next year holding a Membership Drive Contest! and we would really like your input. That Details inside.Changes to APWA 4 being said, be on the lookout for a BriefMembership Branch Survey that will be asking YOU Your Branch is only as good as the involve- what you would like to see happen in your ment of its members, so please reach out toProject Spotlight 8 Branch. any of the Executive Board Members if youCentral FL Branch 10 Second, for those of you who have never would like to get in-Refer A Friend attended a meeting, please consider doing volved. We have manyCampaign!!! so this year. Networking is the founda- different committeesAPWA FL Chapter 11 tion of our relationships. And we have and welcome all whoAnnual Conference been working very hard to put together want to volunteer! programs and technical sessions for you as Some of our commit-APWA 2012 FL 11 you will see on the next few pages of ourChapter Young tees are Membership,Professional (YP) newsletter. Social Media, Awards,Expo & Event Young Professionals, Amy Blaida Third, the Central Florida Branch will be Newsletter, and more! Central FloridaAPWA CFB Execu- 12 sponsoring another Young Profession- We would like to hear Branch Chairmantive Committee als Event in July 2012. Similar to what we any ideas or sugges-Contact Informa- Project Coordinator offered last year, we would like to invite all tions that you maytion RS&H– Orlando those who may be NEW to the field of have to make your Branch effective!! CONTACT Amy Blaida (RS&H) Newsletter Editor The Central Florida Branch includes the counties of amy.blaida@rsandh.com (813) 468-4576 Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia.
  2. 2. Page 2 APWA Central Florida Branch. SAVE THE DATE June 28, Central Fl Branch Business Meeting and Technical Presen- Rolling Hills Golf Club, Longwood, FL 2012 tation; Bob Hall with Cutler Repaving: Hot in Place Recy- cling—a Pavement Preservation Strategy August 15, Central FL Branch Joint Meeting with West Coast Reunion Resort, Reunion, FL 2012 Branch—Alternative Funding Solutions for Public Works Pro- jects & Programs in the Current Environment June 14 and Cold In-Place Recycling Lunch and Learns: Bob Siffert, Orange County, FL July 18, Asphalt Paving Systems 2012 October 11, Central FL Branch Business Meeting and Technical Presen- Volusia County—location TBD 2012 tation—Matt LaChance (VHB) & Herb Raybourn (RCID) —Pavement Management Case Study 2012-2013 APWA Central Florida Branch Officers Chair Chair-Elect Vice Chair Amy Blaida, MPA Mike McCabe, PE Matt LaChance Project Coordinator Public Works Division Mgr. Project Manager RS&H Orlando City of Palm Bay VHB Orlando District Representative Secretary Treasurer Dale Crosby, PE Amanda Millirons Althea Parrish Principal Public Works Division Mgr. Utility Coordinator Crosby & Associates City of Palm Bay City of Sanford
  3. 3. Spring 2012 Page 3 Central FL Branch Annual Scholarship Fundraiser and Awards Meeting 2012 The CFB held its Annual Scholarship Fundraiser Drive and Awards Meeting at the Space Coast Stadium in Viera, FL on March 30, 2012. A BIG THANK YOU to all of our sponsors for your contribution to the scholarship fund—our Branch raised $3900!!! This year, our 2011/2012 Award Winners were as follows: MEMBER OF THE YEAR—Amanda Millirons, City of Palm Bay VENDOR OF THE YEAR—Cutler Repaving—Bob Hall CONSULTANT OF THE YEAR—TLP Engineering– Jim & Yassi Myers Jim & Yassi Myers—TLP Engineering Amanda Millirons, Matt LaChance & Nate Higgins Bob Hall (Cutler Repaving) & Amy Blaida Herb Raybourn, Chris LaChance, Gordon Daring & Ryan Blaida Sue Hann with her lovely folks!Central FL BranchMembers Amy Blaida,Mike McCabe, MattLaChance, ChadShoultz, Amanda Milli-rons and Paul Moore
  4. 4. Page 4 APWA Central Florida Branch. APWA Central FL Branch NEW Newsletter Editor and a Central FL Branch Young Professional! Christiane Nelson is a project manager with Universal Engineering Sciences, Inc., in Orlando, Florida. She manages municipality and Florida Department of Transportation continuing services con- tracts as well as the contractor quality control roadway projects for the Construction Services Department. In addition, Christiane manages en- vironmental and geotechnical projects in the Central Florida area. She earned a bachelor of science degree in engineering technology from the University of Central Florida and is currently completing her second bachelor of science degree in civil engineering. Christiane joined APWA in 2011 and is part of the Young Professionals Group. She is excited to be assuming a leadership role in the APWA newsletter production team. New 24/7 online library available July 1 Beginning July 1, all APWA members will see a significant increase in the value of their membership. On that date, APWA members will be able to participate in live Click, Listen & Learn presentations without a registration fee, access previously recorded Click, Listen & Learn programs at no charge, access content from past International Public Works Con- gress and Exposition sessions at no extra charge, read downloadable versions of select books from the APWA Store at no charge, view select podcasts and track Continuing Education Units and Professional Development Hour credits without an administra- tive recording fee. Members will be able to access this content at any time, making scheduling and the approval process no longer necessary. The APWA board approved a dues increase of $15 per member (excluding re- tired and student members) to fund this new benefit. For example, an individ- ual membership will be $164 (up from $149 a year) ago, beginning with the July 1, 2012 membership renewal cycle. However, the cost for just ONE Click, Listen & Learn program is $175 for members and $300 for non-members. Taking advan- tage of just one of the resources in the 24/7 online library more than pays for the increase in your individual membership. The renewal cycle will remain the same. As an example, a member whose membership does not expire until January, will be able to take advantage of the new 24/7 online re- source library for six months without incurring any additional cost. For more information, contact your Chapter leaders or call APWA at 1-800-848-APWA (2792).
  5. 5. Spring 2012 Page 5 APWA Central FL Branch Business Meeting & Technical Presentation WHEN: Thursday, June 28, 2012 TECHNICAL SPEAKER: Bob Hall, Cutler Repaving TOPIC: Hot in Place Recycling: a Pavement Preservation Strategy LOCATION: Rolling Hills Golf Club Click HERE for 1749 Art Hagan Place Longwood, FL 32750 DIRECTIONS TIME: 1:00pm—Golf—scramble shotgun format 6:00pm - Networking 6:45pm: Central FL Branch Business Meeting, Technical Pro- gram and Dinner COST: GOLF: $40/person FREE RANGE BALLS DINNER: $30/person *Includes Broiled Chicken/Sliced Roast Beef AuJus, Sautéed Green Beans, Herb Roasted Potatoes, Rolls/Butter, Coffee/tea *Must be present at dinner to win golf/door prizes RSVP: Please email Althea Parrish @ PARRISHA@sanfordfl.govFind us on Facebook:APWA.CentralFLBranch before 2pm June 25, 2012. PAYMENT: Cash or check—Checks should be made payable to APWA, PO Box 1788, Sanford, FL 32722.
  6. 6. Page 6 APWA Central Florida Branch Alternative Funding Solutions for Public Works Projects & Programs in the Current Environment—A Panel Presentation and Joint Meeting of the Central Florida Branch and the West Coast Branch of APWA *Public Works Director Roundtable will precede the Luncheon Sponsors PDH approval pending *Please provide your PEONE $150 # when yousponsorshipavailable. RSVPContact RandyShane: WHEN: Wednesday, August 15, 2012Randy.shane@roadwayman- Moderator:agement.com - Sue Hann, City Manager, City of Palm Bay Panelists: - Scott Cottrell, Public Works Director, Sumter County - Dave Derrick, Public Works Director, City of Kissimmee - Bob Gordon, Public Works Director, City of Temple Terrace - George Recktenwald, Public Works Director, Volusia County - Val Gelnovatch, Partner with The Ferguson Group, a federal lobbyist, and lobbyist for the City of Palm Bay LOCATION: Reunion Resort 7593 Gathering Drive, Reunion, FL 3474710:00am: Public Works Director Roundtable– this event will be an introduc-tion to the new Public Works Director Roundtable initiative. Directors will learnwhat is entailed and how to participate in the program.10:30am: REGISTRATION for lunch/golf11am– 1pm: PANEL PRESENTATION/LUNCH $20—LUNCH/MEETING—APWA members; $25 non-members COST: $50 - GOLF—shotgun scramble format Please bring payment to the meeting: Cash or a check payable to “APWA” RSVP: Amy Blaida @ amy.blaida@rsandh.com No later than August 8, 2012 *NO shows will be billed You MUST provide NAMES for all lunch/meeting attendees and golf attendees
  7. 7. Spring 2012 Page 7 APWA Central FL Branch Onsite Cold In-Place Recycling Lunch and Learn WHEN: Thursday, June 14 AND Wednesday, July 18, 2012 TOPIC: Cold In-Place Recycling Onsite Lunch and Learn LOCATION: Orange County, FL—exact location will be emailed to you closer to the date if you RSVP APS will provide a brief explanation of the CIR process and allow attendees to observe the operation right there in the field. After everyone has had an opportunity to see the recycling train in action, APS staff will host a Q & A discussion during lunch. Attendees will leave with a thorough understanding of how the CIR process works, the equipment that is utilized, and the cost savings that are realized with this environ- mentally friendly reconstruction method. All we ask is that folks RSVP to make sure we can properly prepare for lunch. Cold In-Place Recycling When roadways begin exhibiting significant failures in the asphaltic surface and underlying base material, Cold In-Place Recycling (CIR) is often the most cost effective reconstruction method avail- able. CIR allows road owners to recycle 100% of the existing as- phalt and a predetermined portion of the base if necessary. By recycling and reusing materials that the owner has already pur- chased, CIR offers a much more cost effective and environmentally friendly approach to roadway widening and/or reconstruction. RSVP: Please email Bob Siffert, Asphalt Paving Systems @ rrsiff1@hotmail.com with the date you are in- terested in attending.
  8. 8. Page 8 APWA Central Florida Branch Central FL Branch Project Spotlight: Seminole County, Lake Mary Boulevard Pedestrian Tunnel In February, Seminole County unveiled a ing a cast-in-place construction technique new below-grade pedestrian tunnel, de- that allowed the tunnel to be built in sec- signed by RS&H, at the intersection of tions. In addition, construction was specifi- Lake Mary Boulevard and International cally phased to maintain existing vehicular Parkway, just west of I-4. This is the sec- and pedestrian traffic. The team developed ond tunnel the county has constructed as an extensive, four-phased maintenance-of- part of the 14-mile, multi-use Seminole traffic plan minimizing traffic shifts and also Wekiva Trail. The Seminole Wekiva Trail kept the public well-informed of traffic pat- was built on the former Orange Belt Rail- tern changes using variable message signs on way, at one time the longest railroad in the all four sides of the intersection. country, and extends from Altamonte Springs to its northern terminus at the Despite the perceived challenge of con- Wekiva River. structing a below-grade tunnel in Florida, the site location actually worked as an asset. Users of the trail were previously forced The intersection is a geological high point to cross this major intersection twice to continue on the trail, causing traffic to back up. The $3.4-million tunnel now al- lows pedestrians and bicyclists to cross under the roadway. In addition to reduc- ing carbon monoxide emissions and travel time for commuting vehicles by alleviating the additional signal time, the tunnel also (Continued on page 9) increases safety for trail users. To reduce the overall impact on the trav- eling public, RS&H designed the tunnel us-
  9. 9. Spring 2012 Page 9 Central FL Branch Project Spotlight: Seminole County , Lake Mary Boulevard Pedestrian Tunnel(Continued from page 8)within the surrounding area, which allowed for the tun-nel construction and the water table is low enough toprovide an onsite stormwater collection and treatmentsystem. The irregular geometric configuration of thepedestrian trail and tunnel provided a challenge, whichthe team solved with trench drains to collect and con-vey stormwater from the trail to French drains. CITY OF KISSIMMEE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT UPCOMING JOB OPENINGSBe on the lookout for these job openings in the Public Works Department that willbe posted on the City of Kissimmee’s website soon! Assistant to the Director of Public Works & Engineering Financial Analyst (Sanitation/Stormwater and Gas Tax)For more information, please click here or on the City of Kissimmee logo
  10. 10. Page 10 APWA Central Florida Branch NEW REFER A FRIEND... And Get Free APWA Swag Membership Campaign Attention Central FL Branch Members, the APWA FLORIDA “REFER A FRIEND” MEMBERSHIP CONTEST HAS COME JOIN US! BEGUN!!! facebook.com/ Every quarter the member who has referred the most new APWA.CentralFLBranch members to the Central Florida Branch, will win FREE APWA facebook.com/ swag from the Florida Chapter online store. Please have the APWAFloridaChapter Twitter: @APWAFloridaperson(s) you will be signing up contact Matt LaChance or Amy youtube.com/user/Blaida directly so we can properly track membership numbers & APWAFlorida give you credit for your hard work!! Check out the online store linkd.in/APWAFlorida HERE or visit florida.apwa.net to start making your wish list!! Questions: Contact Matt LaChance, Branch Membership Chair at MLachance@vhb.com or Amy Blaida, Branch Chair at amy.blaida@rsandh.com
  11. 11. Spring 2012 Page 11 APWA Florida Chapter 2012 Annual Meeting & Trade Show If you missed the Annual Meeting this year in Tampa, you missed a fantastic show!! Many Central Florida Branch Members were there as you will see in the photos below. AWARDS Amy Blaida (RS&H) received the FL Chapter Young Leader Award; and Althea Parrish (City of Sanford) received the President’s Award!! Congratulations !! APWA FL CHAPTER YOUNG PROFESSIONAL EXPOThe Young Professionals Expo is held each year at theAnnual Meeting and Trade Show to engage students andyoung professionals who are interested in the vast careers ofPublic Works including but not limited to: engineering, publicadministration, business management, construction manage-ment and surveying. The Expo is designed to welcome newPublic Works Professionals and offered an introduction toAPWA and benefits of membership. Attendees took turnsgoing around the introducing themselves and discussing theircurrent involvement in Public Works. Chapter Leadershipalso discussed their involvement with APWA and how it hasenriched their lives and careers. Attendees also got a tour ofthe different tools that APWA offers including APWA’sWEAREPUBLICWORKS social media forum, infoNOW com-munities, the National Young Professional Steering Commit-tee website, the Chapter’s use of Facebook and twitter to promote event information.To further support the Chapter’s Young Professional Initiative, an evening networking reception was also added to the event.This year’s event provided an inviting environment where both aspiring and veteran Public Works professionals, and both public andprivate-sector employees had an opportunity to come together to discuss what we all have in common; the love for public works!We even had our own APWA Florida Chapter President Kim Kirby AND our APWA National President DianeLinderman join us for this social event! The event continues to evolve and helps the Florida Chapter family to grow.
  12. 12. APWA 2012-2013 Central FL Branch Officers & Executive CommitteeDale Crosby Amy Blaida Mike McCabeDistrict Representative Chairman Chair-ElectCrosby & Associates RS&H City of Palm Baydale@crosbyaa.com Amy.blaida@rsandh.com mccabm@palmbayflorida.orgMatt LaChance Althea Parrish Chad ShoultzVice Chairman Treasurer Past ChairmanMembership Chair Recently Retired from City of Sanford! City of Palm BayVHB parrisha@sanfordfl.gov shoulc@palmbayflorida.orgmlachance@vhb.com Scott Martin Paul MooreAmanda Millirons EC Member EC MemberSecretary Volusia County City of SanfordCity of Palm Bay smartin@co.volusia.fl.us moorep@sanfordfl.govmillia@palmbayflorida.org Christiane NelsonHerb Raybourn Newsletter EditorEC Member Universal Engineering Sciences, Inc.Reedy Creek Improvement cmnelson@universalengineering.comDistricthraybourn@rcid.org $75 Membership JOIN APWA FOR $75! FIRST-TIME MEMBER SPECIAL OFFER!The American Public Works Association is offering a $75 one-year Individual Member-ship to industry professionals who have never been an APWA national associationmember. Apply HEREThe American Public Works Association is an international educational and professional asso-ciation of public agencies, private sector companies, and individuals dedicated to providinghigh quality public works goods and services. APWA is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization,incorporated in the state of Illinois.