Archive for February, 2014

March 2014 Meeting with APWA

Joint Meeting with APWA

Presentation – Right of Way Management Overview  

Date: Wednesday March 19th, 2014

Location: Grand Street Cafe
               4740 Grand Ave
               Kansas City, MO 64112

Time: 11:30 Social/Registration
         12:00 Meal
         12:30 Presentation

Menu: Roasted Pork or Grilled Chicken Breast
           Whipped Potatoes
           French Green Beans
           Roll and Butter
           Tea or Soda
           Cookie
 
Cost: $25.00 per person

APWA’s Community Service Committee is collecting non-perishable foods.  Come on out and support a good cause.

Presentation: Right of Way Management Overview 

Description: In light of the recent findings in the JJ’s restaurant investigation; Monty Zimmerman and Murv Morehead will discuss proper right of way management techniques as practiced by area cities.

Speaker: Monty Zimmerman, City of Lenexa & Murv Morehead, City of Overland Park 

Bio: 

Monty Zimmerman is the Right of Way Manager for the City of Lenexa. Monty has been with Lenexa for 23 years and has held the position of Right of Way Manager for the last 14 years.  Monty’s experience over those 14 years ranges from overseeing the Everest/Surewest overbuild of Lenexa  that started in 2001, to helping develop a state of the art communications and electrical duct banks to accommodate utility relocations for CIP projects, as well as the normal day to day duties of Right of Way management. Over the last 14 years Monty has lent his ROW management experience to several right of way related professional organizations both locally and nationally such as APWA UPROW, CGA (Common Ground Alliance, PHMSA (Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration) and IRWA (International Right of Way Association).

Murv Morehead was selected as the first ROW Coordinator for the City of Overland Park and has served in that position for 13 years.  He previously served as co-chairman for the Kansas Regional Chapter of Common Ground Alliance and currently serves on the National CGA Best Practices committee. He is currently Chairman of APWA’s National UPROW Technical committee and also serves as the co-chairman of APWA’s National Abandoned Utilities subcommittee. He also previously chaired the KC Metro APWA UPROW committee.  He is supportive of the SUE process and is also currently involved in promoting the  Coring, Keyholing and Reinstatement method of utility locating under pavement which is a perfect complement to the SUE process.

RSVPs are due Monday March 17th RSVP HERE

 

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Sustainable Infrastructure 2014 Evening Kickoff Meeting

Sustainable Infrastructure 2014 Evening Kickoff Meeting

 The APWA & ASCE Sustainable Infrastructure Committees are hosting a kick-off meeting and social from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Burns & McDonnell’s Auditorium, 9400 Ward Parkway, KCMO, featuring Julia Anastasio, APWA’s National Director of Sustainability, presenting updates on the Envision™ Sustainable Infrastructure rating system, and the APWA Center for Sustainability.

 Speakers will also present on how Envision is being implemented on the Target Green Marlborough project in Kansas City, MO, and the Snow Creek Stream Environmental Zone (SEZ) Restoration Project in North Lake Tahoe, CA. Target Green is one of the first and largest green infrastructure projects in the U.S., spanning 740 acres between 75th and 85th Streets and Holmes and Prospect to significantly reduce combined sewer overflows to the Middle Blue River Basin. The SEZ Restoration Project restored a brownfield site, using low impact development improvements to protect water quality, reestablish vegetation and wildlife habitat. It is the first project to receive an Envision Platinum Award.

 For those who are unable to attend the MARC workshop in the morning, a brief summary will be provided. Mardi Gras themed appetizers and beverages will be served.  Cost is $15 per person. 1.5 PDH’s

 Register here: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=nj4vwaoab&oeidk=a07e8ysz6k9c75d156b

 Envision™ is the product of a joint collaboration between the Zofnass Program for Sustainable Infrastructure at the
Harvard University Graduate School of Design and the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure.

See Sustainable Inf 2014-03-04_KickoffSocial for more details

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