April Meeting

The April meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 12th at 11:30 am at Embassy Suites Hotel, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd. (off Rockside Road), Independence. The meeting is sponsored by The Garland Company. Please RSVP to Dan O’Leary at doleary@garlandind.com or Tim Hollo at thollow@garlandind.com or call Tim at 440-523-9946 by April 7th.


The Garland Company is a Cleveland based full service manufacturer and have been helping clients with their building envelope needs since 1895.  Garland is an international company operating throughout the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.  They have a unique approach and offer solutions to best fit the clients’ water proofing needs.  The Garland Company reduces your risk by providing single source accountability!


Services include:
Inspections and solutions of problematic leak areas including walls, roofs, and plaza decks.
5 year budget planning
Complete construction management services with the option of cooperative purchasing turnkey solutions.
Exterior masonry and wall restoration systems.
Leak Response Programs
Complete engineering services available including: building envelope studies, structural evaluations, infrared thermal scanning, and much more.
Mike Foley, the Director of the Department of Sustainability for Cuyahoga County, will offer a presentation concerning some of the projects the County is working on including the development of a solar farm on a closed landfill in Brooklyn, the LEEDCo offshore wind project and clean energy related resources the County may have for local projects.
Membership Reminder

Membership fees were due by March 15, 2017. If we do not receive your forms and dues prior to April 16th, you will be removed from the email list. An annual membership is $20.00 for retired members; $25.00 for municipal members; and $30.00 for associate members. The membership is per person, if more than one person from your organization attend monthly meetings they must register as a member. Checks should be made payable to NOSDA. Membership forms may be downloaded here. Mail your membership form and payment to: Bob Girardi, 28000 Shaker Boulevard, Pepper Pike OH 44124

Input Needed – Accidents and Drug Testing

We’d like to hear from our members concerning their protocols for drug testing. Some departments require drug testing following any/all accidents, regardless of the severity. Please answer the following questions concerning drug testing:
When does your department test?
What criteria helps you decide whether or not to test?
Is the cost of damage to property or equipment a contributing factor?

Contact Bob Girardi at 216-831-8500 or email at girardi@pepperpike.org to let NOSDA know how you handle this important matter. Your input will be helpful to our members, and greatly appreciated.

Last Month’s Meeting

March’s meeting was sponsored by Jack Doheny Companies. We would like to thank them for an informative meeting.