August 2017 Newsletter


August Meeting


The August meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 9th at 11:30 at Embassy Suites Hotel, 5800 Rockside Woods Blvd. (off Rockside Road), Independence.  The meeting will be sponsored by Best Equipment Company.  No need to RSVP.


Best Equipment will offer a nice array of equipment parked in the north section of the parking lot including:

  • Tymco Sweeper Truck
  • One Man Operation Leaf Vac Truck
  • Vac Con Combination Sewer Cleaning Truck
  • Envirosight CCTV Equipment
  • One Man Operation Automated Refuse Truck

Best will be sharing an update about their new facility too!


NOSDA Training 

NOSDA is offering free training to the first 30 member directors. There are six training sessions every Thursday from 9:00 am until 12:30 pm beginning August 24th.

  • Fundamentals of Supervision: Delegation, Motivation, Communication, and Evaluation
  • Employee Discipline
  • Drug Testing in the Public Sector & Interviewing Tips & Best Practices
  • Labor Contract Administration
  • How to Deal with Difficult Employees & Social Media and Technology in the Workplace
  • Discriminatory Harassment


These topics will assist employers in identifying and developing strategies for effective supervision and how to handle problems from beginning to end.

Information was sent directly to member directors, if you did not receive the information, please contact Bob Girardi at


Equipment Show

The equipment show took place on June 21st.  We would like to thank everyone who attended as well as the vendors that participated.  It was a great success.


Golf Outing

The NOSDA Outing took place on July 21st  at Hawthorne Valley Country Club in Solon.  A special thank you to Andrew Blackley for organizing the event again this year, he did another great job!

We would like to thank the vendors and consultants who donated door prizes, helped out at the event and were hole and beverage sponsors:


Beverage Sponsors – Unique Paving, Mtech, Asphalt Fabrics, RET3 Job Corps

Grill n Chill Hot Dog and Beverage Stand– Karl Dickinson, Jack Doheny Supply

Hole Sponsors ADS Pipe, Best Equipment, Burton Scot Construction, C&K, Industrial Services, Inc., C.A. Agresta Construction, Chagrin Valley Engineering, Chagrin Valley Paving, Concord Road Equipment, CT Consultants, EJ, GPD Group, H.R. GRAY & Joe Rustic, Kurtz Brothers, Inc., Mtech Company, Nerone & Sons, Inc., Pavement Technology, Inc., RET3 Job Corp., Inc., Service Supply, Southeastern Equipment, Specialized Construction, Inc., Stephen Hovancsek and Associates, Inc., The K Company, The Shelly Company, TRAX, Unique Paving, United Survey, Inc., Valley Freightliner

Door Prizes – Pavement Technology, United Survey, Unique Paving, AA Safety, Stephen Hovancsek and Associates, Specialized Construction,  EJ, Hawthorne Valley Golf Club

Volunteers Becky Dunlavey, Patti Schnell, Tony DiPietro

We apologize if we missed any donations/assistance your company may have provided, it was very busy that day and we tried our best to acknowledge all parties.


Thank you to all who participated!