Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Free Money – via Scholarships!

MUCA Member employees who have children ready to graduate from high school this spring are invited to apply for MUCA’s Scholarship Award.

This members-only benefit program is open to all MUCA Member employees whose child is a high school senior and is planning to enroll in a four-year college, community college, technical college or vocational school. The applicants are judged on scholastic achievement, financial need, an essay, and career goals. Those who are entering MUCA-related fields will be given priority.

Download or complete your application online here.

MUCA’s 40th Anniversary Celebration!

Thursday, April 12, 5:30-9 PM Joe Senser’s Sports Theater 2350 Cleveland Avenue North, Roseville

The first round is on us! We’ll have appetizers, prize drawings, and we’ll showcase a display of nostalgic photos and publications from our archives.

RSVP here to let us know you’re stopping by!

U.S. House and Senate Pass FY18 Omnibus Bill

The Clean Water Construction Coalition reports the Omnibus bill keeps the government funded until September 30, 2018 and includes $21.2 billion for infrastructure spending.

For MUCA Members interest, water related infrastructure spending includes $2.857 billion for the Clean Water and Safe Drinking Water revolving funds (an increase of $600 million above FY 2017).

Read the full report with more spending details here.

MUCA is a Steering Committee member of the CWCC.

– Stephanie

MUCA Member Update

MUCA’s MS216D Revision Bills Making Their Way Through the Legislature

Above: Jerome Vikse, Duinninck, Inc. and Sen. Lang testify at the Senate Judiciary & Public Safety Committee hearing.

MUCA’s proposed changes to the MS216D (Call Before You Dig law) seeks to add protections and recourse for contractors. We are asking specifically to establish a contact database compelling utilities to provide specific contact information to Gopher State One Call that will help our contractors and the public remain safe when digging around utilities. S.F. 3441 and H.F. 2719 have both made it through two committee hearings.

We still have a way to go as it needs to pass full votes on both the Senate and House floors.

Call to Action! Write and call your legislators and urge them to support passage of S.F. 3441 and H.F. 2719! Stay tuned for updates as we progress.

Plumbing Code Review

The Ad Hoc Code Review & Rulemaking Committee has reviewed a first draft of possible proposed rule amendments to Minnesota Rules, Chapter 4716. Links to both rule drafts are available here.

They are considering the following changes: (1) rules on the new classification of registered unlicensed individuals for water conditioning installation; (2) rules on continuing education for registered unlicensed individuals; (3) amendments to afford licensees and registrants broader access to remote and online continuing education course offerings; (4) amendments for consistency with changes that have been made in Minnesota Statutes chapter 326B and in the Plumbing Code; and (5) other amendments that the Board determines are needed.

The next Ad Hoc Code Review and Rulemaking Committee meeting will be held on April 17, 2018 at 9:30 AM in the Minnesota Room at the Dept. of Labor and Industry. For more information, email Lyndy Logan or call (651) 284-5912.

Golf Sponsorship Registration is OPEN!

June 21, 2018
Majestic Oaks Golf Club

Be a part of the largest and best golf outing in the industry – the Jeff Hanson Memorial Last Ditch Open! We have a wide variety of opportunities to engage your customers and promote your company through sponsorship.

Last year this event sold out with 288 Golfers and 27 Sponsors. Don’t miss your chance and reserve your sponsorship today!

Renewal Thanks!

Thanks to Blackstone Contractors, Interstate Companies, Altec and Jager Outdoors/MA Apparel for renewing your investment in your Association!

To join or renew, simply log in to the MUCA Membership page on the website. You’ll need your login and password. If you don’t know it, email or call (651) 735-3908.

Mark Your Calendars!

Don't forget these upcoming events!

  • MUCA 40th Anniversary Celebration – RSVP Here
  • Erosion Control Site Management Certification – Register here
  • Pipelayers Certification Training — Register for the Online Pipe Layers Certification course — available 365 days, 24/7

Stephanie Menning, Executive Director
Phone: 651-735-3908 | Fax: 651-290-2266 | Email: info@muca.org