FMPA Weekly | Dec. 2, 2013 | Member Edition


FMPA Weekly


A weekly e-newsletter for FMPA members


Dec. 2, 2013





HVAC Upgrade

FMPA’s Facilities staff and management met to discuss the replacement of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system (HVAC) at FMPA’s Orlando office. They reviewed the latest drawing from SGM Engineering, the owner’s engineer retained for this project. SGM Engineering will finalize the design and help FMPA choose a general contractor for the project in the coming weeks. Contact: Sharon Smeenk





Meter Technician Conference Call

A steering committee of representatives from FMPA’s member cities meets Monday via conference call to discuss the creation of a meter technician certification program. Discussion topics include: 1) necessary qualifications for FMPA to move forward as the program sponsor, 2) support from participants’ managements and budget availabilities, and 3) next steps. Contact: Sharon Smeenk


Florida Congressional Delegation Meetings

Mark McCain travels to Washington, D.C., this Monday to Wednesday with Florida Municipal Electric Association’s Barry Moline and Amy Zubaly to meet with members of Florida’s Congressional delegation. Joining them in Washington are lobbyists Michael Nolan and John Wayne Smith. Together, they will meet with members of Congress to discuss energy issues and host a reception for the Florida delegation on Tuesday evening.


Purchasing Roundtable

FMPA hosts its annual Purchasing Roundtable on Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Board room. The roundtable provides a forum for purchasing personnel to discuss work procedures, policies, industry changes, equipment and other topics of interest. Contact: Sharon Samuels


All-Requirements Project Weekly Load Statistics

The weekly update of the All-Requirements Project historical load graph has been posted on the Member Portal. The graph is updated through Dec. 1. Contact: Jim Atz


Special Dates

Congratulations to Joe McKinney, who celebrates 13 years with FMPA on Wednesday, Dec. 4.





ARP Telephonic Rate Workshop

The ARP Executive Committee will meet Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. via conference call for the monthly All-Requirements Project rate workshop. Contact: Jim Atz


FMEA Board of Directors

The Florida Municipal Electric Association’s Board of Directors will meet Dec. 12 at 8 a.m. at FMPA’s Orlando offices. Contact: Barry Moline


Audit and Risk Oversight Committee

FMPA’s Audit and Risk Oversight Committee will meet Dec. 12 at 9 a.m. in the Board room. Contact: Rich Popp


Board of Directors

The Board of Directors will meet Dec. 12 in the Board room at 10 a.m. or immediately following the Audit and Risk Oversight Committee meeting. Contact: Nick Guarriello


Joint Purchase Project

FMPA’s Joint Purchase Project will meet Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. in FMPA’s Library/Closing room. Contact: Sharon Samuels


ARP Executive Committee

The All-Requirements Project Executive Committee will meet Dec. 12 in the Board room at 10:30 a.m. or immediately following the Board of Directors meeting. Contact: Nick Guarriello





2013 Hurricane Season Quietest Since 1995

The 2013 Atlantic hurricane season ended last Saturday with no storms impacting any Florida cities. This was the quietest season since 1995 and the first since 1994 that no major hurricanes formed, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Thirteen named storms formed in the Atlantic basin in 2013. Two, Ingrid and Humberto, became hurricanes, the fewest since 1982. NOAA predicted 13 to 20 named storms, including seven to 11 hurricanes, with three to six of those major hurricanes. Researchers will release in May the forecast for the 2014 hurricane season.



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