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What Can Asset Management Deliver?

Posted: August 08, 2018
Tagged As: Asset Management, Investments, LAS Programming, Municipal Infrastructure, Roads Assessment

Doing Asset Management is simple. Doing it well is not.  We all manage our assets, but have we adopted Asset Management as a decision making tool that helps us know every dollar spent contributes to our vision and strategic priorities?

Now is the Perfect Time to Review Your Group Benefits Plan

Posted: August 01, 2018
Tagged As: Group Benefits

It seems like there is always something more pressing than a Group Benefits review.  Next time your find yourself saying “I don’t have any time to review our benefits plan,” remember that LAS and Mosey & Mosey are here to help.

LAS Facility Lighting Expansion

Posted: July 25, 2018
Tagged As: Asset Management, Electricity, Energy, Energy Bills, Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plans, Energy Planning, LAS Programming, LED, Office Lighting, Recreational Lighting

Back in May, LAS hinted at expanding our Recreation Facility LED Lighting Service.  Today, we begin to roll this out a little more by providing some descriptions and images of the new types of lighting that will be available to municipalities.

Risk Management Considerations for Splash Pads

Posted: July 18, 2018
Tagged As: Legislation & Regulation, Public Health, Risk Management

Splash pads are a fun aquatic addition to any neighbourhood park, and a great way to beat the heat. However, they are not maintenance free.  Learn about best practices related splash pads and how regular inspections and other precautions can minimize illness and injury while cooling off.

Water & Dock Safety Tips

Posted: July 11, 2018
Tagged As: Home and Auto, Risk Management

The summer of 2018 has already seen its fair share of hot days.  To find relief from the heat, many turn to beaches or cottages offering access to lakes.  To ensure friends and family stay safe while they cool off, follow these water and dock safety tips.

LAS Electricity 10th Anniversary Blog

Posted: July 04, 2018
Tagged As: Electricity

The LAS Electricity Program is celebrating its 10th birthday. Through the years, the program has provided municipalities with an alternative to the default Regulated Price Plan rates, offering stable and predictable commodity costs to assist with municipal budgeting.

The Basics of the LAS Natural Gas Program

Posted: June 27, 2018
Tagged As: Natural Gas

On Tuesday June 19th, LAS hosted a webinar titled the Basics of the LAS Natural Gas Program.  An LAS Client Relations Specialist was joined by Michael Nigro, Director of Gas Services at Edison Energy to provide participants with an overview of the LAS Natural Gas Program.

What Changing Interest Rates Mean for ONE HISA

Posted: June 20, 2018
Tagged As: Asset Management, Investments

After three consecutive rate increases to the Bank of Canada’s Prime interest rate, you may have noticed a number banks and other financial institutions offering some aggressive interest rates.  How does the ONE HISA compare to these rates, and how are the offerings different?

5-Year Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan Update

Posted: June 13, 2018
Tagged As: Electricity, Energy, Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plans, Energy Planning, Legislation & Regulation, Natural Gas

Since July 2013, municipalities and other public sector agencies have been reporting their energy consumption for key buildings annually.  July 1, 2019 is the deadline for CDM plans.  Where are you at with your current plan?  What should you consider when updating your plans before the 2019 deadline?

Ontario’s Worst Roads & the Value of Data

Posted: June 06, 2018
Tagged As: budgeting, Municipal Infrastructure, Roads Assessment

Did one of your municipal roads make CAA's 2018 'Worst Roads in Ontario' list?  Having difficulty managing the investment gap in road infrastructure?  Don't know where to begin your road network rehabilitation?  The LAS Roads & Sidewalk Assessment service gives you a place to start.

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