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The Fairfax County, Va., Division of Solid Waste Disposal & Resource Recovery has received the Bronze 2003 Special Waste Management Technical Division Excellence Award from the Silver Spring, Md.-based Solid Waste Management Association of North America. The division won the award for its household hazardous waste program.
Baltimore and Schaumburg, Ill.-based Motorola have received an Outstanding Achievement Award in Public/Private Partnerships from the Washington, D.C.-based U.S. Conference of Mayors. The city and the company received the award for Baltimore’s 311 call center, which allows residents to call one number to make non-emergency service requests. The system also allows the city to track its responses to service requests.
The Mt. Pleasant, Mich., Parks and Recreation Department has received the Daniel L. Flaherty Award for Park Excellence from the Angola, Ind.-based Great Lakes Training Institute. The city won the award for its Chippewa River Restoration Project, which included the construction of five weirs in the Mill Pond Park area. The weirs help to maintain upstream water levels and prevent the downstream movement of sediment.
The Washington, D.C., Department of Health has contracted with Dublin, Calif.-based Accela to provide a hardware and software package that will allow inspectors to enter inspection data and access permit information and inspection schedules remotely.
Cambridge, Mass., has contracted with Colorado Springs, Colo.-based Sanborn to enhance the city’s GIS. The firm will provide updated planimetric maps and new color digital orthophoto imagery. Also, the firm will help the city test three-dimensional modeling techniques.
Grundy County, Ill., has contracted with St. Charles, Ill.-based Sidwell to provide photogrammetric services.
Upper Arlington, Ohio, has contracted with Castle Hayne, N.C.-based VisionAIR to provide software to share information with area public safety agencies.
Jefferson County, Wis., has contracted with Denver-based Merrick to provide LIDAR data acquisition and mapping. Completion is slated for October 2004.
The Lansing, Mich., Board of Water and Light has contracted with Huntsville, Ala.-based Intergraph Mapping and Geospatial Solutions to provide software that will offer automated predictions of power-outage locations.
Broward County (Fla.) Transit has contracted with New York-based Parsons Brinckerhoff to develop a master transit plan. The plan, which is slated for completion in late 2004, will lay out a process for an expansion of transit services that could include express bus service and rail technologies.
Burlington, Vt., has contracted with North Springfield, Vt.-based Dufresne-Henry to provide construction-monitoring services for the rebuilding of more than a half-mile of North Street.
The Santa Clara Valley (Calif.) Transportation Authority has contracted with Kansas City-based HNTB and Millburn, N.J.-based Hatch Mott MacDonald to provide program management and construction management services, respectively, on the Route 880-Coleman Interchange project in San Jose, Calif. The project includes the replacement of a bridge over I-880.
The Road Commission of Macomb County, Mich., has contracted with Bloomfield, Mich.-based Hubbell, Roth & Clark and Westhampton Beach, N.Y.-based Dunn Engineering Associates to design and build a traffic operations center, which will monitor and communicate with 170 traffic signals.
Pasco County, Fla., has contracted with Tampa-based WUSF Public Broadcasting to develop and operate the county’s cable channel.
Vista, Calif., has contracted with Irvine, Calif.-based RBF Consulting to create a plan for the development of its South Santa Fe commercial corridor.
The City Public Service in San Antonio has contracted with Minneapolis-based Honeywell Utility Solutions to install 1,600 programmable, residential thermostats to reduce consumption during peak-use periods.
Greenwood Village, Colo., has contracted with Castle Rock, Colo.-based MSS*Group to manage the city’s monthly telecom expenses. The firm will seek to eliminate incorrect charges and located missed credits.
The Contra Costa County (Calif.) Redevelopment Agency has contracted with San Diego-based Ninyo & Moore to organize the development of a revitalization strategy for the county’s Rodeo Waterfront area.
The Village of Marcellus, Mich., has renewed its contract with Fort Washington, Pa.-based Severn Trent Services to provide public works, water, wastewater and billing services.
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Virginia Beach, Va., has contracted with Fairfax, Va.-based Federal Engineering to provide technical support for the electronic systems in the city’s new emergency communications center.
Morrow County, Ore., has contracted with Corvallis, Ore.-based Tripod Data Systems to provide 51 hand-held personal computers to be used in a hazardous chemical release.
Harrison County, W. Va., has contracted with Lynchburg, Va.-based CTA Communications to provide consulting services for the West Virginia Interoperable Radio Project.
The St. Louis County, Minn., Sheriff’s Office has contracted with Exton, Pa.-based VideoRay to provide a remotely operated underwater device to aid in the recovery of drowning victims and crime evidence.
New Iberia, La., has contracted with Blacksburg, Va.-based Tele-Works to provide a communications and interactive broadcasting system for use in disasters and emergencies.
The Missouri City, Texas, Police Department has contracted with San Diego-based ImageWare Systems to provide software to capture, store and retrieve criminal mug shots, images and data.