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2011-2013 Agreement Submission Deadlines & Requirements

Posted on Oct 08, 2013

In order to receive MassDOT’s Sign-Up Bonus, Extended Season Bonus, Contractors must complete, sign and submit all of the specified documents on or before the following deadlines. October 7, 2011 – The following items must be delivered to the District Office indicating your interest in working for MassDOT for the 2011-2012 winter season:       1.  […]

Board Members Meet with DOT Management

Posted on Oct 08, 2013

M.S.I.C.A. Board members met on Monday September 12 with Senior MassDOT Staff at Headquarters in Boston in an attempt to reach accord on several pending changes to the Snow and Ice Equipment Rental Agreement authored and posted by the Highway Division on August 17th, 2011. Several issues were resolved, including, but not limited to the […]

Negotiating Team from M.S.I.C.A. to Meet with D.O.T.

Posted on Oct 08, 2013

Members of the Massachusetts Snow and Ice Contractors Associations’ negotiating team are scheduled to meet with MassDOT officials on Monday September 12 at 1:00 PM. While we remain devided on some issues pertaining to the DRAFT agreement which whent live on the DOT web site on August 17th, we are optomistic that we will have […]

DO NOT SIGN DRAFT AGREEMENT!

Posted on Oct 08, 2013

Several members have contacted Association Board Members as well as Staff wondering what to do about the continued lack of a final agreement with MassDOT. Many members have asked if they should consider signing the DRAFT agreement posted on the DOT web site. DO NOT sign and submit this document, as it is only a […]

2011-2013 AGREEMENT REMAINS DRAFT

Posted on Oct 07, 2013

Mass DOT Officials have agreed to leave the agreement in draft form on it’s web site pending further meetings with representatives of the MSICA. Our team of negotiators hope to bring compromise to the following; Sudden loss of paid travel/prep time for post storm clean up Sudden loss of compensation for 11′ plow on certain […]

Post Season Snow & Ice Vendor Meetings Schedule

Posted on Oct 07, 2013

MassDOT hopes to have a DRAFT verision of their proposed contract on their website today or tomorrow. Our negioating team from the MSICA have attended meetings discussing this draft. We encourage all snow and ice contractors to review the draft when it’s posted and contact any of our directors with questions or comments or contact […]

Checks are Flying!

Posted on Oct 07, 2013

Contractors are reporting accross the state that snow and ice payments are hitting mailboxes today! Most contractors are reporting partial payments at this point. Some contractors are reporting more than one check in the same visit to the Post Office.

Partial Payments Recieved:

Posted on Oct 07, 2013

MassDOT District 4 has reported to some contractors that they should not be surprised to recieve only a partial payment at the outset of the payment process this week. Another accounting glitch has happened and most contractors will be recieving multiple checks! Keep checking the mail, or your account if you have direct deposit!

Update on Snow and Ice Payments

Posted on Oct 07, 2013

After an entire day speaking with various MassDOT officials, State Legislators and Legislative Aids, President Frazier has confirmed late this afternoon with Budget Director Mike Esmond of Administration and Finance, that Mass DOT is now in control of the $49 Million plus in supplemental funding and that checks are being processed as soon as this […]

Snow and Ice Funding Held Up

Posted on Oct 07, 2013

MSICA President Matthew Frazier has learned that the $49Million + owed to snow and ice contractors state wide is being held up for some unknown reason by the Governors Office of Administration and Finance. Based on past experience with supplemental funding, we would have expected payments to be in the hands of contractors beginning Friday […]

 
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