2018 December Event

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Name: 2018 December Event
Date: December 4, 2018
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Event Description:

CRA's two-part, all day December Educational Event is back in 2018!  This year's December Event includes the 4th Annual Legal Issues Symposium in the morning and the The first 48 hours of a weather disaster on local roads in the afternoon.  Tickets to both halves of the day can be purchased separately or together for a discounted rate. 


Accurately performing the complex issues facing county road agencies is challenging.  This year’s Legal Issues Symposium sheds light on three areas that are raising questions for road agencies.

Kicking off the symposium is legal advice on the roles and responsibilities of county road agencies and county drain commissions, and what to do when their plans and priorities overlap or conflict.  This session should help make sense out of some of the grey areas where road right-of-way (ROW) meets the county drain.

The morning’s second session will cover one of the most challenging areas of a new road project:  ROW acquisition.  Three attorneys walk county road agencies through the optimal process for ROW acquisition, to best avoid litigation particularly if theissue heads to condemnation proceedings.

The third segment is an area related to the afternoon’s crisis management presentations:  Is your road agency protected when you provide mutual aid?  If not, how should you prepare ahead of time?

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THE FIRST 48 HOURS of a weather disaster on local roads:

As they say “lightning strikes!” But when a weather catastrophe strikes your road and bridge network, the immediate effects are broad, deep and can be life-threatening.

In the last five years, significant rain events have brought catastrophe to the road systems in Gogebic, Baraga, Houghton, Chippewa, Leelanau, Isabella and Midland counties to name a few. No county is immune. For the leadership team at a county road agency, how you handle the first 24 hours of a crisis on the roads will impact public safety, emergency response by first responders, business operations and how you will ultimately pay for restoration.

This CRA Education Program will present some key guidelines to follow from experts and other agencies who have overcome a weather disaster on the road system.

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Event Sponsors:

Keynote Lunch Sponsor

Refreshment Break Sponsors

Comfort Inn & Suites - Mt Pleasant
2424 S. Mission
Mt. Pleasant, MI 

Room Block Code: CRA1202
Online Booking Link: Click Here to Book Online 
Room Block Closes: Sunday, November 11, 2018

Date/Time Information:
8 - 11:45 a.m.    Legal Issues Symposium
12 - 4:30 p.m.    The first 48 hours of a weather disaster on local roads
  • Legal Issues Symposium and The first 48 hours of a weather disaster on local roads: $130 (Includes breakfast and lunch)
  • Legal Issues Symposium only: $50 (includes breakfast)
  • The first 48 hours of a weather disaster on local roads only: $95 (includes lunch)
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