The latest ALCC news, including Colorado Green NOW articles, legislative updates, and programming announcements. 

In memoriam: Wally SaBell Email
Written by ALCC   
Thursday, July 08, 2021 12:00 AM

It is with sadness that we share the news of the passing of Wallace “Wally” SaBell, a founding member of Landscape Contractors of Colorado, now Associated Landscape Contractors of Colorado (ALCC). He was an original member of a team that formed with the goals of raising the level professionalism in the landscape industry, improving the image of the industry, and educating peers.

SaBell served as president of ALCC 1969-1970 and was instrumental in its development. He helped organize the group’s first major trade show participation. Along with Jim Wagner, SaBell proposed and established the association’s awards program, then known as the Environmental Improvement Awards. He also helped preserve the organization’s history, holding the position of Chair of the Scrapbook Committee in 1980. SaBell’s generous loan helped ALCC acquire Colorado Green magazine and continue its publication when the Landscape Industry Council, the magazine’s original publishing organization, dissolved.

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ELITEs deadline is next week (July 15, 2021) Email
Written by ALCC   
Thursday, July 08, 2021 12:00 AM

The deadline for nominations in The 2021 ELITE Awards is next week!

July 15 is the deadline to submit nominations for The ELITE Awards. Did you start your nomination yet? Don't delay--make sure your team and your work get the recognition they deserve.

Last month, ALCC hosted a free webinar to provide some insight into the program revisions and tips on submitting nominations. It is available on demand for free. Click here to access the recorded webinar.

The ELITE Awards are open to ALCC members only. Contact Melissa Emdin at [email protected] or 720-307-5092 if you have questions.

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Thank you to our 2021 Platinum sponsors: Colorado Materials Inc.CPS DistributorsDBC Irrigation Supply, and Wagner Equipment Company

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Possibility of release unused H-2B visas reserved for Northern Triangle nationals Email
Written by John McMahon   
Wednesday, July 07, 2021 12:00 AM

USCIS issued the following announcement this week:

Deadline Approaching: 6,000 H-2B Visas Available for Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala

On May 25, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a temporary final rule making available an additional 22,000 H-2B temporary nonagricultural guest worker visas for fiscal year 2021 to employers who are likely to suffer irreparable harm without these additional workers.
While 16,000 of the additional visas are limited to returning workers, 6,000 visas have been reserved for nationals of the Northern Triangle countries (Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala), regardless of whether those nationals are returning workers. The supplemental visas support President Biden’s vision of expanding lawful pathways for protection and opportunity for individuals from the Northern Triangle and address the needs of U.S. employers likely to suffer irreparable harm, or in other words, permanent and severe financial loss if unable to employ all the H-2B employees requested in their petitions.

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Feedback sought on proposed Fort Collins irrigation codes Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 05:00 AM

Fort Collins Utilities (FCU) is looking for feedback from the landscape industry as they work to establish new irrigation codes. They will host a virtual meeting July 14 to present the proposed code changes and collect feedback. Landscape professionals who work in Fort Collins are encouraged to attend.

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Colorado Springs updated utility locates ordinance is currently in effect Email
Written by Colorado Green NOW   
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 04:00 AM

Working on landscapes in the Colorado Springs Utilities service area? Be sure your crew is aware of the Colorado Springs Landscape Underground Damage Prevention Safety Program. The ordinance took effect on January 1, 2021.

As a home rule entity, Colorado Springs has established its own utility locates program. It also manages enforcement and violations. It is similar to Colorado laws regarding utility locates but includes additional requirements and enforcement such as premarking requirements.

Read about 811 requirements at the Colorado Springs Utilities website

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