In Memoriam: Robert (Bob) Walsh

CCA National Office

April 2016

It is with great sadness that the Canadian Carwash Association Board of Directors notifies the membership about the tragic passing of former CCA Board Director, Robert (Bob) Walsh. The Board extends its deepest condolences to his family and to those who knew him well.

Since the 1980s, Bob owned and operated several carwash sites and his carwash business, Fernrob Pressure Cleaning Systems Inc., which sells and installs carwash equipment, out of Miramichi, New Brunswick. He served on the CCA Board of Directors from 2011-2015.

Bob was not only active in the industry in which he worked, he was also actively involved in other passions as a member of the Newcastle Kinsmen Club, NB Snowmobile Federation, the Miramichi Yacht and Boat Club and the Square Forks Fishing Club. Donations in Bob's memory may be made to the IWK Children's Hospital in Halifax, N.S.

Beware of the Municipal Licensing and Standards Inspector

CCA Board Member Jason Kaye

December 2015

Attention CCA members located in the City of Toronto: I recently had a visit from an agent from the Investigation Services, Municipal Licensing and Standards branch. Car washes are on their hit list. Specifically, they are inspecting signage on your property to see if it conforms to the new sign by-law. Municipal Code Chapter 693 regulates the size, location, permit requirements and fees for temporary signs for public and private property. No signs are grand-fathered.

For over 55 years, we have had a series of "A" frame signs down our driveway directing and instructing customers. I was told that I was only allowed one sign on the property and that I would need to get a permit. I was given 48 hours to obtain a permit or remove and destroy all the signs. I just had new signs installed two months ago. That fact was of no interest to the Agent.

The maximum dimension for an "A" frame sign are as follows: Height from the ground - one metre or 39.37 inches, Width - 0.6 metre or 23.6 inches, Breadth - 0.75 metre or 29.5 inches. The sign must also be removed from the exterior of the building during hours that you are not open.

Do your homework before the Agent pays you a visit.

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