Southwest Michigan Building Authority
December 30, 2016
A special SMBA meeting was held at the Oshtemo Township Hall, Chair Jeff Sorensen called the meeting
to order at 8:30 a.m.
Jeff Sorensen, Chair, Cooper Representative
Deb Everett, Secretary, Oshtemo Representative
Libby Heiny-Cogswell, Oshtemo Representative
Carol DeHaan, Treasurer, Cooper Representative
Larry Stehouwer, Citizen at Large
Also present were Building Official Jerry Reitenour and Attorney James Porter.
2016 Budget Adjustments
Ms. Everett presented budget adjustments for 2016. She noted some line items had not been funded in
the original 2016 budget; there are ample funds in other line items to make the necessary adjustments.
Motion by DeHaan, second by Heiny-Cogswell to approve the budget adjustments as presented.
Open Permit Expenses
Building Official Reitenour provided information regarding the expense to SMBA to complete
inspections needed for open permits issued by KABA and turned over to SMBA at the separation date.
Motion by Everett, second by Stehouwer to request funds from Oshtemo Township in the amount of
$72,955 and Cooper Township in the amount of $36,477; these will be paid from the settlement
amounts received by each Township. Carried 5-0.
Board Member Comments
Mr. Sorensen commented he would like to have a policy regarding access to building sites.
Meeting adjourned at 9:40 a.m.
Next meeting – January 12, 2017 8:30 a.m.