SMBA Regular Board Meeting

January 12, 2017 |  8:30 AM | 
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Southwest Michigan Building Authority January 12, 2017 The SMBA meeting was held at the Oshtemo Township Hall, Chair Jeff Sorensen called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m. PRESENT: 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, Attorney James Porter, and Administrative Operations Assistant Crystal Bartel. Motion by Stehouwer, second by DeHaan to approve the minutes of the December 7th, December 16th , December 19th, and December 30th meetings. Carried 5-0. Financial/Building Official Report Mr. Reitenour presented financial reports with total number of building permits and revenue for 2016 and year to date for 2017. Cooper Township will compute the amount owed them by SMBA for Administrative Assistant support from Banking Fees Mr. Reitenour advised he and Ms. Bartel met with Mercantile Bank and recommend moving the SMBA account. Motion by DeHaan, second by Heiny-Cogswell to move the SMBA account to Mercantile Bank. Carried 5-0. At Large Member Motion by DeHaan, second by Everett to provide $30/meeting stipend to the at large board member. Carried 5-0. 2017 Memberships Mr. Reitenour provided a list of organizations that would be beneficial for SMBA to have a membership. Motion by Heiny-Cogswell, second by Stehouwer to approve the membership of $585.00 with the Home Builders Association of Western Michigan. Other Business By-Laws – Attorney Porter provided draft copy of proposed by-laws changes regarding make-up of the board. Meeting Date/Time – Motion by Everett, second by Heiny-Cogswell to establish the regular meeting schedule of the fourth Thursday of each month at 8:30 a.m. at Oshtemo Township Hall. Carried 5-0. Meeting adjourned at 9:15 a.m. Next meeting – February 23, 2017 – 8:30 a.m.
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