Southwest Michigan Building Authority
April 27, 2017
The 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
Carol DeHaan, Treasurer, Cooper Representative
Nancy Culp, Oshtemo Representative
Larry Stehouwer, Citizen at Large
Also present were Building Official Jerry Reitenour, Attorney James Porter, Administrative Operations
Assistant Crystal Bartel and 1 interested person.
Dave Roberts commented SMBA processes are working well, but it seems zoning approval delays
permits being issued for Oshtemo Township.
March 23rd Regular Meeting Minutes
Building Official Report
Motion by DeHaan, second by Everett to approve the consent agenda. Carried 5-0.
Mr. Reitenour advised there are several line items in the budget that were not funded when the 2017
budget was prepared.
Motion by DeHaan, second by Stehouwer that Mr. Reitenour, Ms. Bartel, Ms. Everett, and Ms. Culp
prepare the needed budget amendments. Carried 5-0.
Employee Handbook Review
Mr. Reitenour provided a list of items in the Employee Handbook needing correction and/or clarity.
Consensus was a committee of Mr. Reitenour, Ms. Bartel, Ms. Everett, and Mr. Porter meet and review
Greenleaf Retirement Resolution
A resolution establishing a retirement program with Greenleaf Trust was before the Board.
Motion by Culp, second by Stehouwer to adopt the resolution. Carried 5-0.
Mr. Reitenour advised permits not requesting a final inspection are being processed and closed out.
Meeting adjourned at 9:30 a.m.
Next meeting – May 25, 2017 – 8:30 a.m.