SMBA Regular Board Meeting

June 15, 2017 |  8:30 AM | 
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Southwest Michigan Building Authority June 15, 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 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. Citizen Comments Nancy Stoddard, City Manager of Parchment asked questions regarding SMBA’s policies and services. Consent Agenda April 27th Regular Meeting Minutes Financial Report Building Official Report Motion by Stehouwer, second by DeHaan to approve the consent agenda. Carried 5-0. Employee Handbook Review Final draft of the Employee Handbook was before the Board. Motion by Culp, second by Stehouwer to approve the Employee Handbook. Carried 5-0. Budget Amendment Building Official Reitenour and Administrative Operations Assistant Bartel reviewed the proposed budget amendments. Motion by Stehouwer, second by Everett to approve the budget amendments. Carried 5-0. Other Business Building Permit Refund Request – Building Official Reitenour advised a request has been received to refund a building permit for a project at 6179 Torrington Road which appears to be unbuildable due to soil issues. Motion by Stehouwer, second by Culp to refund the permit fee minus SMBA expenses to date, and upon restoration of the lot including backfill and stabilization with seeding. Carried 5-0. Permit Requirement – In response to a question from Member DeHaan, Building Official Reitenour advised permits are required for re-siding projects due to code requirements for an air barrier. Meeting adjourned at 9:20 a.m. Next meeting – July 27, 2017 – 8:30 a.m.
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