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.
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.
Nancy Stoddard, City Manager of Parchment asked questions regarding SMBA’s policies and services.
April 27th Regular Meeting Minutes
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.
Building Official Reitenour and Administrative Operations Assistant Bartel reviewed the proposed
Motion by Stehouwer, second by Everett to approve the budget amendments. Carried 5-0.
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
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.