Southwest Michigan Building Authority
October 26, 2017
The SMBA regular 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, Administrative Assistant Crystal Bartel, and Attorney
Motion by Culp, second by Stehouwer to amend the agenda adding discussion regarding citations.
October 4th Special Meeting Minutes
Building Official Report
Motion by DeHaan, second by Culp to approve the consent agenda. Carried 5-0.
Discussion regarding contracted inspectors requirements for workers compensation. Attorney Porter
will confer with SMBA insurance agent.
Permissions – Building.net Program
Discussion regarding need for additional “seats”; program was purchased by Oshtemo Township.
Consensus was SMBA should reimburse Oshtemo Township for the program.
Motion by DeHaan, second by Everett to request an invoice from Oshtemo Township. Carried.
Citing Contractors – process of issuing citations for work performed without a permit was discussed.
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the next regular meeting will be on December 14th
Board Member Comments
Member Stehouwer commented SMBA should have a mission statement clarifying what we are about.
Meeting adjourned at 8:45 a.m.
Next Regular Meeting – December 14, 2017 – 8:30 a.m.