Southwest Michigan Building Authority
June 28, 2018
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
Larry Stehouwer, Citizen at Large
Also present were Building Official Jerry Reitenour, Building Inspector Garrett Reitenour, Attorney Jim
Porter, and 3 interested people.
Tony Smith, 6179 Torrington commented on difficulties he has encountered during the process of
building a new home. Chair Sorensen advised he will discuss with Building Official and Building
Inspector and reply to Mr. Smith.
May 24, 2018 Meeting Minutes
Receipts & Disbursements Report
Motion by Stehouwer, second by DeHaan to approve the consent agenda. Carried 4-0.
Presentation – Financial Audit
Carol Light and Ben Walker from Seber Tans, PLC presented the findings of the financial audit for the
period October 2016 through December 2017.
Electronic Signatures for Permit Applications
Motion by DeHaan, second by Everett to approve the proposed form accepting electronic signatures for
permit application. Carried 4-0.
Trade Permits Application Form
Motion by Stehouwer, second by DeHaan to set the non-refundable application fee at $25.00, set each
inspection fee at $45.00 and refund overpayment as requested. Carried 4-0.
Building Official Reitenour advised permits issued this year to date total 965; year to date total in June
2017 was 594.
Meeting adjourned at 9:20 a.m.
Next Regular Meeting – July 26, 2018 – 8:30 a.m.