Southwest Michigan Building Authority
July 31, 2018
A special meeting of the SMBA board was held at the Oshtemo Township Hall, Chair Jeff Sorensen called
the meeting to order at 11:00 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 was Attorney Jim Porter.
Discussion with Legal Counsel Regarding Litigation
Motion by Culp, second by DeHaan to enter into closed session to discuss pending litigation with legal
counsel. All members voted aye. The Board entered into closed session at approximately 11:05 a.m.
Motion by Culp, second by DeHaan to return to open session at approximately 11:45 a.m.
Motion by DeHaan, second by Culp to direct legal counsel to proceed as discussed in closed session.
Discussion of Personnel Matter
Motion by Stehouwer, second by Culp to enter into closed session at the request of Building Official
Jerry Reitenour to discuss a personnel matter. All members voted aye. The Board entered into closed
session at approximately 11:50 a.m.
Motion by Stehouwer, second by Everett to return to open session at approximately 12:05 p.m.
Motion by DeHaan, second by Culp to adopt the recommendation of legal counsel as discussed in closed
session. Carried 5-0.
Meeting adjourned at 12:15 p.m.
Next Regular Meeting – August 23, 2018 – 8:30 a.m.