Southwest Michigan Building Authority
January 24, 2019
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
Nancy Culp, Oshtemo Representative
Larry Stehouwer, Citizen at Large
Also present were Building Official Jerry Reitenour, Building Inspector Garrett Reitenour, and Attorney
Meeting Minutes – December 13, 2018
Receipts & Disbursements Report
Annual Report – 2017, 2018
Motion by Stehouwer, second by Culp to approve the consent agenda. Carried 4-0.
Motion by Culp, second by Stehouwer to approve contracts for electrical, mechanical and plumbing
inspectors as presented. Carried 4-0.
Discussion – 2019 Staffing
Resuming discussion regarding staffing revised job descriptions were presented for Building Inspector
and Building Official, along with a description for a new position of Office Manager and organizational
Deb Everett has accepted the position of part time Office Manager effective February 1
st, therefore is
resigning as a board member. Oshtemo will appoint a replacement.
Board Chair Sorensen requested Building Official Reitenour and Building Inspector Reitenour prepare a
succession plan for review at the February 28th meeting.
Motion by Culp, second by Stehouwer to approve expense for administrative assistants Kyle Gibson and
El Oropeza to receive Permit Technician training.
Meeting adjourned at 9:35 a.m.
Next Regular Meeting – February 28, 2019 – 8:30 a.m.