Southwest Michigan Building Authority
December 4, 2019
The SMBA regular meeting was held at the Oshtemo Township Hall, Chair Dusty Farmer called
the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.
Dusty Farmer, Oshtemo Representative
Grant Taylor, Oshtemo Representative
Jeff Sorensen, Cooper Representative
Carol DeHaan, Treasurer, Cooper Representative
Larry Stehouwer, Citizen at Large
Also present were Building Official Garrett Reitenour, Attorney Jim Porter, Administrative
Assistant El Orepeza, and Board Secretary Deb Everett.
There was no public comment.
Health Insurance Renewal
Insurance agent Geoff Lansky was present to review the health insurance renewal for 2020.
Motion by Sorensen, second by Farmer to approve renewal of current policy for 2020.
Meeting Minutes – October 24, 2019 Regular Meeting
Receipts & Disbursements Report – October
Permits/Inspection Report – October
Receipts & Disbursements Report – as of November 25
Permits/Inspection Report – as of November 25
Motion by Stehouwer, second by Sorensen to approve the consent agenda. Carried 5-0.
Motion by DeHaan, second by Sorensen to approve budget amendments as presented for 2019.
Administrative Assistant Kyle Gibson provided information regarding purchase of an additional
tablet for inspector use in the field.
Motion by Sorensen, second by Taylor to approve the purchase of an additional tablet and up
to 3 remote desktop seats. Carried 5-0.
FOIA Policy Update
Chair Farmer presented proposed updates to the FOIA policy including clarifications and
Motion by Sorensen, second by Taylor to approve the updates as presented. Carried 5-0.
Chair Farmer commented Oshtemo has been conducting bi-weekly Ordinance Enforcement
review meetings which has been helpful on follow up of issues.
Meeting adjourned at 9:15 a.m.
Next Regular Meeting – January 23, 2020 – 8:30 a.m.