SMBA Regular Board Meeting

January 23, 2020 |  8:30 AM |  Oshtemo Township Hall
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Southwest Michigan Building Authority January 23, 2020 The SMBA regular meeting was held at the Oshtemo Township Hall, Chair Dusty Farmer called the meeting to order at 8:35 a.m. PRESENT: Dusty Farmer, Oshtemo Representative Grant Taylor, Oshtemo Representative (arrived 9:30 a.m.) Jeff Sorensen, Cooper Representative Carol DeHaan, Treasurer, Cooper Representative Larry Stehouwer, Citizen at Large Also present were Building Official Garrett Reitenour, Attorney Jim Porter (arrived 9:30 a.m.) and Board Secretary Deb Everett. Public Comment There was no public comment. Consent Agenda Meeting Minutes – December 4, 2019 Regular Meeting Receipts & Disbursements Report Permits/Inspection Report Motion by Sorensen, second by Stehouwer to approve the consent agenda. Carried 4-0. Staffing Motion by Sorensen, second by DeHaan to approve current part time Administrative Assistant position be increased to full time and amend the budget as needed. Carried 4-0. Discussion – Change in Use Certificate of Occupancy Building Official Reitenour recommended an application process for change of use in an existing space to insure new uses are in compliance for the site. He will provide sample form and recommendation of fee at the February meeting. Discussion – Plan Review Fees Building Official Reitenour recommended evaluating plan review fees; he will provide information for the February meeting. Chair Report Chair Farmer commented Oshtemo has been conducting bi-weekly Ordinance Enforcement review meetings which has been helpful on follow up of issues. Member Sorensen expressed interest in Cooper doing the same. Other Business Discussion regarding expired permits follow up and updating demo checklist to include sewer/water connections, well/septic closures. Building Official Reitenour recommended raising the contract inspectors per inspection pay to $50.00. Motion by Sorensen, second by Farmer to approve the increase. Carried 5-0. Meeting adjourned at 9:35 a.m. Next Regular Meeting – February 27, 2020 – 8:30 a.m.
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