SPECIAL MEETING

SMBA Special Board Meeting

August 7, 2020 |  8:30 AM |  Via Conference Call
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1 Southwest Michigan Building Authority August 7, 2020 The SMBA special meeting was held via Conference Call. Chair Dusty Farmer called the meeting to order at 8:33 a.m. Present: Dusty Farmer, Board Chair, Oshtemo Representative Carol DeHaan, Cooper Representative Jeff Sorensen, Cooper Representative Larry Stehouwer, Citizen at Large Representative Also present were Building Official Garrett Reitenour, SMBA Attorney Jim Porter, and Administrative Assistant Kyle Gibson acting as recording secretary. Absent: Grant Taylor, Oshtemo Representative Citizen Comments on Non-Agenda Items No public comment was provided. Board Discussion of SMBA Vehicle Replacement Building Official Reitenour advised the board that the original plan to purchase the new truck using SMBA’s name and Oshtemo Township’s government purchasing code, as SMBA does not have such a code, failed as GM rejected it. Therefore, Building Official Reitenour requested that Oshtemo Township purchase the vehicle on SMBA’s behalf to obtain the discounted pricing, and have Oshtemo Township sell the truck to SMBA. Motion by Jeff Sorensen, second by Larry Stehouwer to allow Oshtemo Township to purchase the vehicle with government pricing and immediately reimburse the Township for the full incurred cost. Also moved to approve and make any necessary budget amendment(s). Board discussion continued with Stehouwer asking about the process for the sale of the current truck and advising he is aware of an interested party. Chair Farmer asked that staff determine the method of sale and advise the board. Building Official Reitenour asked if there was a required method of divesting the asset. Attorney Porter advised that there was not, and that the board had the authority to make such a decision. A roll call vote was taken showing: Yes: Dusty Farmer, Carol DeHaan, Jeff Sorensen, Larry Stehouwer No: None Abstain: None Absent: Grant Taylor The motion was carried 4-0, with 1 Absent. Other Business Jeff Sorensen advised the board that Cooper Township is moving forward with litigation against a township resident that has failed to obtain the proper permits and has illegally transferred 2 property without a certificate of occupancy. Building Official Reitenour and Jeff Sorensen held a brief discussion regarding the property. No board action was taken. Chair Farmer Adjourned the meeting at 8:43 a.m. Next Regular Meeting – August 28th – 8:30 a.m.
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