SMBA Regular Board Meeting

March 25, 2021 |  8:30 AM |  Via Zoom
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1 Southwest Michigan Building Authority March 25, 2021 The SMBA regular meeting was held via Zoom. Chair Dusty Farmer called the meeting to order at 8:33 a.m. Board Roll Call: A roll call was taken to comply with the provisions of MCL 15.263(2)(a)(ii) regarding remote meeting attendance by board members. Present: Name Location Attending From Dusty Farmer, Chair, Oshtemo Township Oshtemo Township, Kalamazoo County, MI Jeff Sorensen, Cooper Township Cooper Township, Kalamazoo County, MI Larry Stehouwer, Citizen Member, Cooper Zion National Park, Utah Cheri Bell, Oshtemo Township Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico Absent: Carol DeHaan, Treasurer, Cooper Township Also present were Building Official Garrett Reitenour, Administrative Assistant El Oropeza, Attorney Jim Porter, and Board Secretary Kyle Gibson. Citizen Comments on Non-Agenda Items No public comment was provided. Consent Agenda Meeting Minutes – February 25, 2021 Regular Meeting February 2021 Financial Reports March 2021 Budget Amendments and Adjustments A motion was made by Jeff Sorensen and supported by Larry Stehouwer to approve the consent agenda as presented. Opposed: None The Chair declared that the motion was carried 4-0, with 1 absent. Confirmation of 2021 Inspector Contract Renewals Mr. Gibson provided the board with a summary of the contract renewals. Brief discussion was held by the board. A motion was made by Jeff Sorensen and supported by Larry Stehouwer to approve the contracts as presented. Opposed: None The Chair declared that the motion was carried 4-0, with 1 absent. 2 Consideration of Draft Intergovernmental Agreement with Texas Charter Township Attorney Porter presented the status of the draft intergovernmental agreement. Mr. Gibson provided additional information. A motion was made by Jeff Sorensen and supported by Larry Stehouwer to approve the draft with minor revisions yet to be made by Attorney Porter and advance the agreement to signature once those revisions are received. Opposed: None The Chair declared that the motion was carried 4-0, with 1 absent. Approval of Draft Freedom of Information Act Policy and Procedure Guide Mr. Gibson presented the proposed changes with input from Attorney Porter. A motion was made by Jeff Sorensen and supported by Dusty Farmer to approve the revised policy as presented. Opposed: None The Chair declared that the motion was carried 4-0, with 1 absent. Board Chair’s Report Chair Farmer had nothing to report. No board action was taken. Other Business (Item 1) There was no other business brought before the board. Chair Farmer Adjourned the meeting at 8:46 a.m. Next Regular Meeting – April 22nd – 8:30 a.m.
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