The meeting was called to order at 2:15 by Mr. Lange. Executive members present were as follows: President Mark Lange, Vice President Mel Zent, Sec/Tres Chris Rose, Regional Representatives Northwest Doug Lalim, Southwest Ray Ziegler and At Large Richard Barta. Not present are Northeast Regional Rep. Gary Martinson and Southeast Gary Klundt.
A moment was taken to review the General membership meeting minutes from March 5, 2003 meeting in Fargo. A motion to approve was made by Mr. Weight and seconded by Mr. Ratzlaff. Mr. Offerdahl asked to have the State Electric Board web site address corrected. For the last set of minutes the correct address is www.ndseb.com. Mr. Lalim suggested that the minutes also have the location of the meeting.
Mrs. Rose presented the financial statement and explained some of the expenditures. Mr. Siebert made a motion to approve the statement. Mr. Housh seconded. With no one in opposition the motion was declared carried.
Chairman of the Education Committee Mel Zent announced that Jim Bowman is here today (Wednesday) and will present on engineered products. Thursday and Friday we have a speaker from ICC, Terrill Stripling and the subjects are fundamentals and accessibility.
The March 3, 4 and 5, 2004 meeting will be help in Grand Forks. The subject is IBC and IRC 2000 – 2003 changes. The accommodations have not been determined.
Mr. Lalim gave a brief report after attending the ICC Annual Business Meeting in Nashville. He reported that ICC will be holding its business meetings at 18 month intervals not yearly from here on. The voting was limited to those items challenged by the membership from the floor. These business meetings will now include more training. In May, the committee hearing will be held in Overland Park, Kansas. Salt Lake City will host the “Annual” Business meeting in September. Final action will alternate fall and spring in succeeding years. ICC has elected a new President, Ann Von Weller, from Utah. Mr. Lalim also used the association’s complimentary membership to go to the meetings and had a chance to sit in on table discussions with other building officials.
Mr. Ratzlaff and Mr. Martinson did an audit of the books. All incoming and outgoing funds have been accounted for.
Web Site update
Mr. Lange had some concerns that we were getting overcharged on updates and would like to set up committee to be sure sere getting all we can out of our funds. Mr. Siebert made a motion to approve Mr. Lalim, Mr. Ziegler and Mrs. Rose to form a committee and get bids to continue our web site. There was much discussion but no second. There was a suggestion to put all members e-mail addresses as links on the web page, along with a question and answer page. The motion was made again by Mr. Weight and seconded by Mr. Siebert. With no one in opposition the motion was declared and the three members will report back with their findings in March with bids. The association can then choose what best for them.
The date and location for the fall 2004 meeting needs to be determined. Both Williston and Dickinson welcome us. A vote was taken by the members and the meeting will be held in Dickinson. Mr. Weight made a motion to hold it October 13-15, 2004, as long as lodging is available. Mr. Barta seconded the motion. With no one in opposition the motion was declared carried. The topic will be decided on in Grand Forks in March.
There was some discussion to fund sending the association’s president to national meeting. Mr. Barta made a motion to provide $1000.00 and the president’s community will be responsible for the rest. The president will also use our free registration provided by ICC. A moment was taken to discuss the motion. A second was made by Mr. Lalim. With no one in opposition the motion was declared carried.
Mr. Offerdahl mentioned that comments can be made addressing the new code at the State Electrical Board web page. They must be received by October 31, 2004 at 5:00pm.
Election of New Officers
Mr. Barta on behalf or the Nominating Committee made a motion to elect Mr. Zent at President, Mrs. Rose for Vice President and Mr. Ziegler as our new Secretary Treasurer. There were no nominations from floor. Mr. Linnertz seconded. With no one in opposition the motion was declared carried.
Mr. Barta made a motion to elect Mr. Arends as our new northeast regional representative, Mr. Barta at the Southwest representative and Mr. Benz as our new At Large member. There were no nominations from the floor. Mr. Linnertz seconded. With no one in opposition the motion was declared carried.
Mr. Zent announced that immediately after the meeting Jim Bowman from American Forest Products is here and will speak for a short time on engineered lumber.
A motion to adjourn was made by Mr. Linnertz. Mr. Housh seconded. With no one in opposition the motion was declared carried and the meeting adjourned at 3:00pm.