The meeting was called to order by Mr. Ratzlaff at 3:05pm. There were 23 members present, and all of the executive committee members were in attendance except Ms. Collings.
The membership reviewed the minutes of the October 11, 2000 meeting. There were two changes made. Including the corrections, a motion was made by Mr. Offerdahl to approve the minutes and the motion was seconded by Mr. Zent. The vote was taken and the motion declared carried.
The financial report was reviewed. Mr. Karsky made a motion to approve the report with a second by Mr. Strand. The vote was taken and the motion declared carried.
Mr. Belgarde stated that all items on the agenda were reviewed by the Executive committee.
Mr. Barta, chairperson of the legislative committee, was not present. In his absence Mr. Strand supplied details of House bills 1210 and 1423, which were both discussed at length in the executive meeting. Mr. Ratzlaff mentioned that we should contact the cities within the state to request their support. Mr. Barta made a motion to support bill 1423 including its amendments. Mr. Linertz seconded the vote was taken and the motion declared carried.
Mr. Strand made a motion to make Mr. Barta a contact person from the League of Cities. Mr. Martinson seconded the vote was taken and the motion declared carried.
Mr. Strand made a motion for the legislative committee to get together so they can do some preparation on the two bills. Mr. Lange seconded the vote was taken and the motion declared carried.
Mr. Ratzlaff made a suggestion to hire a lobbyist to be in Bismarck during legislation.
Mr. Lange scheduled the fall education in Minot for October 3, 4 and 5, 2001. At that time the election of new officers will be held. Anyone interested in holding an office should contact Mr. Strand or Mr. Barta. Mr. Lange also suggested that the association hold the next spring in Bismarck with the topics of that meeting to be determined later.
Mr. Jerome Miller, as chairman of the Historical committee, thanked Ms. Rose for her hard work in getting a book put together which relates the history of NDBOA.
Mr. Gray informed the association that his office would still fund a one-day education session. Mr. Gray along with Mr. Weight suggested that we have one of the Building Officials leads a discussion on one of the major chapters in the IRC rather than paying an outside source for the education. It was decided that Mr. Gray and Mr. Weight would get together and work something out. Mr. Lange will work on the accommodations for early August.
A discussion followed on NDBOA pins for the coming year Mr. Strand made a motion to have Ms. Rose take care of it and continue the series that has been started. Mr. Ratzlaff seconded the vote was taken and the motion declared carried.
There is nothing going yet with an NDBOA website.
Mr. Lalim played two radio spots as potential advertising for safety week. A motion was made by Mr. Strand to spend $1600.00 total, split four ways by region and each regional representative will arrange the commercials in their part of the state. Mr. Lange seconded the vote was taken and the motion declared carried.
Mr. Zent made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 5:00 p.m. Mr. Lange seconded and Chairperson Ratzlaff adjourned the meeting.