Meeting called to order by Chris R.
Roll call – Mel Zent (Past President), Chris Rose (President), Ray Ziegler (Vice President), Bruce Taralson (Secretary/Treasurer), Paul Arends (NE rep), Ron Fettig (NW Rep), Richard Barta (SW Rep), Gary Klundt (SE Rep), Darrel Zaback (At-large)
Minutes of the October 6, 2005 Business meeting were passed out to everyone. Call for approval, Ray Z. motioned approved, Darryl Z. 2nd, motioned approved
Treasurer’s report was read by Bruce. Chris called for approval, Mark L. motioned approval, Rich B. 2nd, motion approved
Committee reports – Report by Mel Zent, Executive Committee. Mel and Ron discussed Region 3. This will be 5 states. There will be all types of education and advanced education courses. Minnesota got this up and running and should be given credit. We need to get involved. Region 3 will need partition from every state to make this work.
Legislative committee – Discussion on the adoption of ICC 2006 codes. Rich G. discussed adoption of 2006. His suggestion is to form committees inside NDBOA to get upfront work completed. Ron S. stated agreement in forming committees and take a formal stance on code adoption. Discussion on committee by NDBOA and what that would do for our organization and code adoption. Mel stated that the committee idea might not work out for this year and will need to be brought up at next Executive Committee meeting. This should be a topic at executive meeting.
Education committee- Ray Z. discussed how Minot worked out well with using open discussion on informal and general topics. Discussed doing this more often. New members to the education committee will be Paul A, Ron F. and Gary K. Committee is leaning towards basic code enforcement and existing structures (IEBC) as the next topics for seminar.
Historical committee – no comments at this time.
Old Business – Next meeting will be in Minot at the Sleep Inn on October 4,5 & 6.
Chris asked for comments on proposed bylaws and constitution changes. Constitution, page 3, section 7, proposed to move changed portion to front of 2nd sentence. Flip around 2 underlined sentences. Motion by Doug, Rich G. 2nd. No discussion. All in favor. No opposed. Motion carried.
Bylaws: Mark lange, art 2, section 1, discussion of president not being able to complete regular term.
Motion to adopt both bylaws and constitution by Rich G., Ron S. 2nd, Mark L. discussed more discrepancies of gender. Motion carried , no opposed.
Chris called for discussion on League of Cities (LOC). Mel Z. and Rich B. addressed group on this topic. LOC provides education seminars on code issues at their meetings. Main thing is to get involved with their organization. Ron S. spoke previously to this group. Smaller communities are involved with LOC and may begin involvement with NDBOA. Ron discussed his involvement, good experience and the give and take at his seminar and the need for general discussion. Mel discussed $500 fee for their services. There is no mandate that we pay this fee. One general annual meeting for LOC. Discussion on need to belong for sake of smaller cities, their membership in NDBOA and smaller city need for knowledge. Mel discussed executive meeting suggested membership. Daryl L. motioned, Mark L. 2nd. Motion carried.
Discussion on joining group of ND non-profit associations. No action needed.
Discussion on filling open positions on committees will be discussed at next executive meeting.
New Business- Ron S. discussed membership of Region 3. All in attendance here now are members of Region 3. Region 3 formation was successful as 4th regional chapter of ICC.
Constitution and bylaws have been approved. Discussed terms in regard to as ICC, NDBOA, etc. Officers initially elected 2 meetings ago. Jim price, Wisconsin, CEO, Pat Parsley EVP, Steve VanNote, VP, Chris Rose, Sec, Ron Bell, South Dakota, Treas. The Region has established 3 committees, The Education Committee which Ron Strand is the chairperson of, The Public Relations Committee Paul Arends will serve on and The Code Development has appointed Ray Ziegler to represent the NDBOA. Ron discussed the new training AMBO provided by Region 3. In the past, we have had control of our training. Under Region 3, we would do the same thing in 5 state area. Approximately same amount of cost for training and ability to take different types of training. Discussion on the need to be proactive in this organization. If not we will be losing out on something good.
Richard Walke of UL discussed his involvement with UL. Out of Northbrook, Illinois. Regulatory services and fire resistance directory provided through UL. Free to all jurisdictions on cdrom. Books are not provided now, only cdrom. Ultimate email services provided and sign up for this service available. Please contact ULfor answers to questions on certification services.
Announcement, Rich Gray will present Mobile Home installation program Friday.
Spring meeting date to be determined. Location will be Fargo. Rich B. motioned, Mel Z. 2nd, no oppose, motion carried. Mark L.stated first week of March works well.
Mel discussed NDBOA president attending ICC national convention. Contribution of cost by city can be a problem. Executive meeting discussed this issue and supported this. Looking for motion. Rich G. motioned, Daryl 2nd. Discussion: Ron S. stated NDBOA should support the total cost of president expenses. Rich withdrew and restated motion to accept Ron S. motion of total cost for president. Daryl withdrew 2nd and Ron 2nd new motion. Discussion of this motion and costs. Discussion of use of federal per diem for meals. Motion revised for federal per diem and 2nd. Discussion of 2000-2500 estimated cost for this trip. Discussion of upfront cost or reimbursed to president. Details will be worked out. Rich G. stated annual business meeting will be the important meeting to go to. New motion to pay expenses for president and use federal per diem to go to ICC national meeting. Discussion of which meeting. One meeting a year and president will decided which meeting. Vote taken. No opposed, motion passed.
Don with State electrical inspections stated he has literature and rebar information for anybody who wants it.
Correspondence and Announcements – none
Adjournment – Motion to adjourn by Mel Z., Daryl 2nd, motion carried.