MIAM General Membership Meeting Minutes
M I N U T E S
The meeting of the Mechanical Inspectors Association of Michigan, Inc. was opened by MIAM President, Ed Bartram, at 12:30 P.M. Mr. Bartram welcomed and thanked all present for their support, noting that approximately 100 inspectors were in attendance at the 2022 Spring Conference.
PRESIDENT'S REPORT: Ed Bartram
Mr. Bartram reported to the membership about speakers, times of programs, credit hours, etc., and thanked the Board and Staff for their excellent work in providing a strong conference agenda. He also noted the value of getting more inspectors involved in the organization.
A. Mr. Bartram thanked the following companies for contributing sponsorships and prizes to the conference:
(1) 3M $1000
(2) Christian and Company $500
(3) McKenna $500
(4) SMACNA $500
(5) Kennedy Solutions Inc. $250
(6) Behler-Young $250
(7) Burke Agency $250
(8) Doherty Hotel $100 (one night accommodation)
B. Mr. Bartram thanked the speakers and instructors and acknowledged past presidents for their service.
C. Welcome New Members -
Active: Chad Hammerstrom
Jeffrey Towler, Houghton County
Adam Detwiler, Delta Township
D. Mr. Bartram invited Officers to present their reports:
1. Senior Vice President: Bob Modreske – Please pay dues
2. Vice President: Ed Harris – Absent
3. Secretary: Jerry Payne – Approved General Membership Minutes October 22, 2021
4. Treasurer: John Gross – Approve Financial Statement for April 30, 2022 (103,507.58)
ICC Liaison Mark Riley – Absent
Region 1 & 2 Joseph Shaltz, Houghton County – Busy
Region 3 & 4 Curt McNitt, Antrim County – Busy
Region 5 Jim Callender, Independent – Busy
Region 7 Chad Hill, Wyoming – Busy
Region 8 Robert Logan, AGS – Absent
Region 9 Sue Schippert – In-person classes resumed, developing partnerships with other groups (e.g., Plumbers). Zoom classes to be scheduled and Webinars.
E. Legislative Report – Ken Misiewicz (New Member): Thorough update on happenings in Lansing.
Plan review is universal inclusive of all trades, per Construction Code Commission.
F. Old Business:
A. Spring May 11-13, 2022 Bartram Doherty Hotel
G. Correspondence – Webinars - 19 credits (mechanicalinspector.com) – State of Michigan Approval extended to September 2023, fees will be charged.
H. New Business –
A. Fall Oct 19-21, 2022 Modreske Doherty Hotel
B. Spring Joint MIAM-PIAM May 11-12, 2023 Modreske Doherty Hotel
There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 1:00 PM.