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May 15, 2020 NMCOA Meeting Cancelled
The May NMCOA Meeting scheduled for May 15, 2020 has been cancelled. The cancellation is the result of a number of issues all related to the COVID-19 pandemic situation.
At this time, the NMCOA Board is unsure of the ability to have meetings in the very near future. The typical months of June through August are typically off months for NMCOA, and will remain the same this year. It is the hope of the Board to resume our normal schedule in September.
During the summer the NMCOA Board is going to research the use of virtual or online presentations in the future. While there is value in being present in our meetings, and interacting with others face to face, the use of online presentations can allow the membership to maintain its educational credits if open meetings are restricted in the future. There are a number of logistical issues that will need to be addressed, therefore the online method of presentation will not be used until the idea has been researched thoroughly by the Board.
The Board wishes all a safe and healthy summer and look forward to returning to our normal meeting schedule in the fall. As always, feel free to contact the board with any questions, comments or concerns.
As NMCOA transitions email addresses to the NMCOA Gmail account, some of you may be receiving this email message twice, one from email@example.com, and another from firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be patient as we continue this transition process over the next couple months. Once completed, all nmcoa email correspondence will be from email@example.com .
Thanks to those who have submitted their 2020 NMCOA Dues and Membership forms. To date, I have received 85% of those who were members in 2019. For those who have not submitted, please do so as soon as possible. At the end of March, those not paid will be removed from the membership list and sign in sheets.
The MADCAD subscription is being renewed for 2020. To date, NMCOA had 48 jurisdictions complete the 2020 MADCAD renewal form and payment. NMCOA has had 2 2019 subscribers drop out of the 2020 MADCAD subscription and 2 previous subscribers who NMCOA has not heard from. This shortage has affected the total funds collected this year to pay the subscription for 2020. Fortunately NMCOA has a small reserve of funds from the past couple years where expense was slightly less than the subscription fees received. As such, NMCOA is covering the shortfall for 2020 using those reserve funds. If your jurisdiction is interested in joining the NMCOA – MADCAD subscription, check the NMCOA website for more details, or contact Martie Van Berlo, NMCOA Education Chairman, for more details.
The Board looks forward to seeing you at our next meeting. As always, comments, questions and concerns can all be directed to any of the NMCOA Board members.
The Northern Michigan Code Officials Association Board of Directors has signed a Proclamation
recognizing the month of May 2019 as Building Safety Month.
Building Safety Month is celebrated nationwide by many local code enforcement jurisdictions, State and local government officials, code official organizations and more. The purpose of this is to raise awareness of the importance of building codes and their enforcement to provide safe and structurally sound buildings and structures for our communities to live in, work in and play in. Additionally, Building Safety Month helps raise awareness of the important role of code officials and inspectors within our communities.
We, as code officials and inspectors, are the “unknown guardians of public safety”. Below is the 2019 NMCOA Proclamation. Also provided is a sample proclamation that can be used by your jurisdiction. The Sample Document is provided as a Word Document that can be edited and used as you wish. Suggest that your jurisdiction approve a proclamation to recognize the importance of the code official and the work they do to.
NMCOA has made their proclamation to recognize the NMCOA membership for their contributions to the citizens of their communities.
NMCOA is currently beginning to phase in a new email address. The new NMCOA email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to send future correspondence to this address. In the past, we have used Martie’s work email as a communication tool for NMCOA correspondence. We wish to end the use of that email for NMCOA correspondence in the not too distant future. Your assistance in that effort is appreciated.
Recent Employment Postings
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