January 2018 Newsletter

Chaparral Country Club, venue for monthly meetingMONTHLY DINNER MEETING

Chaparral Country Club
1260 Mohave Drive
Bullhead City

Speaker: Mr. Ed Kulik, Mohave County Chief Building Official
Date:
 January 10th, 2018
Social Hour: 6:00pm
Dinner served at 6:30pm sharp! Cost is $15.00 per person

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Please note: We pay for all meals ordered. Once you have made your reservation, you will be charged for your dinner even if you do not attend.


PRESIDENT’S CORNER

I hope that the holiday season was a pleasant memorable experience for all of you and your families. As we look to the new year 2018 I think we can count on a continued improving business environment much the same as we experienced in 2017. Although everyone is dealing with a new set of problems, labor shortages, material shortages, and inflation it sure is better than the last 10 years when you didn’t know where your next job would come from. Mohave County is again looking at building permit fee increases as well as changes to the current building code. Our guest speaker January 10th will be Mr. Ed Kulik, Mohave County Chief Building Official. This is your chance to hear the purposed increases and changes first hand. The purposed changes will have a direct effect on your business and I urge you to take advantage of the opportunity to input the process. Make your dinner reservations now while you are thinking about it. Looking forward to seeing you January 10th.

Larry D. Adams
President


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Call To Order

The regular meeting of the Board of Directors was held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at Scooters, 2750 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, AZ.  The meeting was called to order at 11:59 a.m., by President Larry Adams.

Attendees

President Larry Adams, Treasurer Steve Bouman, Directors  Catherine Lopez-Rajaniemi, Mark Harris, and  Mijung Lombardi.    Absent:  Secretary John Caponetto.

Treasurer’s Report

President Adams asked for the Treasurer’s Report.  Treasurer Bouman read the Treasurer’s Report for the month of November.    Expenses for November were $1,336.67.  The DDA Account for November  was $5,823; and, the Money Market Account has $65,471.02.  President Adams asked for a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report for the month of November.   Director Lopez-Rajaniemi made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report for the month of November, and Director Harris seconded the motion.  All were in favor.  Motion passed.   

Minutes

President Adams said there were no Minutes to be approved for the month of November.  

New Business

President Adams reported that Mijung is officially on the Board.  We do need to get a list of new Board Members out.  

Old Business

Where To Retire

President Adams informed the Board of the new advertisement that was put in the Where to Retire magazine for the months of November and December.  They are not getting enough returns on the advertisement, so he doesn’t see any reason to continue.

Home Show

Director Lopez-Rajaniemi talked about the car show to be held on Sunday.  They will be holding raffles for every 30 minutes.  Their goal is to set up to get more people to come on Sunday.  Need goodies to put in goodie bags.  Maybe have a pet adoption. Find out if they have to have insurance to hold a pet adoption.  She said that the local Artist Guild will be there with art displays.  There will also be demonstrations of displays from different companies.

Christmas Party

Treasurer Bouman needs to get more tickets and he will have the envelopes with the different amounts of monies to be raffled off.  Everything is set and we will have a group playing background music.  

2015 Building Codes

President Adams said that the first meeting of the Exploratory Committee for the 2015 Building Codes will be held in Kingman at 1:30pm.  One of the questions he would like to ask is “what problem do we have to fix”?

President Adams wanted to apologize to the Board for not getting the Newsletter out.  

Academy of Building Industries School

Treasurer Bouman informed the Board that the Wood Shop teacher said that a 14 year old student committed suicide.  He also said that they would like to get two fresh flags, one for the school and one for the mother.  They need $500 to help out to pay for the flags.  Motion was made by Treasurer Bouman to donate $500 to buy the flags, seconded by Director Lopez-Rajaniemi.  All were in favor.  Motion passed.  

Adjournment

President Adams asked for a motion to adjourn.  Director Harris made a motion to adjourn.  Director Lopez-Rajaniemi seconded the motion.  All were in favor.  Motion passed.   Meeting adjourned at 12:22 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Laura L. Harrison
December 27, 2017

December 2017 Newsletter


CHRISTMAS PARTY

Chaparral Country Club
1260 Mohave Drive
Bullhead City

Date: December 13th, 2017
Social Hour: 6:00pm
Dinner served at 6:30pm sharp! Cost is $20.00 per person

Please RSVP to Laura at 928-758-4959 or email mvca9598@gmail.com

Please note: We pay for all meals ordered. Once you have made your reservation, you will be charged for your dinner even if you do not attend.


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Call To Order

The regular meeting of the Board of Directors was held on Tuesday, November 7, at Scooters, 2750 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, AZ. The meeting was called to order at 11:54 a.m., by President Larry Adams.

Attendees

President Larry Adams, Treasurer Steve Bouman, Directors  Catherine Lopez-Rajaniemi and Mark Harris.  Absent:  Secretary John Caponetto, Directors Kim Camacho and Jim Underwood.  Guests were  Mijung Lombardi of Horizon Bank, and Darlene Hiltner.  

Treasurer’s Report

President Adams asked for the Treasurer’s Report.  Treasurer Bouman read the Treasurer’s Report for the month of October.  Expenses for October were $2,481.19. The DDA Account for October was $6,884.67; and, the Money Market Account has $65,468.24.  President Adams asked for a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report for the month of October.  Director Lopez-Rajaniemi made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report for the month of October, and Director Harris seconded the motion.  All were in favor.  Motion passed.

Minutes

President Adams asked if everyone had read the Minutes in the Newsletter.  He then asked for a motion to approve the Minutes of October’s Board Meeting.  Director Lopez-Rajaniemi made a motion to approve the Minutes of October’s Board Meeting.  Director Harris seconded the motion.  All were in favor.  Motion passed.  

Old Business

Building Fee Increase

President Adams informed the Board that Mohave County has rescinded the Building Fees increase. But, they will not be reimbursed as of today. A discussion was held as to whether to put an effort to get reimbursements. It was decided to bring this issue to tomorrow’s General Meeting and ask the members to see if they want us to pursue this. President Adams stated that this increase was in violation of State Law and that the County needs to refund the monies that were paid with this increase. Director Lopez-Rajaniemi will put a letter together.

Fire Department Bond Vote

President Adams said we probably will get results of the voting regarding the Fire Department Bond later this evening. The Fire Fighters Union spent a lot of money to pass this Bond. A short discussion was held on this. Some of the things mentioned were that the City needs to take over the Fire Department and/or should be handled by the private sector.

New Business

2015 Building Codes

President Adams said that next month we need to stop Mohave County from adopting the 2015 Building Codes.

Letter To Governor

Treasurer Bouman said he will be circulating a letter to the a Senator and two Representatives with signatures regarding sweep funds from Mohave Electric Cooperative that are used for community projects.  

Home Show

Director Lopez-Rajaniemi passed out a flyer/vendor application for the Home Show. She said that they held a meeting a week and a half ago.  The Committee is working on having an outdoor craft show on Sunday.  They will have the Artist Guild, art displays, and a craft show.  There will be a car show on Saturday.  Darlene Hiltner said that they will have the School Bus Green House there.  They will have planting with the Master Gardeners.  Director Lopez-Rajaniemi said that Freeman is donating their services and will have the same set up as last year.  There was discussion regarding the programming insert in the paper.  Althea wants to do more ads regarding our Home Show.  We need a better sound system.  Also, we need ideas for Sunday, whether it is some type of outdoor activity.   We also need to get the Kiwanis on board.  Treasurer Bouman said that MEC does 15-minute classes on safety, solar and informative information on energy.  We also need to have our ads showing the schedules and dates for our events at the Home Show.  Ms. Hiltner said that all the awards will be made by the Academy of Building Industries students for the Car Show.  

Guest Speaker

President Adams said that David Heath, Parks and Recreation Director, will be our guest speaker at tomorrow night’s general meeting.

Adjournment

Meeting adjourned at 12:49 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Laura L. Harrison
[October 20, 2017] Received November 16, 2017