October 2013 Newsletter

Chaparral Country Club, venue for monthly meetingMONTHLY DINNER MEETING

Chaparral Country Club
1260 Mohave Drive
Bullhead City

Guest Speaker(s): Safety Meeting (Mandatory for those with SCF coverage)
Date: October 9th, 2013
Social Hour: 6:00pm
Dinner served at 6:30pm sharp! Cost is $15.00 per person

DID YOU KNOW????Bring 1 ream of paper for a FREE 50/50 Ticket! Donation benefits the Academy of Building Industries




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 Rick Bastyr

President Rick Bastyr


As the year comes to a close we have seen many obstacles throughout the year. The most recent, section 12, is still an ongoing struggle. Mr. Toby Cotter admitted that the city was not forthcoming with all the information on section 12.  Which only adds  more questions and distrust to our elected officials.  And now they are being scrutinized over the River Regatta.  When the numbers become available next week I believe there will be many questions and the future of the Regatta may be in jeopardy.

This months general meeting is our Safety meeting. Scott Merrill has gotten some videos for us to view. This meeting is MANDATORY for anyone who has SCF. For the rest of us this is just good information, an opportunity to visit with friends, have a great meal and a chance to win next months dinner.

So don’t forget to RSVP on the website for your chance to win. And bring a ream of paper to get extra 50/50 tickets. I look forward to seeing all of you on October 9th at 6pm.

President Rick Bastyr

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BOARD LUNCH MEETING – September 10, 2013

Call to Order

The regular meeting of the Board of Directors was held on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, at Scooters, 2750 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, AZ.  The meeting was called to order at 11:50 a.m., by President Rick Bastyr.


President Rick Bastyr, Vice President Larry Adams, Treasurer Steven Bouman,  Directors Darryl Connella, Steve Ramsey, and Kim Camacho.  Absent were:  Secretary John Caponetto, Director Scott Merrill and Director  Catherine Lopez-Rajaniemi.


President Bastyr asked if everyone had read the Board Minutes.  He then asked for a motion to approve the August Board Minutes.  Director Connella made a motion to approve the Minutes for the August Board Meeting, and the motion was seconded by Director Ramsey.  All were in favor.  Motion passed.

Treasurer’s Report

Treasurer Bouman reported on the current Treasurer’s Report to the Board.  President Bastyr asked for a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report.  Director Ramsey made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report, seconded by Director Connella.  All were in favor.  Motion passed.

Guest Speaker

President Bastyr introduced Toby Orr to the Board Members.  Mr. Orr talked to the Board Members about competitive bidding.  Mr. Orr is trying to get the County to revamp their score sheets to give local companies a higher score because of their location to work area.   He gave quite a few examples of the different ways of bidding for projects for cities.  Mr. Orr talked about alternative procurement.  He also told the Board Members that Supervisor Steve Moss is on board with this and is helping to change “local preference”.  Mr. Orr wants the Mohave Valley Contractors Association’s support and endorsement to have County Procurement change their scoring system.  Mr. Orr would like someone from the Mohave Valley Contractors Association to go with him to the upcoming Supervisors meeting.

Vice President Adams said we should support this.  A motion was called for Vice President Adams to join Toby Orr to attend the Supervisors meeting.  Director Ramsey made a motion for Vice President Adams to join Toby Orr to attend the Supervisors meeting, and seconded by Director Connella.  All were in favor.  Motion passed.

Section 12

President Bastyr asked Vice President Adams to report on Section 12.  Vice President Adams reported on steps he has taken and what other citizens have done since the last Council meeting and kept the Board Members up to date regarding Section 12.

Building Codes 2012

President Bastyr reported that there will be a County Meeting to re-address the wording regarding the Building Codes 2012.

“Where To Retire”

Director Camacho said she has mailed out quite a few brochures of “Where to Retire”.  She also thanked Chris Barton for allowing her to use their postage meter.

Safety Committee Meeting

President Bastyr said that we would have a Safety Meeting in October.  He will get in touch with Director Scott Merrill to see if he can get Todd Dennis to show up for the Safety Meeting.  Discussion was held as to how to get members to attend the Safety Meeting, and someone said we may need to offer incentives like free Christmas Dinner tickets.  Someone said that if you have SCF insurance, you need to attend the Safety Meetings.  We need to find a way to get people to attend these Safety Meetings.


President Bastyr asked Treasurer Bouman if he had anything on deregulation that he wanted to report on.  Treasurer Bouman said no, but that he was going to bring more paper work to the meeting tomorrow.

Home Show

President Bastyr asked the Board Members if they had anything on the Home Show.  Someone mentioned that we should wait for Director Catherine Lopez-Rajaniemi.  We will set up a meeting next month to discuss this.

Academy of Building Industries

Treasurer Bouman reported that the Academy of Building Industries will be having their Open House the first Wednesday of November.

Treasurer Bouman also reported that the school is looking for volunteers to assist the teachers.  They are also looking for a four day a week assistant to teach math.  Their computer server went down.  They do have someone on campus that is trying to fix it.

Vice President Adams reported to the Board Members on the condition of Director Don Grasse.  He’s been going through chemo and is very weak.


President Bastyr asked for a motion to adjourn.  Vice President Adams made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Director Ramsey.  All were in favor.  Motion approved.  Meeting adjourned at 12:42 p.m.

Respectively submitted,

 Laura L. Harrison
September 10, 2013

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