January 2015 Newsletter

Chaparral Country Club, venue for monthly meetingMONTHLY DINNER MEETING

Chaparral Country Club
1260 Mohave Drive
Bullhead City

Speakers: State Revenue Department
Date: January 14th, 2015
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 Rick Bastyr

President Rick Bastyr


With the beginning of a new year comes the beginning of new goals and new frustrations. The new frustration for this month is the new way your Transaction Privilege Taxes will be collected. The state has passed a bill saying cities can no longer collect their own TPT. The State will now be collecting it again. But there is a twist. Taxes will be separated into three different categories, and based on what category you perform the work under determines the amount of tax you pay. Sounds easy enough, NOT!! No one has been able to explain how to determine which category you will use, not even the State.

There is help coming though. On Wednesday January 14, from 2-4 we have arranged for the State Revenue department to provide some much needed info. All businesses in the city are invited to attend this meeting which will be held at the Chamber of Commerce.  They will also be our guest speaker at our general meeting that same night. We have asked them to cover specifically the construction industry. This will be a great time to get your questions answered for your specific company. You may want to bring your CPA just to make sure they have a clear understanding as well.

This meeting is a “Must attend” for every business! So, bring your bookkeepers, CPA’s and everyone else that has hand in your financials. Your going to want everyone on the same page.

Last week you should have received an application for the upcoming Home & Garden Expo in your email. Booths are already filling up. Reserve yours ASAP!  The show will be held on March 21-22 at the Mohave Crossroads Shopping center. The car and bike show are back and we are trying to get some “Big Boy Toys” as well. We are in talks with some RV, boat, PWC and dessert toy dealers to draw in even more spectators then last year. We had over 600 visitors attend our 2 day event last year and we expect to surpass that this year.

I look forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday January 14th, 6pm for our monthly meeting. Don’t forget to RSVP to get a chance at winning next months dinner for free. Every winner has said that that free dinner was the best, and their going try for another one.

President Rick Bastyr

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BOARD LUNCH MEETING – December 9, 2014

Call to Order

The regular meeting of the Board of Directors was held on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, 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 Steve Bouman, Directors Darryl Connella, Kim Camacho, and Terry Kriedel.  Absent were Secretary John Caponetto, Directors Catherine Lopez-Rajaniemi and Keith Parker.

Treasurer’s Report

Vice President Adams made a motion to dispense the reading the Treasurer’s Report.  Director Connella seconded the motion.  All were in favor.  Motion passed.

Home Show

President Bastyr said that the Home Show Committee met a couple of weeks ago and that they have new applications with a few changes.  There will no longer be $50 discounts for early registration.  They are also going to try to have the Big Boys Toys event on Saturday and Sunday.  President Bastyr also passed new business cards with the Mohave Valley Contractors Association logo so that when the members are looking for donations or sponsorships, the card will show that the person is working for the Mohave Valley Contractors Association.  President Bastyr said that the next Home Show Committee meeting will be held December 16, 2014.

Building Activity Report

Vice President Adams passed out to the members the City’s Building Activity Report that showed building activity through September 31, 2014.  He said that single family residence building permits were 40 permits last year and for this year there were only 39 permits.

Where To Retire

Vice President said that they are having problems with the Where to Retire issues.  Right now the mailing labels are being sent to the Post Office instead of his office.  Vice President Adams said that he is sending the mailing labels that he has to the Chamber for mailing.

Registrar of Contractors

Vice President Adams informed the Board Members that Bill Redman and Jack Stahl both passed away within a week of each other.  A service will be held for both of them on December 19, 2014, at 11 a.m., at the Great Lutheran Church located at 2201 Harrison Street, Kingman, Arizona.  Vice President Adams felt that the Mohave Valley Contractors Association should send flowers and that he would take care of ordering the flowers and we should be represented at the service.  We will let the members know about this at tomorrow’s dinner meeting.

Guest Speaker

Vice President Adams said that we will have someone from the State of Revenue Department be our guest speaker and hopefully they will give us information regarding the new sales tax requirements to hit Arizona construction contractors.  The Mohave Valley Contractors Association is sponsoring a public session at the Chamber of Commerce from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. where the representative of the State of Revenue Department will be informing the public regarding the new sales tax requirements.


Director Camacho informed the Board Members that Copper Pointe is kicking us off SCF and will no longer have a group plan effective January 1, 2015.  It was decided that Director Camacho will write a letter to the members that are in the SCF regret we will no longer be part of the group plan.


President Bastyr asked if everyone had read the November Board Minutes in the Newsletter.  He then asked for a motion to approve the Minutes of last month’s Board Meeting.  Treasurer Bouman made a motion to approve the Minutes of November’s Board Meeting, seconded by Director Connella.  All were in favor.  Motion passed.


President Bastyr entertained a motion to adjourn.  Vice President Adams made a motion to adjourn and Director Connella seconded the motion.  All were in favor.  Motion passed.  Meeting adjourned at 12:42 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Laura L. Harrison
December 9, 2014