February 2018 Newsletter

Chaparral Country Club, venue for monthly meetingMONTHLY DINNER MEETING

Chaparral Country Club
1260 Mohave Drive
Bullhead City

Speaker: Mr. Rick Daniels, The Needles City Manager
 February 14th, 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.


Well it looks like we will just skip winter this year as we sure haven’t had any and it doesn’t look like we are going too.

Our annual Home and Garden Show is only 6 weeks away.  Your home show committee is very busy finalizing this years show and it is time to reserve your booth for the March 24th and 25th show.  The two-day event has been attracting over 1000 participants and anyone that has participated with a booth will tell you that it is worthwhile to participate.

Mohave County is continuing the process of substantially increasing building and zoning permit fees.  There are a number of public meetings scheduled on these fee increases over the next month.  So far public attendance has been disappointing at best.  The attitude is nobody shows up so they do not object to the increases.  In some cases, these increases are in excess of the 300% and we sure do care.

The Needles City Manager Mr. Rick Daniels, will be one of our guest speakers.  Mr. Daniels is trying recruit contractors to Needles as they have more building going on than contractors to perform it.

We will also have students from the Academy of Building Industries to talk about their greenhouse project and the upcoming Annual Duck Race April 21st which the school has taken over.  50% of the proceeds go to fund AOBI’s School Bus Greenhouse Project, and 50% of the proceeds go to CFW’s Entrepreneurship Program for the students in the community.

Make your dinner reservations now.  I know its Valentine’s Day so bring your spouse for an excellent meal and a good time at the Chaparral Country Club.

Larry D. Adams

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Call To Order

The regular meeting of the Board of Directors was held on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, at Scooters, 2750 Miracle Mile, Bullhead City, AZ.  The meeting was called to order at 11:54 a.m., by President Larry Adams.


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


President Adams asked if everyone had read the December Minutes.  President Adams asked for a motion to approve the Minutes for December.  Treasurer Bouman made a motion to approved the Minutes for December.  Director Harris seconded the motion.  All were in favor.  Motion passed.

Treasurer’s Report

President Adams asked for the Treasurer’s Report.  Treasurer Bouman read the Treasurer’s Report for the month of December.  Expenses for December were $2,104.20.  Deposits were $1,250.  The DDA Account for December was $4,768.00; and, the Money Market Account has $65,477.42.  President Adams asked for a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report for the month of December.   Director Mark Harris made a motion to approve the Treasurer’s Report for the month of December.  Director Lombardi seconded the motion.  All were in favor.  Motion passed.

Old Business

Christmas Party

President Adams told the Board that the Christmas Party was a resounding success. We had a good turnout.  We won’t do anything different for the next Christmas Party.

Home Show

President Adams said that we had two new sponsors.  They are Redmond Construction and Silver Construction. Director Lopez-Rajaniemi is not here so we don’t have any new information regarding the Home Show.  But, it looks like it is going okay.

Winter Expo

President Adams talked about the upcoming Winter Expo and felt that the Mohave Valley Contractors Association should pay for a space at Mohave High School for this event.  President Adams asked for a motion to pay for a booth at the Winter Expo. Treasurer Bouman made a motion to have the Mohave Valley Contractors Association pay for having a booth at the Winter Expo.  Director Harris seconded the motion.  All were in favor.  Motion passed.

New Business

President Adams said that the County is looking to update and increase Building Codes.  A meeting will be held tomorrow at the Board of Supervisors at 1 p.m. President Adams said he was going to attend.  President Adams also said that the Building Codes require a contractor to have a ladder for the Building Inspector to climb up buildings and it has to be an approved OSHA approved ladder.  President Adams said that the 2006 Building Codes are the alternate means and methods.  He also gave the Board some information regarding the 2012 Building Codes.

Guest Speaker

President Adams said that our Guest Speaker for tomorrow’s General Meeting will be Ed Kulik, Mohave County Chief Building Official.

Director Lombard said she met the Mayor of Needles and that he said they are looking for builders.  She wanted to invite him to attend the General Meeting next month.  She also said that the City of Needles is encouraging economic development by the legalization of marijuana.  Director Lombardi said that she talked to John at the Chamber of Commerce and said that maybe we could have a class for contractors and business owners for their interests.


President Adams asked for a motion to adjourn.  Treasurer Bouman made a motion to adjourn.  Director Harris seconded the motion.  All were in favor.  Motion passed. Meeting adjourned at 12:3 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Laura L. Harrison
January 31, 2018