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					                                                       NCOB OA
                                North Central Ohio Building Officials Association
                             Vol. 48                                                                           December 2003
                             It’s the end of another year. We played hard and worked hard. We learned more than we forgot. It’s
                             time to unwind with friends and peers. Join us for the Annual Christmas Party on December 18th, 2003.
                             Santa and his elves, (is that politically correct?) have promised us the biggest, bestest (sic) and fullest
                             sack of presents ever. Don’t miss the fun. Join us to share in the Holiday Cheer!

                                 The Educational Year in                                       Monthly Meeting
                                        Review                                            Please keep in mind that we have to guar-
                                                                                          antee DeLuca’s Place a minimum number
                             Monthly Meetings for 2003                                    of meals for the monthly meeting. We need
                             January        BOCA                           1 Hour         you to attend. Please join us each month
                             February       Cleveland Vicon                2 Hrs          for dinner and education.
                             March          OBBS                           1 Hour
                             April          Ohio Ready Mix                 1 Hour         Don’t forget to RSVP your dinner reserva-
                             May            Hilti                          1 Hour         tions each month to Pete, 322-1925
                             September      Inspector Safety               1 Hour
                             October        Boise Cascade                  1 Hour
   General                   November       Masonry Institute              2.5 Hrs

  Membership                 Special Seminars
                             June            Energy Codes                  8 Hours
  December 18th, 2003
                             October         Engineered Lumber             4 Hours
        6:30 pm
                             Special Functions
Deluca’s Place in the Park   August          Goodtime II Party
 6075 Middle Ridge Rd.       September       Annual Fishing Trip & Golf Outing
                             December        Christmas Party
      Lorain, Ohio
         $12.00              So, by belonging to NCOBOA and attending your
                             monthly meetings, you could have picked up 10.5
                             hours of valuable continuing education of which 9.5
                             hours were BBS approved. If you joined us on those
                             special seminar days, an additional 12 hours of contin-
                             uing education was yours for the taking. WOW, that’s
                             21.5 hours of education this year alone. And they say
                             you only need 30 hours of education to maintain your
                                                                                                Page 2               December 2003
    Administration of the
      Oath of Office
Congrat’s to the newly elected Officer and Board                                                    See for info on OBC,
of Directors for NCOBOA for the 2004-2005                                                           Plumbing, Electrical and Fire Alarm
term. Bruce Larcomb from ICC will be here to             Treasurers Report                          Courses offered for the winter quarter at
preside over the festivities at our January meeting.                                                Cleveland State University Cole Center.
Bruce will also give us an educational presentation        for November                             Most start in January 2004.
for credit hours.
                                              Income                             $2391.41           OCIEB and ESI Re-certification courses at
The slate of candidates as presented at the Expenditures                         $1970.37           Kenston Community College, Dec 6 and 7,
November meeting were unanimously elected for                                                       2003.
the two year term by the membership in atten- NCOBOA Assets                      8568.54
dance.                                                                                                                PHC
                                                We still have accounts receivable for
President:        Guy Fursdon - N.Ridgeville    $1725.00 for attendees at the Energy                Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors
V. President:     Paul Blanchette- N. RidgevilleCode Seminar and the Engineered                     will be having their Annual Convention at
Treasurer:        Pete Lorandeau - Elyria       Lumber Seminar which have not yet                   Sawmill Creek in Huron, Ohio from March
Secretary:        Ron Schnurr - Oberlin         been received. If you attended, please              31st, 2004 - April 3rd, 2004.
Director:         Doug Milburn - Bay Village    check to be sure the fees or PO were
Director:         Larry Sheets - Strongsville   actually paid. We will be invoicing those
Director:         Paul Grayshaw - N. Olmsted                                                                  A Capital Event
                                                members for which our records indicate
                                                non-payment. Please keep in mind we
They will be joining Directors, Norm Wirth, Tom too could have been remiss, so if you get           The 14th Annual Joint OBOA Conference
Carleton and Tim Golden who all have one year an invoice and you paid, don’t be offend-             will be hosted by COCOA this year. The
left on their terms. Welcome aboard.                                                                dates are from January 25th thru the 27th,
                                                ed, just drop us a dime.                            2004. The conference will be held in
                                                                                                    Columbus at the Marriott North. Check
                Recognition                               Secretary’s Report               for the numerous cred-
                                                                                                    it hours and courses available at the seminar.
This month we have included nomination forms to             for November
acknowledge the accomplishments of your peers.         After a scrumptious dinner, the meeting                Kode Korner
Please take the time to nominate an individual who     was called to order by President Fursdon.
has contributed thru action or deed to enhance our     The slate of candidates for 2004-2005 was Is this garden hose located in a nursing care
profession and organization.                           presented. No additional nominations facility Code Compliant? The building is 15+
                                                       were heard from the floor and the slate as years old. What Code section applies?
                                                       proposed was elected. Swearing in will be
                                                       at the January meeting.
                                                       No education for December, Christmas
PLEASE, PLEASE.....complete the attached               Party. Bring your spouses.
membership application/renewal form and return it
as soon as possible. We must receive your annual       HB208, Retainage was discussed.
dues by January 15th to be in compliance with our
by-laws. Don’t forget, a portion of your dues is       OBOA is seeking volunteers for the ICC
forwarded to OBOA for your membership with             Code Change Committee.
                                                       Jim Darcy from IMI presented education
                                                       on construction and inspection of fire-
                                                       places and chimneys.

                                                       Mr. Darcy was presented with a plaque in
                                                       appreciation for this and past educational
                                                       presentations to NCOBOA.

                                                       Close to 50 members attended this past
                                                       month’s general meeting. Almost all
                                                       RSVP’d to Pete.
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                                                    2003 Awards Ceremony
It’s time once again to give recognition to that outstanding official, associate or firefighter who has made an important contribution to this
organization and the industry. Take a moment and complete one of the enclosed nomination forms if you know of an individual who is
deserving of this honor.

Prior year honorees have been listed below:

                  Code Official                        Associate of the Year                           Firefighter of the Year

1997              Jack Murphy                          Countywide Construction                         -------------------
1998              Ron Schnurr                          Nickloff Builder                                -------------------
1999              Bob Pryatel                          John Maize                                      Ralph Peachman
2000              Ken Miller                           Ron Fischer                                     Matti Lavikka
2001              Dave Volle                           Modern Poured Walls                             Gene Kropf
2002              Norm Wirth                           Randy Knillans                                  John Dore

             President’s Letter                                                  President’s Questionnaire
On behalf of the NCOBOA Board of Directors and               1.   What educational seminars would you like NCOBOA to sponsor?
myself, we wish all the members of NCOBOA and                2.   What social events would you like NCOBOA to entertain?
their families a Happy, Healthy and Safe Holiday             3.   What suggestions for the NCOBOA Newsletter would you like to make?
Season. As a reminder, please be careful with                4.   How would you rate the progress of NCOBOA to date?
Holiday Decorations, such as, extension cords,               5.   Any other comments or suggestions that you would like to share?
lighting, candles, etc... Please relay this reminder
to all your families and friends to make this a safe         Please take a moment and respond to these questions to make NCOBOA a bet-
holiday.                                                     ter organization for us all.

Guy M. Fursdon
President NCOBOA
                                                                  ISO Info
We received a letter from the esteemed CBO of North Royalton, Jack Murphy. Jack indicated his department recently completed their
ISO review and found that they had lost “points” because elected Officials who serve on Planning Commissions, Board of Appeals
and Building Code Committees had not received any continuing education classes in our discipline. It was recommended that these
officials obtain at least 3 hours of continuing code education a year.

Every elected Official should be notified of this requirement. If the Officials knew the benefits to their constituents, they would be will-
ing to comply.

Ohio Edison is planning on hiring 400 people throughout Ohio and sending them to paid in full schooling for two

FirstEnergy’s Power Systems Institute would like to announce the Dates and Locations of the 2004 Orientation
Schedule. For more information or if you know someone who may be interested in the Lineworker/Substation train-
ing partnerships please contact:
               LaMinda Nichols 440-604-9803 -or- 8-824-9803

Youngstown State University - Youngstown, OH                       January 20       6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Lakeland Community College - Kirtland, OH                          January 27       6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Stark State College of Technology - Canton, OH                     February 3       6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Owens Community College - Toledo, OH                               February 10      6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Raritan Valley Community College - North Branch, NJ                March 2          6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

For more information, visit the Training & Development “communities” page and click on Workforce Development.
                          Room for one More!

P.O.Box 747
Amherst, Ohio 44001-747

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