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
Deluca’s Place in the Park August Goodtime II Party
6075 Middle Ridge Rd. September Annual Fishing Trip & Golf Outing
December Christmas Party
$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 www.csuohio.edu 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. www.kenstoncommunityed.org
the two year term by the membership in atten- NCOBOA Assets 8568.54
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 www.cocoaonline.org 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
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!
Amherst, Ohio 44001-747