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the Cutting Edge


									       Mid-Shores Home Builders Association, Inc.

                                                                                           Volume 1, Issue 2                      February 2010

                              the Cutting Edge
                                        PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
                                        By Steve Thielman, Kiel Building Supply

Inside this issue:                      Hi Everyone,
                                        It is less than two weeks
Home & Garden Expo             2
                                        to Mid-Shores HBA’s
Consumer Alert!                3        Home & Garden Expo,
                                        Got a booth? Need a
WBA President                  4        booth? If so, contact
Government Affairs             5
                                        We’ll be looking for
H & G Expo Flyer               7        some volunteers for
                                        clean up, set up, tear
Website Advertising            8
                                        down, and anything
WBA’s Legal Hotline            10       else that comes with a                 As Mr. Roehrig focuses
                                        great show like this.                  on his WBA duties, the                      for our association…
                                        Volunteer at the next                  search begins for a new                     please consider the call.
                                        meeting, Feb. 9.                       government Affairs rep                      Be the voice for MSHBA
    CALENDAR OF                                                                                                                on Planet Madison.
   February 9 GM Meeting                Become an Exhibitor in MSHBA’s Home & Garden Expo!                                   Come one come all!
    Roepke’s Village Inn, Charlesburg
    5:30 pm Board of Directors           Providing the public a reliable source of information about all fac-
    6:30 pm General Membership             ets of remodeling & new home construction….Providing a direct
                                                                                                              Stay warm,
   Feb. 10 Home Expo Mtg.
    7:00 am at Schneider & Schnei-       and immediate benefit to area builders, subcontractors and suppli- Steve Thielman
    der Constr., LLC                     ers…Join us in highlighting our trade to the public by participating
   Feb. 12-14 WBA Convention
    Radisson Paper Valley, Appleton
                                         in this opportunity to showcase the incredible workmanship, prod-
    Register at                       ucts and services our area can provide.
 February 19-21 MSHBA                      “Commitment to community, quality and professionalism is our motivation”
  Home & Garden Expo
    Former Pamida building, NH
    Fri.: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Sat. & Sun.: 10:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Contact MSHBA for an Exhibi-
    tor’s Packet
    February 23 Business Day
                                              FEBRUARY MEETING
   March 9 GM Meeting                      February 9, 2010                    MEMBER SPOTLIGHT:
    5:30 pm Board of Directors                                              Each month, three MSHBA members will be
    6:30 pm General Membership            Roepke’s Village Inn              featured at its General Membership meetings.
   April 13 GM Meeting                  W2686 St. Charles Rd., Chilton
    5:30 pm Board of Directors                                               Featured members will have an opportunity
    6:30 pm General Membership           5:30 pm Board of Directors             to introduce their business to members.
                                                                            February’s Member Spotlights are:
                                              6:00 pm Cocktails
                                                                                 Community Bank & Trust
                                        6:30 pm General Membership                Steve Tenpas Drywall, Inc.
                                                 & Dinner                     Christel & Heiberger Builders, Inc.
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                                        MSHBA Membership
                                        THANKS FOR RENEWING YOUR
                                        Charles Carpentry, LLC
                                        MEMBERSHIPS DUE:
                                        Nov.:     Cedar Ridge Builders, Inc.
 2010 MSHBA OFFICERS                              Chuck’s Finishing Touch, LLC
                                                  Neuens Fredonia Lumber Co.
 President          Steve Thielman      Dec.:     Automotive Source, Inc.
 Kiel Building Supply ● 920-894-2424                  Citizens Bank
                                                  Interior Woodworking LLC
 President-Elect    David Charles
       Charles Carpentry, LLC
                                        Jan:      JMR Builders, LLC
           920-894-4351                 March:    Builders Supply of NE Wisconsin                   Moehn Plumbing, Inc.
 Treasurer         Julie Binversie
   Premier Financial Credit Union       Know someone interested in becom-
           920-898-4232         ing a member of Mid-Shores Home
 Secretary         Pam Van Dera         Builders Association...content Tena
    Bank Mutual ● 920-898-5737
                                        for a Membership Application.
 Past-President        Jason Ruebl
  JMR Builders, LLC ● 920-756-9488

      2010 DIRECTORS
           Glenn Christel
  Christel & Heiberger Builders, Inc.
                                        ANNOUNCING...MSHBA’S HOME & GARDEN EXPO
            Sean Kelly
      Accurate Housing Systems                      February 19-21, 2010
           262-745-0900                          Friday 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
          Rick Mueller
   RAM Enterprises ●920-849-2450           Saturday & Sunday 10:00 pm – 4:00 pm
          Dan Schneider                    Former Pamida building, New Holstein
  Schneider & Schneider Constr., LLC
                                        Admission to the expo is $3.00 or free with the
          WBA Directors                 donation of three non-perishable food items to
          Dan Schneider
  Schneider & Schneider Const., LLC
                                        benefit the Chilton Salvation Army Bread of
           Gary Roehrig                 Life Assistance Center.
   Roehrig & Savola Builders, Inc.
             Sean Kelly                 The Home & Garden Expo will feature dozens of
     Accurate Housing Systems           exhibitors, free educational seminars, children’s
          NAHB Director                 activities, concessions by community fundraisers
          Dan Schneider                 and much more!
  Schneider & Schneider Const ., LLC
                                        Less than 2 weeks remain until MSHBA’s
                                        2010 Home & Garden Expo…and your help
                                        is needed in bringing this showcase event to
                                        the public! How can you help?

                                        Promotion: Help us promote the expo by
                                        adding the following to your marquee…

                                              Mid-Shores Home Builders
                                               HOME & GARDEN EXPO
                                                    Feb. 19-21, 2010
                                          Former Pamida building, New Holstein
         PO Box 125                                                                         Expo Duties: Help will also be needed dur-
                                          Print & display the enclosed flyer in your        ing the expo at the admission booth, help
    New Holstein, WI 53061
                                                           business                         with directing parking, etc. Let me know if
                                                                                            you can volunteer a few hours.
 Executive Officer Tena Hartwig
           2104 Mary Ave.
                                        Set Up/Clean Up: Help is needed to get the
      New Holstein, WI 53061            building cleaned up and presentable for the         Lastly, space is still available…it is not too
     Phone/Fax (920) 898-5030           expo. Clean up will occur Feb. 15-17. Con-          late to purchase space…contact Tena at 920-     tact Clean-up Chair, Jerry Mallmann at 849-         898-5030.
                                        9023 if you can help!
                                                                                                                                               Page 3

                                    CONSUMER ALERT! NEW LEAD PAINT RULES
                              Homeowners and property managers with remodeling              perform work that disturbs potential lead-contaminated
                              projects for 2010 should be aware of new regulations set      surfaces is subject to this rule. As of April 22, 2010
                              forth by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)       companies need to be certified as a “Wisconsin Lead-
                              and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services Asbes-        Safe Company” and have at least one employee certi-
                              tos and Lead Section (DHS) regarding disturbing as little     fied as a “Lead-Safe Renovator.” This certification
       MSHBA                  as six square feet of potential lead-contaminated interior    requires an 8-hour class with two hours of hands-on
   2010 Committees            surfaces or 20 square feet of potential lead-contaminated     training. The Lead Safe Renovator must also complete
                              exterior surfaces.                                            a 4-hour refresher every 4 years. In addition, before
 Community Projects –         The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Lead: Reno-        work starts the company has to distribute to the home
Dan Schneider, Schneider &    vation, Repair and Painting rule governing the work of        or building owner the EPA booklet “Renovate Right:
  Schneider Construction,     professional remodelers in homes where there is lead-         Important Lead Hazard Information for Families, Child
                              based paint was published in the Federal Register on          Care Providers and Schools.” A confirmation of receipt
Governmental Affairs –                                                                      of the lead pamphlet must be signed by the owner,
                              Earth Day, April 22, 2008. As of October 20, 2009 Wis-
  Gary Roehrig, Roehrig &                                                                   operator or occupant.
                              consin became authorized to administer and enforce its
    Savola Builders, Inc.
                              new “Wisconsin Renovation Repair and Painting (chapter        “The Wisconsin Builders Association® (WBA) along with
Home & Garden Expo –
 Bernie Bos, Sun Comfort,     DHS 163) program instead of working under the EPA’s           the WBA Foundation has taken extraordinary measures
            Inc.              program. Wisconsin was the first state in the nation to       to meet these training requirements in the short time
      Membership -            have its renovation regulation in place and to self-certify   frame available” said WBA Executive Vice President
 Tom Heiberger, Christel &    its program with the U.S. EPA.                                Jerry Deschane, CAE. WBA has established a series of
  Heiberger Builders, Inc.    The rule addresses remodeling and renovation projects in      training dates and sites throughout the state from Janu-
   Parade of Homes –          all pre-1978 single family homes, duplexes, apartments,       ary through April to facilitate the specialized education
Vonda Heiberger, Christel &   condominiums and child occupied facilities such as day        dictated by the new requirements. Members and non-
  Heiberger Builders, Inc.    cares, preschools, churches, commercial buildings, office     members may go to the calendar of events at
   Public Relations –         buildings etc. This could include remodeling, repair, main- to view options and register on-line.
   Jeff Hedrich, Hedrich      tenance, rehab, weatherization, painting, electrical,         The specialized nature of this training requires very
     Construction Inc.        plumbing, HVAC, window replacement, floor refinishing,        limited class size so affected professionals should not
      Scholarship –           carpentry etc.                                                delay in seeking training opportunities offered by WBA.
    Steve Thielman, Kiel
      Building Supply         Consumers should be aware that anyone who is paid to
     Special Events:
  Banquet & Auction –
Dan Schneider, Schneider &             The PRO EXPO
                                     presented by Pella
  Schneider Construction,
Cookout & Casino Night
 Glenn Christel, Christel &
 Heiberger Builders, Inc. &                    February 25, 2010
 Carol Wordell, Designs by             3-8 pm at Lambeau Field, Green Bay
           Carol              Keynote Address:
      Fundraising –
                              The Future of Remodeling (Past, Present, Future) –
  Gary Roehrig, Roehrig &
    Savola Builders, Inc.
                              By Case Design & Remodeling
      Trap Shoot –            Break-out sessions
Pam Van Dera, Bank Mutual      Top Remodelers Speak Out: Best Practices to
    Rummage Sale –
                              Strengthen Your Business – By Remodelers Advan-
    Sean Kelly, Accurate
                              tage Inc.
     Housing Systems
        Website –             25 Proven Ideas to Transform Your Marketing in
Pam Van Dera, Bank Mutual     2010 – By Cygnus Publications
                              Residential & Commercial Construction Trends –
                              By Hanley Wood
                              Why Pella – by Pella
                              Pella Installation – by Pella                                 The event is open to all builders, employees and sub-
                                                                                            contractors. To receive course credits for breakout
                              Applying Weather Resistant Barriers – Lumber Deal-
                                                                                            sessions, you must bring your Wisconsin Builders Li-
                              ers Supply, Inc. – Greg Kirschling
                              Managing Radiant Heat in Buildings – Lumber Deal-
                                                                                            Visit for more information and to
                              ers Supply, Inc. – Greg Kirschling
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                                WBA PRESIDENT NAMED TO PARTNERSHIP FOR
                                     STRONGER ECONOMY TASK FORCE
                              2009 WBA President Doug Scott, owner of Advantage
                              Homes, (Janesville) has been named to Assembly              forward to working with partnership on creative ideas
                              Speaker Mike Sheridan’s (D-Janesville) Partnership for      on regulatory reform and tax issues to spur Wisconsin's
                              a Stronger Economy task force. The task force, co-          economy and get people working again." Scott will be
                              chaired by Reps. Peter Barca, (D-Kenosha), and Louis        focusing on a number of policy items to jumpstart Wis-
                              Molepske, (D-Stevens Point), was created to promote         consin’s economy and streamline regulation. Some of
                              long-term strategic dialogue between state government       those items include a Wisconsin tax credit for the con-
                              and those who create jobs, train and retrain workers        struction of a new primary resident in Wisconsin, ways
                              and educate our future workforce. The central goal of       to lower Wisconsin’s property tax burden, providing
                              the task force is to create and retain jobs in Wisconsin.   incentives for energy efficient building practices and
   “The positive economic
                                                                                          streamlining the platting process in Wisconsin.
   impact of the building     “Doug’s life-long immersion in the world of business
   industry in Wisconsin      and the construction industry made him a logical choice     A recent study of the economic impact of the construc-
   makes the voice of the     to help the task force find ways to make it easier to do    tion industry in Wisconsin by the National Association
   building industry criti-   business in Wisconsin by identifying obstacles that         of Home Builders showed during the construction
   cal in examining its       hinder economic development and create an unstable          phase, the building of every 1,000 single-family homes
   contribution to the        environment for business” said Jerry Deschane, CAE,         creates 2,043 jobs (1,412 jobs in construction alone),
   turnaround” said 2009      WBA Executive Vice President.                               generates $15.2 million in state and local taxes and
   WBA President Doug                                                                     $117.0 million of state and local income in the first year.
                              Scott is a 1975 graduate of UW-Madison with a degree        “The positive economic impact of the building industry
                              from the School of Business emphasizing Construction        in Wisconsin makes the voice of the building industry
                              Administration. He finished his MBA from UW-                critical in examining its contribution to the turnaround”
                              Whitewater in 1982 while continuing to work for the         said Scott.
                              family business Amwood Homes. Scott purchased
                              Amwood and in 2004 and expanded to Windsor Homes            The Wisconsin Builders Association®, consists of 25
                              in Madison. Doug also continued in general contracting      local associations, is an organization of more than
                              with Advantage Homes in 1991.                               7,000 members committed to preserving and promoting
                                                                                          the American dream of home ownership by working for
                              "I am thankful to be selected as a member of the Part-      quality, safe and affordable housing in Wisconsin.
                              nership for a Stronger Economy," said Scott. "I look
                                                                                                                                            Page 5

                                                  MSHBA GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
                                                  By Gary Roehrig, Government Affairs Chair

                                                        ARE YOU LISTENING?
                                                                                        Senator Joe Leibham, who represents most of our
                                                    That is the question that seems     membership area, is up for re-election. Joe has always
                           to be reverberating through Washington D.C. and the          been a friend of the building industry and we will need
                           nation after the Massachusetts senatorial election last      to support his State Senate bid. In addition Bob Ziegel-
                           week that saw Republican Scott Brown defeat the              bauer, Steve Kestell, and Al Ott are up for re-election.
                           Democrat Martha Crowley, and fill the seat of the late       They have been supporters of WBA and will need our
                           Senator Edward Kennedy. The immediate result                 support. Some of our membership area is represented
                           seems to be a dead stop for the health care reform bill      by Senator Alan Lasee who has announced he will not
                           that the Democratic Congress was attempting to pass          run for re-election so that spot opens up for business
                           through Congress.
Mid-Shores is looking                                                                   friendly candidates. Senator Lasee always supported
for a member to step       The Republican victory also seems to have invigorated        the building industry while he was serving. As you can
                           their party and gives momentum to Republican candi-          see we have some excellent candidates to serve us but
forward and succeed
                           dates for the Congressional elections coming up this         we will need to work to support their candidacies.
the existing               fall. What really needs to be watched is the influence of
Government Affairs                                                                      Business Day in Madison is February 23. Glenn Chris-
                           the “Tea Party” organization in national politics.           tel and I plan to attend the day and meet with our area
Chairmanship. Like a       Here in Wisconsin, Senator Russ Feingold is running          state legislators. Attendance at the Business Day is
child learning to walk,    for re-election to the U.S. Senate. A Rasmussen poll         one way you can begin to get involved in that process.
all it takes is for you    on January 28 shows former Governor Tommy Thomp-             Concluding, Mid-Shores is also looking for a member to
to take that first step!   son would defeat Feingold if the election were held that     step forward and succeed the existing Government
                           day (47 % to 43%). Most pollsters agree that if an           Affairs Chairmanship. Like a child learning to walk, all it
                           incumbent polls less than 50% he is vulnerable to a          takes is for you to take that first step!
                           defeat in his re-election bid. There are a number of
                           other Republican potential candidates to run against         Gary
                           Feingold so we all need to keep informed as this cam-
                           paign unfolds.

                                                                By Brad Boycks
                                                                Director of Government Affairs, WBA

                                                                                        Force on Global Warming.
                           WBA looks to NAHB for funds to lobby on Global               We are hopeful that we will be successful in our efforts
                           Warming Task Force matters                                   to obtain a grant from NAHB to help in our efforts on
                           Recently WBA GA staff submitted an application to the        global warming in 2010.
                           NAHB State and Local Issues Fund asking for financial        Global Warming bill officially released
                           assistance to help our lobbying efforts on the recently      In early January on the same day as a heavy snowfall
                           announced provisions contained in the Global Warming         hit Madison Governor Doyle, with members of the legis-
                           Task Force’s recommendations that have been now              lature announced a package of Global Warming initia-
                           drafted into legislation.                                    tives to be considered before the end of session.
                           WBA has committed the efforts of three staff members         The plan, now being called the Clean Energy Jobs Act,
                           to lobby members of the Wisconsin Legislature on this        is being touted as bill to create jobs. Supports claim
                           matter. WBA is requesting matching funds to pay the          that passage of this initiative will help create 15,000
                           retainer of an outside contract lobbyist to help fight       new jobs in Wisconsin.
                           these provisions in the Wisconsin Legislature. WBA is        Senator Republican leader Scott Fitzgerald offered a
                           also requesting these funds to do additional research        much different take on the proposed plan by saying:
                           on energy code issues to help our lobbying ef-               “After Wisconsin Democrats increased taxes and fees
                           fort. Finally, we are exploring the possibility of launch-   on families and businesses by nearly $5 billion last
                           ing a paid media effort to educate the public on these       year, they are layering on yet more cost increases
                           topics and the damaging effect the passage of these          through their global warming agenda. The mandates
                           policy items will have.                                      will increase gasoline, energy, and building costs,
                                                                                        which will put further strain on families’ budgets and
                           WBA respectfully requested matching funds of $10,000         result in even more job losses. This is the worst possi-
                           from the NAHB State and Local Issues Fund to retain          ble time to introduce such a proposal when our state
                           an outside contract lobbyist to assist the full time WBA     has lost over 163,800 jobs during this recession, and
                           lobbying team, to help pay for more in-depth research        Wisconsin workers are facing record unemployment.”
                           on this topic and to assist in possible paid media efforts   Among other items, the bill establishes a goal for all
                           to defeat or radically change the provisions of the Task     newly constructed residential and commercial building
                                                                                                                                                   Page 6

                                to be “zero net energy buildings” by 2030. Another item        homes. The bills (AB 607 and SB 415) are authored by
                                of particular interest relates to the Energy Code for 1        Representative Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) and Senator
                                and 2-family dwellings. The global warming bill would          Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay). WBA GA staff testified in
                                specify that the International Energy Conservation             favor of these bills in addition to those representing
                                Code (IECC) or a similar code be adopted in Wisconsin          firefighters, safe kids’ coalition and members of a Madi-
                                within a certain period of time. In addition, the Depart-      son church who had two carbon monoxide leaks in just
                                ment of Commerce could only adopt less stringent               six months time last year.
                                standards than those in the code if the “code is unrea-        You may remember that part of the 2009-2010 WBA
                                sonably burdensome because of specific conditions in           GA Agenda which was approved by the WBA Board of
                                this state” and the less strict conditions provide the         Directors in October 2008 included a provision to sup-
                                greatest conservation benefits consistent with those           port legislation that would require carbon monoxide
                                conditions. In addition, the bill would eliminate a re-        alarms to be installed in Wisconsin homes. Existing
                                quirement that Commerce consider costs if the IECC is          homes would be required to install a plug-in or hard-
                                adopted.                                                       wired alarm and any new home would be required to
                                The coalition that WBA is a part of to advocate for            install a hard-wired carbon monoxide alarm in a newly
                                major changes to the legislation is moving forward and         constructed 1 or 2-family home.
                                talking with both legislators and agency staff on this         These bills mirror the current smoke detector law which
Trap Shoot Survey…                                                                             essentially means that to comply with this new require-
                                important topic.
  Help us plan for 2010’s                                                                      ment you would simply need to replace a smoke alarm
                                Legislature passes drunk driving reforms with only             with a “combo alarm” that acts as both a smoke and
 Trap Shoot by answering        one dissenting vote                                            carbon monoxide detector in new homes. If this bill is
      these questions!
                                In December both houses of the Wisconsin Legislature           ultimately signed into law by the governor it would not
                                met and passed a comprehensive package making                  take effect until at least 13 months after the date of
In place of the gun raffle…     several substantial changes to Wisconsin’s drunk driv-         signing.
 If the cost of tickets were:   ing laws. Every member of the Wisconsin legislature            If things go smoothly next week there is a chance both
                                voted in favor of these changes except the longest             of these bills will be voted out of their respective com-
 1-$5, 3-$10 & 8-$20 and
                                serving member of the Wisconsin Assembly, Represen-            mittees soon and available for passage during the
Prizes were 1st-$1000, 2nd-     tative Marlin Schneider (D-Stevens Point).                     February floor period in both the Assembly and Senate.
$500, 3rd&4th-$100, 5-8th-      The most highly visible member of the State Assembly           Give to the Building a Better Wisconsin PAC online
 $50 & 9-10th-$25...How         for many well documented issues concerning driving             WBA is testing a new way for members throughout the
                                while intoxicated, Rep. Jeff Wood (I-Chippewa Falls)           state to give to your state political action committee, the
 many tickets would you         voted in the majority. Wood put out a statement after          Building a Better Wisconsin Political Committee (BBW-
    purchase/sell? ___          his vote saying, “I have learned firsthand how difficult it    PAC).
The event is usually held in
                                is to combat this disease.”                                    Starting now, members can go to the WBA website
                                 The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel posted this summary   and click the Donate icon to make a
mid-September. Which day
                                of the legislation on 12.17.09:                                personal contribution to BBW-PAC. Any member giv-
    of the week do you                                                                         ing to the BBW-PAC online will also be helping your
                                • Require ignition interlocks for all repeat drunken driv-
 prefer? Wed., Saturday         ers and for first-time offenders with blood-alcohol levels     local association achieve their 2010 fundraising goal!
                                of 0.15 or greater. That's nearly twice the legal limit.       The BBW-PAC is WBA’s political action committee. It
         or Sunday
                                Ignition interlocks prevent motorists from starting their      is WBA members from across the state combining their
 How many bird shoot do         vehicle until they blow into a tube to show they don't         resources to support pro-housing, pro-business candi-
  you prefer? 25 or 50          have alcohol in their systems.                                 dates running for office in Wisconsin.
                                                                                               The BBW Committee is governed by WBA members,
          Thanks!               • Make a fourth drunken driving offense a felony if it
                                                                                               called Trustees, from throughout the state. Each local
                                occurs within five years of a previous offense. Drunken
                                                                                               association is allowed at least one Trustee on the BBW
                                driving isn't a felony until the fifth offense in Wisconsin.
                                                                                               Committee. This group determines which candidates
                                • Make first-offense drunken driving a misdemeanor if a        receive PAC contributions.
                                child younger than 16 is in the vehicle. All other first-      PAC contribution decisions are made with the input of
                                time offenses would remain traffic offenses, rather than       local associations and by reviewing the candidates'
                                crimes. Wisconsin is the only state to treat first offenses    positions and voting records on housing and WBA
                                that way.                                                      priority issues. Decisions made by the BBW Committee
                                • Expand to the rest of the state a Winnebago County           are bi-partisan.
                                program that gives judges the option of offering re-           All contributions to the BBW-PAC must come from a
                                duced jail time to offenders who complete alcohol or           personal credit card. Corporate contributions to the
                                drug treatment. County boards would have to approve            BBW-PAC are forbidden by Wisconsin election laws.
                                the program - which backers say would reduce recidi-           2010 is a critical election year for WBA that features a
                                vism - for it to be used in their areas.                       wide-open race for governor, a race for Attorney Gen-
                                WBA testifies in favor of Carbon Monoxide bill                 eral, half of the state Senate up for re-election and all
                                Recently the Assembly Committee on Consumer Pro-               99 seats in the state Assembly open for election in
                                tection and the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Correc-         November 2010.
                                tions, Insurance, Campaign Finance Reform and Hous-            Log on to today to give to the
                                ing held public hearings on a bill to require the installa-    BBW-PAC and help your local association meet your
                                tion of carbon monoxide detectors in 1 and 2-family            local's 2010 fundraising goal!
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2009…the Cutting Edge became available to view on MSHBA’s website at Current and past newsletters are available to view by
clicking on the Newsletter button. Ads are now available for sale on the home page of
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Advertisement Description:
Advertiser may sign up for a contract period of a six (6) or twelve (12) month duration for
a single advertising space on the Mid-Shores HBA website. The advertisement will appear
on the website Home Page. This advertisement will be in a random rotation with up to 12
other advertisements (a new ad appearing when the page is refreshed). Ads will contain a
link to your company website.
Advertisement size: 187 pixels wide by 80 pixels high (.gif or .jpg format).
Advertisement may contain: Company logo, Slogan, Individual Company website link,
general information about the company that can fit into the advertising space described
For a one (6) month contract: $125
For a one (12) month contract: $200
(Design services are available at extra cost of $25 per ad)
                                    Mid-Shores Home Builders Association, Inc.
                                                                P.O. Box 125
                                                                New Holstein, WI 53061
2010 Website Advertising

           Web Site Advertising Agreement and Contract
Company Name: ____________________________
Contact Name: ____________________________
Contact Phone #: ____________________________
Date: ____________________________
Contract Duration:
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□ (Design services are available at extra cost of $25 per ad)
$________Total Amount
Make Checks Payable To: Mid-Shores HBA
● A completed and signed advertising contract should be sent to:
Mid-Shores HBA
PO Box 125
New Holstein, WI 53061
● All camera-ready artwork for advertisement and basic ad information/layout, should be
sent by e-mail to:
Individual Company website link ________________________________________
● Once your advertisement is placed on the website, no changes shall be made for the
remainder of your contract time, unless a fundamental error has been made, and it needs
to be corrected.
● Advertising on the web site is on a first-come first-served basis.

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                          Legal and Building Code Hotline
                          privileges. The Hotline is not open    How do I Submit a Question to the         What Happens When the Attor-
                          to nonmembers.                         Hotline?                                  ney Calls me Back?
                                                                 Call toll free: 1-(888) WIS-BILT (947-    Although in many situations it will
                          It may be necessary to do some         2458). An automated system will           be necessary for the Hotline attor-
                          research before answering a            answer your call and ask you to           ney to call you and discuss the
                          question, and therefore your ques-     leave some general information so         issues relating to your question,
                          tion may not be answered immedi-       that WBA may verify your member-          this is not always the case. There
                          ately. Information that is gathered    ship and get a general sense of your      will be circumstances in which the
                          in response to a question may be       issue. Please clearly and slowly          attorney will be able to respond to
                          shared in WBA publications so          state your information so we can          your question by e-mail.
                          that other members can benefit         easily return your call. At this time
                          from the information.                  you should also leave a brief descrip-    When returning your call, the Hot-
                                                                 tion of your question or issue.           line attorney will help you identify
Who Can Use the WBA       Does the Hotline Provide Legal                                                   the legal implications of your prob-
                          Advice?                                WBA is in the process of updating its     lem and describe potential options
                          No. It is important to realize that    website capabilities to further en-       for solving the problem. As men-
                          the Hotline is a place to obtain       hance this service. Once updated,         tioned above, the Legal and Build-
All WBA members have      legal information and education        members will also have the option to      ing Code Hotline is intended to
unlimited Legal and       about an issue. WBA cannot             submit questions via a short, online      provide legal information and not
Building Code Hotline     provide you with legal advice, and     form.                                     specific legal advice. This service
privileges. The Hotline   information obtained through the                                                 does not create an attorney –
is not open to nonmem-    Hotline should not be relied on as     When Calling the Hotline, will I talk     client relationship. If your call
                          such. Analyzing legal rights re-       to the Attorney Immediately?              indicates that specific legal advice
                          quires a complete analysis of the      Not immediately, as the system is set     or extensive research beyond the
                          law, and the application of the law    up to first gather your information via   scope of the Hotline is needed, the
                          to a particular set of facts. The      voice mail. However, the attorney will    attorney will suggest that you
                          Hotline system is not designed or      make every effort to respond to your      contact private legal counsel.
                          intended to fully analyze all rele-
                          vant facts in any particular circum-
                          stance. Private legal counsel
                          should be consulted if legal advice
                          is needed.

                          What Subject Areas are Cov-
                          ered by the Hotline?
                          The Hotline will answer questions
                          that are germane to the building
                          and development industry. This
                          includes, for example, information
                          relating to liens, contracts, land
                          use, local ordinances, fees, build-
                          ing codes and other related is-
                          sues. If your question requires
                          information outside the scope of
                          the Hotline service, you will be
                          directed to an outside source for

                          How and When Can I Reach the
                          To reach the Legal and Building
                          Code Hotline, call 1(888) WIS-
                          BILT (947-2458). Calls may be
                          left anytime and will be processed

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