Bergen-Passaic Municipal Inspectors Association

We strive to educate the general public in matters of Code Enforcement, regulations and standards for buildings.

Serving Municipal Government Since 1972

On November 5th, a special elections committee met with President Tabback and the two candidates running for the position of Vice President. This year, and for the first time in BPMIA History we conducted a mail-in election  because of restrictions in place preventing us from holding our normal in person meeting. After counting all eligible votes the committee declared Rich Silvia the winner of the election. Congratulations to Rich, and a special thanks to Lou Qualiu for his contribution to the association as a member of the Board of Directors. The board also wants to acknowledge the general membership for their patience and cooperation in these trying times, and to also send our wishes for a happy Thanksgiving. On December 2nd, we will again meet virtually when we will conduct our swearing in ceremony for our 2021 Board of Directors. Watch for details to follow in an email, listing the meeting sign-in instructions to welcome the newly elected board members. Stay safe.

 

Our last meeting of the year will be virtual, held on Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020. A notice will go out in an email with the log-in information as shown below, on how to join the meeting. Click on the following link gotomeeting.com/meeting/joinmeeting and enter the login code to join the meeting. 

BPMIA

 

 

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Dear Association members,

The Board of Directors would like to extend wishes to all our members that you and your families are safe and healthy during these unprecedented times. The Board continues to meet on our normal monthly basis to discuss issues that affect our membership and our professions.

Members, be advised that our virtual meetings will be held on the GoToMeeting website. You should be ready before the meetings start by downloading the app now, by clicking on the link https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/149859181.

You will only need to install it once for all future virtual meetings. Log information will be sent out to you via electronic mail so please continue to monitor your emails so you don’t miss this important information. 


 

From the President

Dear members,

We are very aware that anxiety can be heightened during this current situation. We want to separate fact from rumor by relying on our health care experts: the local, state and federal agencies that are responsible for guiding us. The BPMIA wants all of us to be informed with the most up to date information regarding the current health emergency

As we partner with our members to meet known and unknown challenges, we are committed to keeping the channels of communication open and doing all we reasonably can to ensure the health, safety and well-being of our members and their families. We the BPMIA Board, plan to communicate regularly with our members as we monitor the situation and we will post BPMIA updates on the news page of our website.

Thank you.  Mike Tabback



The Scholarship Committee received one application for the scholarship award this year, the winner of which was announced at the regular September meeting. Congratulations go out to Salvatore Merlino, and the association wishes him the best in his course of studies in mechanical engineering at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. 







Bring your code questions and comments, and also any topics you’d like to discuss at our regular meetings


  February’s Meeting – February 5th, 2020,

 was held at a new venue, the Crow’s Nest Restaurant,

309 Vincent Avenue, (Rt. 17) Hackensack NJ

We’re hoping our members think it’s a good location for future meetings, but let us know your thoughts. We would also like to hold meetings in Passaic County as well and are thinking of going back to Amore in West Paterson. Any thoughts as to that location? Our email addresses appear on our Officers and Directors page.

TM



Congratulations to all newly sworn in Officers and Directors 


Contact President elect Ernie Sisco if you’re interested in serving on a committee. Committees can be found on the Committees page.

Get involved!


GO TO THE NEWS AND EVENTS PAGE TO SEE PICTURES OF THE 2019 GOLF OUTING.

The 2020 golf outing has been cancelled but we are planning to hold one in September of 2021. Watch for further information. 



Following our mail-in ballot election in November for the Vice President position, the Board of Directors is proud to post the names of the incoming Officers and Directors for the upcoming year:

The 2021 slate is as follows:

Ernie Sisco– President

          Rich Silvia  – Vice President

            Anthony Merlino – Secretary

                                     Larry Scorzelli – Treasurer                            

                                            Mel Streeter – Director                                          

                                                 

                                                                      Directors terms are for three years.




Any topics you’d like to discuss at a general meeting? Please let us know. You will soon be able to interact online through our web site. We’ll keep you posted.

NJBOA’s May Association Meeting

BPMIA hosted NJBOA’s regular May Association meeting. This year’s meeting

was held at Francesco’s Restaurant on May 22nd. A rep from the American

Wood Council spoke about construction site safety.

BPMIA NEWS

2019 Annual Scholarship Golf Outing

Our annual golf outing was held on September 25th at the Farmstead Country Club and deemed to be another huge success. Proceeds are used for our Scholarship fund which helps our children while attending college. Many thanks to Ernie Sisco and his committee for their hard work in making the outing the success it always turns out to be.

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTS

By Laws Ammendments

The By Law amendment underlined in Article III Meetings, Section 3 below, and newly added section 4 Article VI found below are now permanent sections in our By Laws. ARTICLE III MEETINGS SECTION 1: General membership meetings of this Association shall be held nine (9)...

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Licensing: Bergen Community College

  Classes required for DCA / UCC licensing will start in February 2020, but only if there are enough students to run a class. Call the number below if you are interested in continuing your education for licensure by the State of New Jersey as code officials....

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LEGISLATIVE NEWS

Contractor Registration Law

Contractor Registration took effect January 1, 2006 The official text of New Jersey Statutes can be found through the home page of the New Jersey Legislature http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/ New Jersey Statutes Annotated (N.J.S.A.), published by Thomson West, provides...

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CLASSIFIEDS

Classifieds

Go to the League of Municipalities web site in their classified ad section to see a complete listing of municipal jobs available in the State of New Jersey.

https://www.njlm.org/jobs.aspx


POSITION OPENING

The Township of Wayne is seeking a qualified candidate for consideration in filling the position of Building Subcode Official. Successful candidates shall hold a valid HHS certification as issued by the State of New Jersey, Department of Community Affairs. All applicants shall provide license indicating same. This position is part-time, hourly and offers flexible hours. No additional benefits will be afforded with this position at this time but is moving towards a full-time position.

Please contact:

Joseph Albanese

Construction Official

Township of Wayne

973.694.1800 x3337

albanesej@waynetownship.com

 

 


Good afternoon everyone,

I was asked to pass along the following job vacancy announcement for Subcode Official positions within the Division of Codes & Standards. Please note that the positions are for the following technical areas: Building, Electrical, Elevator, Plumbing and Fire Protection, and also, require the related HHS level technical license. Please click this link to access the announcement:

https://www.nj.gov/dca/about/employment/pdf/HR19-0061.pdf