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

Our next meeting will be virtual, held on Wednesday, 7th, 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

Next Meeting
Wed, Oct 7, 2020 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM (EDT)

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
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You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (571) 317-3112

Access Code: 881-858-341

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/881858341

The meeting will start at 6 PM where normal business will be conducted including the second reading of the slate for the 2021 Board of Directors. At this meeting the nominating Committee will also call for nominations from the floor for Officers and Directors. See the letter below with other pertinent information regarding the remainder of this year. Please attend, and if you have any questions feel free to email me at amerlino53@gmail.com or any other board member whose email addresses can be found on the Board of Directors page on this site.

Don’t forget to also download the GotoMeeting app to join our meetings.

https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/149859181.


 

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, and part of the reason we are reaching out to you.

We have been meeting virtually, and at our most recent board meeting several topics were discussed that will affect our normal practices of holding regular monthly meetings, hosting events, and our annual elections. At this time New Jersey has not yet decided on whether to hold the Building Safety Conference, although it was reported at our last board meeting that a decision will be forthcoming in the next few weeks. Regardless of the State’s decision, the Board of Directors has decided that we will not host our hospitality event this year should there be a conference. There are too many factors involved that would make it difficult to pull it together including the careful planning that goes into making the event the success it always turns out to be. Do you think you would attend even if it were to take place?

The next topic to discuss is elections and our remaining regular meetings. We will be meeting on-line, and so the meeting log-in and password information will be sent via email prior to each of our next 4 meetings, so email Director Jim Zaconie at jimzaconie@optimum.net to verify your email address. It is important to have all members’ email addresses for obvious reasons, and especially now during these unusual times. We still want everyone to be involved in this great association, and this is one important way to communicate with our members.

At our September meeting our Bylaws require the Nominating Committee to read the slate for next year’s Officers and Directors. We will have to alter our normal routine to deal with the fact that we will not be meeting in person, so we will be sending out the slate of officers and directors via email sometime prior to the September meeting, which will be on Wednesday September 2nd . At our regular October meeting which will be held Wednesday October 7th, the committee will again read the slate of officers and directors, and call for nominations from the floor. It will be determined at that time whether we will be required to hold elections, or whether one vote gets cast for the slate as presented by the Nominating Committee. In either case the incoming slate is voted upon at the November meeting which will be held on November 4th. Only Active and Life members are eligible to vote in our elections.

Elections will be by mail in ballot, and instructions on how this will work will be sent to the membership by regular and/or electronic mail. If sent by regular mail it will go to the address you provided on your membership application, so if you must change the address to receive these important mailings somewhere other than the location you provided, please contact Treasurer Larry Scorzelli at lscorz@optonline.net. Please visit our web site at www.bpmia.com for updated information, and find a list of Officers and Directors with their contact information should you have any questions or comments.

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 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


The Scholarship Committee is accepting applications for our annual scholarship award, with the deadline for submittals on July 31, 2020. The application is available for downloading in the column to the right.


The Nominating Committee is accepting letters of intent to anyone interested in a position as director on the executive board. There are two positions available for 3 year terms each. The deadline for submittal is June 30th, 2020. The letters should be sent to President Tabback at miketab052@gmail.com. The letter will be then forwarded to the nominating committee for their consideration.



Be advised The Building Safety Conference has been cancelled. Go to the DCA’s web site for information. Emails have also been sent out from the Education Unit.


Our next meeting which would have been the beefsteak at Fire Company 2 in Wayne NJ has been cancelled. It was scheduled for April 1st, and will tentatively be rescheduled to the October 7, 2020 meeting date. Watch this space for updated information regarding issues related to the Coronavirus, which in an abundance of caution, has prompted the executive board to cancel the April meeting. We will keep our membership apprised as to future meeting dates.


For students and instructors, as of March 11th, Bergen Community College has decided to postpone classes next week, and will post information on their regular website pages at www.bergen.edu, www.bergen.edu/covid19/ as we progress into next week. Click on those links and you should be forwarded to those pages.

You can get what is probably the best source of information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) by clicking on the links below.

https://www.cdc.gov 

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

See also www.nj.gov/health

 Be well dear members. Don’t forget to wash your hands!


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


Well, we had our swearing in ceremony for our upcoming year’s Executive Board followed by our annual Christmas party. We hope all attendees had an enjoyable evening, and we’d like to hear from you to let us know if you did. It was a new venture for the Association where we had a catered affair in a rented hall, with live and DJ music. How did we do?


Congratulations to all newly sworn in Officers and Directors 


Contact President Tabback 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 slate of Officers and Directors for 2020 was read at the September Meeting. The slate was read again at the regular October meeting where nominations were called for from the floor.  Seeing none, the nominations were closed. At the November meeting, the Secretary cast one ballot for the slate as presented, and the Officers and Directors will be sworn in at the December meeting/installation dinner. Come show your support. 

The 2020 slate is as follows: Mike Tabback – President

                                                  Ernie Sisco – Vice President

                                                  Anthony Merlino – Secretary

                                                  Jim Zaconie – Director 

                                                  Bob Cellini – Director

                                                                      Directors terms are for three years.


Our annual golf outing was held on September 25th 2019 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.



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