By Laws Ammendments

At our May meeting the By Laws Committee Chairman presented a proposed amendment which would strike the requirement that Directors can only serve two full terms on the Board, where they would then have to move up to an Officer’s position or move off the Board. After much discussion amongst the members present, a vote was taken after a motion was made and seconded, to adopt the proposal. the motion did not carry and a second motion was made and seconded to reject the proposed amendment. The By Laws continue to contain the requirement that a Director can only serve for two full 3 year terms.


 

Let any Board member know if you are interested in serving on one of BPMIA’s committees. See the available committees on the committees page. 

Also let us know if there are topics of discussion, or concerns you would like presented at a regular Association meeting. 

To all UCC instructors; make a BPMIA regular meeting a field trip/class for your students. They can network with colleagues and get their names out there for possible future employment and hopefully join our ranks to make our association membership strong. Hand outs should include a membership application.

To all members: Help us get the word out to the world by forwarding to us, the email addresses of your friends and associates who are in related professions, and who might be interested to in joining our Association. See the BPMIA contacts page for contact information. 

 

Uniform Construction Code Program: Bergen Community College. 

Bergen Community College offers classes for construction professionals who are looking to advance their careers and become New Jersey State Inspectors for local municipalities. Obtaining a technical or administrative license enhances the chances for higher paying, more responsible jobs. Questions? Please contact 201 447-7488 or email continuinged@bergen.edu

Bergen Community College, the Division of Continuing Education & Worfkforce Development

Licensing: Bergen Community College

 

Classes required for DCA / UCC licensing will start in February 2023, 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.

CONSTRUCTION

Steps Toward Licensing

Administrative Licenses:

  1. Sub-Code Official (Administrative)
  2. Construction Code Official (Administrative)

 

Technical Licenses:

  1. RCS – Residential Commercial Structures (Building Inspector licensure)
  2. ICS – Industrial Commercial Structures
  3. HHS – Hazardous High-rise Structures

Attendance requirements are mandated for each course by the state; however, attendance does not ensure licensing. Prerequisites for all courses will be enforced by the Licensing Bureau, New Jersey State Department of Community Affairs.

For information on how to take the national tests or apply for your NJ license, contact the New Jersey State Department of Community Affairs, Bureau of Construction Code Services by calling (609) 984-7834.

• The New Jersey State Department of Community Affairs currently offers students a 100% reimbursement of the tuition for qualified applicants.  If you have any questions about qualifying for any of these courses, then you must talk to the Department of Community Affairs before you register!  There are no refunds once classes are started. 

 Please register early. For more information, please call (201) 447-7488.  You can register over the phone! 

LATEST INFORMATION

THE BERGEN PASSAIC MUNICIPAL INSPECTORS ASSOCIATION WISHES ALL OUR MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES A MOST JOYOUS AND PEACEFUL HOLIDAY SEASON.

THE BEST TO ALL FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR.

SEE YOU AT OUR FIRST MEETING OF THE NEW YEAR ON FEBRUARY 1ST, 2023. LOOK TO THIS PAGE FOR THE MEETING LOCATION


It is with great sadness to have to announce the passing of long time member and Past President Greg Velardi. Greg served as a Board member and worked his way up through the chairs to eventually serve as BPMIA’s President. He served with honor and distinction, and contributed greatly to the cause, what we as code enforcement professionals must all strive for, which is the protection of people who interact within the built environment.

Greg will be sorely missed. Rest in Peace dear friend.



Look at our Classified page for code official job openings.


BPMIA held its regular monthly meeting on December 7th. The meeting was held at the Crow’s Nest in Hackensack. Past President Felix Esposito administered the oath of office to the incoming officers for 2023.

There is an open board seats for a director position on the board, so if you are interested in a position as Director, please contact Incoming President Rich Silvia at rsfireinv@optonline.net

There are also opportunities to serve on committees, a list of which is also available through the President.

Get involved.


Application forms for membership, the Scholarship awards fund, and the Golf outing can be downloaded from this page.

Legislative News

The 2021 IBC, IRC, IFGC, IMC, IECC, and the 2020 NEC have all been officially adopted by the State of New Jersey on September 6th, 2022. The 2021 National Standard Plumbing Code was also adopted on September 19th, 2022. The grace periods run until March 5th, 2023, and March 18th, 2023, respectively. These will all have new Jersey’s amendments that are included in these proposals, however the NJ versions of the IBC, the IRC, and the NSPC are not yet available. NJ changes can be found on the DCA website in on the New Jersey Register proposal and adoption pages. They’re saying the books will be available sometime in December.

Another proposal that the comment period has actually expired is meant to clarify the Conflict of Interest rules found in NJAC 5:23-4.5 (j) iii, as shown in red below. Prior approvals and fees must be those of the municipality where the work is located, as is the responsibility of the municipality where the work is located to report the work to the DCA. These are only proposals at this time, and we will report as to if and when they are adopted.

iii. Where an inspection or enforcement procedure is performed by another
enforcing agency due to a conflict of interest, the fee schedule of the enforcing agency in
which the project is located shall be utilized in calculating the fees for the project. The
State training fee for the project and the reporting of the project pursuant to Department
requirements shall be submitted by the enforcing agency where the project is located.
After inspection or enforcement procedures have been performed, the agency that
performed such procedures shall provide the information required to be reported to the
municipality where the project is located. Permit documentation shall be shared between
the local enforcing agencies for timely and accurate reporting. The prior approvals
required in the municipality where the project is located shall apply.

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MONTHLY MEETING

BPMIA hosted the New Jersey Building Officials Association’s, regular monthly meeting, as we always do in May. The meeting was held at the Crow’s Nest Restaurant in Hackensack. There were 14 members of our association in attendance, and we heard information from representatives of Mitchell Humphry and e-Plan Soft and the plan review process pertaining to our jobs and their software integration. Thanks to those members of BPMIA who were present to represent our association.

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


GET INVOLVED

If anyone is interested in a position on BPMIA’s executive board, send in your letter of intent by June 30, 2022, to the Nominating Committee chairman Mike Tabback. His email address is miketab52@gmail.com. Get involved.

Contact President Ernie Sisco if you’re interested in serving on a Committee. Positions are still available for 2022


CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to all newly sworn-in Officers and Directors for the 2022 year.

Ernie Sisco– President
Rich Silvia  – Vice President
Anthony Merlino – Secretary
Mel Streeter – Treasurer
Bob Schultz – Director for a three year term.

Officers and Directors were sworn in at our annual installation meeting/Christmas party by our friend and colleague, past President Felix Esposito.


BPMIA ANNUAL GOLF OUTING
September 14, 2022

A MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP FUND
proceeds will benefit scholarships and charities

Farmstead Golf and Country Club
88 Lawrence Road, Lafayette, NJ 07848

“AS ALWAYS”  Felix’s hospitality kart
Download Application Form

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.