Dear members, our June 1st, 2022 association meeting will be held at the Cornerstone Restaurant, 84 Broadway Hillsdale NJ 07642. The meeting starts at 7 PM, but come as early as 6 PM to network with colleagues. Also bring questions or code issues for an impromptu round table discussion.

As a reminder, BPMIA hosts the New Jersey Building Officials Association, at noon on May 25, 2022. The meeting will be held at the Crow’s Nest Restaurant, 309 Vincent Avenue, Hackensack NJ 07601. It would be nice to have a good turnout from the membership of BPMIA, so please make every effort to attend.

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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.


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. 





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


Contact President elect Ernie Sisco if you’re interested in serving on a committee. Committees can be found on the Committees page. There are committee positions available for the 2022 year.

Get involved!


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

Don’t forget that we will be holding our annual golf outing this year at the Farmstead Country Club. All proceeds go toward our scholarship fund. An application for both can be found on the main page of this web site.


Bergen Community College is accepting enrollment requests for the upcoming Spring semester. See the website link posted below. 

Bergen Community College Uniform Construction Code program

For detailed information and registration, please visit the website:

https://ce.bergen.edu/construction-administration-and-licensing-ucc/

Registration: https://bit.ly/3cYRz57

For inquiries, please contact 201-447-7488 or email continuinged@bergen.edu.

Yeon Su Kil, EdM

Program Supervisor

Bergen Community College

Continuing Education & Workforce Development

400 Paramus Rd, Paramus NJ 07652

Email: ykil1@bergen.edu

Phone: 201-879-3515

Website: ce.bergen.edu

Preferred pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Thank you.

Any topics you’d like to discuss at a general meeting? Please let us know.


 






                            

                                                 

                                                                      




NJBOA’s May Association Meeting

BPMIA will again host NJBOA’s regular May Association meeting.

The meeting will be held at the Crow’s Nest, 309 Vincent Avenue Hackensack NJ 07601

Please make every effort to attend to represent our organization. it’s local enough to not be out of the way, so lets show our colleagues in the state association our dedication to code enforcement. the meeting starts at noon, but come early to talk with friends and associates.

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 the official annotated statutes for New Jersey.The statutes in PDF form provided on this website by the Division of Consumer Affairs are unofficial courtesy copies, which may differ from the official text. Although every effort is made to ensure that the text of the courtesy copies is identical to the official version, if any discrepancies exist between the text on this website and the official version, the official version will govern.

https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/Statutes/Contractors-Registration-Act.pdf

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) times during the calendar year. The meetings will be on the first Wednesday of February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November, and December. In the absence of rules of procedure established by this Board of Directors, Robert’s Rules of Order, latest edition, shall prevail for the conduct of meetings.
SECTION 2: All required notices to be sent to any member may be sent by regular or electronic mail, prepaid, directed to him or her at his or her residence or place of business, and such mailing shall be presumptive evidence of service thereof.
SECTION 3: The organization’s official mailing address shall be that of the Treasurerthe permanent mailing address of the Treasurer.

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The second proposed amendment adds new Section 4 that clarifies the calendar year for the Association which runs from January 1st through December 31st.

ARTICLE VI
DUES
SECTION 1: The annual dues for each class of membership shall be as follows:
Active Member       $50.00 per year
Associate Member $50.00 per year
SECTION 2: Dues shall be payable by the first meeting of each calendar year.
SECTION 3: Any person who defaults in payment of the full amount due in the time prescribed shall forfeit his rights to the privileges enjoyed by members in good standing of the Association.
SECTION 4: The calendar year of the Association shall run from  January 1st thru December 31st.

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The third proposed amendment makes a  grammatical change in one sentence found in Article VIII Section 4.

SECTION 4: Unless otherwise stipulated by these by-laws, all decisions of the Board shall require a simple majority vote by those members of the Board who are present at any regular Board meeting, the time and place of which has shall have been previously announced to all Board members. Board meetings shall be held at the call of the President or at the call of at least four (4) members of the Board other than the President. A quorum at such meetings shall consist of at least seven Board members.

 


 

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. 

 

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.

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.

After successfully completing each of the required courses, please contact Experior Assessments (800) 864-5309, for a candidate guide (a licensing requirement), which will enable you to sit for the State/National exam.

For information on how to apply for your 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 offers students a 75% 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!