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

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


Don’t forget that the grace period for using the 2015 codes, including the 2014 NEC ended on March 2nd, and on March 3rd all new applications submitted to our respective code enforcement offices must be designed to meet the requirements of the 2018 editions of the I codes, the National Standard Plumbing Code, and the 2017 NEC.


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.

The October 2nd meeting was a beefsteak affair at Fire Company 2 in Wayne NJ. There was a short presentation regarding Superior Walls and problems with the product when not properly installed, and when standard footing and foundation systems are originally proposed for new construction, but substituted without prior notice to building departments. Another issue is the footings and walls are being installed without footing inspections. Preempt problems by discussing this with contractors before permits are issued. let them know plans are required before a change like this takes place, and let them know that footing inspections for Superior Walls are required just the same as conventional footings and foundations.


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.


The BPMIA-Felix Esposito Hospitality Room was open in Bally’s Casino in Atlantic City on  May 1st and 2nd, 2019 during the NJ Building Safety Conference. I’d call it a success.


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

POSITION OPENING Part-time Electrical Sub-Code Official The Township of Denville is currently seeking a qualified individual to serve as part-time Electrical Sub-Code Official in the Construction Department. This position shall be part-time, Monday to Friday, for an estimated 20 – 25 hours per week. Salary: Depending upon experience/qualifications. General Job Duties: 1. Perform all electrical sub-code plan reviews and site inspections to ensure compliance with applicable codes; 2. Maintain orderly records and ensure all paperwork is completed in a timely manner; 3. Be able to effectively and courteously interact with contractors and residents both in person and on the telephone to answer their questions and address their concerns; 4. Perform other duties as assigned or as required. Minimum Job Requirements: 1. Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent. 2. Must possess a valid NJ DCA – HHS Electrical Sub-code/Inspector License and a valid driver’s license. 3. Multiple Uniform Construction Code (UCC) licenses a plus. Applications are available at the Township of Denville, Administration Office, 1 St. Mary’s Place, Denville, NJ 07834. Applications and/or resumes must be submitted to the above listed location. Job posting open until filled. The Township of Denville is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants shall be given full consideration.

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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

Part-time Electrical Sub-Code Official

The Township of Denville is currently seeking a qualified individual to serve as part-time Electrical Sub-Code Official in the Construction Department.  This position shall be part-time, Monday to Friday, for an estimated 20 – 25 hours per week.

Salary:    Depending upon experience/qualifications. 

General Job Duties:

  1. Perform all electrical sub-code plan reviews and site inspections to ensure compliance with applicable codes;
  1. Maintain orderly records and ensure all paperwork is completed in a timely manner;
  1. Be able to effectively and courteously interact with contractors and residents both in person and on the telephone to answer their questions and address their concerns;
  2. Perform other duties as assigned or as required.

Minimum Job Requirements:

  1. Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  1. Must possess a valid NJ DCA – HHS Electrical Sub-code/Inspector License and a valid driver’s license.
  1. Multiple Uniform Construction Code (UCC) licenses a plus.

Applications are available at the Township of Denville, Administration Office, 1 St. Mary’s Place, Denville, NJ 07834. Applications and/or resumes must be submitted to the above listed location.  Job posting open until filled.

The Township of Denville is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants shall be given full consideration.


 


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