To The BPMIA,
In the last two years I have never given any thought about my term as President coming to an end. I mean you know it will come at some point but I always thought I will figure something out when the time comes. Well, that time has arrived and I am left speechless. This has been such a gift to me that any words I attempt to come up with will not be enough.
I can say that this past year has changed the course of all our lives and it`s still evolving. The BPMIA continued to stay strong throughout this ordeal. Thanks to the Board along with the entire membership we altered some long-standing traditions to meet the current times without compromising our ethics.
For me this has been an incredible journey that again is so hard to put into words. I would like to welcome the entire Board and wish them well. Happy Holidays to all The BPMIA family stay safe and healthy.
Michael Tabback BPMIA President
Past President Joe Albanese asked that we post this message…
Renee and I would like to thank the Board of Directors and members for the gift basket and well wishes as we recover from COVID-19. This hit us both very hard and we have been home for 5 weeks now. A reminder that tomorrow is not promised and life is very precious.
Joe and Renee Albanese
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.
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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.
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
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.
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.
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.
||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.
||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.
||The organization’s official mailing address shall be
|that of the Treasurer. the permanent mailing address of the Treasurer.
The second proposed amendment adds new Section 4 that clarifies the calendar year for the Association which runs from January 1st through December 31st.
||The annual dues for each class of membership shall be as follows:
Active Member $50.00 per year
Associate Member $50.00 per year
||Dues shall be payable by the first meeting of each calendar year.
||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.
||The calendar year of the Association shall run from January 1st thru December 31st.
The third proposed amendment makes a grammatical change in one sentence found in Article VIII 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.
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.
Steps Toward Licensing
- Sub-Code Official (Administrative)
- Construction Code Official (Administrative)
- RCS – Residential Commercial Structures (Building Inspector licensure)
- ICS – Industrial Commercial Structures
- 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!