Don’t Forget!

BPMIA hosts NJBOA’s regular May Association meeting every year in May. This year’s meeting was held at Francesco’s Restaurant on May 23rd.  A representative from Simson Strong Tie was in attendance with a presentation.

Per Diem Code Compliance Inspector

BOROUGH OF HILLSDALE, approximately 10 hours per week. The ideal candidate should be able to identify a diverse cross section of property code violations. The candidate will conduct field inspections to ensure compliance of various municipal ordinances and will initiate and enforce rules and regulations in relation to enforcement of municipal ordinances. Preparation of specific reports while establishing and maintaining accurate records and files is a must. Candidate required to have excellent computer and communication skills. Qualifications must possess a high school diploma or its equivalent and a valid driver’s license, subject to driving history/criminal background. Please forward your resume, cover letter, and employment application, located on web site to: jdejoseph@hillsdalenj.org or mail to Borough of Hillsdale, 380 Hillsdale Ave., Hillsdale, NJ 07642, Jonathan M. DeJoseph, CMFO-Borough Administrator by July 31, 2018. The Borough reserves the right to interview candidates before application deadline. EOE

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

There are By-Laws amendments proposed which appear here and were read at the May 10th regular meeting. Deletions are indicated by a strike thru and new wording is indicated in bold lettering underlined. A summary of the changes are found below.

A motion was made and seconded at this meeting to approve the amendments as they appear below. 

The first proposed amendment changes Article III Section 3 by additional wording which will clarify the official mailing address of the Association.

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. 

 

A first reading was held of a BPMIA By-Law amendment to Article VII, Chapter 5

At the May 9, 2018 meeting a first reading was held of a By Law amendment to Article VII, Chapter 5. The current section is immediately below, with the amendment found below that. There will be a second reading and a call for comments and a possible vote at the June 6th, 2018 regular meeting.

SECTION 5: REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE (current by-law)

The Regional Representative to the Building Officials Association of New Jersey from this organization shall be the immediate past President and shall serve for a period of two years. In the event he or she cannot serve, the President shall appoint a Regional Representative. The appointee shall be an Active or Life Member and must be a past President of this Association.

SECTION 5: REGIONAL  REPRESENTATIVE (proposed amendment)

The Regional Representative to the New Jersey Building Officials Association from this organization, shall be any sitting Board member and shall serve for a period of two years. In the event he or she cannot serve, the President shall appoint a Regional Representative. The appointee shall be any sitting Board member  or Life Member.

Licensing: Bergen Community College

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 Ria Bloss at (201) 447-7466.  You can register over the phone! 

Construction Official/Building Subcode Official & Inspector – Mendham, NJ – Morris County

Requirements are valid NJ State Construction Official License issued by the Department of Community Affairs. Class I “HHS’ Technical License. Additional Subcode Licenses a plus. (Previous Official was Mechanical Subcode/Inspector, Fire Subcode/Inspector, Plumbing Subcode/Inspector.) Prior experience is required.

Oversees and coordinates part-time Inspectors, construction inspections and plan review activities. Coordinates with Planning/Zoning and Engineering. Oversees calculation, collection, accounting and reporting of funds. Strong customer service and communication skills. Good computer and technology skills. Familiar with or ability to learn Mitchell Humphrey inspection computer program. Salary dependent upon level of licenses, qualifications and experience. Position is currently part-time. 12-15 Hours per week on average. Must have NJ Driver’s License. Criminal history background check.

Send resume to: Administrator, Borough of Mendham, 2 West Main St., Mendham, NJ 07945 or email to personnel clerk jpugsley@mendhamnj.org EOE

Full Time Building Subcode Official And/Or Part Time Fire Subcode Official – Hackensack Meadowlands District

The New Jersey Sports & Exposition Authority (NJSEA) is seeking a full time Building Subcode Plan Examiner and/or a part time Fire Subcode Plan Examiner to assist with the review of applications, plans and specifications for proposed construction within the Meadowlands District.  Must possess HHS license and, a valid driver’s license is required.

Candidates will also be required to perform field inspections to verify compliance with subcode regulations.    The NJSEA offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package for full time employees.

Send resume along with salary requirements to NJSEA, One De Korte Park Plaza, P.O. Box 640, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071, attention:  Human Resources; fax to 201-460-1722; or send via e-mail to resumes@njmeadowlands.gov.

An Act concerning construction permits for the installation of wheelchair ramps on residential real property and amending P.L. 1975, C.2l 7.

AN ACT concerning construction permits  for  the  installation  of  wheelchair  ramps  on residential  real  property  and amending P.L.1975,  c.2l 7.
BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New J ersey: 

I. Section 13 of P.L.1975, c.217 (C.52:27D-131) is amended to read as follows:

C.52:27D-131        Construction   permits:   application,   approval.   expiration,  cancellat ion, extension.

13. a. The enforcing agency  shall  examine  each  application  for  a construction  permit.  If the application conforms with this act,  the  code,  and  the  requirements  of  other  applicable laws and ordinances. the enforcing agency shall approve the application and shall issue a construction permit to the applicant. Every application for a  construction  permit  shall  be granted, in whole or in part, or denied within 20  business  days,  unless  the  application  is limited to the construction of a ramp designed  to provide  wheelchair  access  to a one or two­ unit dwelling, and required for such access by a resident of the dwelling,  in which  case the permit  shall be granted  or denied within  five busi ness days.  If appl ication  is denied in whole or in part, the enforcing agency shall set forth the reasons therefor i n writing. If an enforcing agency fails to grant, in whole or in part,  or  deny  an  application  for a  construction  permit within the period of time prescribed herein. such failure shall be deemed a denial of the application for purposes  of an  appeal  to the construction  board  of appeals  unless  such  period of time has been extended with the consent of the  applicant.  The  enforcing  agency  may approve changes in plans and specifications previously approved by it, if the plans and specifications  when   so  changed   remain   in   conform ity  with  law.       Except   as  otherwise provided  in this act or the code, the construction  or alteration of  a building  or structure shall   not be commenced until a  construction  permit  has  been  issued.  The  construction  of  a building or structure shall be in compliance with the approved application for a construction permit; and the enforcing agency shall insure such compliance in  the  manner  set  forth  in  section  14 of this  act.

The commissioner, after consultation with the code advisory board, may. for certain classes or types of occupancy posing special or unusual hazard s to public safety. establish regulations designating the department as the enforcing agency for purposes of approving plans and specifications. A municipal enforci ng agency shall not grant an occupancy permit for any such class or type of construction unless the applicant submi ts appropriate plans and specifications certified or approved by the department. Upon submission by an appl icant of such certified approved plans and specifications, the enforcing agency shall recognize the approval when deciding whether to approve the application for a construction permit.

  1. A construction permit.  issued  in  accordance  with  the  foregoing  provisions,  pursuant to which no construction has been undertaken above  the  foundation  walls  within  one  year from the ti me of  issuance.  shall expire.
  2. The enforcing agency may revoke or cancel a construction permit in the event the project for which the permit is obtained is not completed by the third anniversary of the date of issuance of the construction permit. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law.rule or regulation to the contrary, the enforcing agency may revoke or cancel a construction permit in effect on the effective date of P.L.2001 , c.457 (C.52:27D- 131.l et al.). if the project for which the construction permit was obtained is not completed by the third anniversary of the effective date of P.L.2001 , c.457 (C.52:27D- I 31. l et al.).

 

P.L.2015, CHAPTER 159

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  1. If the project for which the permit is obtained is not completed by a deadline set forth in this section, the permittee may submit a request for an extension of the permit to the enforcing agency for review. The enforcing agency may extend the permit for a period of one year. Approval of the extension shall not be unreasonably withheld. Denial of a request for an extension may be appealed to the county construction board of appeals established pursuant to section 9 of P.L.1975 , c.217 (C.52:270-127). If a project is not  completed within the deadline set forth in this section, the enforcing agency shall take all appropriate action up to and including demolition of the uncompleted structure.

The  provisions  of  this  subsection  shall  not  apply  to  a  permi t  obtained : ( 1) to construct

improvements to the interior of a residential property in which the permittee  is  currently  residing that are  not visible  from  the outside of  the  residential  property,  (2) for any building of which the extetior and  all  required  site improvements  have  been  fully constructed,  or (3) for a project  while that project  is under  the control  of a mortgagee  in possession.

The enforcing agency may suspend, revoke or cancel a  construction  permit  in  case  of neglect or failure to comply with the provisions of this act or the code, or upon  a finding by it  that a false statement or representation has been made in the application for the construction permit.

2.    This act shall take effect  immediately.

 

Approved  December  2, 2015.