COLORADO ASSOCIATION OF PERMIT TECHNICIANS
Business Meeting Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Location: Town of Parker
Start Time: 1:00 PM
Call to Order: Jessica Sorensen, President
P Jessica Sorensen, President
P Melinda Helmer, Vice President
P Kimberly Segura-Bates, Treasurer
P Leslie Carpenter, Past President
A Ann Freiberg, Board of Directors
P Theresa Campbell, Board of Directors
P Darla Brooks, Board of Directors
Jessica Sorensen called the Colorado Association of Permit Technicians Business Meeting to order at 12:54pm on Wednesday, November 14, 2018. Jessica took roll call and noted that for the record a quorum was present. As this is the last Annual Business Meeting and Jessica’s last Business Meeting as CAPT President, she thanked everyone in attendance and thanked the members for allowing her to serve as the CAPT President. She also encouraged members to serve on the Board and welcomed members to attend a Board meeting to find out what it’s all about. After introductions of those in attendance, Jessica introduced the Director of Community Development for the Town of Parker, who gave the history of Parker, the history of the building we were in, permit statistics and commercial growth.
Meeting Minute Approval:
- Approval of the July 27, 2018 Colorado Association of Permit Technicians Business Meeting Minutes – City of Blackhawk.
Terry Sanchez moved to approve the July 27, 2018 Business Meeting Minutes. Christine Elmer seconded the motion. Motion passes.
- Colorado Chapter ICC
Tom Pitchford, President of Colorado Chapter ICC provided an update. The next chapter meeting will be the Annual Business Meeting held in Colorado Springs. The meeting will be December 13 – 14th and everyone is encouraged to attend. Tom also discussed the Chapter Mentorship Program. This is a great opportunity for those interested in shadowing an ICC Board Member and there is so much to be learned. Jessica also reiterated this sentiment as she participated in this program. Colorado is the leading chapter in ICC.
Becky Baker also spoke and provided information on the 2018 IBC updates. The code hearings will be in Albuquerque, New Mexico and the Annual Conference will be held in Las Vegas in 2019.
- International Code Council
Dan Nichol, ICC liaison, provided the members with the ICC update. Dan recognized and thanked our permit technicians for their hard work. There will be a 3 month course for Permit Techs that are interested in learning Residential Plan Review. Remote voting will become available from November 19th through December 7th. All voting members are encouraged to vote. Dan reminded everyone that member participation helps in the code development process. Public access to codes and the home page on the website has been revamped. The state of Utah will be looking to form a Permit Tech chapter.
Jessica gave a brief update of PermitTechNation, what they do and training opportunities offered by PTN. For those interested, there will be a new webinar offered in the spring. Glenn Mathewson will be teaching the course.
- Region XI
Dan Weed introduced himself to the group and provided some insight and background on Region XI, how and why it was formed, and what Colorado’s part is in Region XI. ICC divided the U.S. into geographical regions. Region XI consists of Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and Utah. Region XI and was the last region to form. Gerry George also added to the background and history of the region. The next Region XI meeting will be held in Richmond for the Annual Business Meeting. Region XI Colorado Representatives are Cara Gazinski, Guy McMann and Dan Weed. The spring meeting will be held March 22, 2019 in Tempe, Arizona.
Reports of Officers and Committees:
Leslie Carpenter – Leslie reminded everyone that there is a sign in sheet for the meeting in order to receive your certificate for CEU’s. Newsletter ideas are always welcome and the next newsletter should be set to go out in January. The 2019 Membership Applications are out.
Theresa Campbell – The nominees for the 2019 CAPT Board are as follows:
Leslie Carpenter/Jefferson County – President
Melinda Helmer/Town of Erie – Vice President
Kimberly Segura-Bates/City of Lakewood – Treasurer
Janice Beecher/City of Blackhawk – Director
Darla Brooks/Arapahoe County – Director
Theresa Campbell/City of Loveland – Director
Jessica Sorensen/Town of Parker – Past President
Kimberly Segura-Bates – Kimberly noted that there are currently 98 members with 3 new jurisdictions.
Darla Brooks – The tentative 2019 CAPT schedule is as follows:
Town of Bennett – May 8th
City of Blackhawk – July 26th
Erie or Loveland – November 13th
CCICC Educational Institute will be held in March with a lot of great classes being offered.
Ann Freiberg – Donations. Jessica noted that this year’s annual donations were backpacks and school supplies in honor and remembrance of Jamie Wiggins. This was a wonderful cause and the supplies will go to great use. Gerry George thanked CAPT for their generous donation on behalf of Jamie as this was something that was very dear to their hearts. The auction of gift baskets from the Blackhawk meeting paid for the purchase of the backpacks.
Jessica went over the highlights of the 20 Year Anniversary of CAPT and thanked all that were in attendance. This was a great event as we were joined by Past Presidents, enjoyed a fun and informative class on Rental Housing, and a Silent Auction. Jessica spoke of the ICC Shadow Program and noted that if anyone was interested, it would be a great opportunity to shadow a Board member.
Discussion was held on Permit Tech Duties, questions, etc. (Plan Review, Intake for other jurisdictions, code review on signs.)
The installation of new officers was presented by Dan Nichol.
Kimberly reported the CAPT checkbook balance is currently $7,400.00 not including today or any reimbursements to the account.
Jessica adjourned the November 14, 2018 Colorado Association of Permit Technicians Meeting at 2:30pm.