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February 22 2000 Minutes

NCSG Board of Directors Meeting 2/22/00

Held Pursuant To Due Notice

The meeting was called to order at 1:12 PM by President Conant

Directors Present: Mr. Baynes, Ms. Dempsey, Mr. Fish, Mr. Isenhour, Mr Luter, Ms. McKnight, Mr. Pietiala, Mr. Pilger, Mr. Pixley, Mr. Schroll and Mr. Conant.

Absent: Mr. Urban and Mr. Womble.

Staff Present: Mr.Wayne Black ESQ. and Ashley Eldridge.

President Conant explained executive Director Greg Williamson's absence due to family illness.

Guests Present: Ron Brigman, Renee Brigman, Bo Tasso, Chris May, Paul Andersen, Blume, Graham Wilde, US Savage, Enzo Polcini, Paul Hempel, Bart Ogden, Brent Carey, Susanne Dombrowski, Vic Imgarten, Dave Galucci and Jay Walker.

A motion was made by Mr. Fish and seconded by Mr. Isenhour to accept Mr. Womble's resignation from the Board of Directors with regret. This motion passed unanimously.

Agenda Approval: A motion was made by Mr. Pilger and seconded by Mr. Fish to approve the agenda with additions. This motion was passed unanimously.

Mr. Brent Carey from Trustco Insurance gave a presentation on two types of Insurance coverage. The first was medical, disability (loss of income) and life benefits. The second one was an accident insurance plan.

President's Report: The President submitted a report.

Executive Directors Report: The executive Director submitted a report.

Treasurer's Report: A motion was made by Mr. Pilger and seconded by Mr. Fish to accept the treasurer's report as submitted. This motion passed unanimously.

Legal: Mr. Black submitted and explained the legal report.

Committee Reports:

Codes and Standards: Mr. Brewer submitted and explained the codes and standards report.

Membership: Ms. Dempsey submitted a report.

History: Mr. Pixley submitted a report and explained his goals for the history committee.

Regional Reports:

Region 1: Mr. Fish reported that the Northeast Regional All Fuels Heating Expo was well attended. The Vermont Dept of Labor and Industry now requires that all chimney repairs be done by a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep. The Vermont Dept of Labor and Industry sponsored a one-day chimney evaluation and documentation seminar and had a very good turnout. The New York State Summer Workshop will be held on July 28th, 29th and 30th at Chris Priors house. The President of the New Hampshire Guild stated they might disband due to lack of interest.

Region 5: Mr. Pixley reported that the Wisconsin Guild has been inactive but will be getting together soon. Mr. Pixley wrote an article for sweeping titled “Pricing for Honest Profit” and will be submitted after being reviewed by Legal Council.

Region 6: Mr. Schroll submitted a report and also reported on the meeting of the Chimney Safety Association. The NCSG discussion list now has approximately 100 members.

Region 7: OCSA May Day will be held April 27th to May 1, 2000.

Region 8: Ms. Dempsey reported that the Golden State Chimney Guild would be having two workshops and their convention. Would like to see a D&D seminar held in California. Contact was made with sweeps from Hawaii.

Old Business: None

New Business: The Sweeping Log issue was brought up and discussed. Mr. Pixley will discuss it with the technical committee.

The meeting was recessed at 3:38 PM

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The meeting reconvened at 6:15 PM.

A motion was made by Mr. Luter and seconded by Mr. Pilger to nominate Mr. Isenhour for Vice President.

Voting for: Mr. Baynes, Mr. Fish, Mr. Isenhour, Mr. Luter, Ms. McKnight, Mr. Pietiala, Mr. Pilger and Mr. Schroll.

Abstain: President Conant and Mr. Pixley.

A motion was made by Mr. Pietiala and seconded by Mr. Fish to nominate Mr. Pilger for Secretary.

A motion was made by Mr. Pilger and seconded by Mr. Fish to nominate Mr. Pietiala for Treasurer.

A motion was made by Mr. Isenhour and seconded by Mr. Luter to close nominations and for the Secretary to cast one ballot for the positions of Secretary and Treasurer. This motion passed unanimously

At this time the outgoing directors were thanked for their service. Mr. Hemple and Mr. Ogdon were seated on the Board and welcomed by President Conant.

A motion was made by Mr. Isenhour and seconded by Mr. Fish to accept the resolutions as read for the departing Board members Mr. Hart, Ms. McKnight, Mr. Urban and Mr. Womble. This motion passed unanimously.

Adjourn: A motion was made by Mr. Pietiala and seconded by Mr. Baynes to adjourn the meeting at 6:35 PM

John J. Pilger

Secretary