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May 2010 Minutes

 

DRAFT MINUTES – NOT YET APPROVED
National Chimney Sweep Guild
Board of Directors Meeting
May 4, 2010
CSIA Technology Center, Plainfield, IN


President Brooks called the meeting of the National Chimney Sweep Guild Board of Directors to order at 1:04 pm.

Directors Present: Jeremy Biswell, Randy Brooks, Dennis Dobbs, Bob Fleer, Mark Maynard, Phil Mitchell, Marge Padgitt, Diane Pilger, Bob Priesing, Jay Walker and Howard Rowell (ex-officio)

Directors Absent: Russ Dimmitt (excused)

Staff Present:  Mark McSweeney, Melissa Heeke, Judy Thompson, Debbie Cornelius, Ashley Eldridge and Art Garrett (online and via conference call)

A motion was made by Phil Mitchell and seconded by Mark Maynard to accept the minutes of the February 2010 meeting. Voting in favor: All in favor. Motion carries.

President’s Report: As submitted by Randy Brooks.

 

Treasurer’s Report: As submitted by Jay Walker.

A motion was made by Mark Maynard and seconded by Jeremy Biswell to accept the Treasurer’s Report as presented. Voting in favor: All in favor. Motion carries.

Executive Director’s Report: As submitted by Mark McSweeney. He added Toby Brown and Billy Sweet have joined the OSHA Fall Protection project taskforce. He added that the organization’s customary two-year legal audit will take place on May 11 and the staff’s planning retreat will take place on May 22.

Legal Report: As submitted by Art Garrett. A discussion was held regarding the quantity of incoming trademark complaints.

 

A motion was made by Dennis Dobbs and seconded by Jay Walker to accept the consent agenda as presented with the exception of an update to the Region 3 report. Voting in Favor: All in favor. Motion carries.

New Business
The following committee chairs were named for 2010-2011:
- Bylaws: Bob Priesing 
- Convention Site Selection: Diane Pilger
- Ethics: Jay Walker
- Government Affairs: Diane Pilger
- Governance: Howard Rowell
- History: Jerry Isenhour 

- International Relations: Victor Imgarten
- Long Range Planning: Bob Priesing

- Membership: Russ Dimmitt
- NFPA 31 Representative: John Pilger
- NFPA 54 Representative: Jim Brewer
- NFPA 211 Representative: Bob Priesing
- UL Representative: Russ Dimmitt

Annual Consideration of Conflict of Interest Disclosures
12 of 13 NCSG Directors disclosed potential conflicts of interest by completing and returning the annual Conflict of Interest Disclosure Statement.  The remaining statement will be collected prior to the next meeting.

Trademark Violator Compliance Policy
Mark McSweeney presented a proposed Trademark Violator Compliance Policy. A discussion was held regarding potential scenarios in which the policy might be implemented.

A motion was made by Dennis Dobbs and seconded by Marge Padgitt to accept the Trademark Violator Compliance Policy as presented. Voting in favor: All in favor. Motion carries.

Request to the NCSG Board of Directors Support for Licensing
A motion was made
by Marge Padigtt to approve the use of the letter presented for jurisdictions that require chimney sweep licensing and provide a copy of the Successful Chimney Sweeping manual for code officials to review. The motion was lost for lack of a second.

A motion was made by Mark Maynard and seconded by Diane Pilger to resolve that the organization continues to operate the financial functions as approved in the FY09-10 budget for a period of 30 days into FY10-11 if the board is unable to approve the FY10-11 budget prior to August 31, 2010.  Voting in favor: All in favor. Motion carries.

The next meeting of the National Chimney Sweep Guild will be held Thursday, September 16   at the CSIA Technology Center.

A motion was made by Phil Mitchell and seconded by Dennis Dobbs to adjourn the meeting. Voting in favor: All in favor. Motion carries.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:51pm.

DRAFT MINUTES NOT YET APPROVED
- Not to be relied on as official board action. -