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November 1999 Minutes

National Chimney Sweep Guild

Board of Directors Meeting

November 20, 1999

Call to order: President Conant called the meeting to order at 9:00am

Directors Present: Mr. Baynes, Mr. Fish, Mr. Isenhour, Mr. Luter, Ms. McKnight, Mr. Pietila, Mr. Pilger, Mr. Schroll, Mr. Womble, Mr. Hart, Mr. Conant, Mr. Pixley, Mr. Urban. Directors Absent: Ms. Dempsey

Staff Present: Mr. Williamson, Mr. Eldridge, Mr. Black, and Mrs. Shelburne

Guests present: Mr. Ogden, Paul Hempel, and Vic Imgarten

Agenda Approval: Mr. Womble made a motion to accept agenda and seconded by Mr. Pietila Motion carried.

Minutes: Mr. Isenhour made a motion, seconded by Mr. Womble to accept the minutes of the previous meeting as written. This motion passed unanimously.

President's Report: Mr. Conant submitted the president's report. It was discussed by the Board.

Motion made by Mr. Isenhour seconded by Mr. Pixley to not sponsor insurance programs in the future, but to educate the members on how to understand and purchase insurance. A discussion was held. A vote was held. Voting for; Mr. Baynes, Mr. Fish, Mr. Isenhour, Ms. McKnight, Mr. Pietila, Mr. Pilger, Mr. Pixley, Mr. Schroll, Mr. Urban, Mr. Womble. Abstain; Mr. Luter, Mr. Conant. The motion passed.

Staff Report: Given by Mr. Williamson. A discussion was held on future convention sites.

An executive session was held.

Treasurer's Report: Ms. McKnight presented the treasurer's report. A discussion was held. Motion made to accept treasurer's report as written. This motion was passed unanimously.

Legal Report: Mr. Black presented a legal report. A discussion was held regarding logo violators.

Motion was made by Mr. Urban and seconded by Mr. Fish to direct staff to place an ad in local newspaper regarding logo violators to be determined on a case-by-case basis as directed by the executive committee. Voted for; Mr. Fish, Ms. McKnight, Mr. Baynes, Mr. Isenhour, Mr. Luter, Mr. Pietila, Mr. Pilger, Mr. Pixley, Mr. Schroll, Mr. Urban, Mr. Womble, Abstain; Mr. Conant.

Motion made by Mr. Isenhour and seconded by Mr. Womble all logo violators and any actions relating to logo violators be directed to the executive committee. Voted for; Mr. Baynes, Mr. Fish, Mr. Luter, Ms. McKnight, Mr. Schroll, Mr. Isenhour, Mr. Pilger, Mr. Pixley, Mr. Urban, Mr. Womble. Voting against the motion; Mr. Pietila. Abstain; Mr. Conant.

Committee Reports:

History

Motion made by Mr. Pixley and seconded by Mr. Womble to appropriate $500 for the historical committee. Voted for; Mr. Baynes, Mr. Fish, Ms. McKnight, Mr. Isenhour, Mr. Luter, Mr. Pietila, Mr. Pilger, Mr. Pixley, Mr. Urban, Mr. Womble. Abstain: Mr. Conant.

Internet

As submitted by Mr. Hempel.

Codes and Standards

As submitted by Mr. Brewer

Nominating

As submitted by Mr. Pilger

Regional Director's Reports:

Region 1:

Region 2:

Region 3:

Region 4:

Region 5:

Region 6:

Region 7:

Region 8:

Old Business:

Discussed pricing survey, led by Mr. Pixley and Mr. Pilger. A motion was made by Mr. Pixley and seconded by Mr. Baynes to request Mr. Collar To write an article for Sweeping Magazine entitled "Are you running a Profitable Business?" Vote passed unanimously.

New Business:

A. Canadian Membership - Board elected to make no changes.

B. Proposed By Law changes regarding term limits

A motion was made by Mr. Womble and seconded by Mr. Isenhour to change the current bylaws of the NCSG to strike the current limit of two (2) three (3) year consecutive terms of Directors serving on the Board to no limit on the number of three (3) year terms a Director may serve. Voting for; Mr. Isenhour, Mr. Luter, Mr. Pietila, Mr. Womble. Against; Mr. Baynes; Mr. Fish, Ms. McKnight, Mr. Pilger, Mr. Pixley, Mr. Schroll, Mr. Urban Abstain; Mr. Conant. Motion was defeated.

C. Director Reimbursements

A motion was made by Mr. Fish and seconded by Mr. Isenhour that the board lift the suspension of expense reimbursements for all directors. Voting for; Mr. Baynes, Mr. Fish, Mr. Isenhour, Mr. Luter, Ms. McKnight, Mr. Pietila, Mr. Pilger, Mr. Pixley, Mr. Schroll, Mr. Womble Abstain; Mr. Conant, Mr. Urban.

A motion was made by Mr. Isenhour and seconded by Mr. Fish to support the executive committee recommendation for NCSG membership and CSIA certification eligibility. Voting for; Mr. Baynes, Mr. Fish, Mr. Isenhour, Mr. Luter, Ms. McKnight, Mr. Pietila, Mr. Pilger, Mr. Pixley, Mr. Schroll, Mr. Urban, Mr. Womble. Abstain: Mr. Conant.

The meeting was recessed at 3:09pm

The meeting was reconvened at 4:28pm

The following board members expressed an interest in running for the executive committee.

  • Treasurer: Mr. Pietila
  • Secretary: Mr. Pilger
  • Vice President: Mr. Womble
  • President: Mr. Conant

A motion to accept the minutes as written was made by Mr. Fish and seconded by Mr. Pilger. Motion passed unanimously.

A motion to adjourn was made by Mr. Pietila and seconded by Mr. Fish Motion passed unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 4:34pm.