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April 2013 Minutes

Chimney Safety Institute of America
Board of Directors Meeting
April 3, 2013
Chateau on the Lake, Branson, MO

President Pilger called the meeting of the Chimney Safety Institute of America Board of Directors to order at 3:04pm Central. 

Directors Present: Jim Bostaph, Randy Brooks, Chuck Hall, John Meredith, Steve Pietila, John Pilger, Jeff Schmittinger, Mike Segerstrom, Mark Stoner, Bo Tasso

Directors Absent: Eric Adair (excused)

Staff Present: Mark McSweeney, Melissa Heeke, Ashley Eldridge, Candice Bradbury and Tracy Marshall

Guests Present: Billy Sweet, Chuck Roydhouse, John Bordelon, Michaele Dempsey, Pete Pohlman, Bob Ferrari, Phil Mitchell, Renee Brigman, Ron Brigman, Jay Walker, Jeff Gitlin, Judd Berg, Frank Dombrowski, Jeremy Biswell, Ron Rust, Diane Pilger, Ian Conway, Robert Huta, Tom Urban.

A motion was made by Bo Tasso and seconded by Jim Bostaph to approve the minutes of the November 2012 meeting. Voting in favor: All in favor. Motion carries.

President’s Report:  As submitted by John Pilger

Treasurer’s Report:  As submitted by Mark Stoner. Mark McSweeney added that an annual audit is a requirement of CSIA’s state accreditation.

A motion was made by Randy Brooks and seconded by Chuck Hall 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 several convention logistic notes. He also thanked the board for its support during his tenure as Executive Director.

Legal Report: As submitted by Art Garrett and presented by Tracy Marshall.

Consent Agenda

Pilger called for an executive session at 3:15pm.

A motion was made by John Meredith to call the question. Voting in favor: Jim Bostaph, Chuck Hall, John Meredith, Steve Pietila, Mark Stoner, Jeff Schmittinger, Mike Segerstrom. Voting against: Randy Brooks, Bo Tasso. Motion carries. 

A motion was made by Jeff Schmittinger and seconded by John Meredith that, from April 3, 2013 to May 31, 2014, the requirement to attend a CSIA Approved review session prior to sitting for the CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep credential will be waived for those attending a review which has been approved for CSIA CEUs presented by Chimney & Venting Consultants, LLC.  Voting in favor: Jim Bostaph Chuck Hall, John Meredith, Steve Pietila, Jeff Schmittinger, Mike Segerstrom Voting against: Randy Brooks, Bo Tasso Abstaining: John Pilger, Mark Stoner Motion carries.

Executive session was ended at 4:01pm

- Development of a new homeowner educational brochure for fire departments. Pilger assigned this project to Chuck Hall and Jeff Schmittinger.

- Consideration of changing the CCS credential to a 5-year renewal A discussion was held regarding changing the CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep credential from a 3-year to a 5-year renewal cycle. There was no support for this change.

 - 2013 Resolutions

A motion was made by Mike Segerstrom and seconded by Chuck Hall to accept resolution #4-13 honoring Ashley Eldridge on the anniversary of his 20th year on staff. Voting in favor: All in favor. Motion carries.

A motion was made by Randy Brooks and seconded by John Meredith to accept resolution #-2013 honoring Mark McSweeney for his leadership during his tenure as Executive Director. Voting in favor: All in favor. Motion carries.

- Election of Officers 2013-2014

A motion was made by Bo Tasso and seconded by Mike Segerstrom to accept the following slate of officers:

  • President – John Pilger
  • Vice President – Mark Stoner
  • Treasurer- Jim Bostaph
  • Secretary – Chuck Hall

Voting in favor: All in favor. Motion carries.

 - Election of Term 1 Directors ( 2013-2015)

A motion was made by Jim Bostaph and seconded by Chuck Hall to approve the appointment of the following slate of directors for a two-year term:

Eric Adair, John Meredith, Steve Pietila, Jeff Schmittinger, Mark Stoner Voting in favor: All in favor. Motion carries.

 

- A motion was made by Bo Tasso and seconded by Mark Stoner to accept the following appointment of  committee chairs:

  •  Ethics ‐ Jeremy Biswell
  •  Product Acceptance ‐ Eric Adair
  •  Education Development ‐ Chuck Roydhouse
  •  Certification ‐ Mike Segerstrum
  •  Long Range Planning ‐ Mark Stoner
  •  Affiliated Trades ‐ Steve Pietila
  •  Finance ‐ Jim Bostaph
  •  CEU ‐ Bo Tasso
  •  Public Safety Brochure ‐ Charles Hall, Jeff Schmittinger
  •  Governance ‐ Randy Brooks
  •  Foreign relations ‐ John Pilger
  •  C‐DET – John Bently
  •  CSIA Vendor Committee Chuck Hall and Jeff Schmittinger

Voting in favor: All in favor. Motion carries.

The next board meetings will be held May 8-10 (annual planning meeting) and August 8-9 (budget meeting) in Plainfield, IN.

A motion was made by Jeff Schmittinger and seconded by John Meredith to adjourn the meeting of the Chimney Safety Institute of America.  

The meeting was adjourned at 4:32 pm. 

 

--- Approved at the May 10, 2013 board meeting. ----

 

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