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Chimney Safety Institute of America
Board of Directors Meeting
May 10, 2013
CSIA Technology Center

President Pilger called the meeting of the Chimney Safety Institute of America Board of Directors to order at 8:07am.

Directors Present: Eric Adair, Jim Bostaph, Randy Brooks, Chuck Hall, John Meredith, Steve Pietila, John Pilger, Mike Segerstrom, Mark Stoner

Directors Absent: Bo Tasso (excused), Jeff Schmittinger (excused)

Staff Present: Melissa Heeke, Ashley Eldridge, Candice Bradbury

Guests Present: None present.

Pilger opened the meeting with a salute to the flag and a moment of silence.

A motion was made by Randy Brooks and seconded by Jim Bostaph to approve the minutes of the April 2013 meeting. Voting in favor: All in favor. Motion carries.

President’s Report: As submitted by John Pilger. He thanked the group for their input during the extensive discussion held during the strategic planning workshop. He added

Treasurer’s Report: As submitted by Jim Bostaph.

A discussion was held regarding auction proceeds, instructor agreements, sponsored events and CDET renewal policies.

A motion was made by Steve Pietila and seconded by Randy Brooks to accept the Treasurer’s Report as presented. Voting in favor: All in favor. Motion carries.

Executive Director’s Report: As submitted by Ashley Eldridge.

Legal Report: As submitted by Keller & Heckman, LLP

A discussion was held regarding the CSIA Accepted Product program.

A motion was made by Jim Bostaph and seconded by Mark Stoner to accept the consent agenda with the exception of an amendment to the CSIA Accepted Product, Bylaws and Long Range Planning committee reports. Voting in favor: All in favor. Motion carries.

Old Business

- A motion was made by Randy Brooks and seconded by Mark Stoner that, effective immediately, in order to renew the CSIA Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician (CDET) credential, an individual may either complete an official CSIA CDET review course, either online or in-person, or pass the CDET exam. Voting in favor: All in favor. Motion carries.

New Business

- Alliance for Green Heat Sponsorship

A discussion was held during the planning workshop and the board agreed to sponsor the Alliance for Green Heat’s 2013 Wood Stove Design Challenge.

- Proposal to Build a Dryer Vent Training Facility

A discussion was held regarding a feasibility study to address storage issues and potential space to host additional training.

- Acceptance of Conflict of Interest Statements

Board members disclosed personal and professional affiliations which may pose potential conflicts.

A motion was made by Randy Brooks and seconded by Chuck Hall to adjourn the meeting. Voting in favor: All in favor. Motion carries.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:11am.

 

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