BIANEW Minutes 03/01/07


The meeting presentation was from Michael VerHagen of the State of Wisconsin Department of Commerce on Structural Steel and Welding Basics, Credentials and Inspections. Mike covered structural steel welding code references, welder registration, welding basics, documentation, weld testing, and inspection of welding. This program was approved for 2-hours continuing education credit for Commercial Building Inspector certification.


The business meeting was called to order @ 11:30-AM by group President, Peter Fetters, with 14 members in attendance. Treasurer Rob Cormier gave a short report on tax grouping status of the BIANEW and the need for the group to attain formal recognition as a non-profit group by the IRS. Rob has contacted a Green Bay attorney for advice in this matter. A motion was made, seconded and approved by the group for Rob to continue in investigating this matter. This was followed by a Treasurerís report.


Peter Fetters reported that there is still a position open on the groupís nominations Committee. Anyone interested should contact him. It was announced that our next meeting shall be on April 05 2007. The presentation will be from Ahern Fire Protection.Mention was also made of the League of Municipalities Building Inspector Institute being held April 25-27 2007 in Green Lake WI. The meeting was adjourned @ 12:20pm.


Respectfully Submitted

Jon Oldenburg

Secretary BIANEW



NEXT MEETING: April 5th 9:30 am.- Comfort Inn & Suites - Shawano
Corner of Hwy 29 & Hwy 22 Ahern Fire Protection:  NFPA-13 Storage


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