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38BUILDERS' DIGEST| OCTOBER-NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2010BUILDERS ASSOCIATION OF MINNESOTAThe BAM Board held its quarterly meetingin Duluth on Wednesday, July 21st. It was a fullagenda and much was accomplished. Below isa recap of the discussion and decisions madeby the BAM Board.NAHB ResolutionNAHB recently gave official notice of a pos-sible dues increase. The issue will be discussedat the NAHB Fall Board meeting in New York.The BAM Board discussed at length whetherMinnesota supports or opposes a dues increaseof $15 per year over the course of three years.NAHB is projecting a $10 million deficit. TheBAM board voted to put forth a resolution stat-ing BAM opposes any NAHB dues increase andcalls on NAHB to present a good-faith bal-anced budget proposal.SNBA TerritoryThe Suburban Northwest BuildersAssociation recently voted to dissolve, and theBAM board voted to remand the territory backto CMBA from which the territory came.Building Performance StandardsThe Board created a task force to revise thecurrent BAM performance standards. The law,requiring builders to provide a copy of build-ing performance standards along with thehomeowner's contract, goes into effect January1st and the task force will be producing therevised document in October.NAHB Position RecommendationThe BAM board also discussed at length thereports NAHB recently published about thereorganization of NAHC. To see copies of thereport, please contact us at 651-646-7959. BAM President and state rep Mike Gohmanattended the meeting in Washington, D.C.where these documents were discussed. Theitems up for discussion at NAHB are:1. Including Associate members on thesenior officer team;2.Option to discontinue life and seniorlife director position, sunsetting in2020;3.Term limits for exec board of twoyears, three-term limit;4.Limit number of face-to-face meet-ing to save cost;5.Reduce the number of full commit-tees from 21 to 13;6.Convert councils to networkinggroups up to 10,000 relying onsocial media to distribute informa-tion;7.Review social media outlets andstreamline;8.Consolidate local associations.The BAM board elected to create a task forceto review NAHB's organization plans and sur-vey, and to put out a survey of BAM's members. New EPA Lead RulesThe BAM board participated in a grassrootseffort the day of the meeting wherein all mem-bers signed letters to the EPA asking them notto make the cleaning requirements more strin-gent. If you want to help us advocate, pleasejoin in by voicing your concern. To make iteasy, BAM has three pre-written letters.Contact us for copies.BYPAMPERRI//Executive Vice President of the BuildersAssociation of Minnesota Third Quarter BAMBoard MeetingUpdatescene it.Did you get snapped? Check out our member snapshopsfrom BATC events. View more pics at & 2. Peter Coyle, Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren atthe August 12th Developers Council Luncheon "puttinga square peg into a round hole." 3 & 4. US Representative Erik Paulsen chatting with BobEngstrom, and George Cundy, James Vagle, & MikeSwanson on a visit to BATC to share ideas.1234

scene it.Did you get snapped? Check out our photos from BATC events. View more pics at Fair Booth1243561. The Parade of HomesSMbooth at the 2010 Minnesota State Fair.2. The BOF Chalet took center stage. 3. Paul Donnay (DonnayHomes) and Forrest Harstad (Better Living Homes by Harstad) get-ting ready to staff the booth. 4. Jack Williams, J.W. WilliamsConstruction signing up for another shift. 5. Justin Spoelstra andCorey Sader of Preferred Interactive gave away free kitchenPersonal Designers to fair goers and put in 12-12 hour days, whew!6. Fair-goers picked up 5,000 Guidebooks!WWW.BATC.ORGOCTOBER-NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2010| BUILDERS' DIGEST39Our 12 days at the Minnesota State Fair were fantastic! We went through our entire stock of5,000 Guidebooks and even more bright yellow POH bags (our walking billboards). We'd like toextend our thanks to all who helped us make this endeavor a huge success and especially to:Sams Landscaping and Plants and Things/Furniture and Thingsfor helping us show off our space beautifully. Builders Outreach Foundationfor sharing their Chalet.The Parade of HomesSMGoes to theFair - Thanks to Many Members!Booth Staffing VolunteersMarc Heisenfelt, Acme-Ochs Brick & StoneTom Osby, Acme-Ochs Brick & StoneGlenn Lawton, Ashford Construction Co.Mary Dauman, Ashford Construction Co.Forrest Harstad, Better Living Homes byHarstadAndy Michels, Bob Michels ConstructionAndy Brunn, Brunn RemodelingWayne Brunn, Brunn RemodelingSue Carpenter, Carpenter Homes &ConstructionKatie Stowell, Centex Homes/Pulte HomesButch Sprenger, Destiny HomesLiz Sprenger, Destiny HomesPaul Donnay, Donnay HomesJim Fuschetto, Ferguson Kitchen, Bath &Lighting GalleryDenise Koskinen, Hans Hagen HomesPaul Husnik, Husnik HomesSally Benjamin, Husnik HomesRyan Ohr, IKOJenny Johnson, Industrial Door Co.Jack Williams, J.W. Williams ConstructionJane Fesler, Lampert YardsJason Bartolain, Lampert YardsPat Hegseth, Lampert YardsCurt Christensen, Lee Lynn ConstructionDeb Christensen, Lee Lynn ConstructionJohn Zirbes, Lyman LumberAnn Carlon, MN Energy Resources Corp.Dani Bjork, MN GreenStarKerry Mulcrone, Mulcrone & AssociatesShelley Amor-Williams, Mulcrone & AssociatesBlake Headley, Pella Windows & DoorsTasha Soundara, Ryland HomesTish Watson, Ryland HomesSteve Henjum, S.J. Henjum Design BuildDarren Bohnsack, Springer ExteriorsBrian Vander Lee, Star TribuneKevin Hanley, Star TribuneBob Mueller, Stone Holding CompanyJerry Peterson, Trilite StoneAnd a very special thank you to Justin Spoelstra and Corey Sader, Preferred Interactive forproviding free Personal Designers to fair goers, and for cheerfully representing our indus-try and association for 12 hours a day all 12 days of the fair. We couldn't have done it with-out you!