The September 2, 2020 Board meeting was held via Zoom Meeting Online.
The vice chairman called the meeting to order at 11:02 a.m. and after roll call and approval of last Board meeting’s minutes with amendments I discussed my meeting with the Georgia Conditioned Air Board regarding reciprocity. I also discussed reducing the number of years for reciprocity in Mississippi from 3 years to 1 year per their request. The Board approved that request.
Following the reciprocity discussion we went over yesterday’s investigative committee meeting where 30 cases were recommended for approval to move forward with discipline.
Following the investigative report we moved on to the report from the education committee where 4 new instructors, 5 non traditional requests for CE, 1 provider, and 5 new courses were approved. Later in the meeting CE extensions and waivers were discussed. I explained we have several online providers for contractors to get CE through as well as the Board putting on the classes listed below:
The Board will be offering a 2 hour CE class has been set up at Northwest – Shoals Community College on October 6th from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. in their gymnasium. It has limited seating for 20 contractors who must register with the Board. Masks will be required. The first 20 contractors who call will be placed on a the list so they can be admitted by the school. The address for Northwest – Shoals Community College is 800 George Wallace Blvd, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661.
We will also offer 4 CE classes at Alabama Power training center in Jasper. The dates are October 14, 2020 and November 9, 2020. There will be two classes on each of those dates. A morning class from 10 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and an afternoon class from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. The morning classes will be “ Preventing Common Minimum Standard Violations” and the afternoon class will be “ Minimum Standards for Venting and Combustion Air”. Each class is limited in seating to 10 persons and masks are required. To make a reservation to attend the class, contractors must contact Tricia Russell at 800-634-0154 or email email@example.com.
Classes in Montgomery and Mobile are still in the works pending a location to teach them.
The accountant gave the financial report after our CE discussion.
Following the financial report the Board ratified 122 new contractors, apprentices and CE providers.
After approval to pay expenses the Board adjourned at 12:51 p.m.