The May 5, 2022 Board meeting was held at the Springhill Suites in Orange beach and was called to order at 11:00 am and immediately after we congratulated Troy Ingram for his five years’ service on the Board. He is no longer a serving Board member.
Mrs. Bolt and Mr. Webb motioned to approve the February 9th meeting minutes. The motion carried.
Michael Dunn appeared before the Board to ask for a second license for Coastal Mechanical. Mr. Richard and Mr. Harper made a motion to grant the second license. The motion carried.
Nathan Bonner also appeared to ask for a second license for Olan’s Heating & Air Conditioning. Mr. Owen and Mr. Richard made a motion to grant the second license.The motion carried.
The Executive Director requested that the Board adopt the revised rule 440-X-4 Education and Continuing Education for Certified Contractors. Mrs. Forbus and Mr. Owen made motions to adopt the rule. The motion carried.
The Executive Director then requested that the Board move forward with the process to amend rule 440-5-X Minimum Standards for Installation, Service and Repair of Heating, Air Conditioning or Refrigeration Systems by Certified Contractors. Mr. Jordan and Mr. Jordan made motions to move forward with the amendment process. The motion carried.
Due to recent legislation the Board must amend rule 440-X-3-.17 Military Members and Military Spouses to expand the branches of federal employees included in this section. Mr. Harper and Mrs. Bolt made motions to move forward with the amendment process. The motion carried.
Mr. Jordan gave the report of the investigative committee. Mr. Richard and Mrs. Forbus made motions to move forward with disciplinary action against 21 contractors and accept to ratify 3 consent agreements from previous unlicensed individuals and 12 settlement agreements as the result of disciplinary action against licensed individuals.
Mr. Owen gave the report of the education committee. Mr. Harper and Mr. Webb made motions to accept his recommendation to approve 4 new courses, approve 3 new instructors, and deny 1 course. During the education committee meeting Mr. Owen and Mr. Harper reviewed two grant applications for the Alabama Home Builders Foundation HVAC-R Classroom Training Tools Grant. The Board will send a recommendation to the Foundation to grant RC-3 in Hoover and the Elmore County Technical Center each with $1,000.00 to go toward their HVAC-R programs.
The Executive Director gave the Financial report and immediately following Mrs. Forbus and Mr. Owen made a motion to ratify 120 new contractors. The motion carried.
Mrs. Bolt and Mr. Owen made motions to pay travel expenses. The motion carried…and Mr. Richard and Mr. Owen made a subsequent motion to adjourn the meeting.
The meeting ended exactly at 12:03 pm.
***copies of rule changes and amendments will be posted under the Proposed Rule Changes Section of the Board’s site***