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Board of Directors Meeting 12/10/2019

Michigan Association of Home Inspectors
Minutes of the Board of Directors Meeting
12/10/2019
Location: Steaks Eatery, Jackson, MI
Attendees: Edward Green, Patrick Lyons, Tim Bunch, Richard Powell, Andy Neering,
Paul Bossenbroek, Kris Miller, Jim Willis
The Meeting was called to order by President Tim Bunch at 6 PM.
The Agenda for the meeting was distributed and unanimously approved.
The minutes of the 2018 meeting were reviewed and an inaccuracy was brought up by Ed
Green for correction.
I. Presidents Report, Tim Bunch
There was a discussion of the placeholder Bill (Bill#4506). Refinements to the Bill
were suggested and discussed including:
1. Suggestions for the composition of the Licensing Board
Tim suggested that the board consist of 60% Inspectors
and that we should look to ASHI for further guidance.
2. Discussion of possible penalties for violations of the
licensing law
Patrick Lyons brought up that the penalties in the
proposed Bill seem too severe. It was agreed to further
review the penalties in Bill #4506.
3. Discussion of Educational requirements and experience
needed to become a licensed Home Inspector in Michigan
Home Inspector Schools: Should schools be licensed? We
voted that there should be a licensed Inspector in the school
and that the school be licensed.
Hours of schooling: Currently at 80 hrs, 120 hrs proposed
4. Discussion of online vs. classroom education, it was agreed
that more discussion is needed. It was agreed that the
National Home Inspector Exam or an equivalent should be
a requirement.
5. Minimum Age Requirements: It was agreed that more
review is needed.
6. Inspection period: There was a discussion of a 7 day
inspection period vs the current 10 day period. We agreed
not to specify a time period in the Bill.

II. Treasurers Report, Dennis Durandetto
The balance at Huntington Bank as of 11/30/2019 was $5,666.27.
III. Secretaries Report, Jim Willis
No Report
Adjournment: 7:12 PM

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General Membership Meeting 12/10/2019

Michigan Association of Home Inspectors
Minutes of the Yearly Meeting of the General
Membership
12/10/2019
Location: Steaks Eatery, Jackson, MI
Attendees: Edward Green, Patrick Lyons, Tim Bunch, Richard Powell, Andy Neering,
Paul Bossenbroek, Kris Miller, Jim Willis, Mat Dunaskiss, Don Randazzo
The Meeting was called to order by President Tim Bunch at 7:12 PM
The Agenda for the meeting was distributed and unanimously approved.
I. Presidents Report, Tim Bunch
1. Website: Suggestions for updates and edits to the website
were discussed including a membership roster, member
application form and a link to the placeholder Bill #4506.
2. Mat Dunaskiss indicated that his group had an individual who
could make revisions to the website if granted proper
permission. We voted to have Dunaskiss Consulting and
Development edit and update the website.
3. Tim Bunch agreed to contact Dennis Durandetto to ask him to
share administrator access to the website with Dunaskiss
Consulting and Development (Dennis was not at the meeting
due to injury).
4. Membership: Tim reminded us that each of us should point out
the benefits of membership in MichAHI to other inspectors we
encounter.
5. Discussion of the MichAHI Mission Statement: Tim suggested
that it may be best to refine the Mission Statement to put less
emphasis on education and to stress the main mission of
MichAHI is to be a “watchdog” to protect both consumers and
Home Inspectors from possible bad legislation which could
hurt both the public and/or our profession.
II. Legislative Report, Mat Dunaskiss
1. Mat’s Summary: With a new governor, there is a shift
occurring from Governor Snyder’s economic issues to
Governor Whitmer’s economic issues. Governor Whitmer
is still trying to get her footing to exert her influence.
2. Discussions in Lansing which might influence our
profession: possible solar incentives, action on water
quality, asbestos
III. Adjournment: 8:07 PM

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