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General Membership Meeting
November 08, 2005
Warren, Michigan

President Niland called meeting to order at 12:50 p.m.

PROGRAM
The program for today was a presentation from Jim Penn regarding the recent AACE Conference he attended in Orlando, Florida. Jim stated there were approximately 200 code enforcement attendees. Topics included were, Boarded Buildings, Predatory Lenders. Jim also said AACE is promoting it being a felony to assault a Code Enforcement Officer since recent attack on some officers.

REVIEW OF MINUTES
Motion by member Penn, seconded by member Wiggle to approve the minutes of September 13, 2005 meeting as presented. The motion Carried/Unanimous.

TREASURER’S REPORT
Treasurer Martin reported we have 10,416.73 in our checking account and $19,494.94 in our savings account. A motion was made by member Penn and supported by member Uglow to approve the Treasurer’s Report. The motion Carried/Unanimous.

OLD BUSINESS
The Fall Conference will be held October 11, 2005 in Novi was a success. President Niland requested any feedback from the membership. There is no cost for the conference itself and we were still able to make $213.00 from it.

President Niland announced ICC accepted us as a member. She also said they have some incentive programs so that we can earn free education classes.

The Mid-Michigan Chapter is having their third meeting tomorrow. Jim McLean is currently conducting the meetings.

NEW BUSINESS
President Niland announced the board has selected three charities that we may pick from to sponsor for the next year: Ronald McDonald House, Rainbow Connection, and American Cancer Society. A vote of the membership was taken and the American Cancer Society received the most votes. We will sponsor this charity from proceeds from the 50/50 drawings.

President Niland announced the December Meeting & Luncheon will be free to all members. Guests will be charged $25.00. A sheet was provided at the meeting to sign up. If you did not attend the meeting, please call in your reservation as soon as possible. We will still have our white elephant exchange. Please find something you have at home that may be a funny gift to give. Make sure you bring it wrapped.

President Niland announced the MACEO Web Site should be up and running by December 01, 2005. The new address will be MACEO.org

January’s meeting will be on vacant and foreclosed properties. February’s meeting will be a follow up with a round table discussion on vacant structures and how each community handles them.

President Niland announced we have two new members. One from Royal Oak and one from Auburn Hills.

50/50 Drawing: Members Altman & Penn of Plymouth were winners of the 50/50 drawing.

Lunch Drawing: Member Altman of Plymouth won the lunch drawing.

President Niland accepted a motion to adjourn the meeting at 1:55 p.m.

Submitted by:
Marlene Struckman
Secretary