ASSOCIATION OF CODE OFFICIALS
Names and objectives
This organization shall be known as REDWOOD EMPIRE of the INTERNATIONAL
CONFERENCE OF BUILDING OFFICIALS (incorporated)
The objectives of the organization are:
A. To be
organized and operated for purposes of furthering public safety and
welfare in the construction, use and location of buildings and related
structures through the promotion and implementation of appropriate
building codes and standards;
B. To place
the public welfare above all other interests and to apply the knowledge
and skill of the Building Official to the benefit of all;
research, recommend and promote uniform regulations, legislation and
enforcement pertaining to all phases of building construction;
advise and assist in administration of building laws and advance the
professional skills of those engaged in the administration and enforcement
of building laws, and
E. To do
all such other things as are incidental to or desirable for the attainment
of the above objectives.
There shall be three classes of membership:
Member shall mean all members in good standing, not designated as an
Honorary Member, including representatives of industry, government
employees and other persons interested in or allied with building
Member shall mean a member who has rendered outstanding and meritorious
service in the advancement of the objectives of the ORGANIZATION and who
shall be confirmed as an Honorary Member by a majority vote at any
Group Member shall mean all corporate members which represent an
association, society, testing laboratory, institute, university, college,
manufacturer, company or corporation
AND governmental members which represent agencies, departments or units
engaged in administration,
formulation or enforcement of laws, regulations or ordinances relating to
public health, safety and welfare.
The Organization shall promptly take such measures as may be necessary to
terminate any person's or entity's status as a member of the Organization
upon the failure of such person or entity to qualify as a member of the
All members may attend meetings . Only members in good standing may make
and second motions and
serve as voting members of Organization committees and subcommittees.
Voting: All members regardless of classification shall be entitled to vote
on any matter. Group members shall be allowed only one representative vote.
The officers or directors of this Organization shall consist of a President,
Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Officers and directors shall be
members in good standing of the Organization.
Duties of the officers or directors shall be as follows:
President. The President shall preside at all meetings of the
Organization and appoint all committees.
President. The Vice President shall act as parliamentarian, arrange
meetings, schedule speakers and perform the duties of other officers
during their absence.
Secretary. The Secretary shall prepare and distribute the minutes and
agendas of all Organization meetings and receive and respond to
communications as directed by the President or the Organization.
Treasurer. The Treasurer shall receive, disperse and account for all
money and/or property of the Organization. The Treasurer shall make a
report on the Organizationís financial assets at each meeting, collect
dues and draw and sign checks.
Section 3. Term of office. The President, Vice President,
Secretary and Treasurer shall take office at the annual business meeting and
shall serve until the succeeding annual business meeting. No officer shall
serve for more than two consecutive terms in the same office.
Manner of election.
nomination of officers for the ensuing year shall be done prior to the
last regular meeting in each calendar year
of officers shall be done by majority vote of all members in good standing
present at the last regular meeting in each calendar year.
shall be by open or secret ballot as determined by the President. In the
event of a tie vote for any office, voting on that office shall continue
until a determination is made.
Installation of Officers. Officers shall be installed at the meeting at
which they are elected and immediately following the tabulation of the
results of the election.
Vacancies. A vacancy in the office of the President shall be filled by
the Vice President. A vacancy in the office of the Vice President shall be
filled by the Secretary. When a vacancy in the office of the Secretary or
the Treasurer occurs, the duties of that office shall be assumed by the Vice
President until an election is held on the meeting following the nomination
of a replacement to the vacant office. The Vice President will retain the
Vice Presidency as well as the additional interim duties.
The last meeting of the calendar year shall be the annual business meeting.
Regular meetings shall be held monthly at a time and place selected by the
membership to transact business as the Organization may elect. Regular
meetings may be canceled or special meetings may be held as and when called
by the President or when requested by a majority of the membership.
Proposed amendments of this Constitution and Bylaws may be submitted at any
regular or special meeting provided that the proposed amendment or
amendments shall be signed by five (5) members of the Organization. The
proposed amendments shall be discussed and all members notified, and shall
receive a majority vote of 2/3 of the eligible voting members qualified
under ARTICLE II and the California Corporations Code Sec 211 and 152, for
final adoption. Upon receipt of affirmative vote of the eligible voting
members to approve the amendment(s), certification of final adoption shall
be complete when signed by four (4) officers/directors of the Organization
at the next regular meeting after the ballots are tallied. The effective
date of amendments will be thirty (30) days after certification of final
adoption is complete
Each member, shall be assessed a membership fee in
an amount determined by a majority vote of the membership. The membership
may elect to waive or establish membership fees for various classes of
membership. Only members who have paid dues for the current year shall be
considered members in good standing.
1. Fiscal Year. The Fiscal Year of this Organization shall begin
on January 1 and end on December 31.
Annual Audit. The President shall appoint a
committee or auditor to audit the Organization financial records at the end
of each calendar year. The audit report shall be announced at the first
business meeting of March in the new calendar year.
The Treasurer shall submit a financial report at the annual business
No benefits to any individual
All Organization property is irrevocably dedicated to public and
charitable purposes. No part of the net earnings of this Organization
shall inure to the benefit of any shareholder or individual. Individuals
that are provided educational or other grants by the Organization shall
report back to the Organization on the material covered so as to benefit the
Dissolution of Organization
On the winding up and dissolution of this Organization, after paying or
adequately providing for the debts, obligations and liabilities of the
Organization, the remaining assets of this Organization shall be distributed
to such organization (or organizations) which has established its tax exempt
status under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or the
corresponding provision of any past or future United States internal revenue
law), and which has established its tax exempt status under Section 23701(d)
of the California Revenue and Taxation Code (or the corresponding section of
any past or future California revenue and tax law).
Order of Business
Parliamentary procedure shall be guided by Roberts Rules of Order.
The order of business for this Organization shall generally be as
follows or as otherwise modified from time to time by the president:
Call to Order.
2. Self introduction of officers and guests.
3. Approval of minutes.
4. Reports of officers and committees.
6. Old business.
7. New business.
8. Legislative news.
9. Code issues.
11. Election of Officers.