CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS OF THE NORTH CAROLINA
MECHANICAL INSPECTORS’ ASSOCIATION
The name of this organization shall be the North CarolinaMechanical Inspectors’ Association.
OBJECTIVESSection 1. The objectives ofthis organization are to:
A. Cooperate inthe formulation of the North Carolina Mechanical Code Standards.
B. Promote uniform understanding andapplication of the North Carolina Mechanical Code.
C. Secure and promote uniformadministrative ordinances and inspection methods.
D. Represent the mechanical inspector inall matters in furthering development of the North Carolina Code and themechanical industry.
E. Promote closer cooperation betweeninspectors, inspection departments, fire departments, the mechanical industryand the public.
F. Promote and improve the standard of theprofession of Mechanical Inspectors.
Section 1. Active membership shall be restricted torepresentatives of municipalities, counties, state or other politicalsubdivisions which shall be actively engaged in mechanical inspections or thesupervision of inspection departments, inspectors of governmental departmentswhich administer, enforce, or formulate laws, ordinances, or regulationsrelating to buildings, housing, or zoning in an effort to reduce the life hazard, damage to property, or firehazards.
Section 2. Associate membership shall consist of those people interested in theinspection of buildings, building materials, building regulations and mechanicalequipment, for the purpose of reducing the life hazard, damage to property orfire hazard who are not directly engaged in this work. (Example - members of professions or tradesin construction industry.)
Section 3. Honorary life membership may be awarded to Mechanical Inspectors whohave retired or retired because of health reasons, and were active for at leastfive years in the North Carolina Mechanical Inspectors’ Association.
Section 1. The officers of the Association shall consist of a President,President-Elect, Vice President and Secretary-Treasurer who shall be elected atthe annual meeting of the Association from the active members who at the timeof their election are in good standing. Such newly elected officers shall hold office for one year, beginningwith the date of their election or until their successor is duly elected andqualified.
Section 2. The President shall preside at all meetings of the Association andshall appoint all chairmen and committees not specifically provided forherein. He shall perform all other andsuch usual duties as performed by the President of the Association.
Section 3. The President-Elect shall actand perform the duties of the President during the latter’s absence or disabilityand shall assist the President in the conduct of his office.
Section 4. The Vice-President shall act and perform the duties of thePresident-Elect during the latter’s absence or disability and shall assist thePresident-Elect in the conduct of his office.
Section 5. The Secretary-Treasurershall keep the minutes and records of all meetings and conduct thecorrespondence of the Association and shall receive and disburse the funds ofthe Association in accordance with the provisions of the By-laws.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Section 1. Four active members shall be elected as members of the Board ofDirectors by the active membership; one member to be elected from Western NorthCarolina; one from Eastern North Carolina; andtwo from Piedmont North Carolina. SeeFigure 1 for definition of geographic boundaries. Thereafter, two members shall be elected ateach annual meeting to serve terms of two years or until their successors havebeen duly elected and qualified. Immediate past president shall be ex-officio member of the Board ofDirectors with voting privileges.
Section 2. The duly elected officers shall serve asmembers of the Board of Directors.
Section 3. The policies, business and property and management of theAssociation shall be under the authority of the Board of Directors.
Section 4. A quorum shall consist ofthree members. Action taken by less thanthree members present shall be confirmed by letter ballot.
Section 5. The Board of Directors shall elect a new officer or director in caseone cannot continue to qualify for any reason.
Section 1. The active members of the Association shall have the sole andexclusive right to vote. City, Countyand State Governments shall be limited to one vote each. Associate members shall be entitled to theprivilege of the floor for discussion at all meetings of the Association butshall not have the right to vote. Allmembers may present motions from the floor.
Section 1. An annual meeting shall be held each year at such time and place asmay be designated by the Board of Directors.
Section 1. The Constitution and By-Laws may be changed and amended bytwo-thirds of the active members present. Any proposed changes in the Constitution and By-laws shall be mailed toall active members not less than 10 days prior to the annual meeting.
Section 1. The annual dues for each class of membership shall be as follows:
ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP - JULY 1- JUNE 30
Cityor County Inspection Department
Serving population: 0-50,000.......................50.00
North Carolina StateOfficials.................................................................50.00
Note: Department of Insurance Staff are exempt from Annual Dues.
Section 2. Dues shall cover the fiscal year July 1 to June 30 and shall be paideach year on or before August 31.
Section 3. No persons shall be in good standing who have not paid his dues.
Section 1. Robert’s Rules of Order shall be the Association’s final authorityon all questions of procedures and parliamentary laws not covered by theConstitution and By-laws.
Section 1. There shall be a committee of three members of the MechanicalInspectors’ Association appointed to represent the Association on the NorthCarolina Council of Code Officials. Theterms of the original committees shall be one member for three years, onemember for two years and one member for one year. No member shall serve more than twoconsecutive full terms. Thereafter,members shall be appointed for a term of three years. The President shall appoint the Chairman ofthis committee each year at the annual conference and said Chairman shall be amember of the Association’s Board of Directors.
Section 2. Scholarship/Awards Committee
Thereshall be a committee composed of six (6) members of the Association appointedby the President called the Scholarship/Awards Committee. The Committee shalldevelop an application form and make the form available through the office ofthe Secretary/Treasurer. The Committeewill award scholarships and the Board of Directors will determine the awardamount. The Committee will submitrecommendations for Life Members, etc. to the annual meeting.
The criteria for scholarship shallbe recommended by the Scholarship/Awards Committee and shall be approved by theBoard of Directors.