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April 18, 2005

    Here’s what’s Happening at HBAV. . .
April 21-22nd:

EO Council Seminar
Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Virginia Beach, Virginia
4/21:  1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
         4/22:  8:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon

May 5th

HBAV Educational Foundation Trustee Meeting
Stewart-Lee House
Richmond, Virginia
         10:00 a.m.


HBAV Annual Convention (Register now!)
Marriott Frenchman’s Reef and Morning Star Beach Resort
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

June 25th
HBAV 2nd Quarter Board of Directors Meeting
Marriott Frenchman’s Reef and Morningstar Beach Resort
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands


Twelve Steps to a Permittable Plan”:
   Wetland and Stream Permitting in Virginia
Mike Rolband of Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. in Chantilly, Virginia, hosted a presentation on Thursday, April 7, 2005, highlighting the wetland and stream permitting process.   The presentation, entitled “Dealing with the New World of Wetland and Stream Permitting”, included a twelve step program to achieving a permittable plan:
Step One: Define Boundary of Expected Work
Step Two: Identify Resources
Step Three: Create a Conservation Design Plan Base Map
Step Four: Rank Specific Resources
Step Five: Rank Impact Acceptability
Step Six: Follow the Mitigation Sequence
Step Seven: Minimize Impacts
Step Eight: Create the Proposed Plan
Step Nine: Check Scope of Work
Step Ten: Evaluate Impacts vs. On-site Mitigation Opportunities
Step Eleven: Pre-Application Meeting
Step Twelve: Finalize Project

To obtain a copy of the presentation, please click here, or for more information call Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. at (703) 631-5800.


HBAV Past President Declares Candidacy

On Wednesday, April 6, 2005, HBAV Past President Clement “Kim” Tingley of Charlottesville, Virginia announced his bid to represent Virginia’s 57th District in the Virginia House of Delegates.  Running for the seat vacated by Delegate Mitch Van Yahres (D), Tingley joins two other hopefuls contending for the Democratic nomination, Richard C. Collins and David J. Toscano.  The Democratic primary is scheduled for June 14, 2005.


Virginia Attains National Recognition, Garners Award

During January’s National Association of Home Builders Convention in Orlando, Florida, NAHB BUILD-PAC Trustees presented HBAV with a third place award for efforts in raising over $30,000 for NAHB BUILD-PAC during a September 2004 golf tournament at Massanutten Resort.  The NAHB BUILD-PAC Trustees also commended Virginia BUILD-PAC Trustees, Vince Napolitano and Ben Graham, and Trustee Alternates, Mak Koebig and Randy Williams, for having the second highest number of members participating in the Gold Key Club.  Congratulations!


NAHB Mold Resources Available Online

The National Association of Home Builders has conveniently placed on their website “A Builder’s Guide to Handling Mold Claims and Mitigation”, a resource which discusses mold prevention, discovery of mold, mold remediation, and potential litigation, as well as other useful information.  For educational purposes, the document also includes a sample notice, disclosure and disclaimer agreement.  (Note: NAHB username and password may be required to view documents.)

For more information, please visit the NAHB website or call 1-800-368-5242.


Destination – St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands!
HBAV Annual Convention
June 23, 2005-June 26, 2005

With the HBAV Convention only months away, now is the time to reserve your rooms at the luxurious Marriott Frenchman’s Reef and Morning Star Beach Resort in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.   To obtain reservation and event registration forms, or to become an associate sponsor of the event, visit the HBAV website or call HBAV at (804) 643-2797 for more information.  

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