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3/30/20 Contractor Subgroup Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Kate and Ben Somrak
26:24
Yes they have
Chuck
26:32
Yes Electrical inspections have resumed
Jake Stone
26:56
yes, the have resumed
Chris Klein, Christopher Klein Construction, Inc.
27:25
Electrical inspections should have resumed but we do not know when yet
cristaryan
32:25
I agree one letter from the group rather than from individual businesses
Candice Bradley
33:04
Can I get a clearer understanding of the need?
Julia Kidd
33:13
Exactly, I think they would have to vote and it would have to go through their process
Julia Kidd
34:11
Would it need to go to county and individual towns?
Eric Jansen
34:31
I would think that there would have to be some sort of hardship identified before we reduce building permit fees.
MJ
36:18
yes Now an Intial letter from the Group for reassurance first. Discounts can come along as decided upon... and each business follows up with a personal communication to our own clients.
Karen Williams
37:01
I would think construction is going to get hit hard this summer as a result of this, so maybe an incentive like "if you plan to build between 5/1/20 and 10/1/20 you will get 15% off your building permit."
Hailee
37:16
I don't think we need to offer incentives. Just send a letter.. people will still build. We should be trying to keep money in the valley vs. discounting
Julia Kidd
39:35
The rules haven't been written yet, in the coming weeks
Jim
40:00
I am an architect. I would like to share this potential discounting information to my clients. It would help to keep them encouraged about building this summer.
Kate and Ben Somrak
40:07
I would love for someone to look directly into the PPP and the covered qualifying expenses that WOULD NOT warrant paying back
Chris Klein, Christopher Klein Construction, Inc.
40:56
We should look at "Shovel Ready" projects that are in the system now. Affordable housing should be a priority. Our clients are nervous, anything the city or county can do on the permitting/tap costs would help calm the nerves. When clients get nervous they put everything on hold.
Kate and Ben Somrak
41:07
There seem to be a lot of loop holes and I think a lot of people will unfortunately get stuck paying some of these expenses back when they were initially under the assumption payroll for example was a completely covered expense
Jim
41:54
I am in the same boat as August.
Timberline Mechanical
42:09
We need plain talk guidance, one voice giving us direction on business and employee resources, responsibilities, and obligations.
Kate and Ben Somrak
42:12
The other questionable area was the “covered term” in the PPP
Julia Kidd
42:48
Same boat
Kelly: The River's Edge Studio, Inc.
43:03
Same for us, even as a sub.
Hailee
46:19
Can the task force help provide any assistance in attaining disinfecting wipes and sprays?
Chris Klein, Christopher Klein Construction, Inc.
47:09
The best thing that we can do is to keep working. Having our employees with a steady paycheck benefits our whole valley economy. Thank you to everyone who has helped us keep providing for our employees.
Hailee
47:21
thank you
Julia Kidd
50:47
I'm not sure the EDIL loan has a forgivable section
Jake Stone
51:03
As we look at future projects, how do people see this affect pricing, and how do you factor that into bids for future projects.
Eric Jansen
51:22
I like Chris Klein's comment. That is what I am being a part of succeeding at.
Hailee
51:49
my vote keep the bids high... we will eventually some day reach max build out... lets make money if we are selling our land
Jim
52:16
Could someone be able to answer whether or not self employed professional fall under the CARES act Umbrella?
Julia Kidd
52:42
I think so
Jim
52:55
I like Julia's answer
Kate and Ben Somrak
52:55
I think so as well for independent contractors
Jim
53:12
Thanks
John Solanik
53:27
The EDIL loan application was challenging are you saying that the application has changed? We applied and haven't heard anything other than they received it. Is there another one to apply for?
Adam
53:52
Self-Employed - page 2 of this link shows that they are covered.
Adam
53:53
https://www.sbc.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/9/7/97ac840c-28b7-4e49-b872-d30a995d8dae/F2CF1DD78E6D6C8C8C3BF58C6D1DDB2B.small-business-owner-s-guide-to-the-cares-act-final-.pdf
Nel Curtiss
55:44
I watched a webinar that said your bank would be issuing the CARE loans and be backed by the SBA. My local banker did not have the same information. I agree with Mike, more people will know in a couple days
Timberline Mechanical
56:05
thank you
Hailee
56:14
could you answer nels question
Chris Klein, Christopher Klein Construction, Inc.
56:14
Thank You Matt
cristaryan
56:20
Thank you!
EC Conference Room
56:23
Thanks!