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3/23/20 Contractor Subgroup Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Matt Kuehlhorn
20:00
https://www.cisa.gov/publication/guidance-essential-critical-infrastructure-workforce?fbclid=IwAR3Kx_MtGCRUHVfXUL_rFmCk2IDg-aqOUjHqmATlqhByoqixJt3aHILht7IPublic Works - Bullet 3
Eric Jansen
24:57
I'm here
Darcie Perkins
33:07
You are welcome to add your comments here on chat.
City of Gunnison
35:58
Questions Concerns?
NelCurtiss
36:41
With self isolation in effect we are trying to pay employees that are unable to come to work. I would rather not have them file for unemployment. Can we apply for grants to help cover wages?
Matt Kuehlhorn
36:50
What do folks consider in regards to timeframe? How long might this take to pass over? 2months/4months?If 6 months - how might we prepare?
Julia Kidd
37:06
Information on employees that are 60 years old and older- what are our options?
Julia Kidd
38:43
Matt- hoping for 2 months! Thoughts on calming client worries
Jim
38:47
How do the loans apply to self employed individuals? Professional Corporations
Kelly Downum - The River's Edge Studio, Inc.
39:20
Our biggest concern is to also keep employees employed and would be interested in something available to help cover wages that wouldn't necessarily be a loan, regardless of interest rates.
Jake Stone
39:54
I don't know that there is a local solution to the fact that State plumbing and electrical inspections have shut down. This has put our jobsite at a standstill. Also, does anyone have any solutions to following social distancing without having to drive several vehicles to the jobsite?
Julia Kidd
40:44
aren't they working on legislation?
Chris Klein, Christopher Klein Construction, Inc.
40:53
The biggest issue at the moment is that there is no state electrical or plumbing inspections. We have no direction at all from the state on how we will be able to move forward. Some suggestions may be to have electrical and plumbing contractors video their work so we can get rough-in inspections. For finals we may need help from the County or the City to be able to keep our employees working.
Eric Jansen
41:13
The state electrical inspector is testing a live streaming inspection process in Montrose in hope's of getting that and plumbing inspections going again. I can elaborate on what I know/think if necessary.
sloth
41:45
Eric - would love to hear more
Chris Klein, Christopher Klein Construction, Inc.
44:17
I have received a copy of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Is this a law or is this just proposed regulations?
Matt Kuehlhorn
46:31
I don't think the Families First has passed …
Matt Kuehlhorn
46:54
And not really certain.
Maddie
47:29
Families First is law Trump passed on the 18th, from what I read. Employers with under 50 employees can file for a hardship exemption with the DOL.
Matt Kuehlhorn
47:34
I take that back:03/18/2020 Became Public Law No: 116-127.03/18/2020 Signed by President.03/18/2020 Presented to President.03/18/2020 Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate, under the order of 3/18/20, having achieved 60 votes in the affirmative, without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 90 - 8. Record Vote Number: 76.03/14/2020 Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 363 - 40, 1 Present (Roll no. 102).03/11/2020 Introduced in House
Nancy Barnett
48:15
Nothing is finalized for funding or grants except the EIDI (Disaster Loan) process. Currently the loans are up to $2 million-3.75% interest up to 30 years. It is meant to cover overhead costs, wages, etc.
Julia Kidd
50:16
Information on employees over 60
Matt Kuehlhorn
50:25
Also, does anyone have any solutions to following social distancing without having to drive several vehicles to the jobsite?
Julia Kidd
51:46
IS that legal? And we are required to pay them?
Julia Kidd
53:14
60 year olds
Eric Jansen
53:38
if the builder is the homeowner and he/she is over 60 and working alone on their own property. I think that is fair.
Maddie
54:27
Have there been any conversations at all about shutting down all business in Gunnison County - ending all construction projects for a certain timeframe?
sloth
55:16
how can we continue to be in "in the loop"
Sam
56:02
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Sam
57:02
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Julia Kidd
59:44
incentives for people to continue with process
Matt Kuehlhorn
59:56
Matt@koolerhomes.com
Matt Kuehlhorn
01:00:52
Great thinking Julia - love that angle of question
Karen Williams
01:03:17
If subs are not allowed to travel into the county, is there a way we could come up with a list of local subs that are available for work?
Karen Williams
01:04:59
Yes
Eric Jansen
01:06:07
using outside subcontractors means we need more local subcontractors. time to start incentivizing people to get into the trades.
NelCurtiss
01:06:26
I would like to establish a weekly meeting
Jim
01:06:36
I have a comment about scheduling projects
Karen Williams
01:07:07
Yes, a weekly meeting would be great!
Kim Raines
01:07:17
weekly meetings would be great!
Kelly Downum - The River's Edge Studio, Inc.
01:07:21
I agree with a weekly meeting!
Julia Kidd
01:07:21
sounds good
Rick Barnard
01:07:31
I am a plumbing contractor in the valley and yes I will be able to join weekley, and yes monday works for me
Margie Black
01:07:32
Weekly meeting sound like a good plan!
Chuck
01:07:33
1 on Monday works for me
Kim Raines
01:07:40
yes! 1 Mondays
NelCurtiss
01:07:42
Yes
Dan Moebius
01:07:43
sounds great
Jen Hestwood
01:07:49
sounds good, thanks!
Eric Jansen
01:07:50
👍
Jake Stone
01:08:00
weekly meetings are great. stay out in front of all the new developments.
Nancy Barnett
01:09:08
Mike - that is a great idea. You guys rock!
Margie Black
01:10:09
depends on budget too
Eric Jansen
01:11:15
there is a shortage of qualified trades people period.
Chris Klein, Christopher Klein Construction, Inc.
01:12:15
We have contracts that are mid stream that are holding up the project. A good example is I have access control people who work directly for the Owner (Atmos) that is a national contract so we cannot go elsewhere.
John Solanik
01:12:39
one concern is losing employees weakening our staff to be able to provide our services
Nancy Barnett
01:14:09
thanks for a better understanding of what is happening in your industry, I will share those to others in the state. This awareness is key to solving problems. Thanks
Matt Kuehlhorn
01:15:31
matt@koolerhomes.com
Jake Stone
01:15:38
Thanks to Russ, Darcie, Matt and Mike for taking the lead on this.
Karen Williams
01:15:49
Thank you!
robinyost
01:16:00
Thanks all!
Rick Barnard
01:16:05
Thank you guys
Chris Klein, Christopher Klein Construction, Inc.
01:16:17
Thank you. We appreciate the help.
Kelly Downum - The River's Edge Studio, Inc.
01:16:18
Thanks, everyone! Mike - good to hear from you!!