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Charles County, Maryland

October 17, 2012 Minutes

Wednesday, October 17, 2012



  • Gregg Taylor   
  • Sue Cecil
  • Jim Blanche
  • Chris Coyle, SMECO
  • Dave Clearwater, SMECO
  • Dave Rose, Planchek
  • Pat Parsons, Code Enforcement Inspector
  • Ken Moore, MDIA
  • Frank Ward, Chief of CPIS
  • Brad Pelczar
  • Willie Zapata
  • Bill Lawman


Approval of September 2012 meeting minutes.
License Counts as of this month are as follows:

Masters license: 1577

  • General- 1218: 515Active, 2 Deceased, 642 Expired and 29 Inactive.
  • Restricted Master- 154: 83 Active, 0 Deceased, 70 Expired and 1 Inactive.
  • Expired without license type listed:  204.

 Journeyman license: 1849

  • 895 Active, 2 Deceased and 952 Expired.

 Homeowner’s permit: 140 with no active licenses.


  1. Rules and Regulations pertaining to the renewal of expired licenses (Master General, Master Restricted and Journeymen) were discussed in April.  Board to update this and other areas of concern of the rules and regulations prior to submitting changes to Commissioners for approval.  Wording changed as fees are subject to change each July 1.  Request to be sent will include the request of:  Maximum option to be considered for renewals exceeding one cycle:   Double the current reinstatement and renewal fees. 
  2. The Board has determined HVAC contractors will need an HVAC Restricted Electricians license to do installation.  Has there been any progress made on this license request? Sue tried to locate any information from prior years that was questioned to exist and has been unable to locate any information.   Sue was able to locate previous exam from much older building code and gave this document to Brad.  We would  like to provide a LV/ABL/HVAC licenses and examinations.  
  3. The results for the exams given at September meeting are as follows:
    1. One (1) Master passing with 3 failures.
    2. Two (2) Journeyman passing with 20 failures.
  4. Per Willie Zapata – Two (2) additional Journeyman licenses from March 2012 examination to be processed with licenses.  
  5. Master Restricted licensees are questioning if the requirements for 10 CEU at renewal time should be waved due to the State not recognizing Restricted licenses.  There was discussion on this subject with a decision that requirement will be wave to any and all with the Restricted Master classification.  Sue to contact MD State Board and Don Haskins to assure that the state board is requiring the 10 CEU’s for renewal of General Masters.  
  6. The Board met with representatives from Planchek, SMECO and County employees from CPIS.  There was discussion on conflicting issues and concerns with “cut in” inspections/ requirements.  No resolution was found however all parties agreed there will need to be some changes made.   
  7. There was discussion of the “Kenny Clamp” and if it should be a requirement/enforcement to fail an inspection.  It is not a requirement/
    enforcement in St. Mary’s County per Ken Moore.