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Great Night At the HBA/DE Bowling Tournament

Home Builders Association’s Annual Bowling Tournament was held February 16, 2017 at the Bowlerama in New Castle, DE. It was a sold out event!

The evening began with pizza, wings, and drinks. Once everyone had something to eat it was time to get serious. Some came with a competitive look wanting to win the top trophies. It was a close call, but in the end the team from Horty & Horty, P.A. took the team trophy. The team consisted of Mike Easton, Brian Stratton, Greg Barbish, and Wes Veigle. The trophy for  Associate High score went to Richie Lober from WasteMaster Solutions who commented that he got quite a workout from the event.  The trophy for Builder High Score went to Stephen Meyers, from Regal Builders.  Congratulations!

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Some came to win the top trophies while others came just to have fun, network, and enjoy the good food and company. They were not as worried about their scores. The special Toilet Bowl Trophies went to the lowest scoring team, which was comprised of Melissa Scott, Valerie Pietlock, Dawn Dukes, and Ron Klessel from JS Homes. The lowest overall scorer was Tyler Hodges from New Penn Financial. We hope to see you guys back next year to see how much you can improve over the next year!

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Congratulations to all and a special shout out to our sponsors:

Bath, Kitchen & Tile – Lane Sponsor

Geo-Technology Associates, Inc.- Trophy Sponsor

Kieffer’s Appliances – Lane Sponsor

LC Homes – Wings Sponsor

Leon N. Weiner & Associates, Inc. -Lane Sponsor

WasteMasters Solutions – Beer Sponsor

Watershed Eco, LLC – Lane Sponsor

Wells Fargo – Pizza Sponsor

Delaware Special Election Saturday 2/25/17 – A Big Deal !

Attention HBADE Members: Will you be voting in the Special Election Tomorrow?

As you have already heard, voters in the Senate 10th District have the unique opportunity to be part of a historic vote February 25, 2017 for Delaware.  It really is an important race. Candidates running for the seat in this election are:

  • Stephanie Hansen, Democrat
  • Joseph Lanzendorfer, Libertarian
  • John Marino, Republican

This will be a special election to fill the Senate seat, as Bethany Hall Long, the previous office holder of State Senate District 10 was elected as our Lieutenant  Governor last November.  While we congratulate her on her win, it creates the vacancy and the vacancy created a tie of 10 Democrats and 10 Republicans.  The winner of this election will either break the tie, or create a 10-10-1 split if Lanzendorfer wins.  It is considered a tight race.

 

Whichever side wins will determine who controls the Senate – Republican or Democrat; or if it’s split Lanzendorfer.  While all three are excellent candidates, the Republicans are trying to break the Democrat control of state legislature, since for many years, Democrats have controlled all three venues: a Democrat as Governor; and Democratic control of both the State Senate and Representatives.

 

So this is an extremely important election, and ALL 35 thousand citizens in Senate District 10 should become informed of the candidates and then vote tomorrow on February 25, 2017

How to vote, where to vote and am I in Senate District 10?  Check this state elections website: http://elections.delaware.gov/index.shtml

We are not telling you how to vote. We are telling you to find out if you are eligible to vote, get informed, and vote!

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Last Call To Help With The Kent County 2018 Comprehensive Plan!

From: Michele Green <Michele.Green@CO.KENT.DE.US>
Date: January 11, 2017 at 10:31:43 AM EST
Subject: Kent County Comprehensive Plan Survey Part 2

Hello!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the original 2018 Comprehensive Plansurvey.  We received a total of 536 responses and the information is invaluable in developing the Plan.

In an effort to drill down on some of the topics included in the original survey we’ve developed a very brief 10 question survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CompPlan_2

It will only take a few minutes to complete and the results will help ensure the community’s priorities are clear.

And if you haven’t responded already, our 3 question survey regarding how public funds should be spent is also open: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/publicfunds

The Planning Services Department very much appreciates the time everyone has taken to provide input and hope for your continued participation as we develop the 2018 Comprehensive Plan. We encourage you to follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/KCLCPlanning/, at our website at http://co.kent.de.us/planning-dept/planning/comprehensive-plan.aspx, and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/KCPlanning.

We encourage you to pass this on to your friends, neighbors, and colleagues as well.

Thank you!

Save Today — and Tomorrow, Too

The numbers are in, and they’re awesome: NAHB members saved $20
million in 2016 when they bought products and services through the NAHB Member Advantage program.

From discounts on vehicles, rental cars and building supplies to shipping, warranty services and insurance, NAHB Member Advantage has something to offer every member.

For the most up-to-date information about which companies are offering discounts as well as detailed information on how to get started, bookmark nahb.org/ma — and start pocketing those savings. For more information, contact
Christy Ronaldson at 800-368-5242 x8273.

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HBADE has not endorsed this firm

In case members of the Home Builders Association of Delaware receive an email from Bid & Build Estimating, and it appears to you to have been sent or forwarded from HBADE, it has not.

We have NOT established any relationships with this firm. We do not know anything good or bad about them, but we have received several emails or phone calls from members mistakenly thinking HBADE sent the email or have endorsed them. We have not. If at some point this changes we will let our members know.

If You Haven’t Completed the Kent County Survey Yet for the 2018 Comprehensive Plan, There is Still Time!

From: Michele Green <Michele.Green@CO.KENT.DE.US>
Date: January 11, 2017 at 10:31:43 AM EST
Subject: Kent County Comprehensive Plan Survey Part 2

Hello!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the original 2018 Comprehensive Plan survey.  We received a total of 536 responses and the information is invaluable in developing the Plan.

In an effort to drill down on some of the topics included in the original survey we’ve developed a very brief 10 question survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CompPlan_2

It will only take a few minutes to complete and the results will help ensure the community’s priorities are clear.

And if you haven’t responded already, our 3 question survey regarding how public funds should be spent is also open: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/publicfunds

The Planning Services Department very much appreciates the time everyone has taken to provide input and hope for your continued participation as we develop the 2018 Comprehensive Plan. We encourage you to follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/KCLCPlanning/, at our website at http://co.kent.de.us/planning-dept/planning/comprehensive-plan.aspx, and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/KCPlanning.

We encourage you to pass this on to your friends, neighbors, and colleagues as well.

Thank you!

HBA/DE Office Closed for President’s Day

The HBA/DE office will be closed Monday, February 20, 2017 in observance of President’s Day.

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Are Silk Socks Permitted For Use on Sites?

A question was brought up at recent nuts and bolts meetings regarding silt socks and if they are permitted for use on sites.

 

After review silt socks are permitted and are required to be installed in accordance with DNREC requirements. DNREC does permit this form of E&S control. Please contact Paul Perrone for where they are to be installed and if you have any questions with their installation. They should also be “red lined” on the plans for where to be used. Please contact your engineers to add this detailed option for controls on the site and/or lines and grades plans.

 

Thank You,

 

Anthony J. Sisofo, Jr.

Code Official

 

Town of Middletown

19 West Green Street

Middletown, Delaware 19709

PRESS RELEASE: DNREC Revises Proposed Amendments to Aboveground Storage Tank Regulations and Reopens Comment Period

NEWS FROM THE DELAWARE DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL

 

CONTACT: Michael Globetti, DNREC Public Affairs, 302-739-9902

 

     DNREC revises proposed amendments to Aboveground Storage Tank Regulations and reopens comment period 
DOVER (Feb. 2, 2017) – DNREC’s Division of Waste & Hazardous Substances has reopened the public comment period and revised proposed amendments to Delaware’s Regulations Governing Aboveground Storage Tanks, as set forth in 7 DE Admin. Code 1352. The 30-day public comment period regarding the revised proposed amendments will be from Feb. 1 through DNREC close of business March 3.

 

The Department has revised the proposed amendments based on comments received prior to the Dec. 21, 2016 end of the initial public comment period. The revisions also correct formatting errors found in the original proposed amendments. The purpose of the proposed regulatory action is to clarify technical requirements applicable to aboveground storage tank (AST) systems and specify applicable industry-based reference standards published by the American Petroleum Institute and other trade organizations.  Additionally, the regulations propose minimum distances for locating new ASTs near private and public wells consistent with requirements set forth by DNREC’s Well Permitting Regulations. Also, actions required in terms of both reporting and corrective action when AST releases occur have been updated to provide greater clarify and specificity.

 

The revised proposed regulations were published in the Feb. 1, 2017 edition of the Register of Regulations and can be viewed on the DNREC website at http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov/tanks/Pages/AST-Program.aspx

 

A public hearing on the initial draft of the proposed amendments was held Dec. 6, 2016.  An additional public hearing will NOT be held on the revised proposed amendments unless the Secretary of DNREC receives a request. Comments may be emailed to Lisa Vest or sent by US Mail to Lisa Vest, Hearing Officer, DNREC, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901.

 

This proposed promulgation falls under  the Regulatory Transparency and Accountability Acts of 2015, which requires that agencies proposing new or amended regulations that affect small businesses or individuals to submit a Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (RFA) and Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS). Both these documents are available on the Delaware.gov website, and include consideration and addressing of possible economic impacts of the proposed regulatory amendments.

 

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Builder and Remodeler Education Conference (BREC) Registration Now Open!

Registration is now open for the 2017 Builder and Remodeler Education Conference (BREC) & Awards Luncheon

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BREC is a 1-day Conference focused on the Building and Remodeling industry including educational and informative seminars for industry professionals,  exhibition of new and different products, and awards program recognizing the accomplishments of our peers.

Education tracks are filling up fast!

Custom Building & Remodeling

Sales, Marketing & Customer Focus

4 pending

55+ Housing 

Building Performance & Techniques

1 pending

Please note: Education Speakers will not be displayed until the speaker form is returned.  Interested in being a speaker? Click Here to download the speaker form.

For more information on attending, exhibiting, or speaking for an education session please visit our website at www.hbade.org/brec, or call 302-678-1520 ex 103 or email Sunny Schmidt

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Dover, DE 19904

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