The KS Board held a meeting in Topeka about 2-3 weeks ago and I wanted to find out if anybody attended. I’m told that the Terms for Jeff Barnes the ASHI inspector from Wichita and the attorney from Witchita (both KS Board Members) were up last fall (Nov - Jan??) and neither was either reappointed NOR are serving another term.
#1 - The realtor on the KS Board has been replaced with a RE Appraiser out of the KC area, but I’m told neither the attorney or Jeff has been replaced yet. Does anyone know if thats true or not.
#2 - I was also told that Mr Barnes made some sort of motion at the Topeka Board meeting that they make him the Home Inspection Registration Boards executive something (the KS Board has no employees at this time … answering machine in accountants office we’re told). Does anyone know if thats true or not.
#3 - I was told Mr Barnes also raised some motion at Topeka that certain FHA type inspectors be made to be licensed as home inspectors. I was not there so don’t have clue if thats true or not, BUT anybody thats a HUD Fee Inspector knows that we’re not doing a home inspection by anybodys SoP BUT a compliance inspection using the HUD-92051 form (NOT home inspection).
AND on a 203k project the plan reviewer AND consultant are NOT doing a home inspection BUT writing a work order or specification of repairs, which is NOT a home inspection. In a 203k job there may be a home inspection by the consultant or other party (if so that part could be a licensed home inspector if needed). I was told Mr Barnes was asking the AG office to ??? (write letters OR whatever to HUD and FHA roster people telling to quit). Does anyone know if this is true or not.
Other question I had was why if the attorney & Jeff Barnes terms are up, why would he be introducing motions or seemingly running the pack.