Today I spoke with Judy Rapfogel, Speaker Silver’s Chief of Staff… I explained the situation to her and she asked if I would send a letter to her office… I thought I would try to get 100 letters instead… from NY inspectors and from around the country…
The NY Council for home inspectors is made up of 3 citizens and 3 home inspectors… all the home inspectors are ASHI members… we have no representation. We have no clue whats going on till it is 6 months in the making… I explained to Judy that we would like a NACHI representative on the board so that there would be a little balance… she seems agreeable to that… and wanted me to post a letter to her about this issue… below I have the copy of this letter I am sending tomorrow… It would be nice if 100 letters showed up next week… just copy and paste letter… print it out on your own letterhead and send it in the snail mail to her… It would be nice if all letters would be the same… that would show unity within our organization… If you could please spend 10 minutes and put this letter in the mail to her on your letterhead, that would be great… the more letters the better the chance the last spot on the council will be one of ours…
the letter goes like this…
February 23, 2007
Ms. Judy Rapfogel
Chief of Staff
Legislative Office Bldg
Albany, NY 12248
Dear Ms. Rapfogel,
I am writing you as a member of the “National Association of Certified Home Inspectors” (NACHI). We are the largest home inspection association in the country, and also the largest association in New York State. It has come to my attention that there is still a position on the council that has not been filled. I would like to make two suggestions for you to consider before you determine who you will appoint to this last and very important position. There are supposed to be only 3 members of the council that are home inspectors. Currently there are “4” members of “ASHI”
on this council. The American Society of Home Inspectors is another National Association. They are an older association than ours but their membership is smaller by half.
Without representation on the council it is difficult for NACHI members to stay abreast of the current considerations. Most of the council’s work is done in subcommittees which are not open to the public. I feel that the council should be made up of members of different Associations instead of just members from one association, in order to give a more balanced representation.
My two recommendations are:
- Appoint another home inspector to the council, preferably one from NACHI.
- Appoint Mr. Larry Allen, owner of VSI out of Clifton Park, NY. He qualifies for this position according to the requirements set forth by Article 12-B Real Property Law.
Thank you for any consideration you can give this matter.