Housing - AIBO 2022

CE approval information will be added after the description of each class as we receive them.

Thursday, January 13, 2022

8:00–11:15 a.m. − Improving the Code Enforcement Process

Kris Van Amber, Management Analysis and Development

In this session we'll be introduced to the world of process improvement often utilized in other industries, but perhaps not so much in ours. We'll use this basic background to explore how the basic Code Enforcement Process can be improved to shape a range of desired outcomes in addition to compliance.

This course has been approved for 3.50 hours: Building Officials in the State of Minnesota.


12:15–1:45 p.m. − Toward a More Effective Code Enforcement Strategy

Dale Powers, Independent Code Enforcement Consultant

This session will explore the fundamental flaws in the standard enforcement model. It will propose a new approach including core principles, steps in the process, and benefits to this approach. This session will also cover practical applications of the new approach.

This course has been approved for 1.75 hours: Building Officials in the State of Minnesota.


2:00–3:30 p.m. − Regulation of Food Trucks from a Land Use Perspective

Kyle Hartnett, League of Minnesota Cities

Over the past few years, food trucks have become increasingly popular and fortunately for you, the city can regulate them by passing an ordinance. During this session, you will learn about the city’s role in licensing and zoning these mobile food stations while also considering items like signage, noise, patron safety, trash disposal and parking that will be necessary for a successful operation. While the city is able to regulate time, manner, and place of food trucks it is the Minnesota Department of Health that is responsible for the health and safety aspects of food trucks.

This course has been approved for 1.75 hours: Building Officials in the State of Minnesota.

Friday, January 14, 2022

8:00–11:15 a.m. − Housing Inspections 101

Greg Smith, GMS Presentations and Training

This basic course provides attendees with an overview of the creation and implementation of a rental inspection program within their jurisdiction and how to conduct housing inspections. Referencing the 2018 International Property Maintenance Code, the instructor will cover: 1) The basics to creating an inspection program, 2) How to interpret and enforce code requirements, 3) Walk through the inspections process, 4) Photos of actual violations.


12:15–3:30 p.m. − Housing Inspections Roundtable Discussion

Greg Smith, City of Duluth; Christopher Forslund, City of Burnsville; Brian Hoffman, City of St. Louis Park

Panel discussion exploring the various aspects of Housing Inspections including program administration, inspection processes, and code compliance. Panelists from different cities will share and discuss how their city navigates housing inspection programs