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Week of June 13
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Spring Golf Tournament-June 19

Changes to Postal Operations Manual for Modes of Delivery, Mail Receptacles, And Keys
On April 5, 2013 our District was notified of the following changes to Postal Operations Manual referenced above which will affect all existing and new construction projects in your area.
  • Centralized and Cluster Box Units (CBU’s) delivery is now the default mode of delivery in business areas. 
  • For new residential delivery, CBU is now the default.  Exceptions to permit curb line delivery must be approved by the District.
  • New deliveries within an existing block with an established mode of delivery no longer assume the existing mode of delivery.  We can require a more efficient mode of delivery.
  • While we do not control addresses for buildings, we do control the sequential ordering of addresses within any centralized delivery equipment.
  • If more than one building in a complex has the same street address, the delivery equipment must be grouped at a single location even if some of the units are in a different building.
  • Centralized delivery or CBU is the default option for delivery in mobile homes or trailer parks that are permanent residences.  Any exceptions to centralized or CBU delivery mode must be approved by the District.
  • Delivery equipment must conform to USPS standards for CBUs and high-rise delivery equipment, USPS STD 4C wall mounted mail receptacles.  Local offices do not have the authority to approve any other centralized delivery equipment.
Please see the information for ordering and installation instructions.
These changes became effective April 5, 2013.  Any questions or concerns should be directed to John Hill at (704) 393-4489, or Terry Carr at (704) 393-4466.
NCHBA Legislative Update
In true military fashion, the General Assembly moved to hurry up and wait mode this week.  Just a week after rapidly moving their budget, the Senate took most of the week off, thus allowing the House to begin deliberations on the $21.2 billion budget proposal.  When the Senate heard bills on Thursday, bills were quickly added to the calendar that addressed "common core", film incentives and turning the Department of Commerce into a public- private partnership.
On the House side, Speaker Tillis stated that the House would unveil its budget proposal next week and it will likely look different than the Senate's plan.  The importance of the budget process cannot be understated.  This will not only set North Carolina's spending plan, but it also is the first step in the General Assembly's sine die adjournment.  Most of NCHBA's issues are not budgetary and our priority issues for the 2014 session are still waiting action.  As such, NCHBA Government Affairs staff continues to request that H 150 be calendared in the Senate.  In spite of the US Open beginning next week and avid golfers in both the Senate and House wishing to jump on US-1 and head south, the Senate will (hopefully!) take up a full week of action and the House will start the lengthy budget debate on Thursday and finish early Friday. 

Outstanding issues that remain include the House version of regulatory reform, an action plan approved by both the House and Senate to address the recent coal ash spills, and of course, NCHBA's priority issues including passage of H 150, repeal of municipal protest petition authority, extension of the sunset for the low income housing tax credit, isolated wetlands relief and resolution of issues surrounding workers compensation and the NC Industrial Commission.  
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Stormwater Pollution Prevention for Construction Sites Educational Session
(Fayetteville, NC)- On June 24, 2014 at 5:30 p.m., the City of Fayetteville Stormwater Division will be hosting a free educational session for people in the construction industry who are interested in learning more about how to keep stormwater pollution at a minimum at construction sites. The session will take place in the Cape Fear Conference room, located in the Engineering Department on the first floor of City Hall, 433 Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301.
Erosion is one of the biggest concerns for stormwater pollution in North Carolina. During this session, participants will learn what best management practices are, and how they are beneficial to keeping our water quality safe for everyone.
This workshop is designed for anyone who works in the construction industry, and is interested in taking measures to help protect our water quality.
Attendees must RSVP to Shauna Haslem, Stormwater Educator by June 20, 2014 at 5 p.m.  Interested persons can call 910-433-1071 or email to confirm their reservation. Refreshments will be served. 
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Up Coming

June 19
HBAF Golf Tournament
presented by

Gates Four Golf & Country Club
Sign up to play!

June 24
Builders, Beers & Bids
5:00 pm-7:00 pm at HBAF Office
Register here

Builders, Beers & Bids
Register to attend this new event hosted by your Membership Committee. Builders are invited to attend and bring materials that will assist Associates in bidding on projects in the future. Associates are invited to attend to network with Builders and create new working relationships.


June 24
5:00 pm-7:00 pm at HBAF Office
Register here

Construction Statistics

Local Stats: April 2014 

Local Stats Residential Trend: 2008-2014 

Absorption Report: April 2014

Commercial Building Permit Index: March 2014

The Market Edge Residential Building Permit Trend: March 2014

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NAHB Webinars

Save Time and Money Using Systems-Built Strategies: Modular Construction
Wednesday, June 25, 2-3 p.m. ET
Business Improvement series

HBA of Fayetteville
910-826-0649 fax

Natalie Fryer, Executive Officer
Pamela Grierson, Communications Manager

NAHB Member Discounts
Dues Payments & Lobbying Expense 2014 Disclosure
Dues payments to Home Builders Association of Fayetteville are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. However, dues payments may be deductible as ordinary and necessary business expenses, subject to an exclusion for lobbying activity. Because a portion of your dues is used for lobbying by NAHB, NCHBA and Home Builders Association of Fayetteville, 8% of the total dues for Builder & Associate Members is NOT deductible for income tax purposes. For Affiliate Members, 1.8% of the total dues is NOT deductible for income tax purposes. Membership Dues are non-refundable.
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