WHEREAS Many people would like to help a struggling micro firm, but often do not know how to help them

whereas in too many cases, small businesses who operate in new york state are trapped inside a catch-22 no way to reasonably win here dispute with their local municipal government's code enforcement official (Building safety inspector) or health department inspector in which neither side can reasonably yield: - a situation which then leads often to past due taxes woes

whereas it is truly hard and frustrating to try to own a micro-sized firm within New york state and doesn't need to be so hard

therefore, contractor training coalition, inc. proposes to bring the business community and the non-profit sector together across the nation to work to heal small businesses located in new york state and elsewhere in the usa

Memorandum of Understanding regarding participants in the demonstration project

The ongoing servicing of equipment used in restaurant food production, and the servicing of the commercial kitchen exhaust systems are a critical life safety function. People die, people get sick from airborne pathogens or from carbon monoxide poisoning, workers and patrons get injured, and preventable bad grease fires happen putting more stress and costs upon the community's emergency first responders' system when the preventative maintenance is not properly done in this area. Hence, non-compliance or obtaining a permanent variance from properly completing this ongoing maintenance process area is not a viable option for firms who are located across New York state.

However, an existing business that has not been accustomed to ensuring that the service maintenance is properly done may not be physically able to come into immediate public safety codes compliance due to weather or other factors. In these cases, the code enforcement official is authorized to extend a mercy period of time of up to 120 days for the establishment to come up with and submit an acceptable plan for codes compliance in lieu of completing the needed compliance itself. A number of workforce development agencies, charitable organizations, and professional trade associations of reputable contractors and manufacturers have come together to jointly provide a neutral, 3rd party small business codes compliance advocate service to help firms develop an acceptable plan for codes compliance. In connection with that community empowerment demonstration project created solely to bring greater diplomacy to the code enforcement process, it is noted that:

a.) It shall NOT be considered to be an ethics violation for the code enforcement official if he or she is accompanied by a peer tutor who has been trained by and is taking part in that multiple agencies' demonstration project when performing inspections of existing businesses.

b.) It shall NOT be considered to be justifiable support to revoke a charitable organization's registered 501c(3) status because of it deviating from its stated charitable mission purpose and scope, based solely upon its decision to participate as one of the service provider organizations or to submit English Language Learners educational outreach lesson modules within that demonstration project.