4.1.1 Qualifications: membership in this association is open to any person, firm, or corporation associated with the construction industry.
4.1.2 Types: membership in this association shall be of five general types; a) contractor; b) associate; c) individual; d) municipal; e) honorary.
a) Contractor: any person, firm or corporation who is actively engaged in the construction industry as a contractor or subcontractor
b) Associate: any person, firm, or corporation who is actively engaged in the construction industry, as a supplier of equipment, materials or services.
c) Individual: any firm or person with two (2) or less employees who is either a contractor, subcontractor or engaged in the construction industry as a supplier of equipment, materials or services.
d) Municipal: any federal, state or local governmental agency or entity.
e) Honorary: may be appointed by the membership by the vote of three-fourths of the members present at the first general membership meeting following ten days prior written notification.
4.2 Voting members: the privileges of voting on matters brought before this association shall be limited to those contractors, associates, and individual members in good standing. Each dues paying member shall be limited to one vote.
4.3 Election of members: any person, firm, or corporation eligible to membership under these By-laws may be elected to membership on written application. For such election, a majority of votes of the board of directors is required.
4.4 Duration of membership and resignation: membership in this association may be terminated by voluntary withdrawal as herein provided, or otherwise in pursuance of these Bylaws. All rights, privileges and interests of a member in or to the association shall cease on the termination of membership. Any member may, by giving written notice of such intention, withdraw from membership. Such notice shall be presented to the board of directors at the next succeeding meeting of the board of directors. Withdrawals shall be effective upon fulfillment of all obligations to the date of withdrawal.
4.5 Suspension and expulsion: any member may be terminated for cause. Sufficient cause for such termination of membership shall be violation of the By-laws or any lawful rule or practice duly adopted by the association, or any other conduct prejudicial to the interests of the association. Suspension or expulsion shall be by two-thirds vote of the entire membership of the board of directors provided that a statement of the charges shall have been sent by certified or registered mail to the last recorded address of the member at least twenty (20) days before final action is taken thereon. This statement shall be accompanied by a notice of the time and place the member shall have the opportunity to appear in person and/or to be represented by counsel to present any defense to such charges before action is taken thereon.