Minutes of the Meeting of Wednesday January 2, 2002

1. Call to order

President Joe Willer, City of American Canyon called the meeting was called to order at 12:05 P.M. at  Cattleman’s Restaurant in Santa Rosa.

2. Self Introductions

Pres. Willer welcomed 16 guests and each member introduced him/herself. Pres. Willer then passed the gavel to the incoming president Chris Warrick, who assumed the duties for the coming year. Joe Willer then assumed the duties of Treasurer.

3. Approval of Minutes

A discussion ensued concerning the emailing of the minutes and the errors in the floppy disc with all email addresses of the members, the posting of the minutes to the new web site ( and the elimination of hard copy minutes.

M/s/Passed to accept the minutes as distributed.

4. Program

The program was presented by CISPI representative, Ira Schumer. As always, Mr. Schumer's presentation was very informative and brought the chapter up to date on the new requirements for the marking of cast iron soil pipe. He elaborated on the place of origin and the manufacturer's markings and how they were to be identified on the pipe. He also brought us up to speed on the new materials and uses thereof for acid waste and highly corrosive installations. He also informed us that the start date of the new plumbing code is October 1, 2002 and that the new chapter 15 describes firestopping. He discussed height limitations and lack thereof, as well as many new changes in the 2000 code. February's program will be the installation of officers.

5. Officers and Committee Reports

a. Treasurer

Treasurer Willer reported that in the business interest account we have $1797.19, in the business money market account we have $2719.46, in the education account $2955.21 and in the CD account there is $11,180.18.

b. Secretary

Ed Henry gave out copies of the last of the hard copy minutes. He announced that the minutes would heretofore be posted to the web site ( He announced how to get to the web site and that is the new address.

c. Vice President

Vice President Mary Jane Fagalde had nothing to report.

d. President

President Warrick apologized for not having the installation of officers as the program, but, it was unavoidable as there was no one available to do the installation until February. The following officers assumed their respective duties.

            President-------------------------------------Chris Warrick, County of Mendocino

            Vice President------------------------------Mary Jane Fagalde, County of Lake

            Secretary-------------------------------------Ed Henry, County of Marin

            Treasurer-------------------------------------Joe Willer, City of American Canyon

e. Executive Committee

Nothing to report except to announce our new web site at

f. Education Committee

Ed Henry reported that the energy seminar was a rousing success. More seminars are being researched for scheduling. Bill Schultze of Windsor said he could schedule functions at the Windsor City Council Chambers, so, the Marin Civic and the City Council chambers at Windsor will be utilized for upcoming seminars.

g. Code Development Committee

Nothing to report.

h. ICBO Committee

Nothing to report.

i. CALBO Liaison

Dave Martinez reported that CALBO will have its packets ready before long for the annual business meeting in San Diego. He also mentioned that CALBO Fire Advisory Committee met at the Sacramento Airport to discuss the amendments to the state code. Dave Martinez and Lee Braun on behalf of CALBO will attend the FPO meeting in Monterey.

6. Correspondence and Announcements

Cindy Heitzman is looking for a Disabled Rights Advocate. Anyone with any information can reach Cindy Heitzman at the City of St. Helena (707) 963-2741. Dave Martinez of the City of Santa Rosa is looking for a limited funded Building Technician position. The position is funded for a period of three years. You can reach either Ms. Heitzman or Mr. Martinez at our new web site at

7. Legislative News

Nothing to report.

8. Old Business

Larry Jones is updating the video library and would like some assistance in determining what to keep and what to discard. The educational committee will help Larry Jones out with the decisions. The discarded tapes and discs will be donated to the Sonoma County Library. You can contact Mr. Jones at

The committee on bylaws, Dave Martinez, Lee Braun, Joe Willer, Bill Schultze, Cindy Heitzman and Wayne Wirick checked with ICBO and our bylaws will not be in conflict with the ICBO Chapter requirements. The committee is asking for comments on bylaw changes.

9. New Business

REICBO now has a web site ( , so, log on. designed and initiated by our own Larry Jones, City of Santa Rosa, the site is extremely easy to navigate and contains a myriad of information. The group showed Larry its appreciation by a nice round of applause. From this month on it will also contain the minutes of the previous meeting. So there will be no more hard copy minutes mailed to the members.
Can you find our new web site in these minutes????????

10. Code Issues

Nothing to report.

11. Adjournment

M/s/Passed to adjourn the meeting at 2:15

Respectfully submitted by Ed Henry