REDWOOD EMPIRE ASSOCIATION
Minutes of the Meeting of Tuesday -
January 4, 2005
1. Call to order
President Daryl Phillips (The Phillips Group) called the meeting to order at
12:05 P.M. at the Petaluma Cattlemens.
2. Self Introductions
President Phillips welcomed 21 attendees and
called for self-introductions.
3. Approval of Minutes
Minutes for the December 7 2004, meeting were posted
at the web site www.reaco.org and e-mailed.
M/S/Passed to accept the minutes as posted.
4. Officers and Committee Reports
2004 Treasurer Mike Enright (City of Santa Rosa) reported that the balance as of
12/16/04 for the checking account was $6,822.48 and for the CD was $11,579.93.
Mike provided a summary of the 2004 income and expenses. The Chapter Expenses
during 2004 were $8,747.91 and Income was $5,569.60 for a net change of
-$3,178.31. The Certificate of Deposit accumulated $119.86 in interest that was
not included in the income stated above. The major expenses being 2004 ICC ABM
attendance, donations and no charge for the December meeting if you paid your
annual dues at the meeting.
c. Vice President
e. Executive Committee
f. Education Committee
Ed Henry, County of Marin, announced that he does not have the new date yet for
the class on accessibility standards.
g. Code Coordination Committee
h. ICC Liaison
i. CALBO Liaison
No report. (But as of 1/19/05 Steve Jensen, City of Napa, is a CALBO
representative on the Building Standards Commission).
Daryl Phillips, The
Phillips Group, announced that the proposed 2005 meeting locations will be
reviewed by the Executive Committee and announced at the next meeting.
No report. Daryl Phillips will be following
up on a donation requested by an agency in Cotati that was
discussed at a previous REACO meeting.
5. Correspondence and Announcements
2005 CALBO Meeting is at the end of February / early March in Yosemite. Daryl
Phillips said that he would be attending and asked if any others would be going.
Ed Henry announced that the Steve Jensen retirement / going way lunch will be on
January 10 (He retired from Marin County but is starting a new job as the
Building Official for the City of Napa).
The County Building Officials Association of California (CBOAC) meeting is at
Lake Tahoe in May.
6. Legislative News
7. Code Issues
Steve Buffenbarger, City of Sausalito, asked about Tactile Exit Signs and the
size requirements. He wanted to know if anyone had more specific information
than the general size requirements in CBC Section 1117B.5.5. No conclusive
answer was provided.
Joe Willer, City of American Canyon, asked about accessible room requirements
when a hotel was only upgrading a portion of their rooms. Do a percentage of the
upgraded rooms have meet accessibility requirements? General consensus was that
you shave to take the entire offering of rooms available in the hotel. If there
are already accessible rooms for what the hotel was upgrading these rooms to,
then the new rooms may not have to be accessible. If the hotel is creating a new
room type, then the new units have to meet the percentage of accessible rooms
Chuck Setterland, Setterland & Associates, asked about the Local Agency Adoption
Amendments adopted by the Building
Standards Commission for State Agency regulated buildings. No local agency in
the REACO chapter has adopted those amendments. Sal Lucido stated that agencies
in the Peninsula / East Bay area had adopted those amendments and
agencies in the Peninsula,
East Bay and Monterey chapters of ICC (led by the City of San Jose through the
efforts of Ben Yousefi and Amal Sinha) adopted
similar amendments to those adopted
in Southern California via the Los Angeles Regional Uniform Code Program (LARUCP).
The State amendments represented the
consensus (compromise) of the Northern and Southern California
amendments and went into effect for State Buildings late last year (November 7th,
8. Old Business
Daryl Phillips proposed potential changes to REACO during 2005.
Committees - The Executive Committee will be looking out changing the committee
structure and membership to better reflect the current needs of REACO. Some
committees can bb eliminated, others will have their functions modified, and he
will look at keeping the committee members actively involved in the committees.
Discussion ensued about the various committees with most of the conversation
focusing on the Education Committee. Ed Henry suggested that the chapter could
provide more training opportunities. There was discussion about the ability of
the Chapter to provide CEUs (Continuing Education Units). The general consensus
was that the Chapter couldn’t but the Chapter could partner with other
organizations that could offer the CEUs. Glenn Schainblatt, City of Sebastopol,
Joe Willer and Ron Averiette, City of Novato, volunteered for the Education
Future Programs – Potential topics are Special Inspections, Structural Design
Basics, ICC and OSHPD.
DeWayne Starnes, County of Sonoma, suggested that
the Chapter might want to host a Golf Fund Raiser. Other chapters and
organizations have raised considerable amounts of money and used them for
Doug Williams, Rincon Valley Fire Protection District (and Chapter Vice
President), suggested working with the Fire Protection Officers Association for
future education opportunities.
Daryl Phillips suggested that the Chapter may want to host another CALBO ABM
since Santa Rosa now has the “new” convention center and more hotel rooms
available. The Chapter previously hosted the 1999 CALBO ABM in Rohnert Park.
Meeting was adjourned at 1:45 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by Michael Enright