REDWOOD EMPIRE ASSOCIATION
Minutes of the Meeting of Tuesday -
January 6, 2004
1. Call to order
Bill Schulze (Town of Windsor), called the meeting to order at
12:00 Noon at Josef's, Santa Rosa.
2. Self Introductions
welcomed twenty-three attendees and called for self-introductions.
3. Approval of Minutes
Minutes were posted at
the website (www.reaco.org) and e-mailed. M/s/Passed to accept the minutes as
posted with the clarification of the content for the letter to the governor (to
be based on a template provided by Patti Habel).
4. Officers and Committee Reports
Daryl Phillips (The Phillips Group) reported that the there was no significant
activity to report in the account balances (last month the balance of the
checking account was $11,092.65 and the balance of the CD was $11,445.46, and
the total of the two accounts was $22,538.11). The transition to the new
treasurer, Mike Enright (City of Santa Rosa) is well underway.
President Schulze was thanked for handling the meeting minutes for December.
c. Vice President
President Schulze reported that the Executive Committee had met in December.
e. Executive Committee
At the December meeting the Executive Committee discussed meeting locations,
dues, committees and committee membership, format of the annual installation
meeting in December, and the transitional audit.
f. Education Committee
g. Code Coordination Committee
(Formerly the Code Development Committee) No committee report, however there
was a discussion about the future of codes in California and the need to stay
informed about International Codes. It was noted that the ICC has a strong
presence in Sacramento.
h. ICC Liaison
Ed Henry (County of
Marin) displayed the new banner identifying the group as an ICC chapter.
i. CALBO Liaison
Dave Martinez (City of Santa Rosa) reminded the group of the 42nd Annual
Conference to be held in Long Beach from March 9th-12th.
Dave also presented information about the state Accessibility Committee under
DSA oversight. This committee may be given "ultimate authority" for
accessibility issues and there are a number of decisions to be made pertaining
to the selection of standards based on the existing NFPA format. There will be a
meeting of the NFPA Technical Code Committee at the Fisherman's Wharf Hyatt in
San Francisco from April 27th - 29th. Members were encouraged to be involved in
Attendance at the CALBO conference and other conferences (specifically the ICC)
M(Daryl Phillips)/s/Passed to authorize up to $1,200 per conference to cover the
expenses of the President or (in the absence of the President) an alternate
board member for the CALBO and ICC conferences.
Daryl Phillips (The
Phillips Group) presented a list of proposed locations for 2004. Please go to
meetings page and click on 'Tentative Meeting Locations' at the top of the page.
5. Correspondence and Announcements
6. Legislative News
It was noted that code enforcement personnel have
been given the ability to restrict access to their DMV and voter registration
7. Code Issues
Chris Warrick (County of Mendocino) inquired about opinions on accessibility
requirements for a new Boy Scout lodge building. The general consensus was that
all requirements need to be met.
Tom Luhmann (City of Rohnert Park) presented a survey on AFCI and asked for the
responses to be returned to him. He also inquired about the relationship between
ICC certification and CALBO/CTI.
Ron Averiette (City of Novato) inquired about opinions on the requirements for a
second floor egress in the rebuild of a burned-out restaurant. The general
consensus was that the building would need to meet the same requirements as a
new building. Restroom accessibility was discussed and it was noted that when
more than one restroom is required (for more than five employees), both need to
8. Old Business
Past-president Henry presented the
gavel to President Schulze.
President Schulze announced that the Audit Committee would consist of Ed Henry,
Larry Jones, and Ted Morrison.
The possibility of charging a two-tier rate for meetings ($20 for members and
$25 for non-members) was discussed. There was also discussion about how the
no-charge concept for the December meeting was working.
M(Guy Bachelis)/s/Passed to maintain the current rate structure of $20 per
meeting with no change for non-members.
A discussion was held about the benefits of hosting a hospitality suite at the
upcoming County Building Officials meeting to be held at the Flamingo Hotel in
Santa Rosa in May.
M(Mike Enright)/s/Passed to authorize $300 for a hospitality event at the County
Building Officials meeting.
The possibility of hosting a break at the CALBO ABM was also discussed.
M(Dave Martinez)/s/Passed to authorize up to $400 to sponsor a break at the
Guy Bachelis offered an electrical tester for sale.
Simpson Strong Tie has a training in Santa Rosa scheduled for Santa Rosa.
Various training opportunities for the upcoming week were reviewed.
Daryl Phillips asked that topics of interest for the monthly meetings be passed
along to him.
Steve Jensen discussed the UWI (urban-wildland interface) status with the state.
Regulations are on hold in the state and there will be more information to
M/s/Passed: motion to adjourn at 1:45 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by Doug Williams