Minutes of the Meeting of Tuesday - January 6, 2004


1. Call to order

President Bill Schulze (Town of Windsor), called the meeting to order at
12:00 Noon at Josef's, Santa Rosa.

2. Self Introductions

President Schulze welcomed twenty-three attendees and called for self-introductions.

3. Approval of Minutes

Minutes were posted at the website ( 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

a. Treasurer

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.

b. Secretary

President Schulze was thanked for handling the meeting minutes for December.

c. Vice President

No report.

d. 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

No report.

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 the process.

Attendance at the CALBO conference and other conferences (specifically the ICC) was discussed.
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.

j. Location Committee

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.

k. Donations Committee

No report.

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 records.

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 be accessible.

8. Old Business


9. Program


10. New 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 CALBO ABM.

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 follow.

11. Adjournment

M/s/Passed: motion to adjourn at 1:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by Doug Williams