REDWOOD EMPIRE ASSOCIATION
Minutes of the Meeting of Tuesday -
February 1, 2005
1. Call to order
President Daryl Phillips (The Phillips Group) called the meeting to order at
12:04 P.M. at the Josef’s Restaurant in Santa Rosa.
2. Self Introductions
President Phillips welcomed 26 attendees and
called for self-introductions.
3. Approval of Minutes
Minutes for the January 4, 2005, 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
DeWayne Starnes (County of Sonoma) - Unable to attend the meeting. 2004
Treasurer Mike Enright (City of Santa Rosa) reported the balances for the
checking account and for the CD.
Michael Enright (City of Santa Rosa) - No Report.
c. Vice President
Doug Williams (Rincon Valley Fire) - No Report.
Daryl Phillips (The Phillips Group) - The Executive Committee met on January 21,
2005. The committee discussed 2 potential educational programs (Hardy Frame and
Architect’s Board). Daryl plans on providing a meeting / program calendar at the
March meeting. We discussed changing the committee structure. We intend to
retain the Education and Code Development Committees. The Executive Committee
will take care of the duties of the other committees. Anybody interested in
serving on one of the committees should contact Daryl Phillips.
e. Executive Committee
Daryl Phillips, Doug Williams, Michael Enright, Dewayne Starnes, Ed Henry -
Reported by the President, see above.
f. Education Committee
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 announced
that the March meeting will be in Novato. (Post meeting Note: Due to difficulty
in setting up a Novato meeting location, the March meeting will be in Petaluma).
5. Correspondence and Announcements
Steve Jensen appointed to the Building Standards Commission.
Doug Williams will be setting up a BBQ at the Cotati Fire Station for the June
6. Legislative News
7. Code Issues
Peter Bruck (City of Rohnert Park) asked what agencies allow Pex Pipe. Santa
Rosa, Sebastopol, Sonoma County and Windsor allow it as an alternate material.
American Canyon and Petaluma do not allow it. Discussion ensued about the merits
of the material and the various agencies reasons for allowing it or not allowing
it. (Later in the month, Sal Lucido (The Phillips Group) provided the following
link http://www.calbo.org/NewsArticles.asp#145 for those interested in more
Joe Willer (City of American Canyon) asked about approval for concrete
countertops due to the porous nature of concrete. Glenn Schainblatt (City of
Sebastopol) commented that if the concrete had a sealant it would be ok.
8. Old Business
Sal Lucido asked about a memorial donation for Dan Kantor (City of San Rafael,
he passed away in December 2004). The Board will review what was approved for
Fred Vicenti who passed away earlier in 2004 and report back at the March
Suggestion made to sponsor a break at the CALBO ABM in March 2005. M/S/Passed to
sponsor a break for $350 +.
Steve Duddles and Louay Shamroukh (Simpson Strong Ties) presented the
changes to their company’s product line for 2005. Each meeting attendee received
a 2005 Catalog. Steve and Louay answered questions about the new products and
about some of the current products. There was a lot of discussion about pressure
treated wood, the different types of pressure treated wood and what level of
galvanizing Simpson recommends for their products that are used in contact with
pressure treated woods (you can also go to
Simpson is hosting workshops on February 17 in San Francisco and April 28 in
Santa Rosa. Go to www.strongtie.com for
more information about the workshops and online registration.
Meeting was adjourned at 2:03 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by Michael Enright