REDWOOD EMPIRE ASSOCIATION
OF
CODE OFFICIALS


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

a. Treasurer

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.


b. Secretary

Michael Enright (City of Santa Rosa) - No Report.


c. Vice President


Doug Williams (Rincon Valley Fire) - No Report.


d. President

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

No Report.


g. Code Coordination Committee

No report.


h. ICC Liaison

No report.


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).


j. Location Committee

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).
 

k. Donations Committee

     No report.


5. Correspondence and Announcements

No correspondence.

Steve Jensen appointed to the Building Standards Commission.

Doug Williams will be setting up a BBQ at the Cotati Fire Station for the June REACO meeting.


6. Legislative News

None.


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 information).

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 meeting.

Suggestion made to sponsor a break at the CALBO ABM in March 2005. M/S/Passed to sponsor a break for $350 +.


9. Program

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 www.strongtie.com/info).

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.


10. New Business

None.


11. Adjournment

Meeting was adjourned at 2:03 P.M.

Respectfully submitted by Michael Enright