REDWOOD EMPIRE CHAPTER
CONFERENCE OF BUILDING OFFICIALS
Minutes of the Meeting of
Tuesday, February 4, 2003
1. Call to order
Henry, County of Marin, called the meeting to order at 12:30 P.M. at Lund's
2. Self Introductions
President Henry welcomed
30 members and called for self-introductions. Secretary Tom Carlton was unable
to attend the meeting, Vice President Bill Schulze recorded the minutes.
3. Approval of Minutes
Minutes were posted at
the website prior to the meeting. For a copy of the corrected minutes go to the
website at (www.reicbo.org).
M/s/Passed to accept the minutes.
4. Officers and Committee Reports
Treasurer Daryl Phillips reported the balances of all accounts and reported a
total ending balance of $ 20,007.18.
c. Vice President
President Henry thanked those who covered the January meeting in his absence.
e. Executive Committee
Has not met, but will set an executive meeting for the transition.
f. Education Committee
The committee members present were Cindy Heitzman, Daryl Phillips, Ed Henry, Pat
Cindy Heitzman, Saint Helena, reported on the ATC 20 seminar 85 people attended.
Cindy thanked Dave Martinez, Santa Rosa for teaching, Larry Jones, Santa Rosa
for Moderating, and Pat Barns, Coastland Engineering for hosting lunch and
breaks. Cindy has contacted CALBO will report later of the total money the
chapter will receive.
Daryl Phillips, The Phillips Group, reported on the California Building Code
update seminars which REICBO will sponsor in February and March. He stated that
enrollment has been lower than expected. The committee will talk on Friday
February 7, 2003, to decide on how to proceed. Review of the March seminars will
be monitored closely during the next month. Structural, presented by Jerry
Neville, will be March 20th and 21st.
Cindy Heitzman reported that she received a grant request from Lee Braun Rohnert
Park, in the amount of $325.00 to cover registration for the CALBO ABM in
Monterey. Lee will give a complete update to REICBO at the March meeting.
M/s/Passed to sponsor Lee Braun.
g. Code Development Committee
h. ICBO Liaison
i. CALBO Liaison
Daryl Phillips reported
the following meeting locations:
March 4, Josef's at Railroad Square, Santa Rosa
April 1, Ring's at the Embassy Suites, San Rafael
May 6, Sonoma area TBA
June 3, Marin Joe's, Corte Madera
July 1, Ukiah area TBA
PLEASE NOTE: Meetings are held on first TUESDAYS.
5. Correspondence and Announcements
6. Old Business
Dave Martinez asked that REICBO consider hosting the CALBO ABM in 2007.
Information was handed out.
Chris Warrick raised the issue of changing the name of REICBO, since ICBO will
change to ICC soon. Lee Braun made a motion to change the name to Redwood Empire
Association of Building Officials (REABO). After discussion the motion was
withdrawn and President Ed Henry asked that this item be disused at the March
Meeting. Members should come with Name ideas and prepared to discuss the issue.
7. New Business
Daryl Phillips asked for interest in holding a meeting at a local winery that
has a wine cave. Daryl will look into locations and report back.
Chris Warrick reported that he has requested a building permit be issued for a
wine cave in his area. The applicant filed an appeal to the Board of Supervisors
and the hearing date is February 11, 2003, 1:30PM in Ukiah. Discussion followed
on the uses and occupancy requirements for wine caves. See "Breaking
News" for latest update regarding this issue.
8. Legislative News
Daryl asked about Guardrail information covered in the January meeting.
"Building Standards," November-December 2002 issue has an article on this issue.
Cindy Heitzman reported that AB 1866 deals with second units and state-mandated
Joe Willer reported as a follow-up to
the overhang at ATMs the minimum head height is 80 inches which is specified in
CBC section 1133B.8.6 Protruding Objects.
Cliff Kendall, Petaluma, showed a sample of a guardrail cap being used as a
handrail with intermediates at 4" OC. Discussion followed as to the
acceptability or if a separate handrail needed to be attached.
Bill Tally talked about three story living units and if the third story is
greater than 500 sq. ft. a second exit is required.
Ed Henry asked about a gas station replacing islands only and the accessibility
for the entire site. Discussion followed.
Steve Jensen reported that the state Fire Marshal's office had created a Fire
and Life Safety Committee. Steve Jensen and Lee Braun have been appointed to
represent Building Officials.
M/s/Passed motion to adjourn at 1:55PM.
Respectfully submitted by Tom Carlton