REDWOOD EMPIRE CHAPTER
CONFERENCE OF BUILDING OFFICIALS
Minutes of the Meeting of
Wednesday February 6, 2002
1. Call to order
Chris Warrick, County of Mendocino called the meeting was called to order at
12:05 P.M. at Cattleman's Restaurant in Santa Rosa.
2. Self Introductions
Pres. Warrick welcomed 21
members and guests and each introduced him/herself.
3. Approval of Minutes
The secretary advised all
of the members that did not receive their minutes to provide him with a valid
email address. And for the time being they can view the current minutes and
agenda at our new website located at the following link. (www.reicbo.org)
M/s/Passed to accept the minutes as distributed.
Pres. Warrick then
introduced John LaTorra to install the officers for the coming year. Mr. LaTorra
gave a moving introduction and then described the duties and the
responsibilities for each officer and performed the installation. Mr. LaTorra
presented the current president and the past president with chapter pins from
the I.C.B.O. and commented on the value of the pins. At the end of the
installation Pres. Warrick thanked Mr. LaTorra for coming to the Redwood Chapter
for the installation and then presented Joe Willer with a plaque of appreciation
for his service on the board and presidency for the chapter.
5. Officers and Committee Reports
Treasurer Willer reported that in the business interest account we have
$1307.47, in the business money market account we have $2711.92, in the
education account $3646.93 and in the CD account there is $11,105.00.
The secretary reported that for the next six months he would continue to send
the minutes out by email and post them to our new website at www.reicbo.org . He
requested everyone to check the website for their accurate email address and if
the address is not correct to send a correction to
c. Vice President
Vice President Mary Jane Fagalde asked the members to give suggestions for any
educational or informational programs they would like to have presented in the
coming year. The V. P. is scheduling the speakers in the next few weeks.
President Warrick has nothing to report.
e. Executive Committee
Nothing to report.
f. Education Committee
Ed Henry, County of Marin reported that there are no educational programs
scheduled. He is researching the courses and seminars offered by various groups
and will present a list of programs by the CTI for the members to indicate what
they prefer for the coming year. I anyone has any suggestions please email them
g. Code Development Committee
Don Morton indicated that any code changes at this point would be difficult
to research as the state is unsure of which code it is going to adopt. However
there are amendments to the current code will be adopted at the next code
change. Mr. Morton asked for volunteers to assist him in researching the current
proposed changes. Larry Jones, City of Santa Rosa, Joe Willer, City of American
Canyon, Cindy Heitzman, City of St. Helena, and Steve Clark volunteered.
h. ICBO Committee
John LaTorra, City of
Redwood City, reported that this time next year will see the dissolution of the
International Conference of Building Officials and the merger of the three code
writing bodies into the International Code Conference. Mr. LaTorra was
questioning who the officers of the new corporation are going to be and where
the corporation headquarters are. Mr. LaTorra explained that another chapter
wrote to the current office of the ICC and asked to be included as a chapter of
the ICC. He also was wondering the process for the code changes and how the
building officials would be involved. Right now all of these questions are
unanswered. He spoke of the attorney general for the state and his opinion of
the ordinance adopted by the City of Pasadena. Mr. LaTorra spoke on the
possibility of a corporation like ICC having a lobby for the code adoption
process and also discussed the restriction of lobby for a nonprofit organization
such as I.C.B.O.
i. CALBO Liaison
Steve Jensen, County of Marin, reported that the CALBO annual business meeting
is scheduled for March 11-15, at the Double Tree Hotel in Mission Valley near
San Diego, in Southern California. He recommends that you get your reservation
in as soon as possible as all of the lesser expensive rooms are already taken
and only the more expensive remain. Transportation is right across the street
from the Double Tree and will take you right into downtown San Diego.
6. Correspondence and Announcements
Cindy Heitzman, City of St. Helena, announced that the CTI has just mail out
flyers announcing the courses to be offered in the near future. Some of the
courses and seminars will be offered at a local level where others are only
offered during education week. If enough interest is shown the education
committee will try to schedule informative programs.
Cindy Heitzman, City of St. Helena, announced that the California Preservation
Association is holding its annual conference in Santa Rosa, May 2-5, and is
offering class and seminars on historical codes and preservation. If you are
interested, contact Cindy Heitzman on our website, which is www.reicbo.org.
7. Legislative News
Nothing to report.
8. Nominating Committee
Cindy Heitzman, City of St. Helena, and Eric Seabrook, The Phillips Group,
volunteered to make up the nominating committee for the coming year.
9. Old Business
The committee on bylaws, Dave Martinez, Lee Braun, Joe Willer, Bill Schultze,
Cindy Heitzman and Wayne Wirick checked with ICBO and our bylaws are not in
conflict with the ICBO Chapter requirements and the ICC will accept us as a
chapter without any change in our bylaws. The ICC needs a letter of request to
be accepted as a chapter of the ICC. A discussion ensued concerning the Redwood
Chapter of the I.C.B.O. petitioning and joining the ICC. The committee is still
asking for comments on bylaw changes.
10. New Business
Ed Henry, County of Marin, explained why the old recorder is now obsolete and
pleaded for an up to date cassette recorder. After a substantial amount of
discussion it was m/s/passed to allow the secretary to spend up to $100.00 on a
Joe Willer, City of American Canyon, will be sending out a membership renewal
form for the members to fill our with all of the updated information such as
mailing address, and email address.
11. Code Issues
Bill Schulze, Town of Windsor, asked how many jurisdictions in the chapter
regulate wood burning stoves. Petaluma and Windsor both have ordinances for wood
stoves and the EPA approvals need to install them.
Chris Warrick, County of Mendocino, asked if other jurisdictions are permitting
the use of plastic DWV for structures in excess of two stories. The opinion
appeared to differ on the acceptance of the state code regulation limiting DWV
plastic to residential construction, two stories in height. Discussion then took
place concerning the definition of a story and the pipe installation
Bill Talley, Talley Construction Direction asked how the various departments were
certifying steel placement in foundations when the construction took place
without a permit. The consensus was to require an engineer to review and certify
the foundation for the imposed loads.
Steve Clark, Independent, asked about the public health regulation regarding
accessibility for public pools and who enforces the state requirement.
M/s/Passed to adjourn the meeting at 1:30 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by Ed Henry