REDWOOD EMPIRE ASSOCIATION
Minutes of the Meeting of Tuesday -
March 2, 2004
1. Call to order
Bill Schulze (Town of Windsor), called the meeting to order at 12:05 P.M. at
Marin Joes, Corte Madera.
2. Self Introductions
President Schulze welcomed twenty attendees and
called for self-introductions.
3. Approval of Minutes
Minutes for the February
3, 2004, meeting were posted at the website (www.reaco.org) and e-mailed.
M/S/Passed to accept the minutes as posted.
4. Officers and Committee Reports
Mike Enright (City of Santa Rosa) reported that the balance of the checking
account was $10,751.52 and the balance of the CD was $11,472.57.
c. Vice President
e. Executive Committee
f. Education Committee
g. Code Coordination Committee
h. ICC Liaison
i. CALBO Liaison
The ABM is scheduled for the following week and there should be good
representation from the Redwood Empire.
Vice President Phillips
reported on the upcoming meeting locations:
April - Petaluma Cattlemen’s
May - No meeting (Training day with County Building Officials)
June - Santa Rosa
No requests were
5. Correspondence and Announcements
Vice President Phillips noted that ASCE was hosting a class on wind loads in
6. Legislative News
7. Code Issues
Joe Burroughs, City of Sonoma, inquired about the use of alternate methods
consistent with the PEX provisions from HCD. It was the consensus of the group
that it was a case by case situation.
Guy Bachelis asked about the use of neoprene gutter linings.
Bonding of water heaters was discussed by various members. Joe Willer, American
Canyon, advised on the need for a chimney with tankless water heaters.
Mark Friedman asked if an addition to a basement to an existing two-story house
that was finaled with plastic pipe becomes a three-story structure with a
restriction on the type of pipe to be used. Possible alternatives were
8. Old Business
M(Mike Barnett)/S/Passed to authorize up to $200 for member recognition.
Meeting was adjourned at 1:30 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by Doug Williams