Minutes of the Meeting of Tuesday - March 2, 2004


1. Call to order

President 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 ( and e-mailed.

M/S/Passed to accept the minutes as posted.

4. Officers and Committee Reports

a. Treasurer

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.

b. Secretary

No report.

c. Vice President

No report.

d. President

No report.

e. Executive Committee

No report.

f. Education Committee

No report.

g. Code Coordination Committee

No report.

h. ICC Liaison

No report.

i. CALBO Liaison

The ABM is scheduled for the following week and there should be good representation from the Redwood Empire.

j. Location Committee

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

k. Donations Committee

No requests were received.

5. Correspondence and Announcements

Vice President Phillips noted that ASCE was hosting a class on wind loads in Oakland.

6. Legislative News

No report.

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 discussed.

8. Old Business

M(Mike Barnett)/S/Passed to authorize up to $200 for member recognition.

9. Program


10. New Business


11. Adjournment

Meeting was adjourned at 1:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by Doug Williams