Minutes of the Meeting of Tuesday, March 4, 2003


1. Call to order

President Ed Henry, County of Marin, called the meeting to order at 1:09 P.M. following a delicious lunch at Josef’s in Santa Rosa, during which a short presentation was delivered by Karen Nicely, enforcement officer of the CSLB. She offered to network with Chapter building departments for responding directly to jobsites to catch offenders in action, stating that this would likely be better than using the complaint form process.

2. Self Introductions

President Henry welcomed 22 members and called for self-introductions.

3. Approval of Minutes

Minutes were posted at the website and corrections made prior to the meeting. For a copy of past minutes and agendas, go to the website at (

M/s/Passed to accept the minutes.

4. Officers and Committee Reports

a. Treasurer

Treasurer Daryl Phillips reported the balances of all accounts currently at $16,522.93 with outstanding deposits to be added later resulting in a total ending balance of >$ 20,000. Attendance at the 2001 CBC non-structural update seminar was only satisfactory, however there were more books purchased than attendees and currently the seminar cost is in the red. The books are available by contacting the Phillips Group. If all the books sell, the seminar will have netted a profit of approximately $700. To date there are at least twenty persons registered for the structural seminar to be held on Thursday, March 20.

b. Secretary

Secretary Tom Carlton reported that he will be sure to e-mail agenda and minutes to all, rather than only posting on the website. Certain e-mail addresses from the member lists and other sources are returning mail as undeliverable. He will request an update from those members.

c. Vice President

No report.

d. President

President Henry reminded members that the April meeting will be at Ring’s, in San Rafael.

e. Executive Committee

The transition meeting has not been held yet.

f. Education Committee

No report.

g. Code Development Committee

No report.

h. ICBO Liaison

Steve Jensen reported that the 2000 IBC will be available soon.

i. CALBO Liaison

Dave Martinez reported briefly on the ABM. CALBO has added three new Board positions. Locations for future ABMs will be Long Beach-2004, Yosemite-2005 and Palm Springs-2006.

Steve Jensen announced that Dave Martinez was awarded “Educator of the Year” - Congratulations Dave!

Steve announced that CALBO and California Fire Officials will establish a joint committee next month.

j. Location Committee

Daryl Phillips reported the following scheduled meeting locations:

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

5. Correspondence and Announcements

Bill Schulze reminded all that March 6, 2003, 11:30AM to 12:30PM in the Windsor Town Council Chambers, Bill Mattinson will present a talk on the California Energy computer programs.

6. Old Business

It is time to change the name of our organization, since ICBO is now ICC. Dave Martinez handed out copies of the resolution that was adopted by the Napa Solano Chapter on February 5, 2003 for review. No new names were proposed or discussed at this time as President Ed Henry had asked for at the last meeting. This issue needs to be acted upon soon.

7. New Business

No new business.

8. Legislative News

Steve Jensen mentioned that Urban Wildland Interface regulations are currently being processed in the legislature.

9. Code Issues

Chris Warrick of Mendocino County asked how fees might be assessed for multiple inspection of the same component such as a situation where an owner/builder is retrofitting a building with a foundation in several segments. Options discussed were re-inspection fees, collection of appropriate fees when the permit is issued and ordering appointment of a special inspector.

Discussion of re-striping of parking lots led to several issues regarding the enforcement of disabled access regulations. The planning/zoning issue of compliance with local parking standards is another factor. Some jurisdictions do not require permits for re-striping. Others consider this work an alteration and require a permit that includes modifications and improvements for compliance with current accessibility standards, including van accessible spaces, curb ramps, route designation, etc. Dave Martinez mentioned a lawsuit brought in San Bernardino that led to the City of Santa Rosa policy of making curb accessibility improvements whenever Public Works does a street overlay.

Ed Henry asked if AFCIs were being required by all on remodels of existing bedrooms. Most felt that would be a hardship in many cases. It is anticipated that a self-contained AFCI outlet will soon be available.

10. Adjournment

M/s/Passed motion to adjourn at 2:08 pm.

Respectfully submitted by Tom Carlton