REDWOOD EMPIRE CHAPTER
CONFERENCE OF BUILDING OFFICIALS
Minutes of the Meeting of
Tuesday, March 4, 2003
1. Call to order
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 (www.reicbo.org).
M/s/Passed to accept the minutes.
4. Officers and Committee Reports
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.
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
President Henry reminded members that the April meeting will be at Ring’s, in
e. Executive Committee
The transition meeting has not been held yet.
f. Education Committee
g. Code Development Committee
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
Steve Jensen announced that Dave Martinez was awarded “Educator of the Year” -
Steve announced that CALBO and California Fire Officials will establish a joint
committee next month.
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.
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.
M/s/Passed motion to adjourn at 2:08 pm.
Respectfully submitted by Tom Carlton