REDWOOD EMPIRE ASSOCIATION
Minutes of the Meeting of Tuesday -
April 5, 2005
1. Call to order
President Daryl Phillips (The Phillips Group) called the meeting to order at
12:15 P.M. at the Marin Joe’s Restaurant in Corte Madera.
2. Self Introductions
Vice President Williams welcomed the 29 attendees
and called for self-introductions.
3. Approval of Minutes
Minutes for the March 8, 2005, meeting were posted
at the web site www.reaco.org and e-mailed.
M/S/Passed to accept the minutes as posted.
4. Officers and Committee Reports
DeWayne Starnes (County of Sonoma) – Reported the balances for the checking
account as $7,102.03 and for the CD as $11,608.19.
Michael Enright (City of Santa Rosa) – No report due to presentation.
c. Vice President
Doug Williams (Rincon Valley Fire) – No report due to presentation. Doug did
remind everyone that the State Fire Marshal will be attending the June REACO
Daryl Phillips (The Phillips Group) – No report due to presentation.
e. Executive Committee
Did not meet. No report
f. Education Committee
Did not meet. No report.
g. Code Coordination Committee
Did not meet. No report.
h. ICC Liaison
i. CALBO Liaison
No report. (The next
meeting will be at the Cotati Fire Station. RSVP’s will be requested since it
will be a BBQ and not at a restaurant).
5. Correspondence and Announcements
Lee Braun announced that he is now Belvedere’s Building Official.
Mike Enright announced that Michael Whitaker has been hired as Santa Rosa’s
Building Official. Michael Whitaker’s first day is April 25.
Representatives from Berryman & Henigar and LP2A announced that both of their
companies are now part of Bureau Veritas / U S Labs.
Guy Bachelis asked if anyone would like some old code books. Contact him if you
are interested. Guy also passed around a copy of the Energy Users News Magazine
and suggested that we might be interested in subscribing to it.
6. Legislative News
7. Code Issues
Steve Pestell had sent an e-mail to the Chapter members the previous week asking
about the implications of providing a larger than standard hole in the sill
plate for an anchor bolt. Ted Thorhaug provided information to those in
attendance at the meeting, including an analysis of the structural issues
related to the size of the hole in the sill plate. Items of concern include wall
overturning forces, edge distances, NDS design values, use of nails vs. screws,
sill plate covers (Simpson, among other manufacturers, has a product to use when
the hole on the sill plate is too large or doesn’t line up with the anchor
bolt), washer size and epoxy retrofit bolts.
8. Old Business
Representatives from Hardy Frames, Inc gave a well received presentation
about their products and how they are used in place of wood shear walls. You can
get more information at the company’s website, hardyframe.com (no gap between
words and frame instead of frames). Hardy Frames is now a subsidiary of MiTek
Keith Angerman – Passed out a survey. He is
requesting information from other agencies to find out what they charge stop
work orders and other fees.
Meeting was adjourned at 1:44 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by Michael Enright