Minutes of the Meeting of Tuesday - April 6, 2004


1. Call to order

President Bill Schulze (Placer County), called the meeting to order at 12:04 P.M. at Cattlemens, Petaluma

2. Self Introductions

President Schulze welcomed twenty-one attendees and called for self-introductions.

3. Approval of Minutes

Minutes for the March 2, 2004, meeting were posted at the website ( and e-mailed.            

M(Larry Jones)/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 $10,749.46 and the balance of the CD was $11,482.70. Most significant expenditure noted was $252.00 for Mail Boxes Etc.

b. Secretary

No report.

c. Vice President

No report.

d. President

No report (One item covered under new business.).

e. Executive Committee

No report.

f. Education Committee

Ed Henry (County of Marin) reported that UL was willing to co-sponsor a seminar on fire alarms. It was suggested that a class be considered at the Petaluma Community Center in conjunction with the Fire Prevention Officers.

g. Code Coordination Committee

No report.

h. ICC Liaison

No report.

i. CALBO Liaison

It was noted that the CALBO/Cal Chiefs Fire Advisory Committee would be meeting in Sacramento on April 9. Topics related to the Urban-Wildland Interface were scheduled to be on the agenda.

Dave Martinez (City of Santa Rosa) reported that the CALBO Board would be meeting at the Flamingo during the conference for the County Building Officials.

The new CALBO representative on the Building Standards Commission is from San Diego.

j. Location Committee

Upcoming meetings:
May – None
June – Santa Rosa
July – Change date to 7/13


k. Donations Committee

It was suggested that the chapter donate to Rebuilding Together Petaluma. M(Cliff Kendall)/S(Larry Jones)/Passed to contribute $500 to Rebuilding Together Petaluma.

M(Steve Buffenbarger)/S/Passed to grant up to $170 to Guy Bachelis to attend the IRC class and obtain the text.

5. Correspondence and Announcements

A report on PEX results will be distributed via PDF format.

6. Legislative News

Brief discussion of code adoption.

7. Code Issues

Steve Jensen (County of Marin) reported that John Tennant had resigned as State Fire Marshal effective April 1, 2004.

Guy Bachelis reported on information from the CSI Institute indicating that steel would be in short supply with three to four month backorders predicted and corresponding impacts on stud walls.

8. Old Business

Daryl Phillips (The Phillips Group) discussed staffing of the Hospitality Suite at the County Building Officials meeting. It was suggested that the Chapter’s contribution to the event be enhanced. M(Ron Averiette)/S/Passed to authorize a total of up to $500 for the Hospitality Suite at the County Building Officials conference.

Lee Braun’s attendance at the June meeting was confirmed.

Guy Bachelis noted the need to update the by-laws. A resolution will need to be considered at a future meeting.

Daryl Phillips noted the need for new stationary and agreed to follow-up the item.

Larry Jones (City of Santa Rosa) noted the need for a new Chapter logo. A design was targeted to be reviewed at the June meeting.

9. Program


10. New Business

Daryl Phillips noted the passing of Graham Lang (Chapter president in 1976) and suggested a donation to Canine Companions in Graham’s memory. M(Daryl Phillips)/S(Larry Jones)/Passed to contribute $100 to Canine Companions in the memory of Graham Lang.

Mike Enright presented a handout pertaining to a notice from NFPA about California-based certifications. Another handout pertained to a proposed by-laws amendment for the ICC. Dave Martinez further explained that the proposed change would prohibit ICC board members from accepting a position with the ICC before a period of two years had passed. Governmental member signatures were being solicited for the petition.

Dave Martinez suggested that the Chapter sponsor a representative’s attendance at the ICC hearings in Kansas since no funds were used to sponsor a representative at the recent CALBO ABM. It was determined that no one in attendance would be able to attend and no action was taken.

Sal Lucido (The Phillips Group) advised that the Western Wood Preservatives Institute would be willing to do a short program on new preservatives at a future meeting. The matter was referred to the Vice President for scheduling.

Mike Enright noted that Truss-Joist has new product lines and designators.

President Schulze confirmed that it was acceptable with the Chapter to remain as President after accepting the position of Chief Building Official in Placer County.

President Schulze noted that the ISO rating for Placer County went from 2 to 7 because of the need to adopt more current regulations for structural provisions. The emergency regulations from the Building Standards Commission are being reviewed.

Sal Lucido reported that the CALBO web site ( has a Power Point on structural regulations that jurisdictions are encouraged to adopt locally.

11. Adjournment

Meeting was adjourned at 1:42 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by Doug Williams