REDWOOD EMPIRE ASSOCIATION
Minutes of the Meeting of Tuesday -
April 6, 2004
1. Call to order
Bill Schulze (Placer County), called the meeting to order at 12:04 P.M. at
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 (www.reaco.org)
M(Larry Jones)/S/Passed to accept the minutes as
4. Officers and Committee Reports
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.
c. Vice President
No report (One item covered under new business.).
e. Executive Committee
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
h. ICC Liaison
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
May – None
June – Santa Rosa
July – Change date to 7/13
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
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
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.
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
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
Sal Lucido reported that the CALBO web site (www.calbo.org) has a Power Point on
structural regulations that jurisdictions are encouraged to adopt locally.
Meeting was adjourned at 1:42 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by Doug Williams