REDWOOD EMPIRE CHAPTER
CONFERENCE OF BUILDING OFFICIALS
Minutes of the Meeting of
Wednesday May 1, 2002
1. Call to order
Chris Warrick, County of Mendocino called the meeting was called to order at
12:10 P.M. at The Quail Inn at the Oakmont Golf Center.
2. Self Introductions
Pres. Warrick welcomed 16
members and guest speaker Homer Yim, a representative of the Simpson Strong Tie
3. Approval of Minutes
This time the corrections
were taken over the net. Once again the minutes were emailed to the members and
posted to our web site. The web site address is (www.reicbo.org).
M/s/Passed to accept the minutes as distributed.
Pres. Warrick introduced
Homer Yim of the Simpson Strong Tie Company. He distributed catalogues in
printed material and on disc. The disc included the European Catalogues. He then
proceeded to present the new innovations by Simpson and specifically the hold
down hardware and the new automatic take up device that maintains security on
the bolts of the hold downs. He went through the catalogues and showed how the
new items were distinguished from the usual listings. He showed how easy it was
to find the new equipment. The presentation was informative and Mr. Yim brought
enough printed material and discs to accommodate every one at the meeting.
5. Officers and Committee Reports
Tres.Willer, City of American Canyon, gave the balances as follows; the checking
account balance is $991.04, the business account is $2688.58, the education fund
is $3638.53 and the CD is $11,155.92.
The secretary requested that any corrections to the minutes be emailed to him
after receiving them and he would make the corrections prior to posting them to
the website. He is still trying to get all of the email addresses correct so no
one gets left out of the minutes and bulletins that are sent.
c. Vice President
Vice President Mary Jane Fagalde, County of Lake, was absent. No report.
President Warrick has nothing to report.
e. Executive Committee
Nothing to report.
f. Education Committee
Ed Henry, County of Marin reported that there are no educational programs
scheduled. He distributed a letter from Dave Martinez, City of Santa Rosa,
indicating that Mr. Martinez would contact the NFPA representative on setting up
a cost free training seminar, course material and code books for any
jurisdiction adopting the NFPA building and electrical codes. Mr. Martinez also
committed the Santa Rosa meeting facility for REICBO to use at no charge. The
seminar price was discussed, but we have yet to arrive at a price. We are
looking to charge somewhere in the vicinity of $30.00 per seminar to cover lunch
and breaks. The cost will be substantially higher for non-members. M/s/passed:
To support Mr. Martinez in his effort to put together the NFPA Seminars. Don
Morton sent the education committee a flyer from ICBO offering update seminars
on the 2001 edition of the CBC. The seminar will cover the changes to the UBC
adopted by the state for the California Building Code. The chairman expressed
his thanks to both Dave and Don for their participation with the education
g. Code Development Committee
Don Morton reported that the committee is moving along with the task of
developing a regional standard code amendment package to standardize the
amendment process to the California code for the Redwood Empire Chapter.
h. ICBO Committee
Nothing to Report.
i. CALBO Liaison
Nothing to report.
6. Correspondence and Announcements
7. Legislative News
Nothing to report.
8. Nominating Committee
Nothing to report.
9. Old Business
The location and price of our luncheons was discussed quite extensively and the
secretary was directed by the chapter to reserve the Quail Inn for the next
three months. After that time period we will discuss the location again and
decide on what course to take. We then discussed the price of the luncheon and
the inevitable price hike we are facing. After a substantial amount of
discussion the chapter decided to raise the price of the luncheons. M/s/passed:
To raise the cost of the lunches to $20.00 per person. In the interim it was
suggested that the members continue to look for a central location with a
private room and a price that would fit into our budget. A brief discussion by
the group to move the July meeting ended with: M/s/passed: To move the July
meeting to July 10th, the second Wednesday instead of the first Wednesday of the
10. New Business
Steve Jensen, County of Marin, reported that at the monthly meeting of the
Marin-Sonoma Fire Protection Officers Association the fire personnel indicated
an interest to combine and have a joint meeting within the next few months to
discuss photovoltaic installations. Mr. Jensen indicated he would research the
meeting times, dates and location for a joint meeting, lunch and program. He
said he was in contact with Bill Brooks of the California State Energy
Commission and Mr. Brooks would be interested in putting on a brief presentation
and problem solving session for the group. Mr. Brooks is the one that presented
the photovoltaic seminar at the Marin County Civic Center last year.
11. Code Issues
Tom Carlton, City of Lakeport, asked the group if any other jurisdiction has
had a problem similar to his. A mobile home park was closed and the units
removed. The property was then subdivided and new individual lots and streets
were formed. The developer wants to use the existing sewer, water, gas and
electrical lines underground. The lines are run randomly and cross many property
lines and run into adjoining lots. Tom wants to know if it is possible to allow
the lines of one property to cross another and run under other property owner's
There was quite a lengthy discussion with the consensus being that it may not be
recommended, but is possible with the establishment of easements for each of the
lines and recorded with each of the properties and the administrative authority.
A survey shall be made identifying all of the piping lines and maps shall be
created and filed with all the applicable agencies, individuals and
jurisdictions. Larry Jones taped the showing of the collapse of the WTC and has
added the tape to our library, if anyone wants to see it, get a hold of Larry
M/s/Passed to adjourn the meeting at 2:07 P.M.
Respectfully submitted by Ed Henry