REDWOOD EMPIRE CHAPTER
CONFERENCE OF BUILDING OFFICIALS
Minutes of the Meeting of Tuesday,
May 6, 2003
1. Call to order
Henry, County of Marin, called the meeting to order at 12:10 P.M.
2. Self Introductions
President Henry welcomed
twenty-six attendees and called for self-introductions.
3. Approval of Minutes
Minutes were posted at the website, corrections made and e-mailed to all prior
to the meeting. For a copy of past minutes and agendas, go to the website at
M/s/Passed to accept the minutes as posted / sent.
4. Officers and Committee Reports
c. Vice President
President Henry reported the executive committee will meet to discuss the issue
of the Chapter becoming a member of the ICC. The executive committee will review
the membership application and policies and bring this back to the membership
for vote in June (ICC policies regarding chapters are available on our website -
e. Executive Committee
The transition meeting has not been held yet.
f. Education Committee
g. Code Development Committee
h. ICBO Liaison
i. CALBO Liaison
Dave Martinez discussed the California State Fire Marshal's Fire & Life Safety
Committee meeting. The committee voted by 2/3 majority to recommend the NFPA 1
Fire Code, NFPA 5000 Building Code, National Electrical Code, IAMPO Uniform
Mechanical Code, and IAMPO Uniform Plumbing Code to the Building Standards
Commission for adoption in the next code cycle.
Ed Henry reported the
following scheduled meeting locations:
June 3, Marin Joe's, Corte Madera
July 1, Ukiah area TBA
August 5, Petaluma TBA
September 3, Joseph's in Santa Rosa
5. Correspondence and Announcements
Ed reminded members to provide suggestions for the new Chapter name.
Michael Enright mentioned that ICC offers many free services to chapters.
Dave Martinez stated that, regardless of the code adopted, we should now be
allying with the ICC. There are many benefits for the chapter, with the only
real requirement that we provide reporting to ICC.
6. Old Business
No old business.
7. New Business
Dave Martinez requested that the chapter authorize funds for the cost of
software for maintaining the website on City computers. After discussion,
M/s/Passed to reimburse Larry Jones up to $150 upon presentation of receipts for
8. Legislative News
Tom Luhmann gave an informative
presentation on arc fault circuit interrupters, (circuit breakers at the
sub-panel) required for all residential 15 and 20 amp "receptacle" circuits in
bedrooms. Future code language will be changed to read "all outlets" in
bedrooms, which will include lighting, smoke detectors, etc. Only one tester
(about $160+) is available at this time, as a previously U.L. approved unit was
recalled for shorting, creating a hazard for the inspector. It is necessary to
also use the test button on the breaker. Caution should be used in requiring
this item with a service upgrade, considering the integrity of the existing
wiring. It is not likely that there will be a replacement outlet similar to the
GFCI units due to the NEC requirement for protection of the entire "circuit".
M/s/Passed motion to adjourn at 1:12 pm
Respectfully submitted by Tom Carlton