Minutes of the Meeting of Tuesday, May 6, 2003


1. Call to order

President Ed 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

a. Treasurer

No report

b. Secretary

No report

c. Vice President

No report.

d. 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 - www,

e. Executive Committee

The transition meeting has not been held yet.

f. Education Committee

No report

g. Code Development Committee

No report.

h. ICBO Liaison

No report.

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.

j. Location Committee

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 said costs.

8. Legislative News


9. Code Issues

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".

10. Adjournment

M/s/Passed motion to adjourn at 1:12 pm

Respectfully submitted by Tom Carlton