Minutes of the Meeting of Tuesday - May 10, 2005


1. Call to order

President Daryl Phillips (The Phillips Group) called the meeting to order at 12:12 P.M. at the Cattlemen's Restaurant in Petaluma.

2. Self Introductions

Vice President Williams welcomed the 21 attendees and called for self-introductions.

3. Approval of Minutes

Minutes for the April 5, 2005, meeting were posted at the web site and e-mailed.
M/S/Passed to accept the minutes as posted

4. Officers and Committee Reports

a. Treasurer

DeWayne Starnes (County of Sonoma) Reported the balances for the checking account as $6,422.68 and for the CD as $11,643.18.

b. Secretary

Michael Enright (City of Santa Rosa) Received correspondence from ICC requesting an annual report.

c. Vice President

Doug Williams (Rincon Valley Fire) Did not attend meeting.

d. President

Daryl Phillips (The Phillips Group) Talked about the potential for a fee review committee. So far there has been little interest in forming / being a member of the committee.

e. Executive Committee

Did not meet. No report

f. Education Committee

Did not meet. Ed Henry, County of Marin, talked about the potential upcoming ADA training seminar. Options are to have two day sessions or one full day session. The estimated cost of the training is $100 per person and likely to occur late September or early October. Proposed training location is Petaluma area. Consensus was to have two day sessions instead of a full day session. Training would be offered twice so agencies could maximize the number of people attending without shutting down normal services. More information will be provided at future REACO meetings.

Joe Willer, City of American Canyon, asked if CALBO would be providing any other 2005 Energy Code training classes. No one was aware of any upcoming local classes.

Glenn Schainblatt, City of Sebastopol, mentioned that IEAI may be offering additional training opportunities.

g. Code Coordination Committee

Did not meet. Sal Lucido researched and found out that Rohnert Park was the only local agency that adopted the amendments to the structural design sections of the CBC. Rohnert Park added a reference to a newer steel design reference. Sal announced that the State will be proposing new structural provisions intended to replace FEMA 350.

h. ICC Liaison

No report.

i. CALBO Liaison

No report.

j. Location Committee

The June meeting will be at the Cotati Fire Station. There will be a presentation by the State Fire Marshal. The July meeting will include a presentation from the State Architect's Board. The August meeting will include a presentation about the 2004 Electrical Code.

k. Donations Committee

    The Jewish Center in Cotati sent a letter thanking REACO for their donation.

5. Correspondence and Announcements

No additional correspondence.

Sal Lucido said that he had attended a meeting of a local structural engineer group. The topic of the meeting included discussion about a retaining wall design program. It seems that the software program includes design assumptions that may be less conservative than desired by the soils engineers. Sal Lucido will forward the information to Larry Jones so that it can be posted on the REACO website.

6. Legislative News

Glenn Schainblatt asked about the proposed changes to CBC Chapter 11A concerning multi-level dwellings ("townhomes"). The emergency standards are proposed to go into effect on July 1, 2005. { Check out the following link for more information: }

7. Code Issues


8. Old Business


9. Program


10. New Business

Santa Rosa is recruiting for a Plan Check Engineer or Building Plans Checker. The final filing date is May 13, 2005. Santa Rosa will have an upcoming recruitment for a Building Inspector

Phillips Group is recruiting for a Plan Checker.

11. Adjournment

Meeting was adjourned at 1:50 P.M.

Respectfully submitted by Michael Enright