REDWOOD EMPIRE CHAPTER
CONFERENCE OF BUILDING OFFICIALS
Minutes of the Meeting of Tuesday,
June 3, 2003
1. Call to order
Henry, County of Marin, called the meeting to order at 12:10 P.M. at Marin Joe’s
in Corte Madera.
2. Self Introductions
President Henry welcomed
twenty 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 (www.reicbo.org).
M/s/Passed to accept the minutes as posted / sent.
4. Officers and Committee Reports
Daryl Phillips reported that he has received a check from CALBO for $4,740 (for
the ATC-20 training seminar) which will be deposited shortly, bringing total
assets in CD and checking to $21,019.41.
c. Vice President
President Henry spoke on the topic of the new chapter name, as addressed in an
e-mail from Don Morton. Don states that it would not make sense to call
ourselves an affiliate of ICC or NFPA, suggesting the name “Redwood Empire
Building Officials – REBO”. Mike Enright suggested Building Officials of the
Redwood Empire (BORE). Ed said that the membership consists of building
officials, fire officials and others, (which we encourage more of) and suggested
Redwood Empire Code Administrators (RECA). ICC does not require a member
chapter’s name to include ICC reference. Other suggestions discussed included
CORE – Code Officials of the Redwood Empire, RECO - Redwood Empire Code
Officials, CARE - Code Administrators of the Redwood Empire, and finally, Ed
offered Code Administrators of California . Larry will check to see what may be
available for website domain names. A discussion of the voting process as stated
in the by-laws concluded that majority of the members present will vote to
decide the name change, and Ed stated that the vote will be scheduled to occur
at the meeting in Petaluma in August.
Ed reported on the Lead Poisoning Seminar, stating that everyone should know
that if there is no Environmental Health Department in their jurisdiction, then
there is a good chance that the Building Official has the responsibility for
enforcement of the new law (SB 460).
Ed asked Steve Jensen to speak on the adoption of a resolution by the Marin
County Board of Supervisors to support the adoption of the IBC/IRC/IFC.
e. Executive Committee
The transition meeting has not been held yet. We are going to wait until after
the state's adoption process has been completed.
f. Education Committee
g. Code Development Committee
h. ICBO Liaison
i. CALBO Liaison
Chris Warrick is expected to report at our next meeting on the annual meeting of
the County Building Officials organization.
Daryl and Ed reported
changes to the scheduled meeting locations:
July 1, is changed from the Ukiah, and will be held at Josef’s in Santa Rosa
August 5, Lund’s in Petaluma, unconfirmed
September 3, Ukiah – TBA
October 7, Marin Joe’s in Corte Madera - unconfirmed
5. Correspondence and Announcements
Lee Braun referenced an article written by an attorney describing the role of
the Building Official. Guy Bachellis mentioned that there will be a Green
Building Expo at Sonoma State University on Saturday, June 7.
6. Old Business
Daryl Phillips reported that the County Building Officials conference in San
Diego was cold, the food was excellent, in all it was a good event. Chris
Warrick was elected to the Board, and it was decided to have next year’s
conference in Santa Rosa. Steve Jensen said there will be a training day during
7. New Business
Several members mentioned that their local jurisdictions have passed resolutions
in support of CBSC adoption of the I codes, and have forwarded them to state
reps and agencies. Lee Braun stated that the grass roots effort being put forth
by such activity is beginning to make a difference and appears to have a good
chance for success. The timetable for the state process was discussed, and it
was stated that, in addition to sending correspondence to the four agencies that
will be recommending to the Commission, we should also contact our elected state
legislators in the senate and assembly and Governor Davis. It was proposed that
REICBO also send a formal letter in support of the IBC/IRC/IFC.
M/s/Passed unanimously for the Chapter Secretary to send the letter petitioning
such support. To view the letter go
8. Legislative News
The Pex piping decision is now under
appeal and use may be allowed for now, but only as an “alternative material” on
a case by case basis and after written request by the applicant. Tom Luhmann
stated a concern that the Pex piping should not have prolonged exposure to
sunlight, specifically referring to stub-outs from slabs.
There was discussion of the fabric covered membrane structures that are now
appearing in a driveway near you, and whether any jurisdictions have adopted
specific ordinances regulating same.
M/s/Passed motion to adjourn at 1:07 pm.
Respectfully submitted by Tom Carlton