REDWOOD EMPIRE CHAPTER
CONFERENCE OF BUILDING OFFICIALS
Minutes of the Meeting of Tuesday,
July 1, 2003
1. Call to order
Henry, County of Marin, called the meeting to order at 12:07 P.M. at Josef’s in
2. Self Introductions
President Henry welcomed
twenty attendees and called for self-introductions.
3. Approval of Minutes
Minutes were posted at
the website (www.reicbo.org) and e-mailed. Additional corrections were offered
Daryl Phillips stated that under Old Business it was his report that at the
County Building Officials Conference in San Diego the weather was cold and the
food was excellent, not lousy, and that the Treasurer’s report should state that
the check received from CALBO was for $4,740.00 – not $3,700.00.
M/s/Passed to accept the minutes as corrected.
For a copy of past minutes and agendas, go to the website (www.reicbo.org).
4. Officers and Committee Reports
Daryl Phillips reported the checking account balance at $11,391.82, the CD
account balance at $11,394.46, total assets at $22,786.28 and no outstanding
c. Vice President
President Henry stated the ICC membership application will be completed after
the Chapter name change is made. In order to facilitate discussion of name
selection, Sal Lucido of Coastland Civil Engineering brought a laptop computer
to the meeting to check the availability of website domain names.
e. Executive Committee
After the name change, the executive committee will meet to work on the ICC
f. Education Committee
Sal Lucido reported that he attended a meeting in Capitola on June 5 of the
Northern California Education Committee coordination meeting. In attendance was
the Vice President of ICC, as well as the V.P. in charge of education for all of
ICC, intended to show that California will be well supported by ICC. It was a
learning experience for ICC, as they have demonstrated little knowledge of Title
24 and of existing training programs (CALBO CTI). Given that lawsuits are
anticipated regardless of the CBSC choice of model codes, ICC will continue to
present legacy classes (’97 UBC, etc.). ICC said it will present training for
contractors on the ICC if adopted. He offered a handout on a few upcoming
training classes. The Silicon Valley chapters are well organized and making good
progress in the field in code modernization and uniformity. The Q & A session at
the meeting will be reproduced and Sal has asked for the transcript for posting
on our website.
g. Code Development Committee
h. ICBO Liaison
i. CALBO Liaison
Dave Martinez reported on the recent coordinating council meeting and the dates
of upcoming meetings regarding code selection.
Daryl and Ed reported
changes to the scheduled meeting locations:
August 5, Running Rooster Sports Grill in Petaluma, unconfirmed
September 3, Ukiah – TBA
October 7, Marin Joe’s in Corte Madera - unconfirmed
5. Correspondence and Announcements
Daryl Phillips received a letter from Monterrey Bay Chapter, refunding REICBO
$97.42 form our donation in support of the ABM, received an e-mail from Ron
Bergeson regarding HCD’s support of the IBC/IRC, and received a response letter
from the State Fire Marshall acknowledging our letter in support of the I Codes.
Dave Martinez asked that Lee Braun’s minority report (to the SFM fire &
life-safety advisory board) be posted on the website.
6. Old Business
Names for the Chapter were discussed and domain name availabilities were
investigated. REICC is open, as are several others. CORE and REBO are not.
REACO.org (Redwood Empire Association of Code Officials) is available and
appeared to be popular among those present. A motion was made/seconded to change
our name to the Redwood Empire Association of Code Officials and reserve the
domain name “REACO”. Discussion of the associated by-laws issues caused the
motion to be amended to read “Motion to tentatively approve the name change to
the Redwood Empire Association of Code Officials and to direct Larry Jones to
reserve the domain name REACO.org immediately.
7. New Business
Dave Martinez reported on a Salvation Army program to help needy kids with back
to school needs, and asked if the Chapter would donate $500 toward the cause.
Daryl Phillips discussed the idea of organizing a committee to consider
supporting other good causes. Daryl, Dave Martinez and Sal Lucido were tapped to
be members of the newly formed Donations Committee.
M/s/Passed to donate $500 of Chapter funds to the Salvation Army.
8. Legislative News
Ed Henry says an architect for a
day-care occupancy has specified a bathroom with five foot walls and no doors
per State licensing requirements. No consensus was reached.
Stamping and signing requirements for plans were discussed.
M/s/Passed motion to adjourn at 1:30 pm.
Respectfully submitted by Tom Carlton