Minutes of the Meeting of Tuesday, July 1, 2003


1. Call to order

President Ed Henry, County of Marin, called the meeting to order at 12:07 P.M. at Josef’s in Santa Rosa.

2. Self Introductions

President Henry welcomed twenty attendees and called for self-introductions.

3. Approval of Minutes

Minutes were posted at the website ( and e-mailed. Additional corrections were offered as follows:

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 ( 

4. Officers and Committee Reports

a. Treasurer

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 payables.

b. Secretary

No report

c. Vice President

No report.

d. 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 application.

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

No report.

h. ICBO Liaison

No report.

i. CALBO Liaison

Dave Martinez reported on the recent coordinating council meeting and the dates of upcoming meetings regarding code selection.

j. Location Committee

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. (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 immediately.
Motion passed

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


9. Code Issues

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.

10. Adjournment

M/s/Passed motion to adjourn at 1:30 pm.

Respectfully submitted by Tom Carlton