REDWOOD EMPIRE ASSOCIATION
Minutes of the Meeting of Tuesday -
July 13, 2004
1. Call to order
President Bill Schulze (Placer County), called the meeting to order at
12:10 P.M. at Cattlemen's Restaurant in Petaluma.
2. Self Introductions
President Schulze welcomed 31 attendees and
called for self-introductions.
3. Approval of Minutes
Minutes for the June 1, 2004, meeting were posted
at the website (www.reaco.org) and e-mailed.
M(Cliff Castle)/S(Dave Martinez)/Passed to accept the minutes as posted.
4. Officers and Committee Reports
Mike Enright (City of Santa Rosa) reported that the balance of the checking
account was $9,915 and the balance of the CD was $11,509.85. There are about
$800.00 in outstanding checks to be issued.
c. Vice President
e. Executive Committee
f. Education Committee
Ed Henry (County of Marin) reported that Marin County had recently hired a
Disabled Access Coordinator and that an afternoon seminar on newly passed
regulations was being considered. The tentative time frame is late August or
g. Code Coordination Committee
h. ICC Liaison
i. CALBO Liaison
Dave Martinez (City of Santa Rosa) noted that the ICC Annual Business Meeting
would be in Salt Lake City at the end of September.
Vice President Phillips
presented the following schedule:
August 3 Osake Japanese
Restaurant (Santa Rosa)
September 7 Washoe House
Dave Martinez presented a request to donate
$500.00 to the Back to School Program of the Salvation Army as was done in the
previous year to support needy students with school supplies. The Committee
agreed to review the request and present a recommendation at the August meeting.
Discussion was held pertaining to the guidelines of the Committee and the scope
of the donations. Ted Thorhaug reminded the group that he still had models that
could be used in training inspectors and that financial support for those types
of classes may be of interest to the Chapter. M(Ed Henry)/S(Joe Willer)/Passed
to allow the Committee to expand the guidelines for making donations to allow
for programs such as the Back to School Program. It was suggested that the
Chapter consider supporting scholarships similar to what is done in some of the
other chapters. President Schulze asked that the potential training related to
the working models be pursued and that the engineering talent within the Chapter
be utilized to help train new inspectors. He further suggested that the Chapter
consider reaching out to high schools and other venues to take advantage of the
knowledge base that exists within the Chapter.
5. Correspondence and Announcements
Information was received on ICC training. None is currently scheduled in
6. Legislative News
Doug Williams reported that the Fire Prevention Officers are following AB 2065
pertaining to the requirement for sprinklers in Licensed Care Facilities.
7. Code Issues
Guy Bachelis asked about nailing requirements (length) for re-roofing over and
existing roof. It was suggested that the manufacturer’s specifications be
Discussion about penetrations in exit enclosures with T-Bar ceilings brought up
by Bob LaRose (City of Petaluma). It was suggested that the topic be reviewed
and discussed at future meeting.
8. Old Business
Dave Martinez updated the group on the topic of FEMA classes with State OES. The
City of Santa Rosa has sent employees through the program and has developed a
model ordinance for disaster preparedness. Dave offered to share a copy of the
model ordinance. There are a variety of classes associated with the subject.
Information will be available on the CALBO web site that was submitted by the
City of Santa Rosa. Dave also offered to see about posting the information on
the REACO web site.
It was suggested by Dave Martinez that the Chapter consider sponsoring an
officer at the ICC ABM in Salt Lake City. President Schulze said that he would
review the suggestion and put it on the agenda for the next meeting.
Jerry Parks of the Western Wood Preservers Institute provided an informative
update on new wood preservatives and a general overview of the industry,
including the proper labeling of treated wood. Several slides were presented
that documented the current state of the industry.
Steve Duddles of Simpson Strong-Tie provided some follow-up information on
Ron Bergeson discussed the rewrite of Title 25
(State Housing Law Section) and provided copies for distribution. He requested
that the documents be reviewed and that feedback be given to him. He also
reported that the Straw Bale Association would be participating in the upcoming
state meeting on the International Residential Code and that others would be
welcome to attend.
Meeting was adjourned at 1:45 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by Doug Williams