REDWOOD EMPIRE CHAPTER
CONFERENCE OF BUILDING OFFICIALS
Minutes of the Meeting of Tuesday,
August 5, 2003
1. Call to order
Henry, County of Marin, called the meeting to order at 12:20 P.M. at the Running
Rooster Sports Bar and Grill in Petaluma.
2. Self Introductions
President Henry welcomed
twenty attendees and called for self-introductions.
3. Approval of Minutes
Minutes were posted at
the website for corrections (www.reicbo.org) and e-mailed.
M/s/Passed to accept the minutes as corrected.
4. Officers and Committee Reports
c. Vice President
President Henry stated the ICC is open to our affiliation, regardless of which
code is adopted in California, and that the membership application will be
completed after the Chapter name change is made The name change must be approved
by a minimum two thirds majority of the voting members.
e. Executive Committee
Has not met, but the transition is completed.
f. Education Committee
g. Code Development Committee
h. ICC Liaison
Doug Williams has been
appointed to the IFCC.
It is expected that there will be lawsuits filed in the wake of the CBSC. Steve
Jensen mentioned that three years ago the State Attorney General made an opinion
that the Codes should be selected by the State Agencies rather than the BSC, the
idea being that the BSC could accept, amend or reject the recommendations of the
agencies. There was discussion of other alleged violations of rules in the
adoption process, as well as a fair political practices law violation.
i. CALBO Liaison
Dave Martinez reported that the CTI Ed Week (five days this year) is coming up
and that the CALBO ABM will be in Long Beach next year. Ed stated that, along
with other chapter presidents, he has been invited to a CALBO Board meeting in
Oakland on August 8.
Ed reported the scheduled
September 3, Ukiah - TBA
October 7, Marin Joe's in Corte Madera.
Has not met - no report.
5. Correspondence and Announcements
Watch for your Ed Week registration flyer - it should be in the mail soon.
6. Old Business
The name change was discussed, and a letter was drafted for signatures of at
least five members present, as follows:
"The following members of the Redwood Empire Chapter of the International
Conference of Building Officials, by signing their names hereto, approve of
changing the name of that organization to the Redwood Empire Association of Code
Officials, and request that the name change be put to a vote of the entire
voting membership as required by the REICBO by-laws."
Fifteen members signed the letter.
Larry reported that the new website is up and complete (www.reaco.org) in
anticipation of the name change. He asked members to volunteer to design the new
logo for the new name.
The clarification of the required vote for passage of the name change was that
at least two thirds of the paid members must vote, and a simple majority of
those voting is required.
7. New Business
Dave Martinez announced that the City of Santa Rosa has an opening for a
Building Inspector position.
Guy Bachellis asked if the group would like to have a presentation from Habitat
for Humanity, who plan to be active in our jurisdictions.
Ed mentioned that we will begin the elections of officers beginning in November.
He will set up an elections committee in November
Michael Enright asked who will be attending the ICC ABM. In the past we have
sent the chapter President. Ed responded that it would be more appropriate to
send Bill Schulze to the meeting.
M/s/P: to send the Vice President to the ICC annual business meeting and for the
Chapter to issue a check for $500 dollars to cover his expenses, and to require
him to give a presentation on the proceedings.
8. Legislative News
T-24 accessibility issues for a time
clock would be path of travel but not function.
Ed mentioned the use of chloramines in water treatment in Marin County is
causing failure of rubber washers / parts in plumbing fixtures and valves.
No one has adopted allowing Wirsbo / Aquapex at this time.
Doug Williams asked about temporary aircraft hangars not being structures.
Discussion of pier footing reinforcing steel cages was inconclusive. Ed stated
he would look for results of past investigation made by Dennis Richardson.
M/s/Passed motion to adjourn at 2:00 pm.
Respectfully submitted by Tom Carlton