Minutes of the Meeting of Tuesday, August 5, 2003


1. Call to order

President Ed 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 ( and e-mailed.

M/s/Passed to accept the minutes as corrected.

4. Officers and Committee Reports

a. Treasurer

No report.

b. Secretary

No report

c. Vice President

No report.

d. 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

No report.

g. Code Development Committee

No report.

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.

j. Location Committee

Ed reported the scheduled meeting locations:

September 3, Ukiah - TBA
October 7, Marin Joe's in Corte Madera.

k. Donations Committee

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 ( 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


9. Code Issues

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.

10. Adjournment

M/s/Passed motion to adjourn at 2:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted by Tom Carlton