Minutes of the Meeting of Tuesday - September 2, 2003


1. Call to order

President Ed Henry, County of Marin, called the meeting to order at
12:15 P.M. at Charlie's at the Windsor Golf Club

2. Self Introductions

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

3. Approval of Minutes

Minutes were posted at the website for corrections ( and e-mailed. Corrections were mailed to the secretary and entered.
M/s/Passed to accept the minutes as corrected.


4. Officers and Committee Reports

a. Treasurer

Daryl Phillips reported that the balance of the checking account is $11,009.23 and the balance of the CD is $11,415.83, the total of the two accounts is $22,425.06.

b. Secretary

Tom Carlton reported that the name change vote would be discussed under old business.

c. Vice President

Bill Schulze welcomed all to Windsor.

d. President

No report.

e. Executive Committee

No report.

f. Education Committee

No report.

g. Code Development Committee

No report.

h. ICC Liaison

No report.

i. CALBO Liaison

Education week is coming up.

j. Location Committee

October 7 - Marin Joe's, Corte Madera
November 4 - TBA
December 2 - TBA

k. Donations Committee

Has not met - Daryl Phillips suggested that we take requests from the members. Ed said it would be appropriate for the committee to screen the requests and decide if the proposed recipient(s) would be appropriate. The requests should be addressed to the committee chairman. Dave Martinez was appointed chairman. Guy asked if there would be a cap. Daryl stated that $500 dollars would be an appropriate limit, and stated that we should not give away too much, as the Chapter is seriously considering hosting the CALBO ABM in the near future.

5. Correspondence and Announcements

Ed stated that he received a letter from Brad Fuchs of the ICC regarding training, and another letter from the ICC saying that they are still interested in having us as a member. Daryl Phillips stated that we are already a member and are eligible for discounts. Membership is complimentary for the first year.

6. Old Business

The membership voted and the name change was passed with 34 aye votes and 3 no votes. We are officially the Redwood Empire Association of Code Officials. Ed stated that he will send the appropriate papers to the Secretary of State.

Larry Jones reported that the new website is up and complete ( He has updated the websites to refer visitors to the new site, and again asked members to volunteer new logo designs for the new name. Guy Bachelis suggested a contest. Themes were suggested and discussed.

Locations for November and December meetings were discussed. Daryl and others will work on it.

7. New Business

Ed appointed Steve Jensen, Dave Martinez and Larry Jones as the elections committee to establish the slate of candidates for chapter officers for the coming year. Elections will be in November. Installations will be in December.

Questions arose about the current by-laws and posting of same on the website. Ed responded that Wayne Wirrick and Cindy Heitzman had completed the updates, and that he will provide a copy to Larry Jones.

An offer was made for a speaker to attend a future meeting and make a presentation on "green building". The consensus was that a short program will be acceptable at the November meeting. The Education committee will arrange.

8. Legislative News

Dave Martinez announced that the Coordinating Council of State agencies will meet on September 3, 10:00 a.m. in Sacramento.

Steve Jensen spoke about the improprieties involved in the process leading to the NFPA 5000 adoption. There are several organizations discussing legal action.

Ed discussed his attendance at the CALBO board meeting last month where he was invited to sit in on the morning meeting. He asked CALBO to do what they can to contest the CBSC decision, and suggested that the Chapters could establish a fund to cover costs of legal action.

9. Code Issues

Larry Jones discussed the requirement for a landing where a circular stair transitions to a straight stair, unless it is a winding stairway.

10. Adjournment

M/s/Passed motion to adjourn at 1:50 pm.

Respectfully submitted by Tom Carlton