REDWOOD EMPIRE ASSOCIATION
Minutes of the Meeting of Tuesday -
September 2, 2003
1. Call to order
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 (www.reicbo.org) 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
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
Tom Carlton reported that the name change vote would be discussed under old
c. Vice President
Bill Schulze welcomed all to Windsor.
e. Executive Committee
f. Education Committee
g. Code Development Committee
h. ICC Liaison
i. CALBO Liaison
Education week is coming up.
October 7 - Marin Joe's,
November 4 - TBA
December 2 - TBA
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 (www.reaco.org). 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.
Larry Jones discussed the requirement
for a landing where a circular stair transitions to a straight stair, unless it
is a winding stairway.
M/s/Passed motion to adjourn at 1:50 pm.
Respectfully submitted by Tom Carlton