REDWOOD EMPIRE ASSOCIATION
Minutes of the Meeting of Tuesday -
November 2, 2004
1. Call to order
Vice President Daryl Phillips called the meeting to order at 11:55 A.M. at
Josef’s Restaurant in Santa Rosa.
2. Self Introductions
Vice President Phillips welcomed 21 attendees and
called for self-introductions. DeWayne Starnes introduced John DeCourcy who was
recently hired by the County of Sonoma as the Building Division Manager.
3. Approval of Minutes
Minutes for the October 12, 2004, meeting were
posted at the website (www.reaco.org) and e-mailed.
M(Ed Henry)/S/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 $8,822.29 and the balance of the CD was $11,548.28. The amounts do
not reflect some previously authorized reimbursements for the ICC ABM.
Reminder to keep e-mail addresses current.
c. Vice President
e. Executive Committee
f. Education Committee
Ed Henry (County of Marin) advised that the access coordinator is still trying
to determine a date for a class.
g. Code Coordination Committee
h. ICC Liaison
ABM held in Salt Lake City. Secretary and Treasurer attended on behalf of the
i. CALBO Liaison
Noted that a vacancy has been created with the relocation of Dave Martinez.
Members interested in serving on the committee should contact Vice President
5. Correspondence and Announcements
6. Legislative News
7. Code Issues
Todd Cunningham, City of Cotati, noted that some citations for improper parking
in spaces marked for the disabled have been voided due to improper signage.
Various methods for enforcing proper signage and striping were discussed.
Joe Willer, City of American Canyon, asked about options for island venting.
Various configurations for return bends were discussed.
Mike Enright, City of Santa Rosa, noted that the City has a handout on water
heater expansion tanks for commercial applications and that the expansion tanks
have been a requirement in Santa Rosa for at least ten years.
8. Old Business
Ed Henry, County of Marin, noted that the proposed disabled access seminar for
building officials and building inspectors will probably occur in January.
Wayne Villaluna of Keystone Retaining Wall Systems provided an informative
program on retaining walls.
Upcoming vacancies on the California Building
Standards Commission were discussed. M(Joe Willer)/S(Ed Henry)/Passed to have
the President send a letter of support to the Governor for the appointment of
Steve Jensen to Building Standards Commission in the capacity of Fire Protection
Engineer. Fred Cullum noted that there were some other good candidates
interested in serving on the Commission.
Joe Willer provided a report from the Nominating Committee. The recommendations
for the 2005 officers of the Redwood Empire Association of Code Officials are as
President Daryl Phillips, The Phillips Group
Vice President Doug Williams, Rincon Valley Fire
Secretary Mike Enright, City of Santa Rosa
Treasurer DeWayne Starnes, County of Sonoma
It was further discussed that it would be desirable to have a representative of
the ICC present at the December meeting for the installation of officers. It was
suggested that Fred Herman and/or John LaTorra be asked to attend.
Vice President Phillips announced that he will try to arrange some field trips
for the chapter in the upcoming year.
Joe Willer reported on the passing of Fred Vincenti, Jr., a long-standing member
of the Chapter and suggested that a donation be made in his name. A proposal
will be considered at the next meeting.
The format of the next meeting was discussed. M(Daryl Phillips)/S(Joe Willer)/Passed
for the Chapter to cover the cost of the December meeting for any member that
has renewed membership for 2005. The December meeting is scheduled to be at the
Meeting was adjourned at 1:30 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by Doug Williams