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 Josefs 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 ( and e-mailed.
M(Ed Henry)/S/Passed to accept the minutes as posted.

4. Officers and Committee Reports

a. Treasurer

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.

b. Secretary

Reminder to keep e-mail addresses current.

c. Vice President

No report.

d. President

No report.

e. Executive Committee

No report.

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

No report.

h. ICC Liaison

ABM held in Salt Lake City. Secretary and Treasurer attended on behalf of the Chapter.

i. CALBO Liaison

No report.

j. Location Committee

No report.

k. Donations Committee

Noted that a vacancy has been created with the relocation of Dave Martinez. Members interested in serving on the committee should contact Vice President Phillips.

5. Correspondence and Announcements

No report.

6. Legislative News

No report.

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.

9. Program

Wayne Villaluna of Keystone Retaining Wall Systems provided an informative program on retaining walls.

10. New Business

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 follows:

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 Petaluma Cattlemens.

11. Adjournment

Meeting was adjourned at 1:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by Doug Williams