REDWOOD EMPIRE CHAPTER
CONFERENCE OF BUILDING OFFICIALS
Minutes of the Meeting of
Wednesday December 5, 2001
1. Call to order
Joe Willer, City of American called the meeting was called to order at 12:40
P.M. at Cattleman’s Restaurant in Santa Rosa.
2. Self Introductions
Pres. Willer welcomed 14
guests and each member introduced him/herself.
3. Approval of Minutes
A discussion ensued
concerning the emailing of the minutes, the opening of minutes once received and
the lack of minutes received by hard copy. After a lengthy discussion the
minutes were finally approved.
M/s/Passed to accept the minutes as distributed.
The program was cancelled to allow for the steering committees to report
back and the chapter to define its future course and plan the coming year.
5. Officers and Committee Reports
Treasurer Chris Warrick reported that the CD’s value is now up to $1180.18. He
did not receive the bank statements in the mail, so the checking, money market
and educational account balances are unknown at this point.
Mary Jane Fagalde, was absent and no report was submitted.
c. Vice President
Vice President Chris Warrick had nothing to report.
President Joe Willer
announced the results of the executive emergency meeting. He informed the group
that elections were held and the following officers will serve for the year
President-------------------------------------Chris Warrick, County of Mendocino
President------------------------------Mary Jane Fagalde, County of Lake
Secretary-------------------------------------Ed Henry, County of Marin
Treasurer-------------------------------------Joe Willer, City of American
e. Executive Committee
Joe Willer announced that the executive committee would be meeting in December
prior to the installation of officers and the commencement of the new year.
f. Education Committee
Ed Henry made his last announcement for the December 11, 2001 seminar on the
energy changes in accordance with AB970. The cost is $20.00 and the price
includes the seminar, lunch and breaks.
g. Code Development Committee
Nothing to report.
h. ICBO Committee
Nothing to report.
i. CALBO Liaison
Steve Jensen, County of Marin, reported that he has been attending the Building
Standards Commission committee meetings concerning the State Fire Marshal’s
proposed changes to the California building and fire codes. He indicated that
the final results of these meetings were voted upon at the Building Standards
Commission meeting on November 28. Some of the items approved by the Commission
included terminology changes such as the use of the term “smoke alarms” instead
of “smoke detectors” and other minor changes to the 1997 Uniform Building Code,
which will be effective approximately July of 2002. A major change was that was
approved was a requirement that automatic fire sprinklers be required on all R-1
occupancies containing over 5 residential units.
The California Building Officials has sent a letter to all of it’s members
stating the following five affirmations.
1. CALBO supports a correlated set of codes.
2. CALBO supports the “governmental consensus process” as identified by the
International Code Council (ICC).
3. The CALBO Board recognizes and understands that the political reality in
California may influence the adoption of code in California.
4. The CALBO Board will make every effort to communicate with the CALBO
membership as to the political climate in Sacramento.
5. The CALBO Board will strive to continue its working relationship with all
6. Correspondence and Announcements
Santa Rosa is looking for a Building Inspector and a Building Plans Checker.
7. Legislative News
Tom Carlton, City of Lakeport, reported on two bills in the legislature
concerning mold. The bills were discussed and the matter of jurisdiction and
enforcement was brought up. The matter will be discussed again when more
information is provided.
8. Old Business
Ed Henry reported on two place found to accommodate our group for the monthly
lunch meeting. Neither place required a minimum or would charge for the room.
Both places had rooms that could be completely closed off from the rest of the
restaurant. There was a lengthy discussion concerning the dates, days and times
of our next few meetings. The problem of coordinating with the Fire Prevention
Officers of Marin and Sonoma counties to adjust our meeting and lunch times to
coincide with theirs is unresolved at this time.
M/s/Passed to keep the same date (first Wednesday of the month), the same time
(twelve noon) and the same location (Cattleman’s Santa Rosa).
9. New Business
A committee is currently working on changing the REICBO bylaws. If you have any
information on the current by laws as adopted in 1993, please bring any and all
material you have to the next meeting.
REICBO now has a webpage, so, log on. Designed and initiated by our own Larry
Jones, City of Santa Rosa, the site is extremely easy to navigate and contains a
myriad of information. The group showed Larry its appreciation by a nice round
of applause. From this month on it will also contain the minutes of the previous
meeting. So there will be no more hard copy minutes mailed to the members.
Once again, “NO MORE HARD COPY MINUTES”.
M/s/Passed to adjourn the meeting at 2:15
Respectfully submitted by Ed Henry