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Loma Rica / Browns Valley Community Services District

Regular Meeting:  July 16, 2007

 

 

MINUTES

 

 

Item 1)   Meeting Call To Order:

 

A) Roll Call:            Present – Cerf, Ford, Gardner, Kattuah

B) Pledge of Allegiance

 

 

  Item 2) Public Communications:

None

 

 

Item 3)  Approve Minutes:

 

A) Minutes of Regular Meeting of June 18, 2007

 

Motion To Approve: Gardner             Second: Ford      Vote: Cerf, Ford, Gardner, Kattuah – Aye

 

B) Minutes of Special Meeting of June 5, 2007

 

Motion To Approve: Gardner             Second: Kattuah      Vote: Cerf, Ford, Gardner, Kattuah – Aye

 

Item 4) District Director Position:

 

Chairperson Cerf stated that no applications were received.  Board decided to repost in regular postings, plus place in Territorial Dispatch, Rabbit Creek Journal, and Appeal-Democrat. 

 

Item 5) Financials:

 

A) Warrants:      Warrant Detail Sheet provided by General Manager Poggi; Director Gardner wanted to know if payment to Jensen/Smith was full payment; no other discussion required at this time; copy of warrants attached to minutes

 

B) Accounts:  Discussed lack of transition between outgoing Chief Kavanaugh and Chief Hernandez and that there were no checks issued.  Chief Hernandez has not signed signature card to be able to issue checks.

 

C) Audit for 2005 / 2006:  Audit was distributed to all Board Members.  5 bound copies were given and one loose copy.  In future, Board will need 11 copies.  Audit has been completed.

 

Item 6) Chief’s Report:

 

Chief Hernandez was placed on temporary assignment at Happy Camp and is not expected back for 14-21 days.  Acting Battalion Chief from Higgins in Nevada County reported for Chief Hernandez:

 

A)    Since July 1, 2007 there were 10 fires at various locations.  6 of the fires were determined to be arson, 2 were due to fireworks and 2 were unknown.

 

Item 7) Closed Session:

Pursuant to Section 54956.8 of the California Government Code, Discuss Response/Counter offer to  Purchase Real Property (APN 44-240-082); In Attendance - District General Manager Poggi, District Accountant Brooks

 

Chairperson Cerf adjourned the regular meeting to a closed session at 7:49 p.m.

 

Chairperson Cerf called the regular meeting back into session at 8:14 p.m. and announced that General Manager Poggi received counter offer to our original offer regarding the BVID easement and splitting the cost of constructing the pipeline from their property to the purchase property.

 

Motion To Approve: Gardner             Second: Kattuah      Vote: Cerf, Ford, Gardner, Kattuah – Aye

 

 

  Item 8) Resolution 2007-03: Adoption of the Yuba County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan

 

A)    Discuss: Chairperson Cerf informed Board that plan was almost finished and had been sent back Pat Beecham for final phases.

 

B)    Motion to Adopt Resolution 2007-03: Gardner      Second: Ford      Passed: Unanimous Voice Vote 

 

 

Item 9) RESOLUTION 2007-04:  REQUEST AND AUTHORIZATION FOR THE COUNTY OF YUBA TO COLLECT THE LOMA RICA / BROWNS VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT BENEFIT ASSESSMENT FOR FISCAL YEAR 2007 / 2008         

 

A)      Annually required by county to ensure compliance with state law regarding collection of district assessments.

B)      Motion to Adopt Resolution 2007-04: Gardner    Second: Ford    Passed: Unanimous Voice Vote 

 

Item 10) AUTHORIZE EXPENDITURE OF $732.02 TO FERRELLGAS IN LIEU OF ENGINE FUEL PURCHASE

A)    Discuss:  District and CDF (Calfire) share the annual cost of engine fuel.  Due to an error in the fuel order, the District did not purchase fuel for the 2006 / 2007 fiscal year and was therefore asked to pay a portion of the annual propane cost in lieu of the normal fuel purchase.

 

B)    Motion to approve authorization of $732.02 to Ferrellgas:  Gardner  Second:  Ford  Vote: Cerf, Ford, Gardner, Kattuah – Aye

 

 

Item 11) Water Tender 62- replacement tires

A)      Discuss:  It was reported that the tires on the Water Tender needed replacement. Capt Robinson agreed that 8 out of the 10 tires needed to be replaced.  Due to limited commercial tire outlets in the general area, two bids were submitted and reviewed.    Harvey and Songer (our regular tire maintenance company) came in with the lowest bid, this also includes tire rotation.

 

B)      Motion to accept bid from Harvey & Songer: Gardner    Second: Ford   Vote: Cerf, Ford, Gardner, Kattuah – Aye

 

Item 12) Transfer $934.00 from account 601 (Mitigation) to account 602 (General Fund)

A)      Discuss:  Refund from Worker’s Comp put into wrong account.  Need to transfer to correct account.

 

B)      Motion to Approve Transfer of $934.00 and for District General Manager Poggi to draft letter to Auditor regarding what we are doing with the accounts:          Gardner  Second:  Ford    Vote: Cerf, Ford, Gardner, Kattuah – Aye

 

Item 13) Volunteer Retention and Recruitment

A)    Discuss:  Director Ford to fill out matrix with Capt Stuller to come up with incentives to recruit volunteers.

 

Item 14) Correspondence

 

A)    State Controllers office wants report after close of fiscal year.

B)    Resource activity report showed for the month of June, LRBV busiest station

C)    PGE sent letter wanting to know if station on Browns Valley School House Rd is still a fire station.

D)    District General Manager Poggi noted the Chief Quatro did not have time to respond to letter sent.  Chief Harris did respond to letter.

E)    New Admin. Manual on disc was handed out to Board members.

 

Item 15) Board and Staff Members’ Reports

 

District Chairperson Cerf requested security issues be addressed at next meeting.

 

 

Adjourned 8:50 p.m.

 

 

Respectfully Submitted:

 

Cathy Kattuah- District Vice-Chairperson