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Regular Meeting:  August 20, 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 July 16, 2007

 

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

 

B) Minutes of Special Meeting of July 12, 2007

 

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

 

Item 4) DISTRICT DIRECTOR POSITION:

 

Chairperson Cerf stated that one person was interested and then declined. No other applications were received.  Board decided to repost in regular posting areas.

 

Item 5) FINANCIALS:

 

A) Warrants:  Warrant Detail Sheet provided by General Manager Poggi; General Manager Poggi noted the two warrants for AT&T were to get the district current with AT&T and to avoid more late charges; warrants for fund 601 were issued for the new station in between meetings; no other discussion required at this time; copy of warrants attached to minutes

 

B) Financials:  Debra Brooks distributed 06/07 financial statements. Noted that the warrants for Banner Communications ($98.50) and Linda Saw and Mower Shop ($438.60) are missing from 06/07 financials.  Debra informed board that she has not made the adjustment for the net reserve.  She requested that the division of net income be placed on agenda for next meeting. 

 

General Manager Poggi informed board that tax rolls in the amount of $279,037 .60 have been completed and were turned into Yuba County on 8/6/07.

 

Account 6550 was added for the land purchase the financials.

 

 

 

Item 6) CHIEF’S REPORT:

 

A)    Chief Hernandez reported that the season is exceptionally dry.  A Butte County suspect was apprehended in connection with the arson fires in the area.  Fires seemed to have stopped since the suspect’s apprehension.

B)    Several of Cal Fires engines and strike teams were sent up to Idaho to assist them with fires.

C)    Chief Hernandez received a request to look at a proposal to split 170 acres into two parcels at Loma Rica Road and Fruitland Road

D)    Discussed the DMA 2000 project, which regulates Hazardous mitigation planning.

 

Item 7) PURCHASE OF REAL PROPERTY APN 44-240-204:

 

A)    General Manager Poggi informed board that the purchase of said property is moving along smoothly.  Attorney decided it would be best to deal with property owners directly.

B)    Natural Hazard Disclosure Statement was received from the title company, nothing unusual in the report.  Discussed authorization for Chairman and General Manager to execute acceptance.

 

Motion To Approve: Ford    Second: Gardner      Passed: Unanimous Voice Vote 

 

C)    CONDITIONAL USE PERMIT:

 

a.      General Manager Poggi informed board that a major CUP application has been filed along with all the necessary copies of the Site Plan and Landscape Plan.  Site Plan and Landscape Plan were prepared by engineering firm Milestone Associates Inc.  CUP process could take 6 months to a year.  General Manager will speak with Supervisor Hal Stocker about moving process along faster due to public benefit of new fire station.

b.      Discussed Resolution 2007-05 Authorizing the District General Manager to Represent and Act as Agent for the District Regarding Application for Conditional Use Permit to Construct a Fire Station and Training Facility.

 

Motion To Approve: Ford    Second: Kattuah      Passed: Unanimous Voice Vote 

 

c.      Discussed selection of Milestone Associates, Inc. as Project Consultant and Payment of $3,547 Fee.  General Manager called two other engineering firms and found Milestone Associates to be least expensive quote.

 

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

 

d.      Confirm Payment of Yuba County Conditional Use Permit Application Fees in the Amount of $5,341

 

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

 

e.      General Manager Poggi called 6 engineering firms for preparation for Phase 1 EIR.  General Manager Poggi found Kwest Engineering to be the least expensive with a quote of $2353 for phase1 EIR. 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

  Item 8) DISTRICT VOLUNTEER PERSONEL MILEAGE EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT

 

A)    Discuss: A mileage sheet will be created for volunteers working on behalf of the district. 

B)    Volunteer positions that will be able to apply for mileage reimbursement will be the tax role assessment clerk and General Manager.

C)    Mileage reimbursement will be at the federal rate (currently 48 ½ cents).

 

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

 

Motion to make Mileage Reimbursement retroactive to July 1, 2007: Gardner         Second: Ford

Vote: Cerf, Ford, Gardner, Kattuah – Aye

 

 

Item 9) FIRE CHIEF PETTY CASH FUND   

 

A)    Discuss: Adding more signatories to the Fire Chief petty cash fund to be able to cover expenses when Chief Hernandez is out on temporary assignment.

B)    Positions to be added as signatories will be Chairperson Cerf and General Manager Poggi.

Motion to add signatories and send letter to bank instructing bank to remove Gary Kavanaugh: Kattuah    Second: Gardner      Passed: Unanimous Voice Vote 

 

Item 10) OFFICE SECURITY

 

A)    Discussed locking LRBV District office door and moving items that do not pertain to LRBV District will be moved out of office.  Keys were issued to LRBV Board members and General Manager.

B)    Passed: Unanimous Voice Vote 

 

Item 11) CORRESPONDENCE

 

A)    Accidents that are Workers’ Comp related will no longer be accepted at Sutter North Urgent Care as of 09-01-07.  Workers’ Comp carrier will notify LRBV department of where to go.

B)    Received letter from Yuba County about General Plan.  Noted Loma Rica wealthiest in county.

 

Item 15) BOARD AND STAFF MEMBER’S REPORT

 

Signs for volunteer recruitment presented by Chairperson Ford for placement on next months agenda to discuss purchase of signs.

 

Motion to Adjourn at 9:15 p.m.: Gardner          Second: Ford  Passed: Unanimous Voice Vote 

 

 

Respectfully Submitted:

 

Cathy Kattuah- District Vice-Chairperson