Loma Rica /

   Browns Valley

        Fire Department















Loma Rica / Browns Valley Community Services District

Regular Meeting:  November 19, 2007






Item 1)  Meeting Call To Order:


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

B) Pledge of Allegiance



  Item 2) Public Communications:



Item 3) Approve Minutes:


A) Minutes For Regular Meeting of October 15, 2007


Motion To Approve: Gardner             Second: Kattuah      Vote: Cerf, Gardner, Kattuah- aye


Item 4) Accounting:


A) Warrants:  Warrant Detail Sheet provided by General Manager Poggi via e-mail; no other discussion required at this time; copy of warrants attached to minutes


B) Financials: CPA Brooks informed Board there was no income from Yuba County except interest and mitigation fees; Chief Hernandez informed Board that the District should be receiving approx. $28,000 in engine rental fees.


C) Audit: General Manager Poggi contacted Jensen/Smith to inquire about the physical walk through of the fire station.  He was informed that the District is not on their calendar, but they are aware that the walk through needs to be done.  General Manager Poggi also inquired of auditors if District may borrow funds from operations for Phase 1 & 2 of station 63 construction projects. Once mitigation funds are received, District will pay back operations any funds borrowed.  Auditors will let the Board know if this can be done, they needed to look into it further.


Item 5) Chief’s Report:  Cal Fire is still on stand by for Southern California at the time of the meeting. Cal Fire has been folded into the SRA compromise agreement for the Feather River Air Quality Management District.  The fire department will respond to complaints and report to the Feather River AQMD.  Cal Fire will determine whether complaint is a fire threat or a health and safety threat.

Items discussed at Fire Safe meeting were the concept of “Shelter in Place”; road clearance project still going on; Camptonville, Dobbins, and Forbestown trying to get water tanks under Prop 40; Residential chipping program still going on, but funds are getting low; at the next meeting the council will discuss the fate of the position of Fire Planner for Yuba County due to the lack of grants for the position. General Manager Poggi informed Board that the County Supervisors have no intention of letting the Fire Planner position disappear.

Engine 63 is still short $500-$600 of EMS equipment.



Item 6) Resolution No. 2007-09: Integrating the National Incident Management System into the Emergency Management System and utilizing the National Incident Management System


        Motion to adopt Resolution No. 2007-09: Gardner              Second: Kattuah

Passed: Unanimous Voice Vote 


Item 7) Budget

A)      Review and Amend Reserve Funds:  will review at December meeting.


B)      Transfer $4,000 from budget item #6525 (Equipment Reserve) to budget item #6300 (Equipment Maintenance.)  Transfer is necessary for maintenance on Engine 61 and the Water tender needs approx $1700 of maintenance.


Motion to transfers funds: Gardner  Second: Kattuah  Vote: Cerf, Gardner, Kattuah- aye


  Item 8) Purchase Real Property APN 44-240-082


A)    Update:  The purchase of the property will close on Wed. November 21, 2007.


B)    Update on Conditional Use Permit:  The CUP went through.  The District has 18 months to start work on property. Director Gardner provided an initial study showing the paving and three bays would disturb less than 1 acre.


C)    Resolution 2007-10: Authorizing General Manager to execute all documents necessary to finalize purchase of Real Property designated as APN 44-240-082.


Motion to adopt Resolution 2007-10: Gardner  Second: Kattuah  Passed: Unanimous Voice Vote 



Item 9) County General Plan Update

A)    Dave Stipp informed Board that a letter would be written up to inform public of what is going on and will be sent out by November 20th.  Items suggested to be placed in the County General Plan were: all new developments will need to prove where they will get water for developments over 50 homes; a statement should be made to protect the water rights the Yuba County has owned since 1888; February 1, 2008 is the deadline for all statements to be completed for the General Plan.


B)    Determine need for committee and form if necessary:  Board determined a committee was not needed at this time.


Item 10) Volunteer Recruitment Program

A)    Board learned that there is not currently any new training dates set up by CDF.  CDF does not provide instructors anymore.  Chief Hernandez is working on a grant to provide training and will co-ordinate with Capt. Stuller on setting up some training dates in 2008.  Chief Hernandez suggested creating levels of training.


B)    The District has decided to put a hold on the Volunteer Recruitment Program.


Item 11) Authorize assessment refund in the amount of $200 to Nicholas Beach (APN#044-240-202) erroneous residential assessment on vacant land.

          Motion to refund: Gardner  Second: Kattuah         Vote: Cerf, Gardner, Kattuah- aye


Item 12) Yuba County Fire Protection Planner Position

A)    Board supports the position of Fire Protection Planner.

B)    General Manger Poggi will write a letter on behalf of the Board and submit to the County.


Item 13) Correspondence

          General Manager Poggi replied to the County Planning Department regarding the Quail Valley Ranch development.


Item 14) Board and Staff Members’ Reports

The district e-mail address was changed from ISP to MSN.  The new address is lrbvfire@msn.com.

The Board position will be put on agenda for December.

Director Gardner informed Board at the last BVID meeting that usage of the Lower Yuba River is going to be for the rice farmers; he attended the November 7th building code meeting and received a binder with the new building codes.  There will be new codes for vents on home, but the vents have still not been approved.  New vents being required are for not allowing embers into the house.


Adjourned 9:15 p.m.



Respectfully Submitted:


Cathy Kattuah- District Vice-Chairperson