Loma Rica /

   Browns Valley

        Fire Department















Loma Rica / Browns Valley Community Services District

Regular Meeting:  December 17, 2007






Item 1)  Meeting Call To Order:


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

B) Pledge of Allegiance



  Item 2) Public Communications:



Item 3) Approve Minutes:


A) Minutes For Regular Meeting of November 19, 2007


Motion To Approve: Kattuah      Second: Gardner    Vote: Cerf, Ford, 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: The Board was informed by Chief Hernandez that all vehicles will need to be fully inspected and that Engine 61 still has some repairs.  In January, the Board will need to increase the budget for vehicle maintenance to cover additional expenses.


C) Audit: General Manager Poggi was informed by  Jensen/Smith that District is on their calendar for next year (2008) to complete the walk through. General Manager Poggi updated Board on the inquiry about the District borrowing funds from operations for Phase 1 & 2 of station 63’s construction project. He was informed by Jensen/Smith that the Board should consult with the District's attorney.  A letter of instruction was requested from the District’s attorney to work on the legality of borrowing funds from operations.  General Manger Poggi hopes to have an answer at the January meeting.


Item 5) Chief’s Report:  Chief Hernandez distributed to Board members a training guide for volunteer recruitement.  Chief Hernandez informed Board that there will be training class offered at the Yuba College sometime in March 2008.  Chief Hernandez informed Board to move ahead with the volunteer mailer;  At Fire Safe meeting the issue of Fire Planner was discussed.  Yuba County plans to have an in house Fire Planner as early as April 1, 2008.  Yuba County will keep current Fire Planner in place until the in house position is filled; New building fire codes will become effective January 1, 2008, even though there is still some confusion on the new codes.  Chief Hernandez will be ordering new building code books to help; Amador program became effective November 19, 2007.




Item 6) Select Officers for Calendar Year 2008

      Motion to appoint Sue Cerf as Chairperson: Gardner          Second: Ford 

  Vote: Ford, Gardner, Kattuah- aye

Motion to appoint Cathy Kattuah as Vice Chairperson: Gardner    Second: Ford

Vote: Cerf, Ford, Gardner- aye


Item 7) Budget

A)      Review and Amend Reserve Funds:  The remaining reserve funds from fiscal year 2006 / 2007 in the amount of $ 99,735 will be placed into account 1005-Tender Replacement Reserve.

Motion to approve: Gardner    Second: Kattuah      Vote: Cerf, Ford, Gardner, Kattuah- aye


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


A)    Update:  The deed for land purchase has been recorded.


Item 9) Correspondence-  The Board received a Christmas card from attorney.


Item 10) Board and staff members report.

A)    Chairperson Cerf requested of board members to look over minutes and agendas from June through December for January 2008 meeting and to think about new vision/direction that we may want for the District.


B)    General Manger Poggi informed Board that David Stipp is not a member yet because Yuba County Board canceled the meeting in November.  Appointment of David Stipp is on the agenda for their December 21, 2007 meeting; he also handed out a questionnaire that was developed for responding about the County General Plan.  Questionnaire will be mailed out to approximately 1,000 people on the voter roll; it was requested of the Board the think about some ideas for the construction of Station 63.


C)    Director Gardner informed Board of a Spring Valley Committee meeting that took place the week prior.  Discussed was a draft for water requirements.  Next JPA meeting will be December 19, 2007.


Adjourned 8:45 p.m.



Respectfully Submitted:


Cathy Kattuah- District Vice-Chairperson