Loma Rica /

   Browns Valley

        Fire Department















Loma Rica / Browns Valley Community Services District

Regular Meeting:  March 17, 2008





Item 1)   Meeting Call To Order:


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


B) Pledge of Allegiance


  Item 2) Public Communications:

No public comment.


Item 3) Approve Minutes:


A) Minutes For Regular Meeting of February 18, 2008


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


Item 4) Accounting:


A) Warrants:    Warrant Detail Sheet provided by General Manager Poggi via e-mail; Director Gardner inquired about two checks for Cal Fire.  The larger check ($15289.94) was for Fire Fighter One charges and the smaller check ($1606.48) was overtime for the officers, utilities and office supplies. There was no other discussion required at this time; copy of warrants attached to minutes


B) Financials: No discussion at this time about financials; accountant Deborah Brooks was absent.  .


Item 5) Chief’s Report:  Chief Hernandez informed that the wild land class has started.  There will be a reimbursement from Homeland Security grant for $2000.00.  Chief Hernandez informed Board that he is currently working on a various grants such as: BLM rural 90/10 grant that will help replace outdated fire shelters and web gear; CFA 50/50 grant which can be used for vehicles; SCBA 95/5 grant which will be used to get new models of the self contained breathing apparatus’.  March is a busy grant-writing month and Chief Hernandez will have a more detailed list for the April meeting.  There is an 11,000-acre fire going on in Bishop as of this meeting.  The station is running about 40 calls a month.


Item 6) Volunteer Presentation

Captain Wendye Stuller presented to the board the idea for volunteer firefighter shirts.  The volunteers will purchase the shirts.  The final design for the shirts will be on the April agenda.


Item 7) Five-Year Plan

The mitigation fund projections for 08/09 will be very close to the $299,208.80.  The yearly income is conservatively estimated for 08/09 and 09/10.  Discussed the changes recommended at the February meeting.


Motion To Approve Amended Changes to 5 yr plan: Gardner    Second: Kattuah    Vote: Cerf, Ford, Gardner, Kattuah, Stipp- aye


  Item 8) Capitol Facilities Analysis


A)    Director Stipp discussed the probability of being able to amend existing report originally done by The Abbey Group in 1991.  General Manager Poggi spoke with the Abbey group and found that they no longer do analysis of mitigation fees.  General Manager Poggi felt it might be difficult to find someone willing to update another consultant’s work. 

B)    Board decided to continue discussion at the April meeting.


Item 9) Volunteer Recruitment Program

Postage was paid to PIP printing and the mailers will be sent out.


Item 10) LAFCO

General Manager Poggi learned that Reclamation District 784 has requested that Special Districts be seated on the LAFCO Board.  At the minimum, 17 special districts will need to accept to be part of the LAFCO Board. If this goes through, all Districts including those not wanting to take part, may be required to fund as much as 1/3 of the LAFCO board budget to be part of LAFCO.  The entire process could take about a year. LRBV should receive necessary information in 4-6 weeks.


Item 11) Correspondence

The volunteer reward program has been moved from CalPers to Calif. State Firefighters Assoc.


Item 12) Board and Staff Members Report

Chairperson Cerf informed board that the conflict of interest statement needs to be to county by April 1, 2008.

Director Stipp informed board that Browns Valley Irrigation District voted to accept the feasibility plan to provide water to Spring Valley project.


Adjourned 9:15 p.m.


Respectfully Submitted:

Cathy Kattuah- District Vice-Chairperson