Loma Rica /

   Browns Valley

        Fire Department















Loma Rica / Browns Valley Community Services District

Regular Meeting:  April 21, 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 March 17, 2008


Motion To Approve: Gardner    Second: Ford    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 Wild Land class reimbursements through petty cash.  Chief Hernandez explained that the District would need to show expenses for the class in order to be reimbursed from the Homeland Security Grant. There was no other discussion required at this time; copy of warrants attached to minutes


B) Financials: Accountant Deborah Brooks was absent.

      General Manager Poggi discussed that the District’s income is $21,000 over what was originally budgeted; office expense and petty cash were over budget; there is only $250 balance in the vehicle maintenance account.  An agenda item will be put on the May meeting to increase office expense, petty cash and vehicle maintenance.


Item 5) Chief’s Report:  Chief Hernandez informed the Board that we have 10 volunteers with 2 in training.  Two additional volunteers are going through driver/operator class; Engine 63 does not have the correct hydrant connection and will cost between $800-$1200. This expense can come out of mitigation fees; The District is under budget for contract.  There were 26 days that should have been charged as overtime, but used as regular personal; New Fire Code resolution will be coming out for the Board to adopt.  It is a state law that the Board can add to the resolution, but cannot dilute it or the Board can choose to not adopt at all; County is currently reviewing resumes for the Fire Planner position.  Current Fire Planner will be there until June 30, 2008; Chief Hernandez reported that the district is busy on escape fires this early in the season.


Item 6) Authorize Volunteer Shirt Design

Motion to accept Volunteer shirt design: Gardner Second: Ford  Passed: Unanimous Voice Vote





Item 7) Administration Manual Section 3132: Firefighter Emergency Incident Expense Reimbursement

Motion to increase expense reimbursement $5 for Firefighter, Firefighter/EMT, & Operator effective May 1, 2008: Ford Second: Stipp  Vote: Ford, Kattuah, Stipp-aye  Cerf, Gardner-no


  Item 8) Capitol Facilities Analysis


A)    It was determined that the Abbey Group does not want to be involved. General Manger Poggi will draft a Request for Proposal for new Capitol Facilities Analysis for board approval to be placed in the Sacramento Bee and Appeal-Democrat in May. 


Motion to draft RFP for Board approval at May meeting: Kattuah    Second: Gardner      Vote: Cerf, Ford, Gardner, Kattuah-aye, Stipp- no



Item 9) Volunteer Recruitment Program

Chief Hernandez reported that the station has received about 20 phone calls from the volunteer mailer.


Item 10) Correspondence

General Manager Poggi: there will be worker’s compensation coverage for office staff: Sue Cerf and Sil Poggi; LAFCO study almost complete, should be done by end of April 2008; the local LAFCO will be looking at everyone’s budget.


Item 11) Board and Staff Members Report

Director Ford informed board that he will be absent from the June meeting

Director Gardner received information from BVID that they declared a drought and that there no new ponds will be allowed to be filled with BVID water and there will be no increases to existing water users.

Captain Stuller announced that fire season will start May 19, 2008 and the Amador contract will end.

Newsletter will be going out soon.



Adjourned 9:11 p.m.


Respectfully Submitted:


Cathy Kattuah- District Vice-Chairperson