Loma Rica /

   Browns Valley

        Fire Department















Loma Rica / Browns Valley Community Services District

Regular Meeting:  August 18, 2008





Item 1)  Meeting Call To Order:


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

                                    Absent- Stipp 

B) Pledge of Allegiance


  Item 2) Public Communications:

None at this time.


Item 3) Approve Minutes:


A)    Minutes For Regular Meeting of July 21, 2008

B)    Minutes For Special Meeting of July 28, 2008


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

Absent: Stipp


Item 4) Accounting:


A) Warrants:  Director Gardner inquired about recent deposits going into Fiscal Year 2007/2008 for engine rental and grant money received.  General Manager Poggi explained that some of the monies were accrued in fiscal year 2007/2008; therefore need to be deposited to that Fiscal Year and not current Fiscal Year.  The additional payment to the Dept of Forestry and Fire Protection was for additional Amador contract expenses for June 2008.  General Manager Poggi will need to wait for Chief Hernandez to return for explanation of additional billing.


B)    Financials: No discussion. 


C)    Audit:  Director Stipp had emailed General Manager Poggi with a concern about a statement at the end of the audit.  There have been changes to the auditing laws, which state that the auditors are not to categorize the Districts accounts.  If the auditors do this, they need to state this at the end of the audit.  General Manager Poggi spoke with auditors and it was explained that they do this for every non-profit agency and there really is nothing to be concerned about.


D)    Assessment Rolls-  General Manager Poggi stated that assessments rolls are complete and that there is $284,971.96 in assessments for the District.  The District gained approximately $5,000 from last year.  There were 17 new homes added, along with some guest homes, mobile homes and some additions to existing residences.


Item 5) Chief’s Report:  Chief Hernandez was out of the area.






Item 6) Fire Safe Council


A)    Chairperson Cerf attended the Fire Safe Council meeting on August 13, 2008.  She reported that the Fire Safe Council has requested three letters of support from the District.  The first letter is to assist with the Chipping program through the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, the second is for the Forbestown-Robinson Mill fuel break project through the Sierra Nevada Conservancy and the third is for Yuba County Public works to assist with Camptonville Hwy 49 roadside clearing. Chairperson Cerf was directed by the Board to provide letters needed.



Item 7) High Sierra Resource Conservation & Development Council Cooperative Agreement   

A)    The board decided to have Director Stipp and Kattuah meet with Capt. Steve Robinson to discuss how much of project has been completed.  Directors will bring discussion back to September meeting in order to formulate a plan to meet agreement deadlines.  Discussion started at 8:00 pm and continued for 20 minutes.



  Item 8) November Election-Director Positions


A)    Director position is still open. 


Motion to adopt Resolution 2008-04 Appointment of Cathy Kattuah to continue as Board Director: Ford  Second: Gardner


Vote: Cerf, Ford, Gardner - aye  Absent: Stipp Abstained: Kattuah



Item 9) Correspondence

The District received a letter from Jackie Spencer on Douglass Way with concerns that the road is not safe for fire evacuation.  It was recommended by Capt Wendye Stuller Jackie Spencer will need to take this up with the Yuba County Fire Planner.


Item 10) Board and Staff members report

Director Stipp has requested a formal invitation be sent to the Yuba County Fire Planner requesting his presence at the September meeting.


Item 11) Closed Session:


A)    Pursuant to Government code 54957- Evaluation of Performance- General Manager.

Meeting was adjourned to closed session at 8:30 pm and called back into regular session at 8:50pm.

Chairperson Cerf announced the results of closed session were that General Manager Poggi was doing an excellent job performing his duties on behalf of the district.



Adjourned 8:55 p.m.


Respectfully Submitted:


Cathy Kattuah- District Vice-Chairperson