Loma Rica /

   Browns Valley

        Fire Department















Loma Rica / Browns Valley Community Services District

Regular Meeting:  July 20, 2009





Item 1)  Meeting Call To Order:


A) Roll Call:    Present – Barajas, Battaglia, Ford, Kattuah, Stipp

B) Pledge of Allegiance


  Item 2) Public Communications: None


Item 3) Approve Minutes:


A)    Minutes For Regular Meeting of June 15, 2009

Motion to Approve: Kattuah  Second: Battaglia 

Vote: Battaglia, Barajas, Kattuah, Stipp- aye  Abstained: Ford


Item 4) Accounting:


A) Warrants: Chairperson Stipp inquired about the bill from Swartz Diesel Power.  General Manager Cerf explained besides the annual inspection, there were some repairs to Engine 61.


B)    Financials: Accountant Deborah Brooks gave the Board the 2008/2009 Actual vs Budget financial statement. Account Brooks suggested the following increases for the 2008/2009 budget: Account 6000 Wages to $10,000; Account 6010 Payroll taxes to $1070; Account 6020 Workers Comp to $650; Account 6040 Volunteers to $3820; Account 6061 Accounting to $500; Account 6115 Supplies to $120; Account 6160 Insurance to $2650; and Account 4400 Equipment Rental to $18,810.

Motion to make changes to 2008/2009 Budget as suggested by Deborah Brooks: Kattuah

Second: Barajas   

Vote: Battaglia, Barajas, Ford, Kattuah, Stipp-aye


Item 5) Fiscal Year 2009/2010 Operations Budget- First Draft

A)    Discuss- Board discussed Operations Budget draft as presented by General Manager Cerf.

B)    Amend as necessary- There were no amendments to the draft budget.

C)    Public hearing opened at 7:47 pm-no public comments

D)    Public hearing closed at 7:48 pm

E)    No Amendments to the Operations Budget from public discussion

F)    Motion to adopt Fiscal Year 2009/2010 Operations Budget: Kattuah Second: Ford

Vote: Battaglia, Barajas, Ford, Kattuah, Stipp- aye


Item 6) GIS/GPS Update

Invoice for final payment was mailed to the High Sierra Resource Conservation and Development Council.


Item 7) Chief’s Report

The District still does not have a Fire Chief.  Chairperson Stipp requested General Manager Cerf to write a letter to Cal Fire inquiring what the status is of this District getting a new Chief.  General Manager reported that on July 10, there was a structure fire on Marysville road.

Item 8) General Manager’s Report


General Manager Cerf reported that the Yuba County Grand Jury report is out and provided a copy for Board members to read.


Item 9) Board of Directors

A)      Accept resignation of Daniel Ford

B)      Motion to approve posting vacant position at the Golden Eagle Market, Loma Rica General Store and the Browns Valley Market: Battaglia    Second: Barajas   

Passed: unanimous voice vote


Item 10) Hallwood Station

A)    Discuss to combine LRBV and Hallwood Station: Board decided that having the combined stations would be a benefit for everyone.

B)    Attorney’s response- The LRBV attorney responded that the combination of LRBV and Hallwood would be a wonderful idea.  Attorney for LRBV provided General Manager Cerf with some guidelines to follow when discussing the contract between the two stations.

C)    Initiate board action as deemed necessary: General Manager Cerf to contact Curt Williges about having both boards meet and work out details of contract.


Item 11) Station 63:

A)    Alvarado Consulting RFP: Board discussed RFP and will resubmit with some changes to Rich Alvarado.  RFP ad to be placed as soon as possible once changes have been made.

B)    Discuss Grant Funding for new station: none at this time

C)    Initiate board action as deemed necessary: none at this time


Item 12) Lawnmower for Station 61

A)    Discuss the purchase of a new John Deere LA125 riding lawn mower. The lawn mower at station 62 no longer works and the staff is having to load station 61 lawnmower into the back of the utility truck and take it over to station 62.  It is recommended that each station should have their own lawn mower.

B)    Motion to authorize $2500 to purchase a new John Deere LA125 riding lawnmower and bagger: Kattuah  Second: Ford  Vote: Barajas, Ford, Kattuah-aye  Stipp, Battaglia-no


Item 13) Correspondence-none


Item 14) Board and Staff Members Report  -none


Adjourned 8:30 p.m.


Respectfully Submitted:



Cathy Kattuah- District Vice-Chairperson