Loma Rica /

   Browns Valley

        Fire Department















Loma Rica / Browns Valley Community Services District

Regular Meeting:  June 21, 2010





Item 1)  Meeting Call To Order:


A) Roll Call:    Present –Battaglia, Biggs, Kattuah, Stipp 


B) Pledge of Allegiance


  Item 2) Public Communications: None


Item 3) Approve Minutes:


A)    Minutes For Regular Meeting of May 17, 2010

Motion to Approve: Biggs Second: Kattuah


B)    Minutes For Special Meeting of May 24, 2010

Motion to Approve: Kattuah Second: Battaglia


C)    Approve Emergency Minutes of June 3, 2010

Motion to Approve: Battaglia Second: Biggs


Passed unanimous voice vote         


Item 4) Accounting:


A) Warrants:  Warrant to L.N. Curtis & Sons was for miscellaneous items some of which was swivel for mounting plates, red rope bags, axe, blades and bunker boots. Director Biggs inquired what $28 was for out of petty cash.  It was a bank service charge for putting a stop payment on a check that had been lost. No other discussion.


B) Financials: Deborah Brooks informed board that there were two new accounts on the balance sheet: Account 1010 and 1060 which are Fair Market Value accounts.


Item 5) Fiscal Year 2010/2011 Operations Budget- First Draft

A)    Board discussed first draft of 2010/2011 budget.


B)    Changes were made to income and various expense accounts.  General Manager Cerf will make changes and board will finalize at July meeting.


C)    Authorize Public Notice- none at this time.


D)    Continue to July meeting for public hearing and adoption.


Item 6) Chief’s report-

Chief Williges introduce Dave Davis who is the new station Captain. 

Chief Williges is going to work on getting the fees for the Amended CUP back from Yuba County.


Item 7) Volunteer Firefighter’s Report- David Lopez

The board was informed that the District had lost 3 volunteers due to volunteers moving out of area.  David Lopez has been signed off as training operator.  He will able to take the attack vehicle out on Code 2 calls.


Item 8) General Manager Report- Sue Cerf

Elections are coming up and there are three seats up for re-election.  Papers will need to be taken out for those interested in the positions beginning July 12, 2010.


Item 9) Resolution 2010-04: Request and Authorize for the County of Yuba to collect the Loma Rica/Browns Valley community Services District Benefit Assessment for Fiscal year 2010/201


A)    Motion to adopt Resolution 2010-04: Kattuah  Second: Battaglia

Passed unanimous voice


Item 10) Discuss Station 63

A)    C.U.P. 2007-2007/2010-2007 amendment

The original CUP square footage for office and engine bays was a total of 2050.  The plans submitted had a total of 3153 square footage.  Plans submitted as is are in violation of the original CUP.  The recommendation was to amend the original CUP to increase square footage for fire station to 5,000 square feet.


B)    New project schedule- no new project schedule; Plans are with Yuba County and approval is dependent on CUP.


C)    Well and Water bids-pick company: 12 letters were sent to various well/water companies.  District received four bids.  Bids were reviewed by Board members and it was decided to use Peter’s Drilling & Pump Service.


Motion to accept Peter’s Drilling & Pump Service bid for well: Kattuah Second: Battaglia

Vote: Battaglia, Biggs, Kattuah, Stipp-aye


D)     Review RFP for construction: Board reviewed new RFP and decided to remove the request for AM rating.  Otherwise RFP looked fine.  General Manager Cerf will send back to Alvarado Consulting for changes and then forward on to District attorney for review. 


Motion to allow General Manger Cerf to post RFP once returned from attorney: Kattuah

Second: Battaglia  

Passed unanimous voice vote


E)    Septic System-capacity sizing and RFP

The board discussed the size of septic system needed for Station 63.  It was recommended to increase the size of septic system now and meet the future needs of Station 63 instead of re-doing system as future phases are constructed.


Motion to increase septic system tanks to 1,500 gallons each: Kattuah Second: Battaglia

Vote: Battaglia, Biggs, Kattuah- aye Stipp-nay Passed


F)    Continue discussion regarding the building of Station 63-Chief Williges is working on the possibility of not having an onsite Inspector of Record full time.  District may only need someone on the job site part time.

Item 11) Correspondence- Yuba County will be seating the Grand Jury on June 30, 2010.


Item 12) Board and Staff Members Report- None



Adjourned 9:32 p.m.


Respectfully Submitted:


Cathy Kattuah- District Vice-Chairperson