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Loma Rica / Browns Valley Community Services District
Regular Meeting:  October 21, 2013
 

APPROVED  MINUTES

 
 
Item 1)  Meeting Call To Order:
 
A) Roll Call:    Present:  Biggs, Gravelle, Kattuah, Kinkle; Absent:  Birney (Excused)
 
Item 2) Public Communications:  None
 
   Item 3) Approve Minutes:
 
A)    Minutes For Regular Meeting of September 16, 2013 with attachment of handwritten changes to budget as recommended by Accountant Brooks: 
Motion to Approve minutes:         Kinkle
Second:   Gravelle
      Passed unanimous voice vote   
 
B)    Minutes For Special Meeting of September 28, 2013: 
Motion to Approve minutes:         Gravelle
Second:   Biggs
      Passed unanimous voice vote   
 
Item 4) Accounting
 
A)    Financials—Accountant Brooks informed the Board that she the only YTD income received is mitigation fund; financial are up-to-date with the county’s accounting.  Tabled discussion of reserve transfer for November meeting.  The transaction report to the State has been completed; still working on compensation report.
 
B)    Warrants—confirmed petty cash expense for new telephone/answering machine for office and clarified expenses for repairs to Engines 61 & 63
 
Item 5) Chief’s Report—DC Chris DeSena
 
A)    Volunteer recruitment:  being handled by Chief Wallen—tabled until his return
 
B)    Letter from CalFire IT Dept re hardware switch for network system has been received
 
C)    The Yuba County Grand Jury still has a lot of questions regarding the operation of the District.  They were asked to please provide specific questions so they could be given the correct information.
 
D)    Maintenance on District equipment is being performed by an outside vendor; however CalFire will perform the necessary safety compliance and daily inspections
 
E)     The Board was directed to watch for updates in the Penn Valley news regarding their B.O.D.
 
F)     Captain Robinson informed the Board that the District was successful in obtaining a matching grant for Volunteer Fire Assistance safety gear--$18,000 total ($9,000 grant).  A resolution is needed for the next Board meeting
 
G)    Captain Robinson said volunteer T. Fowler has been cleared to respond to calls
 
H)    Captain Robinson provided the Resource Activity Report for September 2013:  it was noted that 33 of 39 total calls were for medical assistance
 
Item 6) Volunteer’s Report—D. Lopez
 
A)    One Volunteer is coming back after being being laid off by CalFire at the end of the fire season, and two others have indicated they will return once they are finished.
 
Item 7) General Manager’s Report
 
A)    Gann Appropriations Limit for FY 2012/2013:  Accountant Brooks explained this is a limit on expenses in the State—the limit does not include mitigation income or equipment expenses.
 
Motion to accept the Fiscal Year 2012/2013 Gann Appropriations Limit of $326,440.79 made by Director Kinkle
Second:  Biggs
Voice Vote:  Biggs, Gravelle, Kattuah, Kinkle – Aye                 Absent:  Birney
 
B)    Gann Appropriations Limit for FY 2013/2014: 
Motion to accept the Fiscal Year 2013/2014 Gann Appropriations Limit of $347,066.52 made by Director Kinkle
Second:  Biggs
Voice Vote:  Biggs, Gravelle, Kattuah, Kinkle – Aye                 Absent:  Birney
 
Item 8) Board and Staff Members’ Reports—Director Gravelle wants to review the inventory list and reconcile with list maintained by Accountant Brooks.  Captain Robinson to review Accountant’s list.
 
 
 
 
Adjourned 8:03 p.m.
 
Respectfully Submitted:
 
Kim Biggs – District Vice-Chairperson