Loma Rica / Browns Valley Community Services District
Regular Meeting: December 16, 2013
Item 1) Meeting Call To Order:
A) Roll Call: Present: Biggs, Birney, Kattuah, Kinkle Absent (Excused): Gravelle
Item 2) Public Communications: None
Item 3) Approve Minutes:
A) Minutes For Regular Meeting of November 18, 2013
Motion to Approve minutes with a correction of item 4B from $20,00o to $20,000: Birney
Passed unanimous voice vote
Item 4) Accounting
A) Financials: Discussed different ways to fund reserves. Also see Item 7A.
B) Warrants: Requested copy of warrants signed for volunteer pay, as only the three signers saw these warrants
Item 5) Chief’s Report
A) Captain Robinson discussed the purchase of a new engine to replace E62. The current engine has mechanical issues. Captain Robinson recommends replacement with a new OES spec engine—has a bigger pump, a deck gun, and is better for commercial/school properties. He explained that the District can expense the new features that the current engine doesn’t have as mitigation expenses. The Board directed Captain Robinson to contact HME regarding price and availability of a demo model and a newly-built engine.
B) Captain Robinson explained that the reason for the replacement of the light bar on the water tender was due to the fact the old one was corroded and couldn’t be repaired.
C) The Board reviewed the list of old equipment to be picked up by Tri Valley Recycling on January 6, 2014. It was determined that a second computer at the BV station should be added to the list.
A motion was made by Director Birney to approve the list of equipment with the addition of the second computer at the BV station to be picked up by Tri Valley Recycling
Passed unanimous voice vote
D) Chief DeSena reported that December 9, 2013 was the end of the fire season and the Amador Contract had commenced. He also stated that the Yuba County Rural Foothills JPA had not received the draft agreement from the County regarding payment for dispatch services. And he reported that the resident program would start back up in January.
Item 6) Volunteer’s Report—Captain Robinson
A) Captain Robinson reported there are no new volunteers since the last meeting. One current volunteer in training will take an EMT class in the spring. Wildland training will be held on December 11th.
Item 7) General Manager’s Report
A) Verified office expenses reported were accurate—most of the expenses were from the BBQ/Awards that had not been done in the past
B) GM Poggi informed the Board that the standard mileage rate increased to $0.56/mile for business-driven miles
Item 8) Captain Steve Robinson was presented an award by the Board thanking him for his years of service to the District
Item 9) Board and Staff Members’ Reports—none
Adjourned 8:01 p.m.
Kim Biggs – District Vice-Chairperson