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

MINUTES

 
 
Item 1)  Meeting Call To Order:
 
A) Roll Call:    Present:  Biggs, Gravelle, Kattuah, Kinkle     Excused Absence:  Birney
 
Item 2) Public Communications:  None
 
   Item 3) Approve Minutes:
 
A)    Minutes For Regular Meeting of November 19, 2012 with correction to Vendor in Item 6 A)—should be TJ Norths
 
Motion to Approve with correction:  Kinkle                                Second:   Gravelle
 
      Passed unanimous voice vote   
 
Item 4) Accounting—reviewed, no questions
 
Item 5) Chief’s Report—Chris DeSena, Division Chief, for Captain Steve Robinson
 
A)    Engine #63 chain saw—Chief DeSena explained that the only chain saw currently on Engine #63 is for roof venting (has a depth guard) and can not be used for cutting trees and other woody growth.
 
Motion to approve purchase of new Stihl chain saw not to exceed  $920 including sales tax: Gravelle                                                       Second:  Kinkle
 
Voice Vote:  Biggs, Gravelle, Kattuah, Kinkle – Aye     Absent:  Birney
 
B)     Chief DeSena explained Cal Fire’s new placard system for equipment identification
 
Motion to table discussion until Captain Robinson is available to provide additional information: Gravelle                                                                  Second:  Kinkle
 
Passed unanimous voice vote
 
C)    Chief DeSena informed the Board that fire departments and other emergency services will be exempt from new CARB requirements
 
D)    New Copier update—the Board was informed that the new copier would be hooked up to the network for printing January 22nd.
 
 
 
 
 
Item 6) Volunteer’s Report—David Lopez
 
A)    David informed the Board that the Volunteers have received their logo shirts, and he will take in the additional order for Board members wishing to purchase logo shirts
 
Item 7) General Manager’s Report
 
A)    General Manager Poggi informed the Board that the recliners currently in use are over 12 years old, worn, and the arms are breaking off
 
Motion to approve purchase of two (2) new recliners not to exceed  $900 including sales tax: Gravelle                                                                  Second:  Kinkle
 
Voice Vote:  Biggs, Gravelle, Kattuah, Kinkle – Aye     Absent:  Birney
 
B)    G M Poggi informed the Board that after discussion with the County, it was determined a resolution is not necessary to authorize the automatic transfer of funds for payment to the JPA—a letter will suffice.  Tabled for May meeting.
 
C)    Plaque for retired chief Curt Williges—GM Poggi explained that in the past, the Board has purchased a plaque for retiring firefighters and chiefs honoring their service to the District.
 
Motion to approve purchase of a plaque for Chief Williges (Ret.) not to exceed  $170 including engraving:             Gravelle                                   Second:  Kinkle
 
Voice Vote:  Biggs, Gravelle, Kattuah, Kinkle – Aye     Absent:  Birney
 
Item 8)  Board and Staff Members’ Reports
 
A)    Chief DeSena informed the Board that due to state salary savings requirements, the Batallion Chief opening will remain vacant until fire season opens, at which time a temporary Batallion Chief will be assigned to the District for the duration of the fire season.  Either Chief DeSena or acting BC Sean Griffis will be attending to the District’s needs and attending Board meetings during the interim.
 
B)    Chief DeSena informed the Board that the new billing for the 2012/13 SRA fees will be mailed out shortly.
 
 
Adjourned 8:05 p.m.
 
Respectfully Submitted:
 
Kim Biggs – District Vice-Chairperson