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Loma Rica / Browns Valley Community Services District
Regular Meeting:  November 17, 2014
 

APPROVED   MINUTES

 
 
 
Item 1)              Meeting Call To Order:
 
A) Roll Call:   Present:  Biggs, Birney, Gravelle, Kattuah, Kinkle
 
Item 2)              Public Communications:  None
 
   Item 3) Approve Minutes:
 
A)    Minutes For Regular Meeting of October 20, 2014
Motion to Approve minutes with correction and clarification to 5A—“CaFire” should be “CalFire” and note that “here” means in the Unit, not specifically Loma Rica/Browns Valley:  Kinkle                Second:   Gravelle
      Passed unanimous voice vote
 
Item 4) Accounting
 
A)    Financials:  no financials
 
B)    Warrants:  no questions
 
Item 5) Chiefs Report:  (Chief Webb)
 
A)    Chief Webb reported the ISO inspection took place last month—it was a short meeting.  A concern is the lack of a water system.
 
B)    Chief Webb informed the Board that Chris DeSena has been appointed Interim Unit Chief.
 
C)   The Amador Contract is scheduled to begin December 8, 2014; the date is flexible due to weather
 
D)   Chief Webb is still working on the presentation for a pick-up—it appears to be cheaper to buy a new vehicle vs a rental return.
 
E)    Engine 61B is at Burton’s to replace the damaged door (claim was approved by State for reimbursement to the District for the cost of repairs).
 
Item 6) Volunteer’s Report: 
 
A)    David Lopez reported that it’s been quiet, with few calls.  The District will be hosting training here Thursday night at 6:30pm; Tom Browning will make the presentation.
 
Item 7) General Manager’s Report:  no new business
 
 
Item 8) Approve Addition to By Laws. Article III, Officers and Duties to state that a Board Member is not authorized to be a Volunteer Firefighter.
         
          Motion:  Birney                 Second:  Kinkle 
   Passed unanimous voice vote             
 
Item 9) Approve Addition of 7004.1 to Operations Manual, Personnel to state that a Volunteer is not authorized to be a Board Member.
 
   Motion:  Birney                Second:  Kinkle 
   Passed unanimous voice vote   
 
Item 10) Approve Addition of 7013:  Security and Access to District Fire Stations
 
          Motion made by Birney to add—as amended in meeting--Section 7013: Security and Access to District Facilities                     Second:  Kinkle
          Passes unanimous voice vote
 
Item 11) Diablo Properties, LP request for District to assume financial responsibility for payment to Pacific Gas & Electric for the pond used for fire suppression.
 
   Motion to deny request to assume payment to PG&E:  Birney        Second:   Gravelle
   Passed unanimous voice vote
         
Item 12) Approve Revised MOU to Yuba County (revision reviewed and approved by District’s legal counsel)
 
  Motion made by Birney to remove “obligations and” from the opening paragraph of the MOU;  Second:  Gravel
          Passed unanimous voice vote
 
Item 13) Approve updated pages of Section 0202 and Appendix E of the Administrative Manual to reflect the updated Conflict of Interest Code provided by Yuba County.
 
   Motion to table until next meeting to have corrected documents:  Birney                Second:  Kinkle 
   Passed unanimous voice vote—tabled for January 2015 meeting
 
Item 14) Board Member Positions/JPA Positions 2015:
 
A)    Director Kinkle nominated Cathy Kattuah for Chairperson; no other nominations
Cathy Kattuah voted in as Chairperson by unanimous voice vote
 
B)    Director Kattuah nominated Kim Biggs for Vice Chairperson; no other nominations
Kim Biggs voted in as Vice Chairperson by unanimous voice vote
 
C)   Director Kattuah nominated Kim Biggs for JPA representative; no other nominations
Kim Biggs voted in as JPA Representative by unanimous voice vote
 
D)   Director Birney nominated Les Kinkle for JPA alternate; no other nominations
Les Kinkle voted in as JPA Alternate by unanimous voice vote
Item 15) Vote to cancel December 15, 2014 Regular Board Meeting
   Motion to cancel said meeting:  Birney                               Second:   Gravelle
   Passed unanimous voice vote
         
Item 16) Board and Staff Members’ Reports
 
A)    Chief Webb made a request for the Board to sponsor one person for the residents program (District would cover Comp Insurance)—this person would be at the District station and the maintenance shop in Nevada County the rest of the time.  He explained it would benefit the District to have an extra person to perform pump testing and other compliance inspections.  The District pays up to $1,000 for training for residency period with no hourly waged paid.  Chief Webb to draft a proposal for the Board to review.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adjourned 7:53 p.m.
 
Respectfully Submitted:
 
Kim Biggs – District Vice-Chairperson