Loma Rica / Browns Valley Community Services District
Regular Meeting: September 15, 2014
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 August 18, 2014
Motion to Approve minutes with correction to item 5C—should be “fuel”: Kinkle Second: Gravelle
Passed unanimous voice vote
Item 4) Accounting
A) Financials: no financials, as no sheets from Yuba County since June, so Accountant Brooks is unable to determine income
B) Warrants: warrant to Director Kattuah for purchase of supplies for annual volunteer barbecue and awards ceremony should have been for $750, as approved by the Board, instead of $700. If needed, and additional $50 warrant will be prepared.
Item 5) Chiefs Report:
A) Chief Webb reported that the Insurance Services Office (ISO) will be here October 28th to perform their evaluation for ratings and the results should be available by January 1, 2015. He explained the ISO looks at the equipment, water sources, training records, inspection records, response times, etc. to make their determination.
B) Chief Webb stated that the estimated budget to repair the Wolf Mountain Lookout was $40,000 and that Pacific Gas & Electric Company funded a grant in the amount of $60,000 for the repairs. The Lookout should be in service by next fire season.
C) Further discussion of purchase of 4x4 ¾ ton extended cab short bed pickup—the District will consider looking at a used vehicle to save money.
D) Chief Webb stated that there were no issues with renting a bounce house for the annual volunteer barbecue.
Item 6) Amend Administrative Manual (Volunteer/Board Member): It was reported that DC DeSena is strongly against amending the manual to allow Board Members to serve as volunteers in the District, as he’s seen this policy cause too many issues when adopted by other districts. The District’s legal counsel was unable to attend tonight’s meeting, but may possibly be able to attend the October meeting. Tabled until October.
Item 7) Approve Resolution 2014-03, Volunteer Fire Assistance Program for 2014-2015 Grant to purchase equipment:
Motion to Approve Resolution 2014-03: Gravelle
Voice Vote: Biggs, Birney, Gravelle, Kattuah, Kinkle—Aye--passed
Item 8) Volunteer’s Report:
A) The annual volunteer barbecue and awards will be held October 11th at 12:30pm. Board members are to bring salads/side dishes. Bounce house to be placed on lawn area behind station. It was determined that the District already has paper plates, plastic flatware, tables & chairs.
Item 9) General Manager’s Report:
A) Update on the sale of 1985 Roughneck Fire Engine—sold! The engine was delivered to the new buyer by Director Birney. A ten percent (10%) sales commission was paid to Fenton.
Item 10) Addition of Section 7013 to the Operations Manual to set standards for keypad entrance to Browns Valley Station #62—Director Gravelle stated the wording is unnecessarily strict and would prefer the third bullet point to state “Fire fighters are allowed in Station #62 only for official business.” GM Poggi will provide a revised copy for the October meeting.
Item 11) Board and Staff Members’ Reports—Chief Webb signed the corrected Community Wildfire Protection Plan last Wednesday. Director Kattuah asked when the next JPA meeting will be held—Director Biggs stated it would be Wednesday, September 25th at 7pm at the Dobbins/Oregon House Volunteer Fire Department.
Adjourned 7:34 p.m.
Kim Biggs – District Vice-Chairperson