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Loma Rica / Browns Valley Community Services District
Regular Meeting:  January 19, 2015
 

APPROVED  MINUTES

 
 
 
Item 1)              Meeting Call To Order:
 
A) Roll Call:   Present:  Biggs, Birney, Kattuah, Kinkle; Excused Absence:  Gravelle
 
Item 2)              Public Communications:  None
 
   Item 3) Approve Minutes:
 
A)    Minutes For Regular Meeting of November 17, 2014
Motion to Approve minutes:  Birney             Second:   Kinkle
      Passed unanimous voice vote         
 
B)    Minutes for Special Meeting of November 24, 2014
Motion to Approve minutes:  Birney             Second:   Biggs
                Passed unanimous voice vote         
 
Item 4) Accounting
 
A)    Financials:  no questions
 
B)    Warrants:  no questions
 
Item 5) Chiefs Report:  (Chief Webb)
 
A)    Chief Webb introduced the new Unit Chief, George Morris III, who is replacing Brad Harris (retired).
 
B)    Chief Webb informed the Board that the state OES approved the District’s application to purchase one of their used engines:  model year 1998, approx. 45,000 miles, 90 hours on the auxiliary pump, no accidents, good maintenance record.  Should be ready to pick up in the next week or so.
 
C)   Chief Webb gave an update on the rest of the fleet:  Engine 61B will be ready to be picked up from Burton’s the week of the 26th.  New Engine 61 had a steering issue during a 90-day compliance inspection—just before the expiration of the warranty—and is in for repairs.  They have made a few calls on it and the personnel are very happy, especially with the flood lights.
 
D)   The resident Chief Webb had in mind to sponsor (Item 16 A of November meeting) failed to pan out.
 
Item 6) Volunteer’s Report: 
 
David Lopez reported that there are two new volunteers; one current volunteer is operating    the attack engine.
Item 7) General Manager’s Report:  
 
A)    The IRS has increased the standard business mileage rate to 57.5 cents per mile for business miles driven
 
B)    FASIS now offers workers’ compensation pharmacy benefits for injured workers to ensure timely access to medication immediately following an injury to help eliminate out-of-pocket expenses
 
C)   New volunteer list—there are currently seven volunteers for the District—one is new and one just returned from working for CalFire
 
Item 8) Approve revision in Administrative Manual updating Conflict of Interest Code
         
          Motion:  Kinkle                          Second:  Birney
   Passed unanimous voice vote            
 
Item 9) Approve draft of audit for FY 2012-2013.
 
A)    Discussion:  Accountant Brooks recommended taking the auditor’s suggestion to not book FMV and only state cash at carrying value
 
Motion made to remove Account 1010—Unrestricted Cash FMV, and 1060—Restricted Cash FMV from books per the recommendation of the auditor:  Birney                Second:  Kinkle 
   Passed unanimous voice vote  
 
B)    Motion to Approve draft of audit for FY 2012-2013
 
Motion:  Birney                        Second:  Kinkle
Passed unanimous voice vote  
 
Item 10) Station #63
 
          Discussion focused on keeping the existing parcel due to the limited suitable properties in the service area.  Board members feel they are receiving conflicting information from legal counsel (compared to information previously received in 2009/2010) and would like a face-to-face meeting to address concerns and legal requirements for contracts and construction.  General Manager Poggi to contact legal counsel to determine if he is available to meet with the Board at the regular February meeting, or if a special meeting will need to be hold.  Once the date is determined, GM Poggi will e-mail Board members to request their specific questions for the attorney to review in advance of the meeting.
 
         
Item 11) Board and Staff Members’ Reports—none
 
 
 
 
Adjourned 7:42 p.m.
 
Respectfully Submitted:
 
Kim Biggs – District Vice-Chairperson