Loma Rica / Browns Valley Community Services District
Regular Meeting: February 16, 2015
Item 1) Meeting Call To Order:
A) Roll Call: Present: Biggs, Birney, Gravelle, Kattuah; Excused Absence: Kinkle
Item 2) Public Communications: None
Item 3) Approve Minutes:
A) Minutes For Regular Meeting of January 19, 2015
Motion to Approve minutes: Birney Second: Biggs
Aye—Biggs, Birney, Kattuah; Abstain—Gravelle (Absent from1/19/15 meeting)
Item 4) Accounting
A) Financials: no questions
B) Warrants: Director Kattuah questioned invoice from Yuba County for election costs—GM Poggi explained that the County now passes on their costs for processing the application forms even though no names were placed on the ballot. Director Gravelle questioned the invoice from LN Curtil & Sons for hoses, clamps and radios—Captain Drexel explained the purchase was made from a recent grant.
Item 5) Chiefs Report: (Chief Webb)
A) Chief Webb informed the Board that he is looking to open an account for the purchase of fuel to be used when taking engines to Modesto for service or when traveling to pick up new equipment. The request is being made due to contract issues with the current vendor supplying fuel for CalFire. The account would have two cards and would be supervised by the General Manager. Director Birney made a suggestion to keep the cards with the engine keys. Item to be placed on March agenda for further discussion and possible vote.
B) Chief Webb informed the Board that Engine #61B is back from being repaired and the invoice has been submitted to the State for reimbursement. New Engine #61 is still at the shop in Sacramento for repairs—a pinhole-sized leak was found in the radiator, the pump shaft has a bur that has caused the seals to wear, and the steering box will need to be replaced. These are all warranty issues.
C) The paperwork has been completed for the purchase of the OES engine—we should be able to pick up the engine this Friday, February 20, 2015.
Item 6) Volunteer’s Report: David Lopez not available due to illness
Item 7) General Manager’s Report: none
Item 8) Station #63: GM Poggi will bring the plans from Station #62 to determine if they can be used as a template to re-start the process. Director Gravelle will speak with the engineer on the Bangor station to see if he is interested in working with us and if so, if he can attend our next meeting.
Item 9) Board and Staff Members’ Reports—none
Adjourned 7:28 p.m.
Kim Biggs – District Vice-Chairperson