Loma Rica /

   Browns Valley

        Fire Department














Loma Rica / Browns Valley Community Services District
Regular Meeting:  June 15, 2015


Item 1) Meeting Call To Order:
A) Roll Call:   Present:  Biggs, Birney, Gravelle, Kattuah, Kinkle
Item 2) Public Communications:  None
   Item 3) Approve Minutes:
  • Minutes For Regular Meeting of May 18, 2015
  • Motion to Approve minutes:  Gravelle          Second:   Birney
          Aye—Biggs, Birney, Gravelle, Kattuah; Abstain--Kinkle
          Motion passed
    Item 4) Approve Operating Budget for 2015-2016
  • Public comment:  Chairperson Kattuah opened the session for comments from the public at 7:06pm; however there was no one from the public in attendance and the session was closed at 7:07pm.  No changes were made from the draft approved at the May 2015 meeting.
    Item 5) Approve Resolution 2015-01 Request and Authorization for the County of Yuba to Collect the Loma Rica/Browns Valley Community Services District Benefit Assessment for Fiscal Year 2015-2016
        Motion by Gravelle to approve Resolution 2015-01 as written; Second:  Kinkle
        Motion passed
    Item 6) Approve Resolution 2015-02 Request and Authorization for the County of Yuba to Allow an Annual Automatic Journal Transfer of Fees from the Loma Rica/Browns Valley Community Services District to the Yuba County Rural Fire Joint Powers Agency
        Motion by Gravelle to approve Resolution 2015-02 as written; Second:  Kinkle
        Motion passed
    Item 7) Accounting
  • Financials:  Accountant Brooks informed the Board that old warrants that were not cashed by the payees are no longer in the Miscellaneous Income fund.  Also, the Balance Sheet shows the reserve account.
  • Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014.  New law effective July 1, 2015 requires employers to provide paid sick leave.  Accountant Brooks can track it on the payroll software.
  • Motion to set sick leave at 24 hour lump sum of sick leave at the beginning of each fiscal year and to update the policy for the Admin Manual at the next regular board meeting:  Birney Second:   Kinkle
    Motion passed
  • Warrants:  The invoice to Valley Power Systems in the amount of $6,484.77 was just received—see Item 8 for budget changes to cover the invoice.
    Item 8) Approve Budget Account Transfers
    Motion to increase budgeted equipment rental income by $24,000 and increase the budget for vehicle maintenance expense by $24,000:  Birney      Second:   Gravelle
    Roll call vote:Biggs, Birney, Gravelle, Kattuah, Kinkle—Aye
    Motion passed
    Item 9) Chief’s Report
  • CFAA MOU:  Chief Webb informed the Board that Chief Rich Webb of Linda Fire said not to proceed with the existing MOU, as the federal OES says the language in the MOU is not acceptable.  He will keep the Board updated as changes are made
  • CalFire statewide SCBA purchase plan:  Manufacturer/brand has not yet been determined—probably will not know until September.  Item tabled until the State makes its decision—which will be near the beginning of a new grant period.
  • Engine 63:  The District received a VFA (Volunteer Fire Assistance) grant to purchase wildland equipment to outfit the engine.  It will be picked up Friday.
    Item 10) Discuss purchase of used SCBAs
    Motion by Birney to approve purchase of three used SCBAs to equip Engine #63, not to exceed $6,000.
    Roll call vote:  Biggs, Birney, Gravelle, Kattuah, Kinkle—Aye
                 Motion passed
    Item 11) Approve Resolution 2015-03 authorizing Application for Federal Excess Property in Accordance with US Forest Service Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act (CFAA) of 1978, Agreement #992335—(air trailer) agreement needs to be updated to reflect new CalFire unit chief
    Motion by Gravelle to approve approve Resolution 2015-03 as written; Second:Kinkle
    Motion passed
    Item 12) Volunteer’s Report—Thank you to Leno Mota for mowing the District’s vacant lot on Marysville Road
    Item 13) General Manager’s Report—none.
    Item 14) Waiver of building fees to replace barn on Coleman Lane, applicant, Amanda Sherwood:  no motion; item not considered
    Item 15) Discuss and approve three-year contract extension with auditing firm Jensen-Smith
    Motion by Biggs to approve a three-year contract extension with Jensen-Smith as proposed.
    Roll call vote:  Biggs, Birney, Gravelle, Kattuah, Kinkle—Aye
                 Motion passed
    Item 16) Station #63—legal counsel is preparing a contract to allow cattle to graze on the property for weed abatement
    Item 17) Board and Staff Member’s Reports—Director Biggs informed the Board that the next JPA meeting will be held June 24, 2015 at 7pm at Foothill Fire in Brownsville
    Adjourned 8:03 p.m.
    Respectfully Submitted:
    Kim Biggs – District Vice-Chairperson