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Loma Rica / Browns Valley Community Services District
Regular Meeting:  August 17, 2015
 
 

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:
 
 
  • Minutes For Regular Meeting of July 20, 2015
  • Motion to Approve minutes:  Gravelle          Second:   Kinkle
          Aye—Biggs, Gravelle, Kattuah, Kinkle; Abstain--Birney
          Motion passed
     
    Item 4) Accounting
     
     
  • Finances:  Accountant Brooks will not be available to attend the July or August meetings; no financials available
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  • Warrants:  no discussion
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    Item 5) Chief’s Report (Chief Steve Robinson)
     
     
  • Email update from Chief Webb states two of the District’s engines are rented out for the Lake county fires and a third has been covering Units across the state.  Rental income for the equipment is just over $100,000 as of this date.
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  • Chief Robinson said a Cal Fire engine crashed at the Bayberry Rd fire.  The crew is okay, but the engine is totaled.
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  • Captain Drexel is happy to be back after being assigned to the Lowell fire.
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    Item 6) Volunteers Report (David Lopez)—dates were discussed for the BBQ for the volunteers.  It was decided to hold the BBQ on Saturday, October 10th.
     
    Item 7) Discuss and approve purchase of food for volunteer yearly BBQ event:
     
    Motion by Birney to approve purchase of food not to exceed $500 for the October 10 BBQ
     
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    Roll call vote:  Biggs, Birney, Gravelle, Kattuah, Kinkle—Aye
                 Motion passed
     
    Item 8) Discuss and approve purchase of BBQ for special events
     
    Motion by Birney to approve purchase of a BBQ for special events not to exceed $750
     
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    Roll call vote:  Biggs, Birney, Gravelle, Kattuah, Kinkle—Aye
                 Motion passed
     
    Item 9) Discuss and approve logo hats for the volunteers—per David Lopez, there is no minimum order nor a set-up fee; currently there are five volunteers
     
    Motion by Birney to approve purchase of Flexfit hats, with volunteers names and flags, not to exceed $150
     
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    Roll call vote:  Biggs, Birney, Gravelle, Kattuah, Kinkle
                 Motion passed
     
    Item 10) General Manager’s Report—GM Poggi reported that she and Chief Webb are working on updating the Five-Year Plan.  The Administrative Manual is nearly completed—subject to actions taken on issues at this meeting.
     
    Item 11) Discuss and approve addition to Administrative Manual of last approved benefit assessment increase
     
    Motion to add Section 3201 Annual Benefit Assessment to the Administrative Manual as written:  Birney     Second:   Gravelle
          Aye—Biggs, Birney, Gravelle, Kattuah, Kinkle
          Motion passed
     
    Item 12) Discuss and approve addition to Administrative Manual of District doing direct billing for properties not meeting minimum assessed value or other exemptions as determined by Yuba County—included with Item 11 above.
     
    Item 13) Discuss and approve addition to Administrative Manual of last approved Fire Mitigation Fees
     
    Motion to add Section 3203 Fire Mitigation Fees Imposed On New Development to the Administrative Manual as written:  Kinkle     Second:   Birney
         Aye—Biggs, Birney, Gravelle, Kattuah, Kinkle
                 Motion passed
     
    Item 14) Discuss wording change to Administrative Manual regarding appeal of fire mitigation fees—Director Gravelle requested this item be tabled to make changes to the content of section 3203.3.
     
    Item 15) Station 63:  County representative at the building department recommended that the District start with the well and septic immediately.  GM Poggi to draft RFP’s for this phase of the project.
     
    Item 16) Board and Staff member reports—none
     
    Adjourned 7:47 p.m.
     
    Respectfully Submitted:
    Kim Biggs – District Vice-Chairperson