Loma Rica /

   Browns Valley

        Fire Department














Loma Rica / Browns Valley Community Services District
Regular Meeting:  September 21, 2015


Item 1) Meeting Call To Order:
A) Roll Call:   Present:  Biggs, Kattuah, Kinkle;   Excused Absence:  Birney
Item 2) Public Communications:  None
   Item 3) Approve Minutes:
  • Minutes For Regular Meeting of August 17, 2015
  • Motion to Approve minutes:  Kinkle   Second:   Biggs
          Aye—Biggs, Kattuah, Kinkle; Absent--Birney
          Motion passed
    Item 4) Approve resignation of Board Member Eric Gravelle
  • Motion to Approve resignation of Board Member Eric Gravelle effective September 15, 2015:  Kinkle   Second:  Biggs
  •                 Aye—Biggs, Kattuah, Kinkle                       Absent--Birney
                    Motion passed
    Item 5) Discuss filling of Board Member vacancy
  • Gravelle’s Board Member position would be up for renewal November 2016.  Position opening to be posted and the Gold Eagle Market in Loma Rica, the Browns Valley Post Office and the Loma Rica Store through 10/10/2015.
    Item 6) Accounting
  • Accountant Brooks stated that the sheets from the County to show year-end interest have not yet been completed, so she is unable to close out the 2014/2015 fiscal year.  GM Poggi is obtaining information to accurately reflect the reserve accounts per the Five Year Plan
  • Warrants—corrected control numbers (recurring issue when multiple checks are paid to the same payee on a single run)
    Item 7) Discuss and approve salary vs rate of pay for General Manager
               Accountant Brooks explained that the General Manager position is not “Exempt” so that if the GM works more than eight (8) hours a day or 40 hours a week, then the District would have to pay overtime.  However, if under those totals, overtime rules do not apply.  GM Poggi stated she never works more than eight (8) hours in a day, so no further action required.
    Item 8) Chief’s Report (GM Poggi for Chief Webb)
    GM Poggi informed the Board that for the period of June 18 through August 11, 2015, the District has earned $147,654.57 in equipment rental income from CalFire.
    Item 9) Volunteer’s Report
  • The date of the Volunteer BBQ was changed to December 12, 2015, after the fire season since Chief Webb and Captain Drexel have been away on other fires.
  • GM Poggi reported the hats have been ordered
    Item 10) General Manager’s Report
  • GM Poggi stated that Director Birney found a BBQ at Home Depot on sale for $399.  GM Poggi went to purchase the BBQ and asked if they would give a discount to our fire department and received $100 off that price.
  • Repair to Station #62 window—the damage appears to be from vandalism.  The broken window was replaced by Quick’s Glass, and is covered by insurance.
    Item 11) Discuss and approve bid for painting of Station #62
              Bids were reviewed—including cost to replace several pieces of damaged siding
    Motion to accept the bid submitted by Gildersleeve Painting for $4,250 for Station #62:  Kinkle      Second:   Biggs
          Aye—Biggs, Kattuah, Kinkle             Absent:  Birney
          Motion passed
    Item 12) Discuss and approve wording change to Administrative Manual regarding Appeal of Fire Mitigation Fees
              GM Poggi explained that per the existing Yuba County codes, the District can      recommend approving the waiver of fees, which is then reviewed by the County Building Deparment, and if they recommend approval, it is submitted to the Board of Supervisors.
    Motion to Approve Sections 3202.2 and 3202.3 as written in accordance with the County Code:  Kinkle Second:   Biggs
          Aye—Biggs, Kattuah, Kinkle             Absent:  Birney
                 Motion passed
    Item 13) Approve Resolution 2015-04 Volunteer Fire Assistance Program for 2015-2016 Grant up to $5,318.98
    Motion to Approve Resolution 2015-04 for the Volunteer Fire Assistance Program for 2015-2016 Grant:  Kinkle         Second:   Biggs
          Aye—Biggs, Kattuah, Kinkle             Absent:  Birney
                 Motion passed
    Item 14) Station 63:  Proceed with the well and septic immediately.  GM Poggi to draft RFP’s for this phase of the project.
    Item 15) Board and Staff Member Reports—Director Biggs informed the Board that the next JPA meeting will be held June 30, 2015 at 7pm in Camptonville.
    Adjourned 8:05 p.m.
    Respectfully Submitted:
    Kim Biggs – District Vice-Chairperson