Loma Rica /

   Browns Valley

        Fire Department














Loma Rica / Browns Valley Community Services District
Regular Meeting:  November 21, 2016


Item 1) Meeting Call To Order:
A) Roll Call:   Present:  Biggs, Duckels, Kattuah, Kinkle, S. Poggi,
Item 2) Public Communications:  None
Item 3) Approve Minutes of the October 17, 2016 meeting
  • Motion to Approve Minutes:  Kinkle
  • Poggi
  • Motion Passed
    Item 4) Accounting
  • Finances—No updated financials.
  • Warrants—Director Duckels questioned the warrant to AT&T, as it was a few cents over the billed amount.  This was an input error.
    Item 5) Discuss request from Hallwood CSD to consider providing fire and emergency services to their district:  Chief Webb stated that Hallwood CSD is still negotiating with the City of Marysville to continue to provide service to their District.  They should have estimates from Marysville in the first half of December.  Tabled for January 2017 meeting.
    Item 6) Chief’s Report—Chief Webb informed the Board that fire season is winding down; the Amador period officially began November 14, 2016.  He is reviewing and updating the Operations Manual.  He stated Engine #61 is going to Sacramento for repairs in early December.  The residency program will be starting the first week in December—he has four applications in hand, and two prospective applicants.
    Item 7) Discuss and Approve Operations Manual Update: 
  • Section 7010.1 - 7010.7 Uniforms and Allowances:  A section for an entry packet was added to include insurance requirements, defensive driving training—these will be covered in volunteer training each January.  A uniform policy was added, but needs to be amended to include return of uniform and equipment at separation, with repercussions if not followed.  Boots are noted in a separate section of the Manual.  Director Duckels noted typographical errors in the draft.
  • Section 7710 – 7718.2 Illness and Injury Procedures:  The insurance carrier has changed so the information on completion of forms needs to be updated.  Chief Webb noted this should be in Appendix form so that they can easily be updated in the future if our insurance company changes.
    Tabled for review of new information at the January 2017 meeting.
    Item 8) Volunteer’s Report—Captain Rouse will spearhead new volunteers for mandatory training.  We currently have three new volunteers, bringing our total to seven.  Leno reported that Trick or Treat Street at the Lions Club was a great success, and there was a large turnout for the Veterans Day parade in Marysville with a lot of cheering for our engine.  They are getting ready for the Marysville Christmas parade—they will need about eight tubs of candy canes to pass out along the parade route.
    Item 9) General Manager’s Report—N/A
    Item 10) Discuss and Approve canceling regular District Board Meeting on the 19th of December, 2016
  • Motion to Cancel the regular District Board Meeting of December 19, 2016:  Kinkle
  • Duckels
  • Motion Passed
    Item 11) Discuss and Approve rehiring Gularte for consulting services to provide updated geotechnical reports for a fixed fee of $1,500.00
  • Motion to Rehire Gularte for consulting service to provide updated geotechnical reports to include how to stabilize the holding tank for a fixed fee of $1,500.00:  Kinkle
  • Poggi
  •                 Roll call voice vote:  Biggs, Duckels, Kattuah, Kinkle, Poggi—Aye
       Motion Passed
    Item 12) Station #63
  • Mike Buschow of GRA will be submitting revised plans per county and updated geotechnical reports December 21 or 22—he is going on vacation November 23rd and is supposed to update General Manager Poggi before he leaves.
  • Mike Buschow thinks we will be able to start with the grading and septic in February or March, weather permitting.
  • The dimensions of the 33,000 gallon holding tank are 18 ft in diameter and 23 ft tall.  Chief Webb to determine the location of the holding tank—probably between the well and BVID connection.
    Item 13) Nominations for 2017 Board/JPA Positions
  • Director Kinkle nominated Cathy Kattuah for Chairperson, second by Poggi; no other nominations
  • Cathy Kattuah voted in as Chairperson by unanimous voice vote
  • Chair Kattuah nominated Kim Biggs for Vice Chairperson, second by Duckels; no other nominations
  • Kim Biggs voted in as Vice Chairperson by unanimous voice vote
  • Chair Kattuah nominated Kim Biggs for JPA representative, second by Kinkle; no other nominations
  • Kim Biggs voted in as JPA Representative by unanimous voice vote
  • Director Poggi nominated Les Kinkle for JPA alternate, second by Biggs; no other nominations
  • Les Kinkle voted in as JPA Alternate by unanimous voice vote
    Item 14) Board and Staff Members’ Reports:  Director Biggs stated the next JPA meeting will be held Wednesday, December 14th at 7pm at Foothill Fire in Brownsville.
    Adjourned 7:49 p.m.
    Respectfully Submitted:
    Kim Biggs – District Vice-Chairperson