Loma Rica / Browns Valley Community Services District Regular Meeting: January 18, 2016
Item 1) Meeting Call To Order:
A) Roll Call: Present: Biggs, Kinkle, S. Poggi; Absent: Birney, Kattuah (excused)
Item 2) Public Communications: None
Item 3) Approve Minutes of the November 16, 2015 meeting
Motion to Approve Minutes: S. Poggi Second: Kinkle
Item 4) Accounting
Finances—Accountant Brooks added a new account for operator/firefighter payments for tracking purposes. She also explained that the financials provided are only a draft, as we have not received the sheets from the County, but she wanted the Board to see income from equipment rental.
Discuss engine reserve accounts—Motion by S. Poggi to table item to the February regular meeting; second by Kinkle. Motion passed.
Item 5) Discuss and vote on allocations for finances and accounts: Motion by S. Poggi to table item to the February regular meeting; second by Kinkle. Motion passed.
Item 6) Chief’s Report (Captain Drexel)—Captain Drexel reported that there are many equipment maintenance issues—Engine 61 has radio problems—both transmitting and receiving and is out of service. 61C has voltage alarm issues, the electronics for water and foam levels are not computing. They tried replacing the batteries, but it didn’t help, so it is also out of service. 61B has a transmission issue. On Engine 62, she needs to obtain clarification from the mechanic as to what work has been completed and what remains to be done. Engine 63 (OES engine) needs minor repairs—just cosmetic (such as the broken grill) and it is in service. They are trying to get the vehicles driven on a more consistent basis. It was noted that funds will need to be transferred into the vehicle maintenance account.
Captain Drexel also stated that the Amador Contract period started December 21, 2015.
There are currently five workers in the Firefighter Resident Program—one just started. (They perform three days of work/month, and are included on our workers’ comp policy.) Captain Drexel stated there is one new prospective volunteer firefighter.
Item 7) Volunteer’s Report (David Lopez and Leno Mota)—David stated there is CPR recertification class this Saturday. Leno asked about participating as a group in local parades to promote our District.
Item 8)) General Manager’s Report—the IRS has reduced the gas mileage rate from 57.5 cents per mile to 54 cents per mile, effective January 1, 2016.
Item 9) Discuss and Approve changing the February 2016 regular monthly District meeting from February 15 to February 22—motion to change the date made by S. Poggi, second by Kinkle. Motion passed.
Item 10) Station 63—letters have been drafted to be sent to 10 potential bidders for the well at Station #63 on Marysville Road. We need to show the County that we are making progress on the project.
Item 11) Board and Staff Members’ Reports: It was requested to add an item to the February agenda to spray the Marysville Road property.
Adjourned 7:33 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted: Kim Biggs – District Vice-Chairperson