Loma Rica /

   Browns Valley

        Fire Department














Loma Rica / Browns Valley Community Services District
Regular Meeting:  July 18, 2016


Item 1) Meeting Call To Order:
A) Roll Call:   Present:  Biggs, Birney, Kattuah, Kinkle, S. Poggi
Item 2) Public Communications:  None
Item 3) Approve Minutes of the June 20, 2016 meeting
  • Motion to Approve Minutes as written:  Kinkle                  Second:  Poggi
  •                 Motion passed
    Item 4) Accounting
  • Finances—Accountant Brooks noted that the green sheets from the County for June have not yet been received.
  • Warrants—no discussion.
    Item 5) Budget 2015-2016 Adjustments—waiting for June sheets from Yuba County—GM Poggi will work with Accountant Brooks for the August meeting
    Item 6) Chief’s Report—Chief Webb noted there has been a lot of fire activity in the District.  They are looking at patterns to determine if there is any connection between the incidents. He also informed the Board that Volunteers Mota and Fehy have twice manned the station while CalFire staff attended mandatory safety training in Auburn.  Although Chief Webb and Captain Drexel have been deployed outside of the District, there have not been any rentals of District equipment by CalFire. Director Poggi questioned the proposed Dollar General application; Chief Webb stated some safety requirements were added, but they have not heard back from Dollar General regarding the updated requirements.
    Item 7) Discuss and Approve Resolution 2016-05 authorizing GM Poggi to sign and execute Agreement #7FG16064 for a Grant in the amount of $10,000 (to purchase 10 portable radios over a two year cycle
  • Motion to Approve Resolution 2016-05:  Birney     Second:  Kinkle
  • Roll call vote:  Biggs, Birney, Kattuah, Kinkle, Poggi—Aye
                     Motion passed
    Item 8) Discuss and Approve 2 year renewal of MOU for Rental of Repeater Site—per Chief Webb, this will be the last time it needs to be renewed, as CalFire will pick up the contract after this extension.  Tabled for August meeting to draft an extension of the existing contract.
    Item 9) Volunteer’s Report—Leno reported the volunteers have been very busy responding to calls and are using Engine 61 and the water tender a lot.
    Item 10) General Manager’s Report—GM Poggi stated it is nearly time to complete the Five Year Plan, which is nearly complete, except for some input she needs from Chief Webb—completion date will depend on his deployment to fire activity outside the District.
       Item 11) Station #63
  • A perc test is required for the permits can be issued for the septic system.
  • Mike at GRA is on vacation.  He turned in the plans to the County Building Department a week ago—we should hear in three weeks or so if they have any issues or additional requirements.
    Item 12) Discuss and Approve Volunteer Uniforms—the Board determined uniforms should be supplied to Volunteers at the District’s expense, for use while manning the station, while attending training exercises, and at public events where they are representing the District.  Each volunteer would be provided with two blue shirts (either long or short sleeved, by preference), two pair of blue work pants, and four T-shirts.  Director Birney to research styles and cost for the August meeting.  Chief Webb recommended Action Uniform in Yuba City, as they procure the uniforms for the Yuba College Fire Academy.  Badges were also discussed—Leno prefers a uniform badge stating “FIREFIGHTER”
    Item 13) Board and Staff Members’ Reports:  Director Biggs reported that no one from Smartsville attended the JPA meeting, so she called Scott Bryan/Yuba County OES for an update on the MOU and was informed by Scott that the MOU still has not been signed by Smartsville, and that county council has determined that if Smartsville does not sign the MOU, they will need to pay for dispatch services themselves—as none of the fire districts in the County currently received dispatch for free.  Director Biggs also reported that Dobbins Oregon House Fire Protection District dedicated their new unmanned station on Rice’s Crossing last week.
    Adjourned 7:56 p.m.
    Respectfully Submitted:
    Kim Biggs – District Vice-Chairperson