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APPROVED MINUTES NOVEMBER 13, 2017

                         

  • MEETING CALL TO ORDER:

Present:  Biggs, Duckels, Kattuah, Poggi Absent:  Kinkle

 

  • PUBLIC COMMUNICATION:  None

 

  • APPROVE MINUTES:   

A.      September 18, 2017 regular meeting:  tabled due to computer issues

B.      October 23, 2017 special meeting

Motion to Approve Minutes:  Poggi; Second:  Duckels

Motion carried           (Absent:  Kinkle)

 

  • ACCOUNTING:

 Finances—No ledger sheets from County, so no financials

 Warrants—No discussion

 

  • CHIEF’S REPORT: 

A.      Chief Webb was unable to attend the meeting, but informed the Board via email of Yuba
County’s proposal for a 1% sales tax increase to fund Public Safety.  County staff  will be holding a workshop on December 12
th before the Board of Supervisors to show their plan.  Administrator Robert Bendorf is proposing that 15% of the new sales tax would go to fund fire districts in the County.  The County will need support of the fire districts to get this passed.

 

  • VOLUNTEER’S REPORT: 

A.      Volunteer Mota reported that the volunteers attended the Halloween Trick or Treat at the Lions Club and they participated in the Veteran’s Day Parade

 

B.      The volunteers will have an entry in the Marysville Christmas Parade on December 2nd—they need to have candy canes purchased from Cash & Carry to pass out during the parade

 

C.     Volunteer Mota informed the Board that an insurance company is working with the volunteer who lost his home on Scott Grant Road.

 

  • GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT: 

A.      Reserve Funds for Engine Replacement:  Accountant Brooks recommended that the reserve funds schedule corresponds with the 5 Year Plan, as has been done in the past.  It was noted that Engine numbers need to be verified, as the information for insurance coverage does not appear to match the reserve report.

 

B.      Discuss adding language to the Administration Manual addressing a District policy for reserve funds.  It should include verbiage that once the books are closed for the year, the Board needs to determine how to allocate profit:  reserve vs unreserved funds

 

C.     General Manager Poggi informed the Board that the warrant printer, color printer, and Xerox have not been working properly since before the fire (networking issue)

 

  •  DISCUSS AND APPROVE: 

A.      Confirmed regular Board Meeting to be held as scheduled, December 18, 2017, unless the bid package comes in earlier.  Tim at AEC stated they are running behind schedule, and no date has been provided to receive the package.

 

  • DISCUSS AND APPROVE:  

A.      Adding verbiage from the Smartsville MOU Addendum to the District MOU—sent to legal counsel for review; tabled

 

  •  APPROVE NOMINATIONS FOR 2018 BOARD POSITIONS:

A.      Director Poggi nominated Cathy Kattuah for Chairperson, second by Duckels; no other nominations

Cathy Kattuah voted in as Chairperson  (Absent:  Kinkle)

 

B.      Director Poggi nominated Kim Biggs for Vice Chairperson, second by Duckels; no other nominations

Kim Biggs voted in as Vice Chairperson (Absent:  Kinkle)

 

C.     Chair Kattuah nominated Kim Biggs for JPA representative, second by Duckels; no other nominations

Kim Biggs voted in as JPA Representative (Absent:  Kinkle)

 

D.     Director Poggi nominated Les Kinkle for JPA alternate, second by Duckels; no other nominations

Les Kinkle voted in as JPA Alternate (Absent: Kinkle)

 

  • BOARD AND STAFF MEMBER’S REPORTS:

A.      Director Biggs informed the Board that the next JPA meeting will be held December 13, 2017 at the Smartsville fire station

 

B.      Director Biggs informed the Board that the dispatch agreement with Cal Fire for the period July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020 was signed by Yuba County last month

 

C.     Director Poggi informed the Board that Cal Fire Unit Chief George Morris III recommends that districts perform a mitigation fee study every 10 years, which would be in another year or so for our district.  It was noted that total protection inventory should include square footage, whether taxed or not, which would include garages and outbuildings greater than 10 feet from the residence (current policy is within 10 feet of residence).

 

12.   ADD TO AGENDA:  Motion by Poggi, second by Duckels to add to Agenda:  Board to Waive or Refund the Loma Rica/Browns Valley CSD special tax for those who lost homes in the Cascade Fire for the 2017/2018 tax year.  Motion carried to add to Agenda (Kinkle Absent)

A.      Karin Deveroux from the Yuba County Auditor/Cotroller’s office does not think there is a way for the County to take it off the tax bill.  Director Duckels to talk to the County to determine if the bills can be amended or if the District will need to refund the special tax.

 

Motion to Waive or Refund the Loma Rica/Browns Valley CSD special tax for those who lost home in the Cascade Fire for the 2017/2018 tax year made by Poggi; second:  Duckels

 

Roll Call Voice Vote:  Biggs, Duckels, Kattuah, Poggi—Aye; Absent:  Kinkle

 

MEETING ADJOURNED 8:26pm

Respectfully submitted

Kim Biggs—Vice Chair