SOUTHERN OREGON CHAPTER
INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL
Friday, September 22, 2008
The Running Y Ranch, Klamath Falls
I. CALL TO ORDER
· The general meeting was called to order at 6:40 p.m. by Robert Rice, President.
· Members present: Dave Bassett, Jeff Pattschull, Dale Bohannan, Rex Turner, Robert Rice, Mary Montague, Bill Cross, Pat DeBenedetti, Lois DeBendetti, Gerry George, Mike Grubbs, Derek Zwagerman, Christy Davis, Tim Lindsey, Allan Brown, Gabrielle Schiffer, Michelle Stevens.
III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
· Minutes will be approved at next meeting.
IV. MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT
· Robert spoke of our chapter and how much we appreciate everyone that has helped. Our goal to provide value-added customer service, through communication, education, and facilitation.
V. NEW BUSINESS – GUEST SPEAKERS
· Gerry George – Talked about EC-16 and EC-66; Code Hearings coming in Minneapolis; Initiative 21; By-laws governing proposal. 12 regions to 6 sections, governance of organization. Code hearings are going to be ran a little differently; no floor amendments and no amendment submitted by the committee.
· Bill Cross- Discussed Measure 63 and the impact it could have on the industry.
· Tim Lindsey - Talked about BCD’s website, codes available on-line and new Newsletter; fee methodology in effect in 2009; waste water and rainwater, not complete, getting products approved; OBOA & BCD working jointly on some issues. Provided us with handouts of “Summary of Rulemaking and Other Projects”, BCD Focus (Green Building)(Local Code Amendments)(Consistency Initiatives)(Online Services)(What else. . . .in 2008). Presented a Power Point on Building Codes Division Tools of the Trade.
· Gabrielle Schiffer – New to BCD; getting to know the public policy background; economic opportunity for the state; tax credits available for energy efficiency; govern energy efficiency group; how to make buildings more efficient; City of Portland is working on a Green Building Code to present to the State.
VI. OLD BUSINESS
· History by Request – Old Business Dave Bassett
· There are 10 to 12 resorts similar to The Running Y. Sun River was the first in Oregon in 1973.
· Ed Parker (The Parker Nail) held the first ABM in October 1973 at Sun River. He paid for all the members at $5 each for a total of $350.
· Ed also held a contest at his newly built home to see how many code violations were evident. Bruce Krieg won 1st place with 109 violations; Bob Eppstien won 2nd place with 103 and Ralph Overbay won 3rd place with 99.
· The number one violation was the rise and run of the stairs, followed by the handrail.
· This became a package and became state wide legislative.
· Oregon and New Jersey were the 1st in the country to adopt statewide codes.
VII. CLOSING REMARKS BY OUR PRESIDENT
VIII. NEXT MEETING
· Next meeting September 26, at Seven Feathers, Canyonville
Meeting adjourned at 9:10 p.m. Minutes provide by Mary Montague