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SOCICC - Minutes     
Friday, April 24, 2009




Friday, April 24, 2009

 Seven Feathers, Canyonville

12 noon

  I.            CALL TO ORDER

The general meeting was called to order at 12:25 p.m. by Robert Rice, President.


II.                   Members present:  Mike Grubbs, Craig Batesole, Wendell Whistler, Neil Streech, Jeff Pattschull, Ken Sandlin, Chad Wiltrout, Randy Cleveland, Ted Zuk, Kathy Cote, Michael Morter, Robert Rice, and Christy Davis.

III.                 INTRODUCTIONS

IV.                 APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Robert Rice asked if there were any additions or revisions to the agenda.  Homeshow and BCD update were added.  Motion to approve agenda as made by Ted Zuk, seconded by Jeff Pattschull; so approved.

V.                   APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Motion to approve minutes by Ted Zuk, seconded by Jeff Pattschull; so moved.


·          Christy Davis provided information on upcoming classes/trainings.  May 13 is the FEMA training in Medford. Ted Zuk shared the training will cover review of the building codes versus the National Flood Insurance Program. Christy added on May 29 Tom Phillips and Dave Bohannan will be hosting a Building Official/Fire Marshall Roundtable concerning interruption differences.  A flyer will be e-mailed out to members.  The Electrical Cross Training class will begin June 1. Michael Grubbs will be the instructor. Classes will be on Mondays from 1 to 4 p.m. at City of Medford. There will be 39 class days.  Cost is $295.00.  Students will need to provide books – 2008 NEC with Oregon Amendments, IAEI 1 & 2 Family Dwelling Electrical Systems, and Ugly’s Electrical References.  Applications will be sent out to Building Officials next week.  The Chapter may want consider scholarships to the cover the cost since some may be unable to attend due to cost.  Robert Rice suggested that we wait to see who signs up and will discuss during our next meeting.


VII.               NEW BUSINESS

·          Robert Rice shared that the Josephine Home Show is May 15 to 17.  Volunteers are needed for the booth.  The Good Wall/Bad Wall will be set up.  Some changes will be made before the Homeshow.  Notify Robert if you are interested in volunteering or helping with the changes on the good wall/bad wall display.   May 3 to 9 is Building Safety Week and Think Permits brochures will be part of the display.

·          Michael Morter shared updates from BCD.  They are interested in our ideas to improve the newsletter.  A survey will be sent out for our opinions.  It is really important to them that we be honest in our comments in the survey.  Also in May there will be a hearing on the drain cavity (703.1).  Check on the residential board website.  Enforcement staff is now divided into regions.  Matt Rodriquez located in Salem will be attending our June or July meeting so we can meet him.  Mark Long is participating in Oregon Way Advisory Group.  They are working on projects that could use stimulus monies for grants such as a project for car charging stations.

·          Ken Sandlin requested that the Chapter help out Marc Mitchell who is a member and had worked for the City of Grants Pass.  Marc and his wife have health issues, with medical costs and made a motion that the Chapter donate $1,000 to help with associated costs such as continuation of insurance with COBRA.  Chad Wiltrout seconded.  Christy Davis asked that the motion be amended to $2,000 as this is a huge issue and quite expensive.  Discussion included Robert Rice sharing that the chapter has made donations in the past to two different members.  This donation should be specific for the extra medical costs.  Motion amended to donate $2,000 to Marc Mitchell for medical needs.  Jeff Pattschull seconded amended motion, all approved.




Wendell Whistler with Intertek presented information on third party labeling. Third party labeling is tied to the specific location.  Labeling is not approved if the equipment is moved.  You can find companies approved in Oregon to do third party labeling on the BCD website.


IX.                 NEXT MEETING

·         Next meeting June 26, JJ North’s in Grants Pass

·         Tom Phillips will attend presenting information on customer service.

Meeting adjourned at 1:40 p.m.                                                                                                                              Minutes provided by Kathy Cote