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SOCICC - Minutes     
Friday, June 26, 2009

 

SOUTHERN OREGON CHAPTER

INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL

MINUTES

Friday, June 26, 2009

 JJ North’s Country Buffet, Grants Pass

12 noon

  I.            CALL TO ORDER

The general meeting was called to order at 12:05 p.m. by Robert Rice, President.

 

II.                   Members present:  Chris Reising, Mike Broomfield, Todd Meador, Dale Bohannan, Rex Turner, Robert Rice, Dave Bassett, Charlie Chase, Michelle Stevens, , Greg Seger, Audra Wonsyld, Larry Plew, Kevin Ferguson, Nannette Chase, Tom Venzon, Tom Marineau, Ken Sandlin, Roger Haydon, Michael Morter, Chad Wiltrout, Jeff Pattschull, Michael Terry, and Kathy Cote (Guests included Tom Phillips, City of Salem Building Official, Matt Rodriguez, BCD enforcement officer and Dwight Ellis, Josephine County Commissioner)

III.                 INTRODUCTION

IV.                 APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Robert Rice asked if anybody had items to add to agenda.  Dave Bassett wanted to add some old business after the speaker.  Motion to approve the agenda was made by Chris Reising, seconded by Dale Bohannan, all approved.

V.                   APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Motion to approve minutes as written made by Chad Wiltrout, seconded by Rex Turner, all approved, so carried.

 

VI.                 NEW BUSINESS

·          Michael Morter notified us that Mark Long is now Acting Director of Department of Energy, Pat Allen is Acting BCD Administrator, Andrea Simmons is Acting Deputy Administrator.  Pat Allen’s background includes problem solving and land use.  Michael is still at regional. 

·          Michael Morter shared that the residential board items for July 1 will include mid code administration on drainage plan.  Watch for this in October.  Means of drainage would need approval by ICC or ASTM.

·          Michael Morter introduced Matt Rodriquez who is BCD enforcement officer for licensing issues covering Jackson, Josephine and Klamath Falls.  Contact Matt if you have any plumbing or electrical licensing concerns.  He coordinates contractor licensing with Gregg Armstrong who deals with Construction Contractor Board licensing. 

·          Dave Bassett added on the draining plan that this area is not using furring slips.  Robert Rice added that inspectors would need training should this drainage plan require the jurisdictions to inspect.  It is a statewide issue.

·          Robert Rice shared the OBOA Think Permit Logo’s is now on transit buses in Josephine County. Other jurisdiction should consider doing something similar.  Guy Sperb has looked into purchasing bumper stickers that say ‘Think Permit  Your Safety Is Our Priority’.  Contractors have been willing to place them on their vehicles.  We are purchasing some for our jurisdictions.

·          Robert Rice wanted us to know that the code change proposal is out with the wood design article.  November 1 to 4 is the National ICC Annual Business Meeting in Baltimore.  For code change proposals we will have three for the IBC and three for IRC.

·          Robert Rice added that the OBOA Annual Business Meeting is in July.  Pat Allen the new director will be attending.  Robert encourages us all to attend.

·          SOC_ICC Annual Business Meeting on August 28 will be at the Applegate River Ranch House in Ruch.  We have contacted John Darnell, our ICC Board Liaison to attend.  More information will be sent out.

·          Robert Rice wanted us all to know that his term as President will be ending this year, so we need others to consider becoming involved.  Dale Bohannon added that the Nominating Committee needs to get together.

·          Robert Rice shared the letter we received from Rogue Community College. Our $500 each for scholarships have been awarded to Adam Corman and Jedediah Marinak. Dale Bohannon added that Jedediah asked him to thank our organization.

 

VII.               OLD BUSINESS

·        Dave Bassett shared that the commercial energy requirements have only just begun.  There are lots of vacant structures and with the economy down, now may not be the time.  There will be challenges with this.

 

VIII.             OPEN DISCUSSION –

·          Tom Phillips presented ‘Accountability & Predictability, Best Practices for Building Transparency and Trust’. He discussed how he worked to create a culture of trust, improve the organizational structure, streamline the process, promote an appropriate regulatory environment and create a process that fits the majority.

 

IX.                 NEXT MEETING

·         Next meeting July 24, 2009 at Community Justice Building, Medford

Meeting adjourned at 1:25 p.m.                                                                                                                              Minutes provided by Kathy Cote