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SOCICC - Minutes     
Friday, April 27, 2012

SOUTHERN OREGON CHAPTER
INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL
MINUTES
Friday, April 27, 2012
Community Justice Building, Medford, OR
12:00 p.m.
 
 
I.  CALL TO ORDER/INTRODUCTIONS
  • Chapter President Mary Montague called the meeting to order at 12:17 P.M.
  • Introductions were made.
  • In attendance:  Mary Montague, Rex Turner, Audra Wonsyld, Nannette Chase, Tim Price, Brett Salmon, Ted Zuk, Dale Bohannan, Chris Reising, Michael Grubbs, Shane Macuk, Steve Lampert, Mike Smith, Tom Marineau, Tom Venzon, Chad Wiltrout.
 
II.  APPROVAL OF AGENDA
  • Dale Bohannan made a motion to approve the agenda with the additions of ICC ABM Attendance and Officer Nominations. Chris Reising seconded the motion.
 
III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
  • Chris Reising made a motion to approve the March minutes and Nannette Chase seconded the motion.
 
IV. REPORTS OF THE OFFICERS
  • Treasurer Audra Wonsyld presented the operating report. Report accepted.
 
V.  UNFINISHED BUSINESS
  • 2012 ICC ABM Workgroup Update – Nannette Chase gave a brief update on the progress of the workgroups that include Sponsorship, Welcome Event, Welcome and Expo Booth, and Volunteers. The OBOA has a financial goal of breaking even for the Welcome Event and passing on the Pay It Forward fund of $19,000 to the New Jersey Chapters who will host the 2013 Welcome Event. As of March 30, 2012, approximately $24,000 in donations was received from ICC Chapters. The websites that will allow sponsors and volunteers to sign up on line should be up and running soon. Each workgroup has scheduled 2 phone conferences a month to touch base on their assigned projects.
  • Group A Code Proposals Update – This item was tabled until the next meeting.  Robert Rice was not in attendance at today’s meeting but sent a message reminding people to check the ICC website for the code changes and to watch the code hearings that are being held in Dallas, Texas.
  • 2012 ICC ABM – Mary asked if any members were interested in attending the ICC ABM this year. Dale Bohannan, Michael Grubbs, Mike Smith, Ted Zuk, and Chris Reising all expressed interest. It has been brought to Mary’s attention that Nannette Chase, SOCICC liaison, has been scheduled to volunteer at the Welcome Booth and at the Welcome Event. There are 5 registrations that SOCICC has earned. No decision was made for distributing the registrations. Mary mentioned Nannette may need to attend occasional workgroup meetings that are held in Portland. Mary asked the members if Nannette’s attendance and related expenses could be an Executive Board decision. The members agreed. 
  • Officer Nominations – Mary nominated Michael Grubbs for the position of Secretary. Michael stated he will consider the nomination and is to inform Mary of his decision by June. Audra Wonsyld stated she did not wish to advance to the position of Vice President. Mary mentioned asking Charles Chase, the current Secretary, if he would be interested in becoming Vice President.
  • Discussion of Region II Formation – Robert Rice was not in attendance so this item was tabled until the next meeting.
  • By-laws / Final Reading For Proposed Changes – There have been no additions or changes submitted since members were sent a copy of the proposed changes to the By-laws. Mary went over the proposed changes; there were discussions on some language choices. Dale Bohannan asked for clarification on the language in By-laws regarding the amount of votes required to approve changes.  The By-laws Article 18.3.2 states ‘The final vote shall require two-thirds (2/3) majority for adoption.’ Michael Grubbs made a motion to approve the proposed changes to the By-laws and Dale Bohannan seconded the motion. The motion was passed by a unanimous vote.
  • Josephine County Home Show – Audra asked the members if anyone was interested in attending the event and would volunteer to help in the Building Safety Booth. No one indicated that they will be attending. Audra then stated due to the lack of staffing to help man the booth; it will be set up as a ‘Resting Booth’. Diamond Home Improvement will provide the items to set up the booth with the back yard theme. Mary reminded members that Building Safety Month posters were at the back table for anyone who wished to display them.
  • Education Committee Update – Dale mentioned that SOCICC needs to get some classes scheduled. Mary called for a subcommittee meeting to discuss scheduling classes. The meeting will be held on May 16, 2012, at 10:00 A.M. An email will be sent out with complete information. Mary stated that Mike Carver is scheduled to attend the SOCICC meeting in July to talk about the section of the code regarding ducted HVAC systems within conditioned space. It was mentioned that the BCD has designed an online class for 2010 OSSC Chapter 11 Accessibility Revisions that is available on Chemeketa Community College’s (CCC) eLearn system. For complete information go to the BCD website: http://www.cbs.state.or.us/bcd/                                                                                            
 
 VI. NEW BUSINESS
  • Mary announced the Chapter received a thank you note from the OBOA for the $1,000 donation to the Pay It Forward Fund.
 
VII. OPEN DISCUSSION
  • Dale talked about a recent fatal car fire in an apartment complex. The adjacent apartment was protected by a double firewall and sustained minimal damage. There was discussion about encapsulated I-joists. 
  • Michael shared a story about a recent fire in Ashland where the area of the home that had sheetrock was minimally damaged but the garage with open trusses completely burnt down.
  • Michael asked Audra how the Accela program is working for Josephine County Building Safety. Audra said the program has not been completely set up yet but hopes it will be up and running soon.
 
VIII. NEXT MEETING
  • There is no meeting in May. The next meeting will be on June 22, 2012, at noon and held at JJ North’s Grand Buffet, 1150 NE E Street, Grants Pass, OR.
 
The meeting was adjourned at 1:15 P.M.