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SOCICC - Minutes     
Friday, January 25, 2013

January 25, 2013 / 12:00 P.M.

Medford Community Justice Building, Medford OR

  • Chapter Vice President, Michael Grubbs, called the meeting to order at 12:014 P.M.
  • Introductions were made.
  • Members in attendance:  Michael Grubbs, Ted Zuk, Nannette Chase, Todd Brooks, Bob Phillips, Mark Stevens, Aaron Yuma, Marguerite Hickman, Rick Hackstock, Christy Taylor, Ken Sandlin, Michael Morter, Chad Wiltrout, Derek Zwagerman, Sam Barnum, Graig Batesole, Dennis Richey, John Page.
  • Susan Brown, Boiler Inspector, was scheduled to make a presentation but did not attend the meeting.
  • Ken Sandlin made a motion to approve the December minutes as presented and Derek Zwagerman seconded the motion. Motion carried.
  • Ted Zuk handed out copies of the December 2012 operating report.  Ted reported that a savings account for $250 was opened at Evergreen Bank. Michael Grubbs suggested obtaining a credit card machine or mobile card reader to make it easier to take payments at monthly meetings and education classes. A discussion followed and Michael will look into the cost of these items and see if it would be cost effective. Ted will check with US Bank for information on usage fees.
  • Education Schedule for 2013 – Chris Reising was not in attendance so no formal schedule was presented. Nannette read the presenter’s that have been scheduled for the months of February, March, and April. Christy Taylor stated that she is now back on the Education Committee and is in negotiations with Matt Roselli for a half-day class on wet venting and a half day class on Grease Interceptors. She passes around a paper for people to write down their ideas for other classes that our chapter might offer.  Christy also said she has sent emails to engineers and architects asking for information on classes they would be willing to teach. Michael Grubbs stated he is working on getting a two day class on ACT 20 & 45 scheduled.
  • OBCD update - Michael Morter spoke about grease interceptors and the difference of opinions on this addition to the code. He said it was a political solution and modifications will most likely be made during the next code cycle. There was some discussion by the members on this subject and most seemed to be ‘on board’ with the new Grease Interceptor code.  Michael briefly mentioned the work continuing on lifting the 2017 sunset deadline for HB 3462 and that Terry Swisher was retiring in April 2013. Aaron Yuma asked if the alternative methods for wall bracing had been adopted and Michael stated they had.
  • Testing Through the Roof - Bob Phillips was going to speak on this subject but Ted announced that after talking with Michael Morter the subject should be put on hold until there is guidance from the BCD. Apparently there is a plumbing contractor that has objected to the BCD about the top out testing.

             Upon further discussion among members present, a consensus was reached that the SOC area
             members would continue with our policy of requiring testing at underfloor prior to cover. It was presented to
             Michael Morter that we respectfully disagreed with the way the tri-county area and mid valley only required one
             test and that if it was felt that we were not in alignment with the chief plumbing inspector’s wishes, we
             requested an official interpretation.

  • Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter - Mark Stevens spoke about AFCI and reminded members that arc fault protection on 15 & 20 amp services are required as of January 1, 2013. He gave out a paper with proposed regulatory changes. Mark stated that it might be more costly but there have been 28,000 residential electrical fires and 300 deaths from 2006 – 2010. There was discussion on how this affects fire alarm systems. Michael Grubbs informed the group that Chief Electrical Inspector, Dennis Clemmons, will be in the Rogue Valley giving a 4 hour presentation on March 20, 2013.
  • New Jersey Chapter Donation Request – Michael Grubbs read the letter from the NJ Chapter to the group. Nannette mentioned that our chapter donated $1,000 last year to the OBOA but in light of our low funds this year, this did not seem a good option. She also passed on Robert Rice’s suggestion that the chapter could consider donating $250 now and if funds improve another donation could be given later in the year. There was a brief discussion about tabling this request until next month. Ken Sandlin made a motion to donate $250 now to the New Jersey chapter. Chad Wiltrout seconded the motion. Motion carried.
  • Math Counts Donation Request – Michael Grubbs read the request for a donation. Ken Sandlin made a motion to give $100 to Math Counts. Ted Zuk seconded the motion. Motion carried.
  • Ted Zuk said that he talked to the owners of Lake of the Woods Resort about having our ABM there this year. (The ABM will be on Friday, August 23rd.) The resort owners are willing to allow us the use of the restaurant or deck for our meeting. There are cabins as well as RV and tent sites that will be available if attendees wish to stay the night. The resort has a live band and a campfire already on their event schedule.  A possible scuba class could be offered on Saturday by Ted’s wife. This discussion item will be brought up in New Business at the next chapter meeting.
  • The next meeting will be held on February 22, 2013, at the Taprock NW Grill, 941 S.E. 6th Street, Grants Pass, OR.
  • Presentation: New Adhesive by Oliver Ganoung with the Hilti Corp.
  • The Vice President adjourned the meeting at 1:20 P.M.
 Minutes by Nannette Chase