SOUTHERN OREGON CHAPTER INTERNATIONAL CODE COUNCIL MINUTES February 22, 2013 / 12:00 P.M.
Taprock NW Grill, Grants Pass, OR
CALL TO ORDER/INTRODUCTIONS
Chapter President, Charlie Chase, called the meeting to order at 12:10 P.M.
Introductions were made. Special guests were Tony Chiang and Oliver Ganoung from Hilti Corporation.
Members in attendance: Charlie Chase, Michael Grubbs, Ted Zuk, Nannette Chase, Ken Sandlin, Michael Morter, LauraLee Snook, Chad Wiltrout, Brian Pike, Audra Wonsyld, Lynda Wulf, Robert Rice.
Tony Chiang, senior field engineer with the Hilti Corporation, gave a presentation covering IBC approved anchors, anchor installation and inspection per 2009 & 2012 building codes, and the new adhesive anchors. Oliver Ganoung, showed members a couple of new products and then held a brief question and answer session.
III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Michael Grubbs made a motion to approve the January minutes as presented and Audra Wonsyld seconded the motion. Motion carried.
IV. REPORTS FROM OFFICERS
Ted Zuk presented copies of the January operating report. He said membership fees are now starting to be sent in and mentioned the option of paying for the membership on line or mailing in an application with the fee. Charlie mentioned that there are a lot of ICC members in our Southern Oregon area and encouraged current members to reach out and invite them to join our chapter. Ted said he had checked into the cost of obtaining a credit card machine to make it easier to take payments at monthly meetings and education classes. There is one machine available at Staples for a cost of $15 and Paypal will provide the service for a 2.75% monthly fee. There was a brief discussion about how it works and if it can be accessible on the chapter’s website. LauraLee made a motion to approve Ted to make the purchase of the credit card machine for approximately $15 and register for the Paypal service. Ken Sandlin seconded the motion. Motion carried.
V. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
2013 SOCICC ABM – Ted provided more information on holding the ABM at Lake of the Woods. Our group can use the restaurant but it will be open to other customers; we can use the outdoor deck but weather might be an issue; there is a small room above the Marina Store that holds 15 people. The group discussed their concerns about this new information and discussed ideas for other possible places. Robert Rice suggested Diamond Lake and Ted offered to call there and get information. Nannette offered to call Ashland Springs Hotel and The Rogue Regency. Ted and Nannette will share their findings at the March 22nd meeting as Charlie said he would like to see a decision made then and move forward with getting a venue reserved.
Education Schedule for 2013 – Charlie mentioned the email Christy Taylor sent stating she has concluded negotiations for 2 half day classes by Matt Roselli on wet venting and on Grease Interceptors. Christy and the education committee will meet next week to go over details and scheduling. Charlie stated that Christy mentioned giving contractors a discount of class fees but he questions whether this is prudent considering our chapter’s need for funds. Michael Grubbs said he feels consideration for discounts should be given to contractors who are unemployed and will mention this to Christy. Robert stated that when the education committee meets they will discuss this issue and work on completing all the details for the classes.
VI. NEW BUSINESS
OBCD update - Michael Morter spoke briefly about the House Bill #3426, #2698 which is proposed legislation to make #3462 permanent, and a rural codes bill that has yet to be assigned a number.
2016 ICC ABM – Charlie shared an email from Julie Augustine, ICC Executive Management Director, regarding an invitation for chapter presidents to submit proposals to host the 2016 ICC ABM. Since the 2012 ICC ABM was held in Portland and hosted by the NW Chapters and the OBOA, the members in attendance were not interested at this time.
VII. OPEN DISCUSSION
Michael Grubbs said the Dennis Clemmons class will be on March 20, 2013, and will be held at the RCC Table Rock Campus at 7800 Pacific Ave, White City, OR. Michael will request that this information be put on the chapter’s website.
Ted mentioned there will be a FEMA ATC – 20 Post Earthquake Building Assessment Course and Rapid Observation of Vulnerability and Estimation of Risk (ROVER) on March 19th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The class will be held at the Jackson County Roads Department Auditorium, 7520 Table Rock Road, Central Point, OR. The instructor will be Michael J. Griffin, P.E. from CCS Group, Inc. Complete information will be put on the chapter’s website.
Robert Rice said he is watching the legislative actions and will post a summary on the OBOA website. He also mentioned to check the OBOA website for the Spring Educational Institute to be held in Eugene March 6th – 8th.
VIII. NEXT MEETING
The next meeting will be held on March 22, 2013, 12:00 PM, at the Community Justice Building, 1101 W. Main Street, Medford.
Presentation by Dallas Helbig with C & S Fire Safe Services