River Valley Fire Safe Council
Call to order: 8:35
PO Box 633 Kernville, CA 93238
Marcine Hughes, John Hughes, Dan Anglin, Robin
Little, Richard Olson, Matt Pontes, Valerie Cassity,
Delores Walmer, Ginny Cuny,
Edward Camache, Emily Diggles, Kendall Smith, Jimmie
Rocha, Ken Stevens, Eric Hutchins, Debbie Santiago, Bill Jenkins, Margie Clack,
Jim Davis, Mark Stieler
Copies passed to all to read. Motion: Matt 2nd Rich
$1027.41 No change
Rich Olson’s Retirement: Jan. 23 @ Ewings @ 6PM RSVP to Randy Cole or Dan Klein
Ken Stevens #1 on Battalion Chief
List, prospect of taking Rich’s place.
New Chief: Dennis Thompson
Rio Bravo Supervisor and Project Work Leader
New Fire Safe Council in Tehachapi:
First meeting 40+ attendees, starting to identify grant opportunities.
Mtn. FSC started in the summer. Groups
from Home Owner assoc., Ventura and Kern FD, State
Parks joining together.
Want to develop a Community Fire Safe plan, and interact with KRVFSC and our
Possibility or a speaker on the Bark
Beetle Kill Off
Frontier Homes: Letter re: cancel of
chipper due to lack of response. Homeowners are keeping up part of the
Grandview Fire Break
Bodfish/Isabella: Bring Monument
artifacts from the Arizona into the Park. Flagpole and Memorial
between the tanks. Drug traffic involvement going on, 114 member strong. 60+ lots have been cleaned.
for Code Compliance)
Hungry Gulch: Letter going out to
home owners regarding clean up and also for Boulder Cyn
Squirrel Valley: April 3 general clean up, May 15
Schedule presentation by FSC
Signage: Myers Cyn
& Sawmill Demo lots.
Website: Met with Dick Sampson. $750
for re-development, monitor for $75/mo. Approx.
to set aside $2000 by April 30. 2nd by Robin
2004 Newsletter: Draft handed out
and input sought
Sawmill/Hungry Gulch: Scoped project
out. GPS the perimeter and map. Time and $$
permitting, work into the Boulder Gulch area. Plan to checkerboard the area
with 10 person fuel crew.
Myers: 2005 grant, need aerial
Rogers Rd: Property owners contacted, license to
enter from all but 3. 1 declined, may change mind in future though.
Alta Sierra Fuel Break: License to
enter on most properties. Categorical exclusion done, Forest
Service almost done with their part.
Alta Sierra Fire Plan: Finalizing
Site report received from SCA
Miriam Moral new Mitigation
KRV Revitalization: Grazing issue is a no comment
High Desert FPA: March 8-19
8-12 in China Lake
16-19 in KRV
now has a Chipper available for FSC.
Fire Restriction changes in the Upper Canyon areas
Fuel Break above Rogers Rd in design phase
Pres: M. Hughes Motion: Robin 2nd: Jim
VP: Jim Davis Motion: M. Hughes 2nd:
Sec: Robin Little Motion: Margie Clack 2nd:
Treasurer: Sharon Rooney Motion: Margie Clack 2nd:
No objections, All in Favor
Directors @ Large:
Rich Olson Matt Pontes
Margie Clack Debbie Santiago
Emily Diggles Delores Walmer
Board from 8:30-9:30
General Meeting 9:30
Grant Committee following
May 13 Presentation @ Exchange Club
Possible Poster Contest
Motion for the
concept of FSC to sponsor a poster contest for KRV. Reward would be to
have the winning poster published & distributed
Recognize Property Owners for
Goal: Engage Real Estate and Insurance
Insurance: Contact Tom
Anderson/Judy Dempsey for a discussion on the matter
location of original by-laws, does Ritchie has them on disc?
Bureau: Need dates
Calendar: Need dates