Board of Directors and Stakeholders Meetings Thursday
July 17, 2008
BOARD OF DIRECTOR’S MEETING
Those present: Lloyd Smith, Tom Parkin, Gordon and Christine
Hancock, Ed Royce, Ken Stevens, Debbie Santiago, Scott Williams
Smith convened the meeting at ,
after Debbie Santiago presented a brief status report and map on the
then had to leave.
Approved (Ed/Tom) with the correction that the value $70,500 should
have been $70,900 in the Treasurer’s Report.
REPORT Balances are:
was reported that Dick Sampson will not bill us for his final work
on the web site.Christine
reports letters from the California Attorney General’s office
indicating that the FSC is delinquent in filing reports and paying
seek clarification and respond as appropriate.The FSC may have to pay a penalty of $800.Report accepted (Ed/Gordon).
Williams had to leave early but gave the following report on the
Piute fire.Repairs are
now under way to correct damage caused by fire suppression
activities, including closing 50 miles of dozer lines.A Burned Area Rehab Team will identify corrective actions
that need to take place within the next three years, including those
needed to provide downstream protection to private property.The Forest Service will undertake planning for longer term
restoration of the forest.
identified the RedMountain
subdivision and ThompsonCanyon
as areas where future fuel-reduction projects may be needed.This will be discussed at the October Collaboration Group
Meadows project payment of $25,137.50 to the contractor Phillips and
Jordon approved (Lloyd/Ed).Ed
noted that Patrick Pontes has work far in excess of what we can pay
him for on the Kennedy Meadows project and that he will contribute
these hours to our match requirements.
provided Ed with requested changes to the chipper day forms on the
web site.Ed will pursue
this with the webmaster, Thomas Simon.Ed apologized to the Board for being slow in getting
previously requested additions to the web site in place.
FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE:As noted in previous minutes, our proposals to the Harry and
Ethel West, Ben and Gladys Arkelian, and Kern Community Foundations
were not funded.
McQuiston and a KCFD representative have been invited to our Sept 18th
these officials were approved.A
program for this meeting – focussing particularly on the chipper
program – was discussed.
plaque for Capt. Randy Griffin was authorized (Ed/Chris).
absence of representation from IsabellaHighlands,
Alta Sierra, and Pala Ranches was discussed.
of Directors meeting adjourned at
Smith immediately convened the meeting and welcomed Kern County
Parks representatives John Crabtree and Jim Braudrick.Also joining the meeting were Gordon Ehman, Dave Brinsfield,
Bob Robinson, and the SCA team Adam Prell, Mimi Jenkins, Ashley
Thrasher, and Bethany Munez.
CALENDAR:Added dates are the Peddler’s Fair 19 – 20 September
(Gordon and Christine), the Health Fair 29 September (Gordon and
Christine), and the Secretary of State bill to be paid 1 September.
Kennedy Meadows project contractor started June 16th and
the project is now about 50% complete.Ed monitors the contractor’s work daily.Several new equipment items not in the original contract
concept have been approved for use and are speeding completion.The contractor has presented one invoice that will be paid.
Canyon Escape Route
project has been cleared for environmental compliance.Work was started on the project, but the crew was called off
to fight the Piute fire.
rules will now allow us to start claiming match hours/dollars for
our 2009 grants. immediately
FUNDRAISING:Total raised this year $2792.50; nothing in July.
preparing a packet to be given to POA’s planning a chipper day.He is also working on materials describing the chipper
program that fire stations can hand out to individuals seeking fire
further is planned this year.Robin
Little, Gordon and Christine attended community meetings that were
held on the Piute fire and handed out FSC materials.
EDUCATION:Lloyd handed out a rotation schedule for our sign boards.We currently have nine signs completed to be used at four
locations (including WalkerBasin).Lloyd is continuing to work on relocation of the WalkerBasin
roadsign with Richard Groves and Bob Osgood
has made “sandwich boards” with our logo on one side and
brochure holders on the other side.Gordon and Christine will use them at upcoming events.
has provided a hard copy of the KRV CWPP to the county library in LakeIsabella
and will provide one to the Kernville library.
County Fire Department reports that crews are coming back from fire
reports the same and that the Piute ICC will close at the end of the
CONSERVATION ASSOCIATIONAshley reports that her group did voluntary fire safety
inspections in Kennedy Meadows during the Clover fire.She and Lloyd will identify priority areas for future
will be attending upcoming KRVR and KRV Chamber of Commerce
RC&DBob Robinson joined the meeting and reported that he is back
at work as watershed coordinator.He will be working with Allison Sheehey on revising the
fire-safe plant list.
Ehman discussed their experiences in SquirrelValley
during the Piute fire.
POA has sponsored Piute fire meetings for the community.
discussed experiences in Kennedy Meadows during the Clover fire.The TulareCounty
fire captain had good things to say about the roadside clearing work
BUSINESS:See action items below.
and Lloyd will follow the development of a spring 2009 Living Green
and Sustainable event in the KRV.
asked Ashley to think about how the FSC might identify and help
property owners who are not physically able to clear their property.
Ed will develop a sample license to enter for use by the FSC on
projects where KCFD is not involved, based on lessens learned at
Groves is working on a format to introduce our Piute Meadows project
to that community.
to update the “History” for the FSC on the web site.
adjourned at .
MEETING:Thursday, August 21st, supervisor’s conference
room, LakeIsabella.Board meeting .Stakeholder’smeeting
Kern River Valley Fire Safe
PO Box 633, Kernville, CA 93238