International Code Council Ventura Chapter
2009 Officers: Tony Falcone, President
Renee Meriaux, Vice-President/Treasurer
Amir (Ali) Hamidzadeh, Secretary
Amal Sinha, Immediate Past President
AGOURA HILLS MOORPARK
COUNTY OF VENTURA PORT HUENEME
FILLMORE SAN BUENAVENTURA
LOS ANGELES SANTA PAULA
MALIBU THOUSAND OAKS
ICC Ventura Chapter Meeting
CITIES COUNTIES AGENCIES
Agoura Hills Oxnard Ventura County B&S CA Code Check
Calabasas Port Hueneme
Camarillo San Buenaventura Ventura County FD DC Plumbing
Fillmore Santa Paula Santa Barbara B&S Penfield & Smith
Malibu Simi Valley Other VC. Agencies Simpson Strong-tie
Los Angeles Thousand Oaks
Moorpark Spears Mfg
CHAPTER MEETING MINUTES OF January 21, 2009 @ 12:00 P.M.
Location: Ottavio’s Restaurant, 1620 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo, CA
Attendance: Chapter members and guests present: 23
Representatives of the following cities, counties and other agencies were present
1.0 Call To Order. By President, Tony Falcone @ 12:01 p.m.
2.0 Self Introduction
3.0 Chapter Business
3.1 Old Business
3.1.1 President, Tony Falcone reported on the December 17th Chapter
Installation Luncheon. Great event with plenty of food, gifts & fun.
3.1.2 President Tony Falcone mentioned that this year we will be
working closer with the Los Angeles Basin Chapter.
3.2 New Business
3.2.1 President Tony Falcone mentioned that the Chapter Board met last
week and many ideas were brought forth and the members.
3.2.2 Tony Falcone mentioned that he has had meetings with Roy Itani,
LA Basin President and they are thinking about writing a letter to
SEAOSC Board and invite them to meet and discuss the issues that
were brought up in the last issue of SEAOSC newsletter by
3.2.3 Secretary Amir Hamidzadeh suggested the idea of having our
monthly meeting hosted by few of the member jurisdictions that
are interested at their location. There were several discussions; It
was decided that we try the idea by having one meeting hosted by
Steve Sutton at the “beautiful” City of Port Hueneme.
3.2.4 President Falcone discussed the importance of attendance of the
meetings and encouraged all members to attend the meetings
regularly. He asked the Building Officials to allow their staff some
additional time so they can also attend the chapter meetings.
3.3.1 Ali Hamidzadeh mentioned that there is a job opening in the City
of Tustin which he has e-mailed to all members. He asked that
during these difficult times, it would be great if there the members
would share the knowledge of any job opportunities with the
chapter and their colleagues.
3.3.2 Ali also suggested to create an Inspection Committee/Group
created so that the inspectors from the local jurisdictions could
network, share information, and create a better uniform methods of
conducting our inspections. The idea was well received and Mike
Kalske of Agoura Hills and Jason Reithoffer of Calabasas showed
3.3.3 There were few informative flyers that will be e-mailed to all
membership for their information.
3.4 Treasurer’s Report – No detailed treasurer’s report was available due to the
change of officers and banking changes, however it was announced that the
chapter has now received the Home Depute settlement money and the
account balance is close to $38,000. Treasurer’s report will be prepared and
provided to the members in the next months meeting
3.5 Code Discussion – None.
4.0 Committee Reports:
The Committee sign up sheet was circulated among members; everyone was
encouraged to assist the chapter and sign up for a committee of their choice.
4.1 Education –
4.2 Membership –
4.3 Legislative –
4.4 Public Relations -
4.5 Code Committee –
4.6 Chapter Marketing –
4.7 Tri-Chapter –
4.8 CALBO 2012 ABM–
5.0 Other Reports
5.1 ICC - None
5.2 CALBO – None.
6.0 Raffle – Raffle prizes including VCICC Chapter shirts, and gift cards were given
away in a drawing to the membership
Program: Jim MacDonald presented the chapter with the Ventura County’s experience
with emergency preparedness. The County also brought their Emergency Trailer and
allowed the members to go through, experience and ask questions. Very informative and
7.0 Adjournment (1:38 p.m.)
February 18, 2009 @ OttaviO’s RestauRant in Camerillo