International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials


Thursday August 17, 2006


Call to Order

  • Called to order at 12:50 pm on Thursday August 17, 2006 at Francesco’s Restaurant in Oakland, CA by Marty Cooper, Chapter Chairman of the Central California Chapter of IAPMO.


  • There were 11 attendees. Chapter Officers present were Marty Cooper, Chapter Chairman, Sarah Aguilar, Treasury, and Nathan Vasquez, Secretary. Self-introductions followed by general networking by the attendees.


Old Business

  • Minutes for previous month were presented and approved

Committee Reports

  • Web Site update given by Don Taylor.
  • Treasury Report given by Sarah Aguilar.


New Business

  • IAPMO & MCA will not be sending out the minutes via USPO. A motion was made by Phillip Ribbs to have copies of the previous month minutes at the following meeting for review. This motion was seconded and passed.
  • Marty Cooper spoke on sending a letter to support the IUPC/IUMC working together to make one code. This discussion was tabled. Dwight Perkins will be speaking on this subject in November.
  • Dan McEvilly of State Code Compliance voiced concerns about contractors being issued permits with a signed workmen’s compensation exemption waiver only to go and then have workers on the job. At a later date it is determined that the contractor has employees on site.  Discussion was tabled until a speaker from CSLB could attend a meeting.



Break for Lunch


  • Tour of AB&I Foundry in Oakland, CA arranged By Pennie Feehan of the Cast Iron Soil Pipe Institute and presented by Gregg W. Carr, AB&I Product Engineering and Bob Blomberg AB&I Sales Representative.



§         No Raffle



§         The next meeting will be on September 21, 2006 at Ricky’s Restaurant in San Leandro, CA. Program: General code discussion and review to IAPMO Annual Conference.

§         The Chapter would like to thank Gregg W. Carr & Bob Blomberg with AB&I for the great tour of the Foundry and also for sponsoring today’s lunch.

§         The Chapter would also like to thank the following members for there generous donations:

o        Marty Cooper, City of Foster City; Sarah Aguilar, Southland Industries Inc.; Nathan Vasquez, The Pipe Trades Training Center UA Local #393; Phillip Ribbs, PHR Consultants; Don Taylor, Dittmann Plumbing co. Inc.; Mark Burri, UA Local #467; David Howard, Synergy Mechanical Contractors, Inc.; Craig Loeffler, S.F. Airport; Eric Dreesman, City of Foster City; John Wagner, Tile & Stone Council; Dan McEvilly, State Code Compliance.

§         Nathan Vasquez, Chapter Secretary announced that he will not be attending the September meeting due to the birth of his second child.

§         The September 21st meeting will be at Ricky’s Sports Grill 15028 Hesperian Blvd. San Leandro, CA  



  • Chairman Marty Cooper adjourned the meeting at 1:30 PM





Nathan Vasquez

Central California Chapter Secretary

Action Items for next Meeting

·        IAPMO Annual Conference  Chicago September 24 – 30

·        General Code discussion

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