International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials

July 21, 2005


Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 11:55 PM on Thursday August 18, 2005 at the Waterfront Restaurant in Redwood City, CA. by John Wagner, Chapter Chairman of the Central California Chapter of IAPMO.


John Wagner, Chairman, welcomed the 16 members to the meeting and self-introductions followed general networking by the attendees. We have one new attendee, Michael Gorman of Belmont, who will be joining the Chapter. Welcome Michael and we hope to see you at the upcoming meetings.

Chapter Officers present were John Wagner, Marty Cooper, David Ledda and Sarah Aguilar.

Old Business

The minutes from the meeting of July 21, 2005 were reviewed and accepted. About half the members present said they have viewed the website.

Bob Adler, Inspector, City of San Jose, gave a report of the Technical Committee in Denver on May 2-6, 2005. There is a proposed amendment to the 2003 code to put back some of the language that was taken out. Bob presented a document generated by Phillip Ribbs, PHR Consultants on the controversial items that need to be discussed by the members who will be going to the conference in Albuquerque this September. Phil Ribbs elaborated on the subject matter and recommended all the members who will be attending the conference to prepare their comments and recommendations based on scientific and empirical data.

Thank you, Bob and Phil for representing the chapter. It was proposed and passed that a meeting be held on Sept. 15, 2005 to prepare for the conference.

Committee Reports

Marty Cooper announced that the Installation Dinner will be at the Crystal Springs Golf Club on Jan. 28, 2006. Invitations will be sent on in October so mark your calendar.

New Business

Bob Adler reported that the new city hall is open in San Jose but unfortunately the inspectors are still in their old offices on Hedding St. They should all be moved in by December of this year. Please be aware that when they move they will have all new phone numbers.

Break for Lunch


Wade Sorenson, of Northstar Environmental, gave an excellent presentation on kitchen grease removal, the Thermaco Big Dipper and the proposed code changes.  The chapter would like to thank Wade for his presentation and generous contribution to chapter.


The chapter would like to thank Nate Vasquez of Local 393 Pipe Trades Training Center for the raffle prizes.

We would also like to thank the Tile and Stone Council and PHR Consultants for their generous donations.


Please bring a door prize for a raffle next month.

The 76th Annual Education and Business Conference is being held in Albuquerque, New Mexico this year Sept 25-29, 2005. Registration forms and information are available in the Official Magazine.

The next meeting will be at Ricky’s Restaurant in San Leandro on September 15, 2005 with a discussion of the controversial topics for the proposed code changes which will be discussed and voted on at the convention.


Chairman John Wagner adjourned the meeting at 1:30 PM.

Respectfully submitted by:

Sarah Aguilar
Central California Chapter Secretary

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