El Dorado County Fire Safe Council Board of Directors
Firefighter Hall, Diamond Springs
January 24, 2007, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


The meeting was called to order by Penny Humphreys, Chair. at approximately 11:00 a.m. Directors present were: Jana Newman, Allen Jaeger, Ray Griffiths (Vice-Chair), Mary Cornelison, Jim Stewart, Richard Englefield, Janet Gastaldi, Joan Jennings (Treasurer), Walt Graves, Walt Tyler (Secretary), Vicki Yorty (Executive Coordinator).

All agreed the proposed agenda was appropriate.

A motion was proposed by Allen Jaeger to approve the 1-12-06 Workshop minutes as submitted. Second by Ray Griffiths. Approved by all present.

Joan Jennings gave the Treasurer report. The audit is going well. Finances are fine. Funds are in a "catch up" mode which is typical of grants funding.

Vicki reported that the clerical assistant is working out very well at Camino. She added that contracts for her and Jana expired first of year and need to be extended. Funding is available. Allen Jaeger proposed a motion to extend the contracts through December 2007. Second by Joan Jennings. Approved by all present.

Vicki presented and explained a packet of information: Statement of Financial Position and Previous Year Comparison. Included was Project Tracking-Summary Data. Vicki is actively trying to secure funding to restart the Senior and/or Disabled Assistance Program. The previous cost has been approximately six hundred dollars per parcel.

Jana reported that the next Newsletter is coming together The emphasis will include things that should be done during the winter months for fire protection. The letters are expected to be available by the end of February.

Vicki reported that she had received information that approximately $131,000 is available through USFS for the Grizzly Flats Fuel Break. The funds require a match of $87,000. CDF appears receptive to Prop. 40 funding for the match.

Allen reported of preliminary efforts being made in the Logtown and Sandridge areas to provide information for grant requests.

Jana added that she is making up a list of members desiring magnetic signs and identification badges for Defensive Space Advisors.

Vicki advised that a representative of Firewise USA would be at the EDCFSC meeting. The organization would like some communities within El Dorado County be evaluated to become Firewise Communities. Vicki will be involved with future meetings.

Mary reported on the theft of nineteen (or more) road signs from the Volcanoville area. There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the thefts. The loss of the road signs is very significant because responders to emergency requests cannot locate the victim's location unless road signs are available or the responders have knowledge of the community roads. Some of the signs (non metal) had no value and vandalism is suspected as part of the theft.

The meetaing adjourned at approximately 12:00 noon.

Submitted by Walt Tyler, Secretary EDCFSC