El Dorado County Fire Safe Council
Fire Safe Council Strategic Planning Meeting
Diamond Springs Fire Station 49
501 Main Street
August 26, 2009
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  1. The meeting was called to order by Ken Hasse, Chair, at approximately 1:15 pm. Those in attendance were: Mary Bergquist, Bob Berry (GIS), Karen Buhr, Jennifer Boyd, Bill Brandt, Barry Callenberger, Linda Colombo, Linda Conroy, Ray Griffiths, Ken Hasse, Thomas Keating, Richard Krek, Hope Leja, Tom Mahach, Audrey Pomato, Ed Pomato, Barbara Ribiskie, Bill Robinson, Greg Scwhab, Jim Stewart, Lori Tuthill, Vicki Yorty, Darlene Woods
  2. Self introductions were made by the attendees and they were asked to pass around and sign the sign-in sheet.
  3. Approval of Agenda: A motion to approve the agenda was made by Richard Krek, 2nd by Jim Stewart, approved by all present.
  4. Approval of minutes: A motion to approve the minutes of the July 22nd meeting was made by Richard Krek, 2nd by Linda Colombo, approved by all present.
  5. Diane Deally Neal with the California Forestry Challenge gave a short presentation about the 2009 Forestry Challenge and asked for volunteers to help at this year's event. The 2009 Forestry Challenge will be held at Leoni Meadows from October 14th thru October 17th. For more information or to volunteer, please call Diane or check out her webpage. Phone: (530) 417-1960 Webpage: www.californiaforestrychallenge.org
  6. Chief Greg Schwab provided an update about Georgetown Fire. They currently have 3 active satellite councils. They are Georgetown, Volcanoville & Quintette. Due to Title III funding being delayed, they were not able to do all their defensible space inspections in Georgetown and Quintette. Volcanoville was able to complete theirs. They are still working on the CWPP. Due to the loss of the augmentation funding from the county, they will be eliminating seasonal firefighter's positions. They will be adding a St.Patrick's Day event to the other fundraising events in an effort to raise some more money.
  7. Chief Tom Keating is not only the Rescue Fire Chief, but is also the President of the Fire Chiefs Association. He reported that they do not have a real strong FSC in Rescue but the HOA's have taken action in having hydrants installed. The Green Waste Dumpsters has been a great program for the residents of Rescue. Chief Keating explained that the rural districts received augmentation funds from the county this year and that a portion of those funds went back to the county so that a County Fire Service Study could be performed. The General Plan states that all new growth requires adequate fire services.
  8. The rest of the meeting was spent on Strategic Planning which involved going through each project listed on Appendix M of the CWPP and getting updates. Everyone is encouraged to review the document and provide Vicki any other information that needs to be updated or added. We plan to approve the revised Appendix M in November.
The Meeting was adjourned at 2:10 pm
Submitted by: Lori Tuthill, Secretary EDCFSC

Next Meeting: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 11:00 am, Gold Hill Fire Station
(Note: All future scheduled EDCFSC meetings will be at 11 am instead of 1 pm)