KERN RIVER VALLEY FIRE SAFE COUNCIL
November 18, 2004
Those present: Marcine and John Hughes, Dan Anglin, Joe Trampus,
Jim Davis, Penny Lampkins, Jim Bauer, Angie Yearwood, Richard Olson,
Sharon Rooney, Cindy Thill, Matt Pontes, Mary Chislock, Delores Walmer,
Emily Diggles, Kent Haskins, Ken Stevens, John Smith, Margie Clack,
Mark Chambers, Dave Freeland, Ed Royce, Dave Bacalis, Ron Hyatt, Judy
Hyatt, Eric Hutchins, Matt Stockwell, Judy Forbes, Bob Klinoff, Tim
Walsh, Robin Wyatt-Little.
Meeting convened by President Marcine Hughes at 8:40 A.M.
Minutes of October 21, 2004 were read. Motion to accept: Jim Davis –
1st. Dave Bacalis – 2nd. Unanimous approval. Minutes on file.
Treasurers’ Report Read. Operating Account balance is $742.41. Grant
Account balance is $69,741.80. Motion to accept: Robin Wyatt-Little –
lst. Dave Bacalis – 2nd. Unanimous approval. Report on file.
Rich Olson along with Marcine and John Hughes attended the California
State Fire Safe Council Meeting where they researched the California
Fair Plan and what the Insurance Underwriters’ defensible space
clearance requirements are. At this time 200’ is required. General
discussion followed regarding what insurance companies can and cannot
do regarding defensible space requirements. Sharon Rooney advised
all fire insurance policy holders to check with their private
insurance company regarding requirements for defensible space. It was
suggested that once this issue has a singular answer, the information
should be posted on the KRVFSC website.
It was also suggested that our website be posted in the local
Tim Walsh of Hangfire Environmental presented the Alta Sierra
Community Fire Safe Plan. His expertise in wildfire behavior and
specific prevention recommendations has provided a superb document
from which the Alta Sierra Community can begin to implement suggested
wildfire safety practices. Once again, Tim Walsh has given this Fire
Safe Council the professional document contracted for, meeting all
deadlines. Kudos to Tim Walsh, Principal Analyst of Hangfire
Meeting adjourned at 11:30 A.M.
Respectfully submitted by Robin Wyatt-Little, Secretary