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THE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FOR MEMBERS OF CATT

19TH Annual CATT/BMD & Johns Manville Golf Tournament

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ATT’s 19th Annual Golf Tournament was held on Wednesday, June 15, at Schaffer’s Mill Golf Club near Truckee. Thanks to our generous Title Sponsors, BMD and Johns Manville, for supporting CATT in a big way! 152 golfers endured wind and snow to compete for prizes and awards, and later heard from BMD VP of Specialty Sales & Purchasing Chris Garlieb at the after-play party. The 18 Tee Boxes featured a wide variety of great product and company information. The lunch, appetizer and bar sponsors ensured no one would leave hungry or thirsty. The ever-popular Raffle-Mobile was back and brightly decorated. Thanks to Jennifer Doss with PacWood, and Allyson Bolton with A Typical Consulting + Events for all the photos now posted on the CATT webpage www.ca-tt.com—check out all the fun that happened that day!

Winners of the tournament are: 1st Place Team 2nd Place Team 3rd Place Team Putting Contest Chipping Contest (Tie) Closest To The Hole Contest Longest Drive #1 Longest Drive #2 Straightest Drive

Taiga Building Products Tahoe Insurance Group, LLC Trex, Inc. Jason Dhuy (JKGD Architecture Engineering) Terry Madjeski (Incline Tahoe Glass Co., Inc.) and Nick Koch (Koch Elevator Co.) Steve Casey (nvision Glass) Travis Riley Nick Koch (Koch Elevator Co.) Tom Devlin (Weyerhaeuser)

Thank you to all our sponsors and donors: TEE BOX SPONSORS: Hall’s Window Center / Taiga Building Products LP Colorstrand, Truckee-Tahoe Lumber Co., Aspen Leaf Interiors / Craftsmen In Wood, Mfg., Marvin Windows / California Craftsman, Ferguson Enterprises, Incline Tahoe Glass Co., Inc., Tahoe Specialty Flooring & Window Design / Montana Timber Products, Simpson StrongTie, Mountain Hardware & Sports, BMD and Johns Manville, Brite Glass, Beach & O’Neill Insurance Associates, Inc., Hills Flat Lumber Company, nvision Glass, California Cascade Building Materials, Bedrosians Tile & Stone, Weyerhaeuser / TAMKO Building Products, Capital Lumber / Wild Hog Railing Continued on page 5

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Look who made a surprise appearance at

the Golf Tournament!; The bar at the crossroads sponsored by Aegis Insurance Markets was a popular stop; Longest Drive Winner – Nick Koch (Koch Elevator Co.) with CATT Golf Tournament Co-Chair Aaron Griggs; Members of the 1st Place Team – Taiga Building Products (L to R): Pete Fleming (Taiga Building Products), Chris Fleiner (Reno Lumber), Steve Christofel (Payless Building Supply). Not pictured Jim Brennan; The coveted CATT / BMD / JM 2016 Golf Tournament trophies

IN THIS ISSUE... 19th Annual Golf Tournament

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Training/Education 6

A Note from the President

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Member News

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Candidate Forums

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CLARK + KENSINGTON Sponsor

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CATT Calendar

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Local Government Affairs Committee

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TCPUD Contractor’s Forum

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TTSUD Looking for Summer Career Instructors

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Q&A for Contractors

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Classified Ads

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Welcome New Members

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New C.A.T.T. CP Softball Tournament Date

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CATT Stats

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CATTCP Helps Choices

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CATT Jobs to Bid & Permit #s

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CATT Awards Again

• CA BOE Tax Help for Contractors • September 17 Sporting Clay Tournament SEE INSIDE


MORE GOLF TOURNAMENT PHOTOS... CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: The Tee Box Sponsors displayed a wide variety of products (L to R): Chris Zillman and Ryan Swenson from Simpson StrongTie; Heslin Construction’s Matt Heslin displayed great form on his drive; CATT staff and volunteers were kept busy at the morning registration table; The ever popular Koch Elevator Co. “RaffleMobile” with super ticket sellers (L) Ami Vannoy (Nor-Cal Floor Design, Inc.) and (R) Julie Johnson-Holland (Interior Design by Julie Johnson-Holland)

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July CATT Calendar

A NOTE FROM THE

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All activities are at the CATT office unless otherwise noted.

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gain this month I would like to welcome a new board member, Grady Jones of Bobby Jones Concrete. Grady got his start in the Truckee area when CATT member Clark Gillis of Sierra Insulation recommended Grady to Greg Hines. Grady obviously performed, and as they say, the rest is history. Now Grady calls the area home. Welcome Grady and thanks for joining the board! We now have a complete board of 15 members, however 5 of those member seats are up for election. Any CATT member can run for the board. If you are interested, please call the office at 530-550-9999. Pat will gladly help you out. Also I think it’s time once again to recognize the great staff we have here at CATT. Pat, Peg, and Val make being a board member a breeze. They have got this place running super smooth and are very helpful to the board as a whole and individually. Thanks girls, you make being President EZ! In my travels around the Truckee/Tahoe area, I get approached by many contractors, suppliers, and building department officials wanting to bend my ear so to speak about a myriad of issues facing the industry and the positive effect CATT has had on the local building industry. Having been around CATT since its very beginning, it is ultra-gratifying to hear all about CATT successes and the importance of CATT. The positive comments cover a variety of things, from taking part in discussions to help shape codes and regulations to be as user friendly as possible, to jobs that were procured from the Jobs to Bid program, all the way to acquaintances made at CATT mixers, golf tourney, clay shoot, softball game, etc. Once again I thank you all for being a part of this great association and most important industry!

July 4 – CATT office closed for the 4th of July holiday July 6 – Membership Committee Meeting July 6 – Sporting Clay Committee Meeting July 7 – Christmas Holiday Party Committee Meeting July 11 – CATT Board Meeting July 18 – Local Government Affairs Committee Meeting July 26 – Mixer Committee Meeting

CATT Board member Chris Tennant visited Europe in June. Chris is standing in front of the boring machine bit for the Gotthard Base Tunnel. The bit is on display for a limited time at the Lucerne Transit Museum. The Gotthard Base Tunnel is the world’s longest and deepest transit tunnel.

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he Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe Political Action Committee (CATTPAC), and Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce (TDCC) have teamed up with TTCTV-Channel 18 (Truckee Tahoe Community Television), the Sierra Sun and Moonshine Ink newspapers to provide two candidate forums aimed at enhancing voter education and participation in the upcoming election. The forum dates are September 14 and 15. The candidate filing period begins July 18, 2016 and more information on the ballot measures, open seats and the candidates who are running will be available soon. The forums will be broadcast live from the Truckee Town Hall Council Chambers. Additionally, TTCTV-Channel 18 will stream the video on their home page at www.ttctv.org and air a series of reruns of the forums. The candidates will not only answer live audience questions but will also answer questions submitted by the public in advance to the Forum organizers. These forums are provided as a public service by the sponsoring groups in conjunction with TTCTV-Channel 18 and the Sierra Sun and Moonshine Ink newspapers. Both forums will be held at Truckee Town Hall Council Chambers at 10183 Truckee Airport Road.

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CATT Local Government Affairs Committee (LGAC) Meeting Dates and Speakers July 18 August 15

Placer County Chief Building Official Tim Wegner Truckee Mayor Joan Jones

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The next LGAC meeting is Monday, July 18, 4:00 p.m., here at the CATT office. Guest speaker is Tim Wegner, Chief Building Official for Placer County. Any CATT member is welcome to attend LGAC meetings. Please contact CATT Executive Director Pat Davison 530-550-9999 or pat@ca-tt. com for more information about LGAC issues or activities.

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FOR SALE Brand new dryer, LG DLGX8001V, graphite steel, 9.0 cf mega capacity with steam technology (gas). Was special order, never been used. Asking $1,300. Contact: Emily at 530-587-4000; design@ marktannerconstruction.com. FOR SALE 1,320 lf of brand new, never been used Trex Select planks in Saddle. There are 66 planks, each plank measures 2”x6”x20’. Planks are on two pallets in shrink wrap. Retail price is $5,148 for the lot before tax. Asking $4,000. Contact: John at 775-624-6333; johncunha@me.com. FOR SALE 58 sheets of 12x12 mesh Ann Sacks Santos Mosaic TILE 1” x 1” straight stacked brown onyx. Asking $30/sf or $1600 for the lot—originally paid $43.97/sf. Contact: Emily at 530-587-4000; design@ marktannerconstruction.com. FOR SALE #1 5/8” x 24” all heart Redwood taper-sawn shakes. Random width. 5 BND = SQ@10” exp. 239 BND available. $43.34 cost per BND + tax. Contact: Maurio with Washoe Building Supply at 775-691-9633; maurio_mattice@sbcglobal.net. FOR RENT Gradall. 45 FT reach with truss boom and 1 yard bucket. Great for backfill. Contact: Jude at 530-567-5150. FOR SALE Reclaimed barnwood in stock. White Oak and Douglas Fir all shapes and sizes. Circular sawn and hand hewn. Full service millwork shop can transform to cabinetry, doors, flooring, wall paneling. Starting @ $5 bf. Located in Tahoe City. Contact: Alex with Finishing Touch Carpentry at 530-362-6700. FOR RENT Storage Yard, ideal for landscapers and excavators, near Tahoe Donner. $600/month. Contact: Eric at 530-412-2100; breamer@ sbcglobal.net. FOR SALE Three section brand new Jeld-Wen sliding glass door. Door opens from right to left from the outside. Installed but never used. $1,800 OBO (retails for $5,000). Contact: Julie at 775-833-3388; julie@ elisefett.com. FOR SALE Full 1”, VG, D/F, clear, reclaimed bleacher seating, beautiful stock. Approximately 6,000 sf, 14’ to 16’ lengths. Contact: 530-587-3700. FOR SALE Land in Verdi (CA). 5 buildable lots ranging from 1.49 to 4.8 acres. All with utilities including water. Level building pads at entrance to Toiyabe National Forest. From $79,900 to $210,000. Owner financing available OAC. Contact: Mitch at 530-308-9124 (call/text); Mitch@ MitchClarin.com. FOR SALE Rough Sawn Douglas Fir Arched Glu-lams: 3 @ 5-1/8”x12”x10’ RS (10’4” radius), retail value $1,236 each; 4 @ 5-1/8”x12”x12’ RS (7’ radius), retail value $1,436 each; 1 @ 5-1/8”x 9”x12’ RS (10’9” radius), retail value $755. Contact: Jim at 530-587-4000; Jim@ marktannerconstruction.com. $ MONEY TO LEND Great rates, small amounts available for your clients’ remodels or additions, bridge loans, your autos, tools, etc. Contact: Mitch at 530-308-9124; Mitch@MitchClarin.com.

he Tahoe Truckee Unified School District is looking for instructors to teach “3D Design and Printing” and “Robotics and eTextiles” classes. The instructors need to be certified to teach in California K-12 or college levels. The instructors would work with approximately 30 students from 6th to 8th grades using a ProjectBased Learning approach. Teaching dates are August 1 through August 5. Classes run from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. One to three high school interns with content experience and guest experts will assist the instructor. Pay for the instruction is $1,600. Interested parties should send a resume to Todd Wold, Ed.D., CTE Pathways Coordinator and CTE/STEM Teacher, at twold@ttusd.org.

e have a new, confirmed date for the 2nd Annual C.A.T.T. Community Project Coed Softball Tournament which was snowed out on May 21. The new date is Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, 8 a.m. registration. The Tournament will be held at the Truckee River Regional Park, 10500 Brockway Road, Truckee. Come on out for the great food, beer, swag and fun! Please mark your calendars and we’ll see you there!

Mitigation Fees

Many special districts charge mitigation fees on new construction. The Truckee Fire Protection District is conducting an update to their mitigation fee study. The fee study serves as the basis or justification for their mitigation fee program. The update looks at current TFPD facilities and population and then projects future population and TFPD needs. The estimated cost for TFPD’s future buildings or equipment is then divided by the numbers of new units or people and then converted into a fee amount to be paid per square foot of construction. The fee update is proposed to be presented to the TFPD Board for adoption July 19. Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District is processing their annual inflationary adjustment to both mitigation fees and the Quimby in-lieu fees for subdivisions. Their fee study was done in 2013 and it also looks at existing facilities and population and estimates what will be needed in the future. Their increase was adopted by the TDRPD May 26. For both of these districts, the Truckee Town Council and Nevada County Board of Supervisors must approve the special districts’ fee increases for construction occurring within the Town or County. The effective date of both increases is set for October 1. Please do not hesitate to contact CATT Executive Director Pat Davison 530-550-9999 or pat@ca-tt.com for more information about mitigation fees for special districts.

Members of LGAC

The current membership of CATT’s Local Government Affairs Committee includes Chairman Michael Forshee (Forshee Construction), Vice Chairman Mitch Clarin (Mitchell T. Clarin), Tony Commendatore (Aegis Insurance Markets), Eric Bacon (Bacon Collaborative Design & Engineering, Inc.), John Pruyn (High West Landscape Architects), John Wood (Loverde Builders, Inc.), Jim Smith (Mark Tanner Construction, Inc.), Rich Molsby (Molsby & Bordner, LLP), Kristi Thompson (MWA, Inc.), and Ryan Swenson (Simpson Strong-Tie). The Committee is always looking for more members. If fees, regulations, codes, and policy interest you, contact LGAC Chair Michael Forshee at 530.412.0866 or forsheeconst@gmail.com.

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19th ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT continued from page 1

BOX LUNCH SPONSOR: APPETIZER SPONSOR: HOLE 13/14 BAR SPONSOR: HOLE 6/7 BAR SPONSOR: SCOREBOARD SPONSOR: RAFFLE-MOBILE SPONSOR: T-SHIRT SPONSOR: TOTE BAG SPONSOR: GOLF TOWEL SPONSOR: FLASK SPONSOR: WATER BOTTLE SPONSOR: DIVOT TOOL / BALL MARKER SPONSOR: GOLF TEES SPONSOR: GOLF CART SPONSOR: GOLF BALL SPONSOR: POSTERS & SIGNAGE: PHOTO SLEEVE:

PrimeSource Building Products, Inc. Dupont Tyvek Aegis Insurance Markets Belgard Martis Camp Koch Elevator Co. Weiland by Andersen LP Insurance Services, Inc. Cedar Valley Manufacturing, Inc. Henry Blueskin Mitek Builder Products Incline Tahoe Glass Co., Inc. Truckee-Tahoe Lumber Co. Disdero Lumber Co. Andersen Windows The Office BOSS and Tahoe Print Shop nvision Glass

CONTEST SPONSORS: Putting Contest @ Putting Green: Trus Joist Engineered Wood Products & Keller Lumber Sales Chipping Contest @ Hole #13: All-Coast Forest Products, Inc. Straightest Drive @ Hole #6: Bobby Jones Concrete Longest Drive @ Hole #4: Rockwood Tree Services & Defensible Space Longest Drive @ Hole #18: Exteriors Landscaping Closest to the Hole @ Hole #16: American Building Supply, Inc. / Jeld-Wen Scottsdale Hole-in-One @ Hole #3: Plumas Bank Pinehurst Hole-in-One @ Hole #13: Signature Landscapes Sierra Pebble Beach Hole-in-One @ Hole #7: nvision Glass SILENT AUCTION DONORS: Tahoe Mountain Club (Gray’s Crossing & Old Greenwood), Schaffer’s Mill Golf Club, Northstar Resort, Somersett Golf & Country Club, Whitehawk Ranch Golf Club, Duncan Golf Management (Dayton Valley Country Club, Wolf Run Golf Club, Lakeridge Golf Course, Tahoe City Golf Course), BMD, Inc., Accent Window, Consolidated Electrical

Distributors, Mountain Hardware & Sports, Hills Flat Lumber Company, Eldorado Hotel Casino, (NASTC) North American Ski Training Center, Tahoe Donner Association, Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge RAFFLE DONORS: AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah, Las Panchitas Restaurant, Mutual of Omaha, The Auto & Tire Doctor, Truckee-Tahoe Lumber Co., DBI Beverage, DHC Supplies, Inc., Disdero Lumber Co., CED Consolidated Electrical Distributors, CORE Construction Management, Glow Salon, HD Supply, Lombardi Insurance Solutions, Hills Flat Lumber Company, RK Contractor’s Inc., Sasquatch Tavern & Grill, Stone’s Country Tire, Tahoe City Chevron, Tahoe Donner Association, Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District, Waddell & Reed, Weyerhaeuser, Moody’s Bistro Bar & Beats, Cabela’s, Simpson Strong-Tie, California Cascade Building Materials Special Thanks to the CATT Golf Tournament Committee: Co-Chairs Andrew Cross (Truckee-Tahoe Lumber Co.) and Aaron Griggs (Griggs Custom Homes), Raffle Chairman and Course Marshal Nick Ratto, and Committee Members: Ryan Swenson (Simpson Strong-Tie), Paul Douglass (PADJR, LLC), Peter Gerdin (Peter S. Gerdin, Architect), Mike Rasumssen (Trus Joist Engineered Wood Products), John Manocchio (Waddell & Reed), Peter Knight (Accent Window), Keith Kelly (KSA / Kelly & Stone Architects, Inc.), Nick Koch (Koch Elevator Co.), Ben Harris (LP Insurance Services, Inc.), Josh Munns (nvision Glass) Volunteers the day of the Tournament included: Ray Hernandez (BMD), Lisa Burns (Ward-Young Architecture & Planning), Tally Meek (PIA Sierra Insurance Associates), Ken Foster (KB Foster Civil Engineering), Julie Johnson-Holland & Anna Stevens (Interior Design by Julie JohnsonHolland), Susan Driscoll (Aegis Insurance Markets), Jay Graham & Erika Kramer (Signature Landscapes Sierra), Hillary Talbot (Architect Mason Kirby, Inc.), Cheryl Lombardi (Lombardi Insurance Solutions), Ami Vannoy (Nor-Cal Floor Design, Inc.), Emily Vitas (Truckee-Tahoe Lumber Company), Della Romano (AAA Insurance Northern California, Nevada & Utah), Elizabeth Wainscoat (Plumas Bank), Steve Stegmeir (Ahern Rentals), Shelly Dunbar (Nevada State Bank), Gina Bennett (US Bank Mortgage Services), Tim Zabel (ABS-American Building Supply), and Official Photographers Jennifer Doss (PacWood), and Allyson Bolton (A Typical Consulting + Events)

Choices Kitchen Gets A New Stove

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hoices, a nonprofit day program supporting adults with developmental disabilities, received a much needed cooktop and oven, thanks to some help from generous donors, the Rotary Club of Truckee, and C.A.T.T. Community Project, a charitable arm of the Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe. Kimberly Majors, the program director for Choices explains, “At our program, we teach our clients the skills they need to become successful, independent community members. One very important skill to living independently is being able to prepare meals and feed yourself. At our day program facility on Pioneer Trail, we have been using hot plates and crockpots to teach these skills, but this does not translate into the home.” Kimberly applied for and received a grant from the Rotary Club. With $500 and help from CATT member Charlie Riley (Truckee Hometown Sears Store) the new stove was delivered to the site. “Unfortunately, it was then that we learned the 30-amp outlet and wire gate would not support the stove; it needed a 50-amp outlet and about 40 feet of copper wiring.” Community Project Chairman Dave Rhoden (Caseywood) reached out for help from the CATT membership. John Walterscheid (Consolidated Electrical Distributors, Inc.) stepped right up to donate all materials and supplies. Tyler Wright (TW Electric) donated his time and expertise in the installation. “We’re finally able to help our clients learn the life skills they need to become independent”, Kimberly said. “We so appreciate all your work and organization for getting us our new, working range! We love it and will put it to great use! Thank you C.A.T.T. Community Project!”

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Clients at Choices learning to safely operate their new stove


TRAINING/ EDUCATION Everything You Always Wanted to Know about MOLD but Were Afraid to Ask

Smart Landscape Practices for Energy & Resource Efficiency

Tuesday, July 12, 12 Noon to 1:00 p.m. Q&A afterwards. Refreshments will be served. CATT Office: 12313 Soaring Way, Suite 1G, Truckee This class is presented by CATT member Tahoe Mold and Water (TMW). The presenter is Ned Riley, a local mold consultant and remediation contractor. Attendees will be provided a checklist titled, “Preventing Mold in New Construction.” The class is designed for contractors and builders looking to improve the way they build and maintain their job sites. Free to CATT Members/$10 charge for non-members. RSVP: CATT 530-550-9999 or info@ca-tt.com.

Tuesday, July 19, 6:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Truckee Donner PUD Board Room, 11570 Donner Pass Road, Truckee The Truckee Donner Public Utility District is the host for this free seminar aimed at helping community members save water, money and have beautiful landscaping. Jana Vanderhaar of Verdant Connections will share smart landscape practices that save resources and save energy, which ultimately means saving money. For more info: Truckee Donner PUD 530-582-3931 or go to tdpud.org and click on the calendar.

Water-Wise Landscaping

Top Seven Business Mistakes

Tuesday, August 30, 6 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Truckee Donner PUD Board Room, 11570 Donner Pass Road, Truckee The Truckee Donner Public Utility District is the host for this free seminar. Bonnie Turnbull of Master Gardeners of Lake Tahoe will talk about waterwise landscaping with tips and tricks to save water and money without watching the garden turn brown. For more info: Truckee Donner PUD 530-582-3931 or go to tdpud.org and click on the calendar.

Wednesday, July 13, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Q&A afterwards. CATT Office: 12313 Soaring Way, Suite 1G, Truckee This class is presented by CATT member Mann, Urrutia, Nelson, CPAs & Associates, LLP. Here is the list: Software recommendations–Expensify; Accelerate Deductions and Defer Income; Don’t Squander Your Gift Tax Exclusion; Maximize “Above-the-Line” Deductions; Perform an Overall Financial Checkup; Get Your Quickbooks Running; Charitable Contributions. Free to CATT Members/$10 charge for non-members. RSVP: CATT 530-550-9999 or info@ca-tt.com.

TCPUD

CATT member Erskine Photography recently joined forces with Glasforms and Art Obsessions to open a new collaborative gallery called Art Truckee. Art Truckee is located in the old Capitol Building at 10072 Donner Pass Road in downtown Truckee. The goal of the collaborative gallery is to bring back a little bit of Truckee’s beloved history and more of the culture that already brings people to downtown. Beautiful photography, paintings, blown glass and other pieces of unique art are on display for purchase. Live music, theatre and other inspired performing arts will also add to Art Truckee’s historic ambience. Congratulations to Erskine Photography on this new venture!

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CLARK + KENSINGTON Is Again Sponsor of CATT Awards Competition

he 2016 CATT Awards program will again be sponsored by CLARK + KENSINGTON, a premium line of paint + primer in one available exclusively at Ace Hardware. CATT member Mountain Hardware & Sports is a full service Ace Hardware store. More information about the Awards program and our wonderful sponsor CLARK + KENSINGTON will be disseminated in September. Remember to take photos of your projects so you are ready for the awards competition. The Nomination period for individuals and projects is tentatively set to open the second Friday of September and run for a three week period.

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he Tahoe City Public Utility District (TCPUD)’s Technical Services Division recently held a Contractors’ Forum to increase the District’s public outreach efforts and establish better communication with contractors who frequently work within the TCPUD service area. TCPUD’s Support Services Department Director, Sean Barclay and Technical Services Supervisor, Kris Vickers discussed the District’s commitment to providing our customers with the highest level of service while running an efficient, cost effective operation that is responsible to all of our customers, rate-payers and tax payers. The Forum included some great feedback and discussion on how we can work to better serve the contractor community. We plan to hold another forum next spring and will work with CATT to spread the word. The Technical Services team is committed to acting in accordance with the District’s Core Values and would like to encourage your feedback, positive or negative on how we’re living up to these values. Please feel free to contact Kris Vickers by email at kvickers@tcpud.org or by phone at 530-580-6328. Should you have any questions regarding a project within TCPUD’s service area please contact the Technical Services Department at 530-580-6281. District offices are open M–F from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Important District information such as Ordinances and the Core Values can be found on our website: www.tcpud.org Thank you and good luck during this busy construction season!

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Q&A for Contractors By Shauna Krause, President, Capitol Services, Inc.

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contractor ‘stepping up to the plate’ for his first application ‘triples’ a question down the right line in seeking expert advice. Another interested in getting back to work discovers there is an extra step or two because of his ‘inactivity’. Like a rerun of Johnny Carson’s rerun of The Tonight Show’s fortune teller act Karnak-The-Great, I ‘telecommunicate’ an answer for an electrical contractor… Q: We currently have a “C-10” (Electrical) license. I am aware that we can do low voltage work with our current license, however some of our customer’s request that we have a “C-7” (Low Voltage) license in order to do telecommunications work. How difficult would it be to add that classification to our license? Would I have to take the test? A: B&P Code section 7065.3 allows for Contractors to request a Waiver of the Trade Exam for some additional classifications—if the classification is closely related to your current license and is a significant portion of the work you perform. These Waiver requests are reviewed on a case-by-case basis and is dependent on your work experience and project background, but I believe you would have a pretty good chance of being approved to Waive the exam based on your “C-10” experience. Waiver requests need to be done in writing. Q: I’m scheduled to take the “B” (General Building) exam at the end of the month. (1) If I don’t pass how much does it cost to retake it? (2) How long do I have to wait to take it again? (3) Is there a limit to the number of times I can take it?

A: If you fail the exam you are required to pay a $60 rescheduling fee. The fee should be submitted with the application on the bottom of the notice informing you that you didn’t pass. The CSLB will then reschedule you for the exam (usually about three weeks out), and you can take the exam as many times as needed within an 18-month period. If you don’t pass within 18 months, your application ‘strikes out’ and will be void. Q: I have an Inactive license that I obtained years ago and I want to Reactivate it. The Responsible Managing Employee (RME) that I used to obtain the license no longer works with me and I want to become the Responsible Managing Officer (RMO) on the license. Can I still reactivate it? A: Yes, however, a reactivation application requires the signature of your Qualifier. Therefore, I would suggest completing an Application to Replace your Qualifier in order to then add yourself as the RMO, and then request a Reactivation application. Call if you need any assistance. While knowledge is power, knowing where to go for the answers is half the battle. Get expert assistance immediately when you call 866-4430657, email info@cutredtape.com, or write us at Capitol Services, Inc., 1225 8th St., Ste. 500, Sacramento, CA 95814. Research past columns at www.cutredtape.com.

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2016 BOARD OF DIRECTORS EXECUTIVE OFFICERS Mitch Clarin, President Mitchell T. Clarin Mike Nethersole, Vice-President M.D. Construction & Consulting Ryan Swenson, Secretary Simpson Strong-Tie Paul Griggs, Treasurer Griggs Custom Homes Joshua Root, Past President Root of Design Electric DIRECTORS Andrew Cross, Truckee-Tahoe Lumber Co. Michael Ellis, Reno Truss, Inc. Michael Forshee, Forshee Construction Ken Foster, K.B. Foster Civil Engineering Greg Haupert, Sierra Integrated Systems, Inc. Grady Jones, Bobby Jones Concrete Rich Loverde, Loverde Builders, Inc. Mark Neave, NSM Corporation Ted Reviglio, Western Nevada Supply Chris Tennant, Mt. Lincoln Construction, Inc.

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CATT’s MISSION: To promote a positive business environment for the building and housing industry and enhance opportunities for its members and the community

CATT Stats

W E LCO M E NEW MEMBERS OrePac Building Products – Scott Kassahn Tahoe Landscape Architecture – Janet Green GilanFarr + Associates Architecture – Phil GilanFarr

General Contractors

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Sub-Contractors

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Associates/Suppliers

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Professionals

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Organizations 7 Retired 1 Total

CATT Jobs to Bid & Permit #s

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CATT Jobs to Bid Sent Out in May/YTD Total: Private

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Building Permits Issued in May/YTD Total: Truckee New Single Family Residential

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Eastern Placer County New Single Family Residential

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Beauty & the Beast

Shown FullView Modern with Willow Doors CA LIC# 775721. NV LIC# 075038. Mendota gas fireplaces are beautiful on the outside and extremely rugged on the inside. Made with fullseam welding and heavy gauge steel. You have to see these gorgeous designs to believe how ruggedly they’re made. Visit our Main Showroom at 11403 Brockway Road, Truckee • 530-587-6681 • MountainHomeCenter.com

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CATT A LOG July 2016  

Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe official monthly newsletter.

CATT A LOG July 2016  

Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe official monthly newsletter.