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Dear Members,

Letter from MBA President..........................1

It hardly seems possible that we are into the month of February. We are all hoping for a successful and peaceful 2011. MBA is here to help you any way we can. MBA has made some very exciting changes the last couple of months. One of these is the Bulletin you are reading right now. Our new “look “is user friendly and we hope you will find it much easier to navigate to the sections you are interested in. If you want to print any, or all, of the bulletin you can do that as well!

Welcome our new members.........................2 MBA Membership .........................................3 Directors & Officer.........................................4 Casey Mazzoni- Legislative..........................5 Local Advertising...........................................6

Dave Trahan Board President

Contractor Orientation.................................7 Message From The CSLB...............................8 CSLB Enforcement...................................9 Career Pathways............................................10 Home Energy Retrifit Occupations...........11

Very big news! If you haven’t heard MBA has purchased the Marin Home Show! We have completely re-invented the show with all new management, new look and brand new enthusiasm. The new name is “The Marin Home and Garden Expo”. Give us a call if you would like to be a sponsor, exhibitor or volunteer on the weekend of the big show. In planning our yearly calendar we always put our membership first!

MBA’s Open House!.....................................12 Safety Topic- Traffic Control Safety.....13-14 Requesting Sub Bids...............................15-18 SMART...........................................................19 MBA-2011 Open Enrollment/Healt Ins...20 Chelsea Lee: Benefits Consultant...............21 Marin Home & Gargen Show-...................22

We start the year by hosting our Annual Crab Feed, which was held Friday, February 11. We have open enrollment in February for our health plans. We will host a public Open House at the MBA on March 2, 2011 from 4–7PM. This will be an informative event where you can see firsthand the benefits that are available to you through your membership. Bring a friend or just stop by yourself for a cocktail or bite to eat. This will be a fun event. Please respond to Barbara @marinba.org to make your reservation.

Insurance Open House................................23

Also included on our calendar: scholarship events, seminars, golf tournament, continued education, online plan room tutorials, certifications and much much more!

Water Watch..................................................33

We have it all! Please don’t hesitate to drop in to YOUR Marin Builders Association Office. Introduce yourself to the newest staff members, enjoy our plan room, use the member only work stations or just have a cup of coffee. It is your Association. Let us know what we can do for you. Have a healthy and prosperous year. Dave Trahan Board President

Permits/Liens ..........................................24-25 Membership Application............................26 Bid Schedule.............................................27-29 Phil Vermeulen..............................................30 MBA Insurance Advertising.......................31 Classified Ads................................................32 EPA Seminar..................................................34 Thank You: Crab Feed Sponsors & Contrib utors!...............................................................35

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February - Welcome our new members! HASS WOOD & IVORY WORK’S. INC. Matt Rodrigo, Bill Cagno Bob Hass 184 Harbor Way So. San Francisco. CA 94080 Millwork Rec by: Dave Trahan Refs: Dave Trahan

Calling all MBA members who are in the business of building fine homes in the Bay Area. PJ Bremier, who writes on Fine Living for both the Marin IJ and the Marin Magazine as well as on her blog http://www. designswirl.net/, will be doing a presentation on Beautiful Homes in the Bay Area at your Marin Home & Garden Expo. Her focus is on three types of homes; Green, Universal Design and Modern. If you have high resolution photos of your projects that fit in one or more of these categories and want to submit them to PJ for possible inclusion in her presentation, please contact the Marin Home & Garden Expo program director Erma Murphy. Erma's email is marinpublicity@gmail.com. We are looking forward to you showing off your great work!

MISSION STATEMENT

The Marin Builders Association serves the construction industry by promoting high ethical and professional standards, providing quality services to our members, and working responsibly with our community for the enhancement of the building industry. Since 1958, MBA has expanded its role to include representation of construction industry views before governmental agencies as well as a wide range of public protection programs. We are always available to provide expert guidance to city, county and state governments on building and development policies and have dedicated ourselves to improving the public's understanding of the construction industry. We recognize a responsibility to the well-being of the community and the environment. Our members respond to the needs of the community by participating in projects with both financial and in-kind support of the non-profit service providers and public agencies. We are proud of the fact that the Association is certified as a Green Business and was the 2005 recipient of the Marin Economic Commission's "Environmental Values and Resources Award of Excellence". Marin Builders Association ◆ Weekly Bulletin ◆ 2 Page 2 Page


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MBA Membership Brings You Out In Front

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To Join: www.marinba.org or mba@marinba.org Phone: 415-462-1220

E-Bulletin Members receive a weekly e-bulletin featuring Projects To Bid, Bid Results, Legislative News IndustryArticles,Legal Information, Advertising, Safety Topics and More. Large Plan Room Located at our office for members to check out the plans and specs, review and prepare estimates in separate booths with wireless connection. Open Monday—Friday, 8am to 5pm. Overnight and weekend check out is available. Online PlanRoom MBA offers online planroom access to all members. Information is in real time. All members have the ability to subscribe to any of the other participating exchanges online planrooms. Seminar/Conference Room Rental Peter Arrigoni Community Room is available for meetings trainings, seminars, gatherings. Website & Construction Referral Guide MBA has an extensive website with an alphabetical and category membership directory which is an excellent resource for homeowners and associates. The Construction Referral Guide is published and distributed countywide. Green Building Committee Green Building Committee serves the construction industry by promoting the best green building practices, providing quality education opportunities to our members and working responsibility with our community for the enhancement of the Green Building Industry. MARIN HOME & GARDEN EXPO The Home and Garden Expo is a great opportunity to present your exceptional products and services directly to the consumer in an educational and sales environment. 415/507-1537

ADVERTISING & MARKETING MBA offers competitive marketing opportunities,including advertising in both the weekly bulletin, and website home page and sponsorships of events and seminars GROUP INSURANCE MBA members can save time and money by enrolling in our group workers compensation and health insurance programs. EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS MBA seminars & trainings include Lien Law Business Management, OSHA Compliance, and Green Building,and more. SOCIAL FUNCTIONS Annually MBA hosts the Scholarship Awards Ceremony, Golf Tournament, Crab Feed, Holiday Open House Architecture Design Competition, Health Fair and more. SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM MBA members, employees, and their families are eligible to apply for the annual Scholarship Award Program. DISCOUNTED FORMS AND PUBLICATIONS CA Preliminary Lien Notices, Mechanic’s Liens, Lien Releases, Payment Release Forms. LEGISLATIVE MOITORING Representation is provided through staff and lobbyist written testimony and personal appearances before governing bodies. PERMISSION TO USE MBA LOGO Exclusive use of MBA Logo on member websites and collateral to demonstrate their affiliation with MBA and commitment to the construction industry. Page◆ 3Page 3 Marin Builders Association ◆ Weekly Bulletin


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MBA Directors & Officers President Dave Trahan - Patriot Mechanical Vice President Mark Silvia - Marin Mechanical Inc Chief Financial Officer Jeff Mertel - Mertel Carpets Inc Secretary Aimi Dutra - The Dutra Group Past President Jeff Grady - Grady Consulting Services EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/SAFETY DIRECTOR Klif Knoles Barry Arends - Morris Roofing Tyler Doherty - Cal West Rentals Inc Gary Frugoli - Construction Consultant Peter Migale - Migale Painting C Keith Dotto - Dotto Glass, Inc. Jim Schalich - Schalich Brothers Construction Dick Ghilotti - Ghilotti Construction Company Dave Garbarino - Marin Sanitary Service, Inc. Jeff Pottorff - North Bay Landscape Management Diane Henderson- DMH Land Use Planning STAFF Paula Krause - Office Manager Barbara Jones - Membership Manager Diane Van Renselaar - Plan Room Technician Kellie Buono - Administrative Assistant/Reception Chriss Daniels - Publications Editor/Website/Media Casey Mazzoni - Legislative Analyst The weekly bulletin is owned by MBA & is available to member firms only: www.marinba.org or email 660 Las Gallinas Avenue, San Rafael, CA 94903 Publisher: Klif Knoles Publication Editor: Chriss Daniels chriss@marinba.org

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NOVATO Novato City planning commission on break The Novato planning commission has had no meetings for months due to slow economy. The Planning Commission last met on Oct. 4. All of its meetings since then have been cancelled. The reason is because there’s no new development for the commission to consider. City staff claim the department has never seen such slow times. City’s planners are keeping busy working on the controversial affordable housing issue. Novato needs to zone for 676 units of affordable housing to meet state and regional mandates. SAN RAFAEL Marin Sanitary Service to offer Food Composting Monday, the San Rafael City Council unanimously passed a policy that will increase rates for garbage to pay for a new residential food-waste pickup service. Marin Sanitary Service customers can now add food scraps to green waste bins, which will be hauled by the San Rafael-based Marin Sanitary Service weekly. By law, MSS has to pick up more frequently if food scraps are left out in the trash bins. The new service is scheduled to roll out in various jurisdictions, including San Rafael, starting March 1. To offer this service MSS will need to increase the number of trucks and drivers to cover weekly collections. from 2010 and franchise fees. The changes mean that the cost of a 32-gallon garbage can will increase from $24.95 to $27.67. A year ago there was no food-scrap recycling in Marin County. But last year, MSS began testing a pilot program in various Marin jurisdictions. City officials said they hoped this was a step toward zero waste. The new rates are effective retroactively to Jan. 1. Central San Rafael SMART Station Before the San Rafael SMART station is built the agency must solve some issues. The plan is to build the station at the Whistlestop location, but the senior program will have to relocate due to lack of parking. The downtown San Rafael station will include a two-platform design with the southbound platform about eight feet from Tamalpais Avenue. This leaves no space for street parking, which is essential for Whistlestop clientele. Whistlestop, provides food programs and other services to seniors with disabilities and has been located at 930 Tamalpais Ave. for 40 years. It serves over 5,000 people annually, many of them traveling by car. For more information on this issue or any other issues of interest to the construction industry please contact Casey Mazzoni at 415.342.3328 or casey@marinba.org

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SAFETY TOPIC Traffic Control Safety When road workers build, maintain, repair, or conduct other work on public streets or highways, they must be protected from traffic or haulage hazards. A variety of traffic control measures such as signs, lights, and other devices, along with continuous patrol, detours, and barricades can be used as traffic control measures, depending on the type of road and the work being done. Cal/OSHA requires road workers to choose traffic control measures that meet the requirements of the California Vehicle Code, Section 21400, and comply with the "California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways," (September 26, 2006). When you start work near a road, evaluate the work site for hazards. Look for blind corners, how heavy the traffic is, and how fast it flows. Note the weather, temperature, and visibility and how they will affect the work that you are doing and how motorists will respond. Plan and draw out a diagram of your work site layout including the staging area, buffer area, transition area, and work area. Determine, based on the road type and the typical vehicle speeds, how many advanced warning signs you will need and how long the buffer area and tapers need to be. Use at least one warning sign before the road work area begins to inform motorists that they are approaching an area where workers may be in the road. You may need more signs depending on sight distance along the road. Use a tapered line of cones to establish and separate the work area and redirect traffic away from workers. Use clean, unbroken, and highly visible safety cones to outline traffic lanes. Inspect all signs, signals, and lights to make sure they are working properly.

Notify law enforcement if you are going to be controlling traffic and request an enforcement zone if necessary. You can also notify and request the presence of the local Department of Transportation. Keep an emergency vehicle, lights, flares, air horns, and signs available on the work site in case there is an accident or other emergency. Inspect all of your tools, equipment, and signage to ensure that they function properly. Ensure that all mobile equipment has a backup warning device or use spotters with radios when moving equipment. Road workers should be visible to all other workers in the area and to the motorists passing by. Wear warning garments such as vests, jackets, shirts or pants in orange, strong yellow-green, or fluorescent colors. In rainy weather, wear orange, strong yellow-green, or yellow rainwear. During hours of darkness, your warning garments should be retroreflective, meaning that light shined on the clothing from a headlight or a work light will reflect back toward the driver or user to increase visibility. The retroreflective material should be visible from at least 1,000 feet. Your clothing should have at least one horizontal stripe of retroreflective material around the torso. White clothing with retroreflective material is also allowed. The above evaluations and/or recommendations are for general guidance only and should not be relied upon for legal compliance purposes. They are based solely on the information provided to us and relate only to those conditions specifically discussed. We do not make any warranty, expressed or implied, that your workplace is safe or healthful or that it complies with all laws, Page 13◆ Page 13 Marin Builders Association ◆ Weekly Bulletin


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SAFETY TOPIC Traffic Control Safety Seguridad en el Control de Tráfico Cuando los trabajadores construyen, hacen mantenimiento, reparan o ejecutan otras tareas en calles o carreteras públicas, deben estar protegidos contra los peligros del tráfico y los vehículos de transporte. Se puede utilizar una amplia variedad de medidas de control, tales como señales, luces y otros dispositivos, junto con patrullaje continuo, desvíos y barricadas, dependiendo del tipo de camino y de los trabajos que se realizan. Cal/OSHA exige que los trabajadores en caminos elijan medidas de control de tráfico que cumplan con los requerimientos del Código Vehicular de California (California Vehicle Code), Sección 21400, y cumplan también con el Manual de California para Dispositivos Uniformes de Control de Tráfico para Calles y Carreteras (California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices for Streets and Highways), de fecha septiembre 26, 2006. Al comenzar los trabajos cerca de un camino, evalúe los peligros en el sitio de trabajo. Busque esquinas ciegas, estime la densidad del tráfico, así como su velocidad. Considere el tiempo, la temperatura y la visibilidad, y cómo estos factores puedan afectar el trabajo que se realiza y cómo los conductores puedan responder. Planifique y dibuje un diagrama de la disposición del sitio de trabajo, incluyendo el área de almacenaje de materiales, área de seguridad, área de transición y área de trabajo. Determine, basado en el tipo de camino y la velocidad típica de los vehículos, cuántos avisos de advertencia serán necesarios y que longitud deberá tener el área de seguridad y el área de disminución de velocidad. Use al menos un aviso de advertencia antes del comienzo del área de trabajo para informar a los conductores que se están acercando a un área en que puede haber trabajadores en el camino. Se pueden requerir más avisos, dependiendo de la distancia que se alcanza a ver a lo largo del camino.

Use una línea diagonal de conos para establecer y separar el área de trabajo y dirigir el tráfico para que se aleje de los trabajadores. Use conos de tráfico limpios, sin desperfectos y de alta visibilidad para delinear los canales de tránsito. Inspeccione todos los avisos, las señales y las luces para asegurar que estén funcionando correctamente. Notifique a las autoridades de tránsito si usted necesita dirigir el tráfico, y solicite una zona de vigilancia policial si es necesario. Usted también puede notificar al Departamento de Transporte (Department of Transportation) local y solicitar su presencia. Tenga disponible un vehículo de emergencia, luces, bengalas, bocinas de aire y avisos en el sitio de trabajo en caso de que ocurra un accidente u otra emergencia. Inspeccione todas las herramientas, equipos y avisos para asegurar que funcionen correctamente. Asegúrese de que todos los equipos móviles tengan un dispositivo de aviso de retroceso, o usen ayudantes con radios al mover los equipos. Los trabajadores de caminos deberán ser visibles a todos los demás trabajadores en el área y a los conductores que transitan cerca de ellos. Use ropa de advertencia, tales como chalecos, chaquetas, camisas o pantalones color naranja, verde-amarillo vivo o colores fluorescentes. En tiempo lluvioso, use ropa impermeable de color naranja, verde-amarillo vivo o amarillo. Durante la noche, la ropa que se usa debe ser reflectante, o sea, que la luz que se proyecte contra la ropa desde un faro de auto o de una luz de trabajo, se refleje de regreso al conductor para mejorar la visibilidad. El material reflectante deberá ser visible desde al menos 1,000 pies. La ropa deberá tener al menos una franja horizontal de material reflectante alrededor del pecho. También se permite el uso de ropa blanca con material Page 14◆ Page 14 Marin Builders Association ◆ Weekly Bulletin


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Requesting Sub Bids

February 14,2011 Issue #7 To place an outreach ad please contact chriss@marinba.org Deadline for Outreach Ad is Tuesday for the following Monday publish date.

John Plane Construction, Inc. Is seeking qualified DVBE/SBE subcontractors/suppliers to perform a commercially useful function for the following project:

Project #: 11093 Project name: 1360 43rd Avenue School Modernization Awarding Department: SFUSD Location: San Francisco Bid Date: 2/15/11 Trades needed: All Applicable Trades Contact: Vikki Alioto Phone: (415) 468-0555 Ext. 12 Fax: (415) 468-0540 Email: vikki@johnplane.com John Plane Construction, Inc. 100 North Hill Drive, Suite 12 Brisbane, CA 94005

THIS IS A PREVAILING WAGE JOB

OUTREACH ADVERTISING INFORMATION AD SIZE

MEMBER RATE/PER ISSUE

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THE WEEKLY BULLETIN IS PUBLISHED EVERY MONDAY MORNING AT 8A.M. AND SENT OUT TO A MEMBER ONLY DISTRIBUTION LIST. THE BULLETIN IS PUBLISHED ON THE ISSUE.COM WEBSITE AND CAN ALSO BE VIEWD AND PUBLISHED OFF OF THE MBA WEBSITE. FOR ADVERTISING QUESTIONS OR SUBMITTELSCONTACT: chriss@marinba.org OR CALL 415-462-1220 Marin Builders Association ◆ Weekly Bulletin Page◆15Page 15


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Requesting Sub Bids

Deadline for Outreach Ad is Tuesday for the following Monday publish date.

SVALA CONSTRUCTION 380 Beach Road Burlingame, CA. 94010 Phone: 650-353-8233 Fax: 650-343-8238 AEOE Requesting Sub Bids from Qualified subcontractors/suppliers for: San Francisco Immersion School District Chinese School of Modernization San Francisco, CA. Bid Date: February 17, 2011 @ 2:oop.m. Seeking Subcontractors and Material for ALL Trades

INVITATION TO BID City of Berkeley ("City"), will receive sealed Bids at City of Berkeley, Purchasing Manager's Office Located at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center, 2180 Milvia Street, Third Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704 Telephone (510) 981-7320 until 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 15, 2011, for the following public work. Specification No. 11-10564-C CITY OF BERKELEY BERKELEY PUBLIC LIBRARY NORTH BRANCH IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

ALTEN CONSTRUCTION, INC. 720 12 STREET. RICHMOND,CA 94801 TEL# 510-234-4200 FAX#510-234-4221 REQUESTING SUB BIDS FOR: UC DAVIS- KING HALL RENOVATION 7 EXSPANSION RENOVATION PLANS FROM : UC DAVIS $9MILLION ESTIMATE http://reprographics.ucdavis.edu/store/

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Deadline for Outreach Ad is Tuesday for the following Monday publish date.

Di Giorgio Contracting ALTEN CONSTRUCTION, INC. 720 12 STREET. RICHMOND,CA 94801 TEL# 510-234-4200 FAX#510-234-4221 REQUESTING SUB BIDS FOR: BERKELEY PUBLIC LIBRARY,CLAREMONT BRANCH PROJECT#10-04126 CITY OF BERKELEY PLANS FROM ARC 415-602-8577 $2.9 ESTIMATE

AN EEOP COMPANY, REQUESTS QUOTATIONS FROM CERTIFIED DVBE/MBE/WBE/SBE/DBE/ LBE/SLBE SUBCONTRACTORS AND SUPPLIERS AND ALL QUALIFIED SUBCONTRACTORS & SUPPLIERS FOR ALL TRADES FOR THE FOLLOWING PROJECT: San Francisco Unified School District-Chinese Immersion Bid Date: Feb 17, 2011 @ 2:00pm

ALTEN CONSTRUCTION, INC. 720 12 STREET. RICHMOND,CA 94801 TEL# 510-234-4200 FAX#510-234-4221 REQUESTING SUB BIDS FOR: CHINESE IMMERSION SCHOOL AT DE AVILA MODERIZATION 11082 SAN FRANCISCO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT FORD GRAPHICS 415-537-2200 $5.8 ESTIMATE

Contact: Tony Di Giorgio Subcontractor’s Bonds may be required, up to the full subcontract value. All Subcontractors submitting a bid to Di Giorgio Contracting Co. may be required to furnish a performance and payment bond on a bond form and from a Surety approved by Di Giorgio Contracting. Subcontractor bonds will be subject to the same requirements as set forth in the project documents of the job being bid. Di Giorgio Contracting will pay bond fees up to 1.5%. This is a PLA project. 8 Commercial Blvd., Suite E, Novato, Ca 94949 415.883.9700/ 415.884.2900 fax

ALTEN CONSTRUCTION, INC. 720 12 STREET. RICHMOND,CA 94801 TEL# 510-234-4200 FAX#510-234-4221 REQUESTING SUB BIDS FOR: BERKELEY PUBLIC LIBRARY NORTH BRANCH IMPROVEMENT PROJECT#10-04062 PLANS FROM ARC 415-602-8577

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For MBA Members Only: $100 Off Your Space! Missed out on the Early Bird Discount?

As an added benefit to your membership, we are now offering MBA members $100 off your space at the Marin Home & Garden Expo! Reserve your space today-this offer expires April 1, 2011. Offer applies only to MBA members who have not yet registered for the Marin Home & Garden Expo. Thousands of homeowners looking to improve their property are expected to be at the 2011 Marin Home and Garden Expo June 4th and 5th. Where will you be? For more information about becoming an Exhibitor, visit us at www.MarinHomeGarden.com

Questions? Contact Your Home Team: (415) 507-1537 info@marinhomegarden.com

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7,545 10,000 10,000 11,463 12,000 20,000 131,580 5,200 21,500 30,000 35,000 53,400 5,000 7,000 8,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 20,290 30,000 5,000 7,140 9,740 11,000 11,165 19,000 24,500 48,000 100,000 18,000 35,000 7,500 60,000

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63 Redwood Dr.

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15,000

Downing heating owner/Builder home Depot ongaro & Sons owner/Builder owner/Builder Red Goods Solar Brady Construction

225 San Francisco Blvd 22 Bennit Ave 109 San Francisco Blvd 122 Alder 21 Ross Ave. Apt#4 54 Oakland Ave. 7 Millbrae Ave 50 Greenfield Ave

furnace Kitchen Roof furnace Upgrades Roof PV Solar office

5,195 22,000 12,959 6,500 40,000 7,000 20,465 15,000

John Merten Alan Anderson STC D&E Dicksoit Co. STZ owner/Builder Adel yassin

166 Cresent Road Deck 12 Austin Ave Bathroom 241-247 Sir Francis Drake Rehab/Creek 56 longwood heat Sysytem 28 Durham Blvd Bathroom 51 Grove Lane Roof 8 Spruce St foundation

San Anselmo 1/5/11 1/11/11 1/11/11 1/12/11 1/12/11 1/9/11 1/18/11

Sarah Richards David Jones Town of San Anselmo Dicksoit Co Kathleen Cutter Karen fung Adonis Katicha

42,000 12,000 40,000 6,500 7,000 8,200 55,000

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Owner olrich Krage Etal Graham John Dolen Mark Waldo Point harbor Webb Catherine nadai Christopher harrison David Streitfeld henry 1044 Building Co Kaliski Dorothy Konstin John K Autry Jerry Kramer Kendall Collins John Woodhead laura Bissey Scott Gangale Gail A Swain franklin Petras Adam Cordrey Robert Giacomini Andrew Tuffanelli Sheila

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MClERAn, inC MClERAn, inC AR MSTRONG INST FRANZI DECONST JANNEY, STEVE ROOFING BALDWIN, JOHN ROOFING BALDWIN, JOHN ROOFING BALDWIN, JOHN ROOFING MARin MASTER BUilDERS oWnER/BUilDER REDiCAn hoMES PFAUTZ DESIGN ROGERS REMODEL INC. ROOFING SER VICES INC ROOFING SER VICES INC oWnER/BUilDER MCPhAil, JEff ConST oWnER/BUilDER lAMPERTi ConTR. & DES. REAL GOODS SOL AR, MARIN oWnER/BUilDER NORTHERN PACIFIC ROOFING oWnER oWnER

1361 Idylberry Rd San Rafael 562 Panoramic Hwy Mill Valley 201 Overlook Dr Bolinas 1 Gate 5 Rd C Bert h 602 Sausa 8 laurel Way Kentfield 224 SEAdrift Rd Stinson Beach 139 SEAdrift Rd Stinson Beach 124 Calle Del Arroyo Stinson B 1044 Sir Francis Drake Blvd Ke 133 SEMinary Dr Mill Valley 208 Reed Blvd Mill Valley 314 Dolan A ve Mill Valley 419 Via Herbosa Novato 74 Buckelew St Sausalito 150 Montecito Rd San Rafael 2540 Opalstone Ter San Rafael 430 Pinewood Dr San Rafael 1062 Bel Marin Keys Blvd Novat 67 los Ranchitos Rd San Rafael 159 laurel St inverness 65 Tamarack Rd San Geronimo 30 Vista Dr Kent field

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RECE IVED Owner hecht Kerry C Kubik nancy l Buckles Bambi Pratt Jeffrey oroz francisco lagunitas School Dist Barnett Bruce Brod Meryl Tateishi John Guillon Joel Petras Adam

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$19,750 $8,300 $12,000 $8,000 $5,818 $18,964 $7,703 $7,741 $130,000 $57,000 $12,000 $210,000 $30,000 $28,000 $25,000 $5,000 $26,600 $48,000 $88,500 $24,354 $2,000 $25,600 Type

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24-7 updated Bid Schedules online: www.marinba.org

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Project Bid Schedule

February 14,2011 Issue #7 Bid list subject to change prior to bid date, please check with association.

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February 14,2011 Issue #7 Bid list subject to change prior to bid date, please check with association.

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Bill Deadline Fast Approaching BY: Phil Vermeulen, Legislative Advocate Friday, February 14, 2011

Also In This Update •Two Important Bills We Are Sponsoring •Employers to Face UI Tax Increase

Next Friday, February 18th, is the deadline for new bill introductions. I will begin reporting on the important ones that affect your business once the deadline has past. Of course, we will have several important ones "in the hopper" as well. While most will be introduced over the course of the next week, one is already in print, AB 249 (Bill Berryhill). Under existing law, if your contractor's license lapses for any reason while performing any type of construction work, not only does the prime contractor (or owner if you are the prime) not have to pay you, he/she can require full payback of the money that has already been paid to you! While the intent of this law is to obviously ensure that you remain in full compliance at all times, it is much too Draconian and has become a legal "excuse" for an owner or a prime not to pay! Our bill, AB 249, ONLY applies to commercial and public works projects (residential will remain as is). It would change the law to allow for nonpayment to ONLY the time that the contractor was unlicensed. Obviously, this is not a full solution, but it is significantly better than existing law; AND, it is politically something that we can and will get through the process. Furthermore, once we get this bill into law, we can work on other changes. Local Hiring Requirements Have you noticed how cities around the state (like Los Angeles and San Francisco) are passing local hiring ordinances that require that bidders must use a certain percentage of workers from specific zip codes from within their community? So too, many cities are now starting to provide a 3-5% bidder's advantage to local contractors? While well-intentioned (depending upon your view!), these "fences" drive up costs and significantly reduce competition for myriad reasons.

Employers to Face UI Tax Increase Unemployment continues to soar above 12% in California and 1.7 million residents received Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits in 2010. The State has borrowed up to $9.8 billion from the federal government to pay out a record $23 billion in unemployment benefits. Now the Obama administrations’ budget contains a proposal that would give states the option to increase taxes on employers to fund their UI shortfall. Obama’s plan would increase the minimum tax wage base from $7,000 to $15,000. These federal minimum tax wage base has remained at $7,000 since 1983. The federal tax rate used for unemployment insurance would be cut in half, meaning the federal government would not see an increase in revenue from the adjustment. The proposal gives states the choice of increasing taxes, cutting benefits or a combination of both. Although these proposals would not go into effect until 2014, their approval will impact future decisions employers make regarding hiring and salary increases. In addition, the Obama budget proposal would halt the automatic tax increases imposed on employers when they the money borrowed reaches a certain level. This trigger is based on a State’s effort to pay the interest and principle of a federal UI loan. California has accrued a debt of $9.8 billion dollars from loans they have received from the federal government of which interest is due September 2011. Governor Brown has proposed that the interest be paid by borrowing money from the State Disability Fund, which is paid by employees. These proposals fall far short of addressing the massive UI deficits that over 20 states are facing. Tax increases in the middle of a recession will only prolong efforts for a true economic recovery. Instead of federal UI extensions and tax increases, the federal and state government should focus on improving the business climate and helping foster job growth. Permanent high-wage jobs are key to turning this economy

My colleagues and I are working on a bill that will address these issues. Unfortunately, the authority provided in existing law gives Charter Cities significant power to establish their own laws. In recognition of this fact, our bill will likely focus on removing these requirements for any local projects that use ANY state funds (which most do!!). Page 30 Marin Builders Association ◆ Weekly Bulletin ◆ Page 30


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February 14,2011 Issue #7 Classified ads are provided free to MBA members & staff. Please advise if position is filled or commodity is sold.

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FOR LEASE

Warehouse Space Northgate Industrial Park $ 1,000./month Available now, 1,059 sq ft warehouse space with bathroom, roll-up, personnel door & two off-street parking spaces Unit measures 23 ½ ft W x 48 ½ ft D Full Ceiling height – Approx 14’ Height to bottom of beams Approx 13’ Roll-up door measures 10’ W x 12’ H For more info or to see unit, call Bob Kunst Painting (415) 457-0100

Contractor Yard with Office $3,200.00 per month

Contractor yard with single wide office trailer Enclosed storage with fenced in yard. Approximately 4,900.00 sq. ft. total East San Rafael on Kerner (close to Home Depot) Close to Hwy. 580 & Hwy. 101 Please contact Brian McLeran (415)-456-7674

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WATER WATCH

Marin Municipal Water District Report On Water Levels, Use & Precipitation MMWD, serving Central and Southern Marin, reports on the following supply sources, reservoir levels, precipitation and temperature for the week ending February 6, 2011 Average Average Consumption million gallons/day gallons/**capita/day For Jan. 31, 2011 – Feb. 6, 2011 16.3 85.9 For same week in 2010 15.6 83.7 Storage Acre-feet (AF)* % of capacity Total capacity of 7 reservoirs 79,566 100 % Storage as of Feb. 6, 2011 79,217 99.6 % Storage for this date last year 69,401 87 % Average for this date 64,212 81 % Our current storage (79,217 AF) is 123 % of the average storage (64,212 AF) for this date. MMWD Reservoirs Russian River Supply Source Average Average million gallons/day million gallons/day For Jan. 31, 2011 – Feb. 6, 2011 10.8 5.5 For same week in 2010 6.4 9.2 Rainfall At Lake Lagunitas Total To Date Average Rainfall (Rainfall Year Begins July 1) (inches) To Date From July 1, 2010 – Feb. 6, 2011 32.50 32.43 From July 1, 2009 – Feb. 6, 2010 33.28 Average High Temperature Temperature (ºF) (at Corte Madera) For Jan. 31, 2011 – Feb. 6, 2011 For same week in 2010

71.7 62.6

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THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTED THE ANNUAL CRAB FEED WHICH BENEFITS THE MBA SCHOLARSHIP FUND

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