SBCWD BOARD MEETING MINUTES


WORKSHOP MEETING
FEBRUARY 3, 2000

A.    CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

President Jim Zell called a workshop meeting of the Board of Directors of the Stinson Beach County Water District to order at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 3, 2000, at the District Office located at 3785 Shoreline Highway in Stinson Beach, California.

Directors present:
Jim Zell, President
Robert Oliver, Vice President
Elizabeth Sapanai, Director
Charles Dutkin, Director

Directors tardy:
Joe Veit, Director - arrived 4:10

Treasurer absent:
Richard Gamble

Staff present:
Richard Dinges, General Manager
Raven Schauf, Recording Secretary

B.    PUBLIC EXPRESSION

No public expression

C.    ADOPTION OF AGENDA

The agenda was adopted as presented.

D.    GENERAL BUSINESS

  1. Discussion of Completion of Highlands Tank No. 2 and Steep Ravine Tank: Richard Dinges summarized the Projects. Motion to proceed with the filing of the Notice of Completion for Steep Ravine Tank made by Robert Oliver, seconded by Elizabeth Sapanai, approved by unanimous vote. Motion to proceed with the filing of the Notice of Completion for Highlands Tank No. 2 made by Charles Dutkin, seconded by Robert Oliver, approved by unanimous vote.
  2. Presentation by Charles Hanson, Fisheries Biologist, to Discuss the Endangered Species Act and Related Issues: Richard Dinges summarized a previous meeting held with William Hern and Steven Edmondson of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Mr. Hanson advised the Board of various problems, solutions and legal issues regarding the Endangered Species Act and it's relationship to the SBCWD. Topics included incidental taking, habitat conservation plans, governing agency enforcement, SBCWD responsibility and liability, procedural and funding options, project parameters, safe harbor provisions, cost implications, cooperative involvement with other local agencies, current habitat enhancement efforts and District strategy. Motion to direct the General Manager to meet with District Counsel in order to investigate a plan initiating the permit process and to initiate proposal submittals from independent environmental engineers made by Elizabeth Sapanai, seconded by Joe Veit, approved by unanimous vote.

E.    COMMITTEE REPORTS

None.

F.    Projects

Richard Dinges stated that the District received a non-compliance notice from DHS concerning the lead and copper rule and that he is currently generating a project plan in order to retrofit the plant for compliance. The Highlands pressure reducing station installation, originally bid out at $130,000., has been installed by District Staff at a cost of $69,000.

G.    ADJOURNMENT

Motion to adjourn made by Robert Oliver, seconded by Joe Veit, meeting adjourned at 5:35 p.m. by unanimous vote.




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