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.
Jim Zell, President
Robert Oliver, Vice President
Elizabeth Sapanai, Director
Charles Dutkin, Director
Joe Veit, Director - arrived 4:10
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
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.
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
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.
Motion to adjourn made by Robert Oliver, seconded by Joe Veit, meeting adjourned at
5:35 p.m. by unanimous vote.