FEBRUARY 26, 2000
A. CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
President Jim Zell called a regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Stinson Beach County
Water District to order at 9:35 a.m. on Saturday, February 26, 2000, at the District office located
at 3785 Shoreline Highway in Stinson Beach, California.
Jim Zell, President
Charles Dutkin, Director
Joe Veit, Director
Elizabeth Sapanai, Director
Robert Oliver, Vice President - arrived 9:45 a.m.
Raven Schauf, Recording Secretary
Richard Dinges, General Manager
Troy Pearce, Wastewater Engineer
B. PUBLIC EXPRESSION
Richard Kamieniecki, of the Stinson Beach Fire Protection District, requested that a letter be
drafted by the SBCWD prior to initiation of the next budget considerations indicating what
accomplishments have been achieved regarding the hydrant replacement program over the past
year and what kind of improvements are projected for the next year.
Marion Weber, of 7250 Panoramic, requested that two topics, educational opportunities and
cement asbestos pipe safety, be added as agenda items at the next meeting.
C. SETTING OF AGENDA
The Agenda was adopted as presented.
D. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Motion to approve January 6, 2000 minutes made by Elizabeth Sapanai, seconded by Charles
Dutkin, approved by unanimous vote. Motion to approve January 22, 2000 minutes made by
Elizabeth Sapanai, seconded by Charles Dutkin, approved by unanimous vote.
E. APPROVAL OF DISBURSEMENTS
Motion to approve the January, 2000 disbursements made by Charles Dutkin, seconded by Joe
Veit, approved by unanimous vote.
F. RECEIPT OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
Submission of the January, 2000 Financial Statements was postponed.
G. PUBLIC HEARING
Consideration of a Variance at 177 Seadrift Road, AP# 195-031-41, Schweitzer, Owner:
Andrea Arenovski, engineer for the applicant, summarized the existing and proposed
systems. Motion to approve a Variance to the 100 foot setback with the condition that
the existing well be permanently capped and sealed made by Elizabeth Sapanai,
seconded by Robert Oliver, denied by majority vote, Oliver and Dutkin in favor, Sapanai, Veit
and Zell, opposed.
Adoption of Resolution WW-2000-05, Directing the Abatement of a Nuisance at 37
Belvedere, AP# 195-193-28/29, Klein, Owner: Barry Ruderman, engineer for the applicant,
summarized the current situation and read a letter submitted by Mr. Klein requesting a two
month extension. Motion to grant a two month extension made by Joe Veit, seconded by
Elizabeth Sapanai, denied by majority vote, Oliver in favor, Sapanai, Veit, Zell and Dutkin
against. Motion to adopt Resolution WW-2000-05 made by Charles Dutkin, seconded by
Joe Veit, adopted by unanimous vote.
Adoption of Resolution WW-2000-06, Directing the Abatement of a Nuisance at 275
Calle del Mar, AP# 195-173-01, Robinson, Owner: Mary Robinson summarized the current
situation. Motion to adopt Resolution WW-200-06 made by Charles Dutkin, seconded by
Elizabeth Sapanai, adopted by unanimous vote.
Adoption of Resolution WS-2000-01 and WS-2000-02, Notice of Completions: Motion
to adopt Resolution WS-2000-02, Notice of Completion for Steep Ravine Tank, made by
Joe Veit, seconded by Elizabeth Sapanai, adopted by unanimous vote. Motion to
adopt Resolution WS-2000-02, Notice of Completion for Highlands Tank, made by Joe
Veit, seconded by Robert Oliver, adopted by unanimous vote.
H. GENERAL BUSINESS
Discussion of Draft Title III Water Code: The Board briefly discussed current revisions
to the Water Code and agreed to review the Code further at the next meeting.
I. COMMITTEE REPORTS
Jim Zell reported that the Habitat Restoration Committee had met and is moving forward.
Possible ways to disseminate costs, initiate multi-agency cooperation and promote water
conservation were discussed.
Elizabeth Sapanai reported that Shoreline Disposal has dismissed the SBCWD from it's pending
law suit but that Martinelli, owner of the West Marin Sanitary Landfill, intends to bring suit against
the SBCWD and will be filing a motion.
Robert Oliver advised that the Resource Recovery Project minutes are included in the Board
Jim Zell summarized the written report submitted by Richard Dinges. The next workshop
meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 8, and the next regular meeting for Saturday,
Motion to adjourn made by Joe Veit, seconded by Jim Zell, adjourned by unanimous vote at 11:05