APRIL 22, 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 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 22, 2000, at the District office located at
3785 Shoreline Highway in Stinson Beach, California.
Jim Zell, President
Robert Oliver, Vice President
Elizabeth Sapanai, Director
Joe Veit, Director (arrived 9:35 a.m.)
Charles Dutkin, Director
Richard Dinges, General Manager
Raven Schauf, Recording Secretary
B. PUBLIC EXPRESSION
Val Agnoli, of 7100 Panoramic, expressed interest in contributing information regarding the
design parameters of the proposed Black Rock Tank reconstruction, specifically utilizing a
prefabricated circular building.
Eilleen Johnston, of 90 Buena Vista, asked the Board if there were any plans to implement a
drainage system to divert rainwater in the upper Calle del Mar area. Jim Zell responded that he
would have the manager investigate County and District responsibility regarding that issue.
Joe Veit, as a member of the public, requested that in future no meetings be scheduled on a
C. SETTING OF AGENDA
Educational Liaison Committee Report was moved to follow item four and. Item one, three and
Six were postponed. The agenda was adopted as revised.
D. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Motion to approve March 8, 2000 minutes with amendment made by Elizabeth Sapanai,
seconded by Joe Veit, approved by unanimous vote. Motion to approve March 18, 2000 minutes
made by Elizabeth Sapanai, seconded by Joe Veit, approved by unanimous vote.
E. APPROVAL OF DISBURSEMENTS
Motion to approve the March, 2000 disbursements made by Elizabeth Sapanai, seconded by
Robert Oliver, approved by unanimous vote.
F. RECEIPT OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
January, 2000 Financial Statements were received by the Board. Receipt of the February, 2000
Financial Statements was deferred.
G. PUBLIC HEARING
Adoption of Resolution WW-2000-07 Granting a Variance to Ordinance 2000-01 for Property
Located at 16 Dipsea Road, AP# 195-090-45, Woodard Lowery, owners, Marius Nelson,
applicant: Richard Dinges summarized the Projects. Motion to adopt Resolution
WW-2000-07 made by Joe Veit, seconded by Robert Oliver, adopted by unanimous vote.
Review of Abatement Proceedings at 37 Belvedere, AP #195-193-28/29-04, Klein, owner:
Richard Dinges summarized the Projects. The Board discussed possible actions to
be taken based on the presence or lack of a "good faith" effort. Motion to continue with
abatement proceedings which include time restriction considerations to allow for apparent
compliance efforts as well as to allow for installation of a water restricting device if non-
compliance is apparent made by Elizabeth Sapanai, seconded by Joe Veit, approved by
H. COMMITTEE REPORTS
Marion Weber, Educational Liaison, summarized discussion topics regarding District pesticide/
herbicide policy and website potential. The Board directed the General Manager to discontinue
District use of all pesticides/herbicides and to contact District council regarding formulation of
District pesticide/herbicide policy.
Elizabeth Sapanai reported that JPIA is currently refusing to cover legal expenses regarding the
Martinelli case and submitted a copy of the revised Marin County Development plan for District
Richard Dinges summarized historical aspects regarding asbestos pipe use within the
District and advised that the SBCWD website will be linked with asbestos informational sites.
Mr. Dinges reported on the upcoming pipeline replacement project in the Calles and Patios.
Replacement costs bid at $89.00 per foot for outside contract labor will be reduced to
$35.00-$40.00 utilizing District staff labor. A water rate study is currently being conducted by the
District to fund operations in order to modify the Water Treatment Plant, Black Rock Tank and
Alder Grove Well. Costs are estimated to be 1.5 to 2.5 million dollars. FEMA earthquake
insurance requirements have been retracted.
J. GENERAL BUSINESS
Review of the SBCWD Semi-annual Wastewater Report for the Period July - December, 1999:
Troy Pearce summarized the Semi-annual Report stating that the number of system
failures had decreased and that surface water tests from Easkoot creek had increased in
"Gail Bennett" motion to adjourn made by Joe Veit, seconded by Robert Oliver,
adjourned by unanimous vote at 11:00 a.m..