SBCWD BOARD MEETING MINUTES


REGULAR MEETING
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.

Directors present:
Jim Zell, President
Robert Oliver, Vice President
Elizabeth Sapanai, Director
Joe Veit, Director (arrived 9:35 a.m.)

Director's absent:
Charles Dutkin, Director

Treasurer present:
Richard Gamble

Staff present:
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 Holiday weekend.

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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 unanimous vote.

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 use.

I.    Projects

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

  1. 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 coliform count.

K.    ADJOURNMENT

"Gail Bennett" motion to adjourn made by Joe Veit, seconded by Robert Oliver, adjourned by unanimous vote at 11:00 a.m..




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