SBCWD BOARD MEETING MINUTES


REGULAR MEETING
SEPTEMBER 16, 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, September 16, 2000, at the District office located at 3785 Shoreline Highway in Stinson Beach, California.

Directors present:
Jim Zell, President
Joe Veit, Director
Elizabeth Sapanai, Director
Charles Dutkin, Director

Director's absent:
Robert Oliver, Vice President

Staff present:
Richard Dinges, General Manager
Troy Pearce, Wastewater Engineer
Raven Schauf, Recording Secretary

B.    PUBLIC EXPRESSION

None

C.    SETTING OF AGENDA

The Agenda was adopted as presented.

D.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Motion to approve August 3, 2000 minutes made by Elizabeth Sapanai, seconded by Joe Veit, approved by unanimous vote. Motion to approve August 19, 2000 minutes made by Joe Veit, seconded by Jim Zell, approved by unanimous vote.

E.    APPROVAL OF DISBURSEMENTS

Motion to approve the August, 2000 disbursements made by Joe Veit, seconded by Charles Dutkin, approved by unanimous vote.

F.    RECEIPT OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Receipt of Financial Statements was deferred.

G.    PUBLIC HEARING

  1. Consideration of Variance for 332 Seadrift Road, AP# 195-310-12, John Jones II Trust, owner: Richard Dinges summarized the Manager's report, Troy Pearce summarized the current situation. The Board expressed concerns about the findings requirements and advised the applicant that by moving the septic tank location the Variance process could be avoided. The applicant agreed to revise the plans. The Board directed District staff to work with the applicant in order to find a viable solution and advised that the Variance should be brought back in front of the Board only as a last resort. No action taken.
  2. Adoption of Resolution GB-2000-12, Amending the PERS Retirement Contract to 2% at 55: Richard Dinges summarized the Manger's Report. The Board directed the General Manger to submit the adopted Resolution to CALPers in order to initiate program. Motion to approve Resolution GB-2000-12 made by Elizabeth Sapanai, seconded by Joe Veit, adopted by unanimous vote.
  3. Approval of A.Y.S. Engineering Group, Inc. Contract and CSW/Stuber-Stroeh Contract Amendment: Richard Dinges summarized the Manger's Report. Motion to approve A.Y.S. contract and revise CSW Stuber-Stroeh Contract on condition of District counsel approval made by Elizabeth Sapanai, seconded by Joe Veit, approved by unanimous vote.
  4. Consideration of Leak Adjustment for 7220 Panoramic Highway, Arthur Pierson, Owner: Richard Dinges summarized the Manger's Report. Arthur Pierson summarized the history and circumstances surrounding the leak. The Board discussed the potential fire hazard resulting from this type of large leak and reiterated the importance of owner responsibility regarding water loss. Motion to grant a leak reduction in the amount of 75% of the water use or billing the water use at tier three, whichever is lower, minus the previous reduction made by Joe Veit, seconded by Elizabeth Sapanai, approved by unanimous vote.
  5. Consideration of Leak Adjustment for 7 Jose Patio, Vasilios Choulos, Owner: Richard Dinges summarized the Manger's Report. Motion to grant a leak reduction in the amount of 50% made by Joe Veit, seconded by Elizabeth Sapanai, approved by unanimous vote.
  6. Continued Discussion of District Leak Adjustment Policy: The Board reviewed the District leak adjustment policy proposal submitted by Charles Dutkin, made suggestions concerning possible changes, deletions and additions and agreed to submit individual comments to be reviewed at the next meeting when this agenda item will be continued. The Board further discussed possible actions to be taken by the District regarding a localized public education/awareness water conservation program.

H.    COMMITTEE REPORTS

None

I.    MANAGER'S REPORT

Richard Dinges summarized the written Manager's Report regarding current projects. Topics reviewed included Black Rock pipeline and tank replacement, Habitat Restoration planning, Joaquin water line installation, Downtown pavement, and current District staff educational programs. Richard Dinges or Charles Dutkin will attend the October 7th SBVA meeting.

J.    ADJOURNMENT

Motion to adjourn made by Charles Dutkin, seconded by Elizabeth Sapanai, meeting adjourned by unanimous vote at 11:35 a.m.




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