OCTOBER 5, 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 5:05 p.m. on Thursday, October 5, 2000, at the District Office
located at 3785 Shoreline Highway in Stinson Beach, California.
Jim Zell, President
Robert Oliver, Vice President
Charles Dutkin, Director
Elizabeth Sapanai, Director
Joe Veit, Director
Richard Dinges, General Manager
B. PUBLIC EXPRESSION
Barbara Scott, of 43 Arenal, requested a copy of the District letter to the GGNRA regarding
possible use of Park property for District storage at the Stinson Gulch site.
Elizabeth Sapanai, as a member of the public, noted that the local mosquito situation was
discussed at the SepTac meeting and suggested that the District Code eventually be revised to
include a regulation to screen vents.
C. SETTING OF AGENDA
The agenda was adopted as presented.
D. GENERAL BUSINESS
Presentation by Dr. Chuck Hanson of Hanson Environmental, Inc.: Mr. Hanson summarized
the monitoring he had performed on local creeks and stated that the focus of the
surveys was to determine the existing habitat and potential improvements as related to
the endangered Steelhead. Dr. Hanson reported that the current habitat
conditions of the upper watershed are good and suggested that a minimum base flow be
established in order to assure year-round stream flow necessary for Steelhead survival.
District storage capacity would have to be increased in order to accomplish this goal. The
Board and members of the public discussed various aspects of habitat restoration program
implementation including costs incurred, possible funding, rate adjustments to accommodate
the program, storage capacity issues, seasonal water use, historical creek habitation, etc. Dr.
Hanson will continue to collect data and draft documents in order to move forward with the
program. A water management meeting to continue discussion was scheduled for October
Review of District Conflict of Interest: The Board approved by consensus the existing Conflict
of Interest Policy.
Discussion of District Leak Reduction Policy: The Board continued the discussion to the
F. COMMITTEE REPORTS
G. MANAGER'S REPORT
Motion to adjourn made by Elizabeth Sapanai, seconded by Joe Veit, meeting adjourned at
6:35 p.m. by unanimous vote.