SBCWD BOARD MEETING MINUTES


REGULAR MEETING
DECEMBER 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 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 16, 2000, at the District office located at 3785 Shoreline Highway in Stinson Beach, California.

Directors present:
Jim Zell, President
Robert Oliver, Vice President
Joe Veit, Director
Elizabeth Sapanai, Director
Charles Dutkin, Director (arrived at 9:45 am)

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

B.    PUBLIC EXPRESSION

Web Otis of 50 Laurel Avenue, representing the SBVA, expressed appreciation of the District Board and Staff.

C.    SETTING OF AGENDA

The agenda was revised; items one (Oath of Office) and two (Board Election) were moved to be addressed during the latter part of the meeting.

D.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Motion to approve November 6, 2000 minutes made by Elizabeth Sapanai, seconded by Robert Oliver, approved by unanimous vote. Motion to approve November 17, 2000 minutes made by Elizabeth Sapanai, seconded by Robert Oliver, approved by unanimous vote. Motion to approve November 18, 2000 minutes made by Robert Oliver, seconded by Elizabeth Sapanai, approved by unanimous vote.

E.    APPROVAL OF DISBURSEMENTS

Motion to approve the November, 2000 disbursements made by Joe Veit, seconded by Elizabeth Sapanai, approved by unanimous vote.

F.    RECEIPT OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Receipt of Financial Statements was deferred.

G.    PUBLIC HEARING

  1. Discussion of Board Director Vacancy: Elizabeth Sapanai reminded the Board that discussion at the previous meeting included the premature appointment of Robert Oliver to fill the current Director vacancy. District council advised that notification be posted prior to appointment. The Board advised staff to post notice regarding the Director seat vacancy.
  2. Consideration of Variance Application for 15 Calle del Mar, AP# 195-192-07, George Hassler, owner, Jeffrey Trotter of Shakespeare at Stinson, agent: Richard Dinges summarized the current County permitting situation and advised the Board that Mr. Trotter wished to postpone the Variance application until the next regular meeting. The Board discussed aspects of the proposed Variance, including findings which have to be made by the Board, the lack of precedent regarding Variance granting for a holding tank or an experimental systems in order to support an increase in usage, the possibility of system expansion considering current setbacks, continued operation of the system at a low usage level and permit deadlines. Jeffrey Trotter summarized the proposed use changes. Elizabeth Sapanai clarified with the applicant that the proposed changes submitted to the Board are currently different than the proposed changes submitted to the County. Motion to grant postponement of the Variance hearing to the next regular meeting made by Elizabeth Sapanai, seconded by Joe Veit, granted by unanimous vote.
  3. Review of Pending Abatement at 28 Calle del Pinos, AP# 195-164-10, Teresa Patterson, owner: Richard Dinges summarized the Manager's Report. Motion to grant the request of the applicant directing the District to perform the abatement made by Joe Veit, seconded by Charles Dutkin, granted by unanimous vote.
  4. Oath of Office: Charles Dutkin took the oath of office.
  5. Election of District President and Vice-President: Motion to elect Robert Oliver as Board President and Charles Dutkin as Vice-President made by Joe Veit, seconded by Elizabeth Sapanai, elected by unanimous vote.

H.    COMMITTEE REPORTS

None.

I.    MANAGER'S REPORT

Richard Dinges informed the Board that a 1,500 gallon raw water tank has been installed which permits automatic shut off.

J.    ADJOURNMENT

Motion to adjourn made by Joe Veit, seconded by Robert Oliver, meeting adjourned by unanimous vote at 10:45 a.m.




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