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.
Jim Zell, President
Robert Oliver, Vice President
Joe Veit, Director
Elizabeth Sapanai, Director
Charles Dutkin, Director (arrived at 9:45 am)
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
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.
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.
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.
Oath of Office: Charles Dutkin took the oath of office.
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
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.
Motion to adjourn made by Joe Veit, seconded by Robert Oliver, meeting adjourned by
unanimous vote at 10:45 a.m.