MARCH 7, 2001
A. CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
President Robert Oliver called a workshop meeting of the Board of Directors of the Stinson Beach
County Water District to order at 4:03 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 2001, at the District Office
located at 3785 Shoreline Highway in Stinson Beach, California.
Robert Oliver, President
Charles Dutkin, Vice President
Elizabeth Sapanai, Director
Joe Veit, Director
Jim Zell, Director
Richard Dinges, General Manager
Raven Schauf, Recording Secretary
B. PUBLIC EXPRESSION
Jeffrey Trotter, of Shakespeare at the Beach, advised the Board that an application was currently
pending before the County for a possible seven year renewal. Mr. Trotter requested a letter from
the District indicating that the portable toilet permit was in effect for one more year.
Richard Dinges advised that there is currently some confusion about whether or not
Shakespeare staff is included in the 155 usage number.
Mr. Trotter advised that application before the County is for 100 people on four Thursdays, 155
people on Fridays, 200 on Saturdays and 200 on Sundays and that these numbers reflect the
total usage for the day. Mr. Trotter also advised the Board that the application included additional
usage for Community purposes such AA meetings limited to 25 people two to three days per
week and for student classes three days per week.
Richard Dinges stated that he would draft a letter as requested by Mr. Trotter and would be
meeting with the Wastewater Committee in future.
C. SETTING OF AGENDA
The agenda was adopted as presented.
D. GENERAL BUSINESS
Discussion of Operational Fee, Rates and Charges: Elizabeth Sapanai submitted the current
Marin County Environmental Health Services Fee Schedule and stated that she would not like
to see rates increase except possibly in the higher tiers as suggested by Brian O'Neill. Joe
Veit stated that a rate revision reflect a surcharge above a certain usage point during the
critical times of the year. Charles Dutkin suggested investigating alternative billing software
with capabilities to print a comparative graph on the bill indicating the tier rates. Board
members further discussed possible fee revisions, including backflow device testing charges,
and rate increases and directed staff to draft a list of suggested revisions.
Discussion of Current Proposed Projects: Richard Dinges summarized the Manager's
Report. The Board discussed aspects of alternative sources of water supply, the possibilities
of creating a reservoir and the difficulties associated with transport and GGNRA limitations.
Adoption of Resolution GB-2001-04, Authorizing the Notification to Invite Qualified Bidders
for the Installation of a Telemetry System: Richard Dinges summarized the Manager's
Report. Motion to adopt Resolution GB-2001-04 made by Joe Veit, seconded by Charles
Dutkin, adopted by unanimous vote.
E. COMMITTEE REPORTS
Robert Oliver reported that he attended the Special Districts Association meeting which was
well presented and highly informative.
F. MANAGER'S REPORT
Richard Dinges outlined a note submitted by Barbara Scott during the meeting regarding a
request for a brief exploration of alternative sources of electric supply. Mr. Dinges advised that he
had attended a meeting held by Mr. Gold at the Bolinas Fire Department which addressed the
possibility of solar panels and the associated increase in cost. Mr. Dinges also reported that the
District had authorized a leak search to be conducted by the Utility Service Association.
Motion to adjourn made by Joe Veit, seconded by Charles Dutkin, meeting adjourned at
5:20 p.m. by unanimous vote.