SBCWD BOARD MEETING MINUTES


WORKSHOP MEETING
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.

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

Staff present:
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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

G.    ADJOURNMENT

Motion to adjourn made by Joe Veit, seconded by Charles Dutkin, meeting adjourned at 5:20 p.m. by unanimous vote.




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