APRIL 21, 2001


President Robert Oliver called a regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Stinson Beach County Water District to order at 9:39 a.m. on Saturday, April 21, 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
Jim Zell, Director

Director's absent:
Joe Veit, Director

Staff present:
Richard Dinges, General Manager
Raven Schauf, Recording Secretary


Jeffrey Trotter, of Shakespeare at Stinson, advised the Board that he had submitted a second Variance application and requested that he be cc'd on the General Manager's letter to the County regarding the Planning Commission Hearing on SAS.


The Agenda was adopted as presented.


Motion to approve March 7, 2001 with amendments made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Zell, approved by unanimous vote. Motion to approve March 17, 2001 minutes made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Dutkin, approved by unanimous vote.


Motion to approve the March, 2001 disbursements made by Director Dutkin, seconded by Director Sapanai, approved by unanimous vote.


  1. Granting of a Leak Reduction at 160 Seadrift, AP# 195-041-08, Barrett and Elise Weber, owners: Richard Dinges summarized the Manager's report. Director Zell asked the applicant if the property was supervised during her absence. Ms. Weber stated that her children supervised the property on weekends. Director Sapanai stated that weekend supervision is not sufficient and suggested that in future the applicant should check the meter every few days. Motion to grant a reduction in the amount of $214.39 made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Dutkin, granted by unanimous vote.
  2. Consideration of Nuisance Abatement at 101 Calle del Mar (aka Becker's at the Beach), AP# 195-191-16, Henry Airey, owner, Lance Becker, tenant: Richard Dinges summarized the Manager's report. Mr. Becker commented that he was concerned about the potential of the press to overplay the gravity of "abatement terminology" regarding failure of the graywater system which in this case was related to a kitchen sink. Director Sapanai suggested that the item be continued to the June Regular meeting. The Board agreed to continue the item to the June meeting.
  3. Adoption of Resolution WW-2001-03, Directing the Abatement of a Nuisance at 30 Belvedere (aka Stinson Beach Community Center), AP# 195-212-01, Danielle McCoy and Celeste Washington, representatives: Richard Dinges summarized the Manager's report. Motion to adopt Resolution WW-2001-03 directing the abatement of a nuisance within a reasonable period of time made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Zell, adopted by unanimous vote.
  4. Adoption of Resolution WW-2001-04, Directing the Abatement of a Nuisance at 7 Arenal, AP# 195-222-07, Helen P. Iwamoto Kennedy, owner: Richard Dinges summarized the Manager's report. Motion to adopt Resolution WW-2001-04 directing the abatement of a nuisance within sixty days and Board review of the status of that abatement in sixty days made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Zell, adopted by unanimous vote.


  1. Adoption of Resolution GB-2001-05, Authorizing the General Manger to Enter into an Agreement Regarding the Purchase of a Self-Contained Water Treatment Filter System: Richard Dinges summarized the Manger's Report. The Board discussed various options and aspects of the treatment filter system parameters and cost savings under consideration. Motion to authorize the General Manager to enter into a contract made by Director Zell, seconded by Director Sapanai, authorized by unanimous vote.
  2. Continuation of Title III Discussion: Richard Dinges requested that the item be continued. Director Dutkin commented in reference to Title III that he feels the current primary concern of the District is the development of alternative sources of water.


Director Oliver, of the Resource Recovery Project, reported that the project will be initiating additional work and that the County has agreed to pay the associated rental fees. Director Sapanai commended the work of the Resource Recovery Project and particularly Mike Aikens. Director Sapanai advised the Board that the first LAFCO seat which was voted on previously resulted in none of the candidates receiving a simple majority necessitating a runoff election which would require the Board to recast a vote, preferably at the next workshop meeting.


Richard Dinges reported that the GGNRA was currently looking favorably on the site permit application for a one year extension as long as the District addresses the check list and submits plans. Mr. Dinges also reported that 600 feet of pipe has been replace on Avenida Olema utilizing District staff at considerable cost savings. Mr. Dinges further reported that all four pressure zones were now linked and that the Black Rock Access Road plans were still pending. Mr. Dinges advised that six residents in the Seadrift subdivision were currently required by the District to move the water main in order to create a ten foot separation between the main and the owner's septic system. Mr. Dinges and Mr. Kamieniecki of the Seadrift Association will meet in order to review this situation.


Motion to adjourn made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Zell, meeting adjourned by unanimous vote at 10:45 a.m.

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