MAY 2, 2001


President Robert Oliver called a workshop meeting of the Board of Directors of the Stinson Beach County Water District to order at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, 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 absent:
Joe Veit, Director

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


Jeffrey Trotter, of Shakespeare at Stinson, asked that District staff clarify any historical information to be submitted to the Marin County Planning Department. Richard Dinges stated that he would be meeting with County staff to clarify information. The Board suggested that the General Manager and Mr. Trotter meet again in order to discuss any further clarification that was needed.


The agenda was revised to move item 2 (Water Management Plan) to item 1 and to move item 1 (Truck Replacement) to number 5.


  1. Discussion Regarding the District Water Management Plan: Mr. Tom Lambert, of 55 Belvedere, advised the Board that the had been involved with local fish habitat restoration since October of 1997 and that he was concerned with water supply, the main factor limiting fish Habitat. Mr. Lambert asked that the Board and staff discuss current updates regarding the Water Management Plan, define what entities receive the plan, verify whether or not the plan will be approved by any agencies, and advise if there will be a public review period. Mr. Dinges advised that the State Health Department, RWQCB, Fish and Game and NMFS would all be reviewing the plan. Mr. Dinges further advised that the finalized version of the Water Management Plan had not yet been received from Hanson Environmental and summarized the General Manager's report, outlining current conservation practices implemented by the District. The Board and members of the public discussed how to achieve the mutual goal of providing water for both fish habitat restoration and community/residential consumption.
  2. Discussion of Seadrift Pipeline Relocation: Richard Kamieniecki, of the Seadrift Association, outlined historical aspects of the Seadrift waterline relocation controversy. Mr. Dinges advised that the reason the Seadrift waterline must be moved is twofold, the lack of depth between the surface and the waterline and the lack of separation between the existing septic systems and the waterline. Mr. Dinges further stated that a slurry wall solution would not be viable due to the high ground water situation in Seadrift and that the optimum solution would be to run one line down the middle of Seadrift Road, installing sectional runs of line utilizing District staff to minimize cost. The Board discussed alternatives to cover relocation costs and commented on the burden of responsibilities to the District and to Seadrift regarding funding.
  3. Discussion of Draft Title III: The Board suggested minor revisions and additions to Draft Title Three.
  4. Discussion of LAFCO Issues: The Board discussed restructuring of LAFCO operating finance procedures and directed the General Manager to draft a letter of opposition. Motion to vote for Dennis Rodoni in a runoff election made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Robert Oliver, approved by unanimous vote.
  5. Adoption of Resolution GB-2001-06, Authorizing the Purchase of a 1999 Ford Ranger to Replace a 1995 F-150 Pickup Truck: Richard Dinges summarized the Manager's Report. Motion to Adopt Resolution GB-2001-06 made by Charles Dutkin, seconded by Jim Zell, adopted by unanimous vote.


Richard Dinges advised that items on future agendas would include adoption of the Gann Appropriations Limit, rate increases and the results of current Meet and Confer Meetings.


"Gail Bennett" motion to adjourn made by Director Zell, seconded by Director Sapanai, meeting adjourned at 6:05 p.m. by unanimous vote.

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