MAY 2, 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 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, 2001, at the District Office
located at 3785 Shoreline Highway in Stinson Beach, California.
Robert Oliver, President
Charles Dutkin, Vice President
Elizabeth Sapanai, Director
Jim Zell, Director
Joe Veit, Director
Richard Dinges, General Manager
Raven Schauf, Recording Secretary
B. PUBLIC EXPRESSION
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
C. SETTING OF AGENDA
The agenda was revised to move item 2 (Water Management Plan) to item 1 and to move item 1
(Truck Replacement) to number 5.
D. GENERAL BUSINESS
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.
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.
Discussion of Draft Title III: The Board suggested minor revisions and additions to
Draft Title Three.
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.
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.
E. MANAGER'S REPORT
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.