August 25, 2001
A. CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
Vice-President Charles Dutkin called a regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Stinson
Beach County Water District to order at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 25, 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
Troy Pearce, Wastewater Engineer
Raven Schauf, Recording Secretary
B. PUBLIC EXPRESSION
Scott Tye, of the SBVA Antennae ADHOC Committee, stated that 187 people had responded to
a survey distributed by Marion Weber regarding the installation of an antenna in the downtown
Chuck Wagner, formerly of 2/6 Arenal, asked the Board to revise the agenda moving leak
reduction considerations ahead of the waiver request at 101 Calle del Mar.
C. SETTING OF AGENDA
The agenda was revised to move section G (Public Hearing) to follow Section H (General
D. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Consideration of July 11 and 28, 2001 minutes continued to next regular meeting.
E. APPROVAL OF DISBURSEMENTS
Consideration of July, 2001 disbursements continued to next regular meeting.
F. RECEIPT OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
The Board received the Fourth Quarter Financial 2001 Statements.
H. GENERAL BUSINESS
Denial of Leak Reduction Request at 22 Calle del Resaca, Meg T. Blank, owner: Richard
Dinges summarized the General Manager's report. Ms. Blank summarized the circumstances
surrounding a leak in the irrigation system. The Board discussed aspects of the irrigation system
leak and owner responsibility during the current critical water situation. Director Dutkin stated that
he felt the owner should not be held responsible. Motion to deny granting of a leak reduction
made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Sapanai, denied by majority vote, Veit, Sapanai,
Oliver, Zell in favor of denial, Dutkin, against denial.
Denial of a Billing Relief at 2/6 Arenal, Susan and Chuck Wagner, previous owners, Nitzi
Berardi, current owner: Richard Dinges summarized the Manager's Report. Ms. Wagner
requested that the Board grant a billing reduction and stated that the cause of the possible leak
was unknown. Motion to deny a billing relief made by Director Dutkin, seconded by Director
Sapanai, denied by unanimous vote.
Denial of Leak Reduction Request at 40 Arenal, M.R. Sousa, trustee, Karen Garrett, tenant:
Ms. Garrett summarized the circumstances surrounding a leaky toilet on the property. Motion to
deny granting of a leak reduction made by Director Dutkin, seconded by Director, denied by
Denial of Leak Reduction Request at 172 Seadrift, John Gray, owner: Coon Fontaine,
representative for the owner, stated that the outdoor faucet handles had been removed in order to
avoid any potential future sabotage and summarized the circumstances surrounding a leak due to
a broken faucet and vandalism. Motion to deny granting of a leak reduction made by Director
Sapanai, seconded by Director Veit, denied by unanimous vote.
G. PUBLIC HEARING
Denial of a Waiver Request at 101 Calle del Mar (aka Becker's by the Beach), AP# 195-191-
16, Hal Airey, owner, Lance Becker, tenant: Richard Dinges summarized the Manager's Report.
Troy Pearce outlined aspects of the waiver application. Lance Becker described parameters of
the property. The Board discussed the proposed location, alternative sites and the necessity
for the applicant to explore location alternatives. Members of the public voiced opinions
regarding the installation of a Sprint antennae. Motion to deny the waiver made by Director Zell,
seconded by Director Sapanai, waiver denied by unanimous vote.
Adoption of Resolution GB-2001-12 Authorizing Execution of a Contract Agreement with Todd
Engineering for Drinking Water Source Assessment Services: Richard Dinges summarized the
Manager's Report. Motion to adopt Resolution GB-2001-12 made by Director Dutkin, seconded by
Director Veit, adopted by unanimous vote.
H. RETURN TO GENERAL BUSINESS
Submittal of the June 2000-December 2000 Semiannual Report: Troy Pearce summarized the
Semiannual Report and reviewed testing results from problem areas. The Board requested that all
information pertinent to the report be submitted in a timely fashion.
Discussion of District Water Conservation Policy: Richard Dinges summarized the initial draft
of the District Conservation Policy. The Board and members of the public discussed concerns
regarding current District water supply shortages, the prevalence of consumer usage for
irrigation purposes, possible solutions to water shortage problems, various ways to promote
conservation and conservation educational opportunities. The Board further discussed the draft
version of the District Water Conservation Policy and the determination of local population
figures. Motion to authorize the General Manager to post and distribute a Stage II alert to
consumers recommending irrigation usage reduction made by Director Zell, seconded by Director
Sapanai, approved by unanimous vote.
Authorization of Change Order Submitted by Meridian Survey: Richard Dinges summarized
the Manager's Report regarding a $2,500.00 change order due to additional survey work
performed at the at Laurel Treatment Plant. Motion to approve the change order made by Director
Veit, seconded by Director Zell, approved by unanimous vote.
I. COMMITTEE REPORTS
J. MANAGER'S REPORT
Motion to adjourn made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Zell, meeting adjourned by
unanimous vote at 12:30 p.m.