SBCWD BOARD MEETING MINUTES


REGULAR MEETING
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.

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

Staff present:
Richard Dinges, General Manager
Troy Pearce, Wastewater Engineer

Staff absent:
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 area.
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 Business).

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 unanimous vote.
  4. 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

  1. 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.
  2. 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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

None.

J.    MANAGER'S REPORT

None.

K.    ADJOURNMENT

Motion to adjourn made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Zell, meeting adjourned by unanimous vote at 12:30 p.m.




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