SBCWD BOARD MEETING MINUTES


REGULAR MEETING
Saturday, March 23, 2002

A.    CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

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, March 23, 2002, at the District Office located at 3785 Shoreline Highway in Stinson Beach, California.

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

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

B.    PUBLIC EXPRESSION

Marion Weber, of 7250 Panoramic Highway, submitted a request from Ms. Mary Belle O'Brian, of 200 Belvedere, to be heard at one of the next two meetings regarding public notification of any Sprint negotiations and regarding the possibility of placing an initiative on the County Ballot so that Stinson Beach residents may vote for or against the leasing of property for use by Sprint or any other personal communications service to install an antennae. The Board reminded Ms. Weber that a Resolution has already been passed in August of 2000 which stated that there would be at least two SBCWD public hearings held prior to any decisions made regarding leasing for the purpose of antenna installation and that at this point in time there was no confirmed data regarding any negotiations within the Stinson Beach area but that the public would be notified if any specific negotiations were begun with the District. Mr. Richard Dinges advised that he will notify Ms. Weber and Ms. O'Brian regarding the next public hearing date when this subject will be added to the agenda.

C.    SETTING OF AGENDA

The agenda was revised to move item 3 (Black Rock Tanks) prior to item 2 (Draft Title III). Motion to adopt the agenda as revised made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Dutkin, agenda adopted as revised by unanimous vote.

D.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Motion to approve February 6, 20002 minutes made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Sapanai, approved by unanimous vote.

E.    APPROVAL OF DISBURSEMENTS

Motion to approve February , 2002 disbursements made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Sapanai, approved by unanimous vote.

F.    RECEIPT OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

The Board received financial statements for the first quarter of the fiscal 2002 year.

G.    PUBLIC HEARING

  1. Denial of a Leak Reduction Request at 268 Seadrift Road, AP# 195-340-74, Joseph Tobin, owner: Mr. Richard Dinges summarized the Manager's Report. Mr. Kenny Stevens, representative for the owner, advised the Board of repairs that he had made at the property and stated that the owner is now shutting off his valve (located at the backflow device). Director Zell stated that regardless of whether or not this leak occurred in the conservation or non- conservation period, the owner did not act responsibly, the owner did not take appropriate actions, the circumstances of the leak were within control of the owner and that granting of a reduction in this case would go against District Water Use Reduction Policy, District Conservation Policy and prior precedents. Director Dutkin stated that it was an unreasonable burden upon the owner to hire a person to inspect the water system during a long absence. Director Zell stated that there is no burden on the owner if they act responsibly by turning their water off during an extended absence. The Board extensively discussed further aspects of the leak situation. Motion to grant a 50% reduction made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Dutkin, reduction denied by, Veit, Dutkin for; Oliver, Sapanai, Zell against.

H.    GENERAL BUSINESS

  1. Discussion of Proposed Black Rock Pipeline Replacement, Access Road Modifications and Preliminary Extension Contract: Mr. Richard Dinges summarized the General Manager's Report and presented further information regarding installation of Black Rock Tank.

G.    REOPEN PUBLIC HEARING

  1. Introduction of Final Draft Title III, Water System Regulations, for Public Review: Mr. Richard Dinges summarized the Manager's Report and advised the Board that he had met with Mr. Reasoner to discuss the water conservation section, specifically implementation of experimental evaporation/transpiration monitoring sites within the District. Mr. Reasoner, of Dendron Landscape Management Consultants, summarized the parameters of a possible water conservation program and submitted a proposal. Members of the Board suggested final Title III revisions, discussed section 3.09 regarding backflow devices and directed the manager to verify any needed language changes to section 3.09 with District counsel. Motion to approve distribution of Draft Title III for public review made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Sapanai, approved by unanimous vote.

I.    COMMITTEE REPORTS

Elizabeth Sapanai stated that an Alternative Wastewater System Presentation, sponsored by MCCDA would be held in Point Reyes Station on April 17, 2002.

J.    MANAGER'S REPORT

Mr. Richard Dinges advised the Board that he did not attend the Massachusetts Wastewater Conference but will making a presentation with Mr. Pearce at the Chico Wastewater Conference on April 26, 200, and stated that he would like to make the same presentation to the Board. Mr. Dinges further stated that Alder Grove Well is currently being refurbished which will be tested on April third and annually thereafter by Environmental Health.

K.    ADJOURNMENT

Motion to adjourn made by Director Zell, seconded by Director Sapanai, meeting adjourned at 11:20 a.m. by unanimous vote.




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