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.
Charles Dutkin, President
Elizabeth Sapanai, Vice President
Robert Oliver, Director
Joe Veit, Director
Jim Zell, Director
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
D. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Motion to approve February 6, 20002 minutes made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Sapanai, approved by
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
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
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
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.
Motion to adjourn made by Director Zell, seconded by Director Sapanai, meeting adjourned at 11:20 a.m. by