SBCWD BOARD MEETING MINUTES


REGULAR MEETING
Saturday, April 27, 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, April 27, 2002, at the District Office located at 3785 Shoreline Highway in Stinson Beach, California.

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

Director's absent:
Robert Oliver, Director

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

B.    PUBLIC EXPRESSION

Ms. Marion Weber, of 7250 Panoramic Highway, requested frequent updates from the District General Manager regarding any changes in the status of cell phone antennae negotiations. The Board advised Ms. Weber that to date there is no substantial information to be reported, that it is possible that the District will not be privy to any negotiations and that any information regarding current negotiations should be obtained from the FCC, the County, and/or the Federal Park. Ms. Weber submitted maps indicating the locations of transmission towers within the U.S. and circulated a book entitled Cell Towers: Wireless Convenience? Or Environmental Hazard? Proceedings of the "Cell Towers Forum" State of the Science/State of the Law, edited by B. Blake Levitt.
Ms. Persis Norton, stated that she was concerned about the use of herbicides in local areas and its affect on wildlife. Motion to include a discussion of the local Pesticide/Herbicide issue to the next workshop agenda made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Veit, agenda item included by unanimous vote.

C.    SETTING OF AGENDA

Motion to revise the agenda, moving item 4, Leak Request, prior to item 2, to continue item 3, Election, and to continue item 5, Semi-annual reports, made by Director Dutkin, seconded by Director Veit, agenda adopted as revised by unanimous vote.

D.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Motion to approve February 23, 20002 minutes made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Zell, approved by unanimous vote.
Motion to approve March 6, 20002 minutes made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Zell, approved by unanimous vote.
Motion to approve March 23, 20002 minutes with amendment to correct name misspelling, made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Zell, approved by unanimous vote.

E.    APPROVAL OF DISBURSEMENTS

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

E.    RECEIPT OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

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

G.    PUBLIC HEARING

  1. Adoption of Resolution WW-2002-06, Directing the Abatement of a Nuisance Located at 122, 124 and 128 Calle del Mar, AP# 195-193-15/14/18, Henry and Samruay Airey Trust, owners: Mr. Richard Dinges summarized the Manager's Report, recommending that the Resolution be adopted. Mrs. Airey stated that no repairs had been initiated to date. The Board advised the owners of the gravity of the nuisance as a health hazard, suggested that the owners appoint a designated agent and requested that the designated agent report to the District on Monday, April 29th. Motion to adopt Resolution WW-2002-06 made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Zell, adopted by unanimous vote.

H.    GENERAL BUSINESS (CLOSE PUBLIC HEARING)

  1. Granting of Leak Reduction Request at 176 Seadrift Road, AP# 195-031-11, Robert and Audrey Schweitzer, owners: Mr. Richard Dinges summarized the Manager's Report, recommending that the request be denied. Dr. Schweitzer explained the situation surrounding the leak and answered questions from the Board. Director Zell stated that he was not inclined to grant the request because the leak was the within the control of the owner, and thus was their responsibility. Director Veit suggested that a program be implemented whereby Seadrift Security (or some other agent) be hired by the Seadrift Association to check absent-tee owner meters on a frequent (weekly or monthly) basis, thus providing immunity for the Water District against further leak risk, enforcing owner responsibility and minimizing/eliminating any further usage reductions granted by the Board . The Board discussed implementation of remote meter reading devices to provide easy access to water usage reads. Director Veit stated that he was in favor of a motion to grant a reduction with the stipulation that a solution be found regarding leaks in Seadrift. Director Sapanai requested that a time table be submitted by the General Manger to the Board outlining cost, availability, promotion and installation parameters of remote reading devices. Motion to grant a fifty percent reduction made by Director Dutkin, seconded by Director Veit, adopted by majority vote, Sapanai, Dutkin, Veit in favor, Zell against.

G.    REOPEN PUBLIC HEARING

  1. Adoption of Ordinance 2002-01, Title III: Mr. Richard Dinges summarized the Manager's Report, recommending adoption of the Ordinance. Motion to adopt the Ordinance exclusive of any revisions to the water conservation section made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Veit, adopted by unanimous vote. Motion to continue review of the Water Conservation Section of Title III made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Veit, continued by unanimous vote.
  2. Consideration of the Urban Water Management Plan submitted by Stetson Engineering: Director Sapanai stated that the scope of work presented contained numerous errors and suggested that it be sent back to Stetson Engineers for extensive revision. The Board agreed by consensus to consider the Urban Water Management Plan at the next workshop meeting.

I.    COMMITTEE REPORTS

None.

J.    MANAGER'S REPORT

Mr. Richard Dinges advised the Board that the Community Center Grant may be jeopardized as the County was cutting previously approved funding, that boring had begun on Highway One, and that District staff would be replacing 800 feet of leaking pipeline along Highway One as an emergency procedure.

K.    ADJOURNMENT

Motion to adjourn made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Sapanai, meeting adjourned at 11:35 a.m. by unanimous vote.




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