SBCWD BOARD MEETING MINUTES


WORKSHOP MEETING
Wednesday, May 1, 2002

A.    CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

President Charles Dutkin called a workshop meeting of the Board of Directors of the Stinson Beach County Water District to order at 5:05 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 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
Jim Zell, Director

Directors absent:
Joe Veit, Director

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

B.    PUBLIC EXPRESSION

None.

C.    SETTING OF AGENDA

Motion to adopt the agenda as presented, made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Oliver, agenda adopted by unanimous vote.

D.    GENERAL BUSINESS

  1. Discussion of Herbicide/Pesticide Use Within the Community of Stinson Beach: Mr. Richard Dinges summarized the Resolution adopted in September of 2002, which outlines the current District Herbicide/Pesticide Use/Non-use Policy. The Board discussed limitations of the current policy, possible implementation of a neighbor notification program, options to increase public awareness, grass-root efforts and enforcement issues. Director Sapanai volunteered to contact Fairfax to further investigate viable herbicide/pesticide policy parameters. Marion Weber, of 7250 Panoramic Highway, submitted Pesticide/Herbicide literature and requested that the District act as educational leader regarding this program. Persis Norton, of 111 Dipsea Road, stated that she would gather information and suggested that a letter be generated to the Point Reyes Light to increase awareness.
  2. Discussion of Leak Detection/Auxiliary Water Usage Reading Devices: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report and recommended that five units be installed initially for testing purposes. The Board discussed the cost implications, advantages and disadvantages of the Auxiliary Water Usage Reading device. The Board directed the General Manager to further investigate cost, availability and implementation of five test units for a pilot program.
  3. Consideration of the Stetson Engineering "Scope of Work" for Preparation of an Urban Water Management Plan: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report recommending that the Board consider the Scope of Work for inclusion in a contract to be reviewed at the next regular meeting. The Board suggested that the Urban Water Management Plan reference the Habitat Restoration/Water Conservation Plan in order to accentuate the symbiotic relationship between the two.

E.    COMMITTEE REPORTS

None.

F.    MANAGER'S REPORT

Richard Dinges stated that three hundred fifty feet of boring and installation of a six-inch line had been completed on Shoreline Highway and that three hundred feet of line had been installed on GGNRA property. Mr. Dinges further reported that he had attended the Wastewater Seminar with Troy Pearce held in Chico, California.

G.    ADJOURNMENT

Motion to adjourn made by Director Oliver, seconded by Director Zell, meeting adjourned at 6:25 p.m. by unanimous vote.




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