SBCWD BOARD MEETING MINUTES


REGULAR MEETING
Saturday, May 18, 2002

A.    CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

Vice-President Elizabeth Sapanai called a regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Stinson Beach County Water District to order at 9:35 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2002, at the District Office located at 3785 Shoreline Highway in Stinson Beach, California.

Directors present:
Elizabeth Sapanai, Vice President
Robert Oliver, Director
Jim Zell, Director

Director's absent:
Charles Dutkin, President
Joe Veit, Director

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

B.    PUBLIC EXPRESSION

Ms. Barbara Scott, of 43 Arenal, requested that a committee of volunteer independent advisors be created to maintain the health of the watershed, that application for said committee be distributed by the District and that information be included in a billing mailer. Ms. Scott expressed concerns regarding the demise of Alder trees within the watershed.

C.    SETTING OF AGENDA

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

D.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Motion to approve April 17, 2002 minutes made by Director Oliver, seconded by Director Zell, approved by unanimous vote.
Motion to approve April 27, 2002 minutes made by Director Zell, seconded by Director Sapanai, approved by unanimous vote.

E.    APPROVAL OF DISBURSEMENTS

Motion to approve April, 2002 disbursements made by Director Oliver, seconded by Director Zell, approved by unanimous vote.

F.    PUBLIC HEARING

  1. Adoption of Resolution WW-2002-07, Directing the Immediate Abatement of a Nuisance Located at 35 Laurel, AP# 195-175-26, Kenneth A. and Ramona Crowell Trust, owners: Mr. Richard Dinges summarized the Manager's Report, recommending that the Resolution be adopted. Ms. Wendy Crowell summarized historic, financial and problematic aspects of attempted system repairs to this point. The Board recommended that Ms. Crowell meet with Mr. Dinges to discuss available financial assistance and emphasized that the problem must be resolved. Ms. Crowell requested that near-by systems be tested for seepage onto her property. Motion to adopt Resolution WW- 2002-07 made by Director Oliver, seconded by Director Zell, adopted by unanimous vote.
  2. Adoption of Resolution GB-2002-01, Authorizing Execution of an Agreement for Engineering Services to Write an Urban Water Management Plan: Richard Dinges summarized the Manager's Report, recommending that the Board adopt the Resolution. Motion to adopt Resolution GB-2002-01 made by Director Oliver, seconded by Director Zell, adopted by unanimous vote.
  3. Adoption of Resolution GB-2002-02 Proposing that an Election be Consolidated with the County: Richard Dinges summarized the Manger's Report, recommending that the Resolution be adopted. Motion to adopt Resolution GB- 2002-02 made by Director Oliver, seconded by Director Zell, adopted by unanimous vote.
  4. Discussion of the District Investment Policy: Richard Dinges summarized the Manager's Report. Motion to draft an Investment Policy Resolution made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Oliver, motion passed by unanimous vote.
  5. Review of Draft Fiscal 2002-2003 Draft Budget: Richard Dinges summarized the manager's report, reviewing pertinent budget items. The Draft Budget will be reviewed again at the next meeting.
  6. Continuation of a Leak Reduction Request at 358 Seadrift Road, AP#: 195-300-14, Linda and Sanford Gallanter Sanford Trust, owners: The Board agreed to continue this item contingent on payment by the owners of the basic fees plus the average water use charge and compliance with the items listed in the Manager's Report. Additionally, the Board instructed the Manager to verify that a discharge permit had been issued for draining of the pool. The Board advised that compliance with these items in no way guaranteed possible granting of a leak reduction in future. Motion to continue the leak reduction request contingent on payment of $289.93 plus the basic charges and compliance with the five items listed on the Manger's Report made by Director Oliver, seconded by Director Zell, motion passed by unanimous vote.

G.    CLOSED SESSION/RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

  1. Review of Employee Matters; Conference with Labor Negotiator: The Board met in Closed Session. The Board returned to open session. Director Sapanai announced that Resolution GB-2002-03, establishing an employee benefit package for the fiscal year 2002-3003 was reviewed. Motion to adopt Resolution GB-2002-3 made by Director Zell, seconded by Director Oliver, adopted by unanimous vote.

H.    COMMITTEE REPORTS

Director Zell requested that the Water Use Reduction Resolution GB-2001- be reviewed at the next Workshop meeting.

I.    MANAGER'S REPORT

None.

J.    ADJOURNMENT

Motion to adjourn made by Director Oliver, seconded by Director Zell, meeting adjourned at 11:45 a.m. by unanimous vote.




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