SBCWD BOARD MEETING MINUTES


WORKSHOP MEETING
Tuesday, July 2, 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 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2, 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

C.    SETTING OF AGENDA

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

D.    GENERAL BUSINESS

  1. Review of Water Use Charge Reduction Policy, Resolution GB-2001-02: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report, recommending that the Board revise the policy. The Board discussed revisions to clarify items one, two and three of the Resolution. Director Zell stated that reductions are still being granted for leaks which do not fall under the criteria as outlined in the current resolution. Director Dutkin suggested the Resolution be reviewed in one year to evaluate annual leak data and the effect on local conservation practices. The Board directed the General Manager to revise the Resolution for consideration/adoption at the next regular meeting.
  2. Discussion of Proposed Herbicide/Pesticide Policy: Mr. Richard Dinges summarized the Manager's Report, recommending that the Board continue discussion of this issue. Director Dutkin suggested that the existing Policy be revisited and that appropriate information be included in billing mailers. Director Sapanai advised that the Board has already agreed by consensus that a neighbor notification policy would be a good idea and that in general, herbicide/pesticide use is unnecessary. Director Sapanai further stated that due to State legislation the District does not have the power to ban the local use of herbicides/pesticides and does not have the authority to require neighbor notification but that the District can pass a Resolution stating that the District encourages neighbor notification and supports a County Ordinance. The Board directed the General Manager to write a letter of support to the County if/when a County Ordinance is proposed. The Board further directed the General Manager to revise the current District Resolution for consideration/adoption at a future meeting.

F.    MANAGER'S REPORT

Richard Dinges requested that a Board member attend the Marin County Fair water judging. Mr. Dinges suggested that the District hire Iris Preistaff, a senior hydrologist, to help analyze the high coliform results and stated that he would request that she submit a proposal.

E.    COMMITTEE REPORTS

None.

G.    ADJOURNMENT

Motion to adjourn made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Zell, meeting adjourned at 6:00 p.m. by unanimous vote.




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