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