SBCWD BOARD MEETING MINUTES


REGULAR MEETING
Saturday, July 20, 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, July 20, 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

Ms. Pamela Lichetenwaller, of 155 Calle del Mar, asked the Board to clarify the current status of the District Pesticide/Herbicide Policy. The Board advised that it would review the current policy for possible revisions at an upcoming meeting.

C.    SETTING OF AGENDA

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

D.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Motion to approve June 5, 2002 minutes made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Veit, approved by unanimous vote.
Motion to approve June 22, 2002 minutes with amendment to correct language, made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Oliver, approved by unanimous vote.

E.    APPROVAL OF DISBURSEMENTS

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

E.    FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

The Board received Financial Statements for the fourth quarter of the Fiscal 2001-2002 year.

G.    PUBLIC HEARING

  1. Adoption of Resolution GB-2002-07, Amending Resolution GB-2001-02, Establishing Policy for Water Use Charge Reductions: The Board commented extensively on further revisions to the Draft Resolution and suggested specific wording changes and clarification of the language under Section three. Motion to adopt Resolution GB- 2002-07 with amendments suggested by members of the Board, made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Oliver, adopted by majority vote, Oliver, Sapanai, Veit, Zell, in favor, Dutkin against.
  2. Adoption of Resolution GB-2002-08, Calling an Election to Establish the Appropriations Limit at $315,500: Richard Dinges summarized the Manger's Report, recommending adoption of the resolution. Members of the Board suggested minor revisions to the specific wording of the resolution as well as discussing minor revision to the proposed ballot language. Motion to adopt Resolution GB-2002-08 with amendments as suggested by the Board made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Sapanai, adopted by unanimous vote.
  3. Granting of an Appeal Request for Property Located at 7 Avenida Farralone, AP#: 195-121-13, Vincent Murphy et al, owners: Richard Dinges summarized the Manger's Report, recommending that the owner submit a variance request and pay all previous fees related to wastewater charges. Art Moritz, of 15 Marine Way, advised the Board of the current situation regarding electrical, plumbing, foundation, etc. at the property. The Board discussed the consequences of considering the system as new construction versus a repair system, potential repair costs and intentions regarding square footage. The Board directed the General Manger to consider the system as a repair system.
  4. Granting of a Request to Waive Water Use Fees at Property Located at 3501 Shoreline Highway, AP# 195-192- 05, Stinson Beach Village Association, owners: Lance Meade, of the Village Green, advised that the Green II (phase two) is requesting that the SBCWD charge only the basic water fee and that the Village Green would continue to conserve water to the best of their ability. Motion to grant the fee waiver request made by Director Zell, seconded by Director Sapanai, granted by unanimous vote.

H.    GENERAL BUSINESS

  1. Continuation of Item to Discuss Proposal Submitted by Barbara Scott to Form an Independent Watershed Advisors Committee: Ms. Scott was not in attendance. Motion to continue discussion at a future meeting made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Oliver, continued by unanimous vote.
  2. Discussion of Proposed Ballot Language for the Four Year Gann Limit: The Board previously discussed this item under item number two, Election/Appropriations Limit.
  3. Adoption of Resolution of Commendation GB-2002-9 for Robert Oliver, Board Vice President: Charles Dutkin read the Resolution expressing appreciation for Mr. Oliver's service as a member of the Stinson Beach Water District Board for six years. Additionally, Director Sapanai wished Director Oliver a Happy Birthday. Richard Kamieniecki, of Seadrift Association and the Bolinas-Stinson Resource Recovery also expressed thanks to Director Oliver. Director Oliver expressed thanks to the other Directors and to District staff. Motion to adopt Resolution GB- 2002-09, Commendation for Director Robert Oliver, made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Veit, enthusiastically adopted by unanimous vote.

I.    COMMITTEE REPORTS

None.

J.    MANAGER'S REPORT

None.

H.    ADJOURNMENT

"Gail Bennet" motion to adjourn made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Zell, meeting adjourned at 11:00 a.m. by unanimous vote.




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