SBCWD BOARD MEETING MINUTES


REGULAR MEETING
Saturday, August 17, 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 9:35 a.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2002, at the District Office located at 3785 Shoreline Highway in Stinson Beach, California.

Directors present:
Charles Dutkin, President
Elizabeth Sapanai, Vice President
Joe Veit, Director
Jim Zell, Director

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

B.    PUBLIC EXPRESSION

Mr. Web Otis, of Bolinas-Stinson Resource Recovery, reported that the Resource Recovery Project is running in the black and that large amounts of green waste coming in from Northern Marin has clarified the need to expand the project. Mr. Otis stated that the West Marin Compost Coalition was initiating a pilot composting project to be located in Nicasio, composting horse, dairy (cattle) and green waste which would be primarily redistributed on rural West Marin lands. Mr. Otis stated that two grants had been submitted, that the project would cost a million dollars, and that half of that had already been received. Mr. Otis asked that a member of the Board be appointed to attend Resource Recovery meetings. The Board advised that Director Zell would be appointed with Director Veit as an alternate.

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 July 2, 2002 minutes with amendments made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Veit, approved with amendments by unanimous vote.
Motion to approve July 20, 2002 minutes made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Oliver, approved by unanimous vote.

E.    APPROVAL OF DISBURSEMENTS

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

F.    PUBLIC HEARING

  1. Adoption of Resolution WW-2002-08, Directing the Abatement of a Nuisance Located at 107, 111 and 119 Buena Vista, AP# 195-191-31/09/16, Mull, Willson and Folsom, owners: Mr. Richard Dinges summarized the Manager's report and historical aspects of the shared system, recommending adoption of the Resolution. The Board discussed concerns regarding the size of the lots, house locations and current on-site construction. Director Dutkin suggested additional language be added to the Resolution to clarify the reason for the failure. Motion to adopt Resolution WW- GB-2002-08 with inclusion of language revisions as directed by the Wastewater Committee made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Sapanai, adopted by unanimous vote.
  2. Adoption of Resolution GB-2002-10, Amending Resolution GB-2002-10, Supporting the Reduction of Pesticides and Herbicides Used on District Property: Motion to adopt Resolution GB-2002-10 made by Director Zell, seconded by Director Sapanai, adopted by unanimous vote.

G.    GENERAL BUSINESS

  1. Discussion of Funding Through CSCDA Bond Pool for Capital Projects, Including Replacement of the Laurel Water Treatment Facility: Mr. Richard Dinges summarized the Manager's Report, recommending Board consideration to participate in the CSCDA Bond Pool for a 1.4 million dollar loan. The Board discussed fund encumbrance, treatment plant upkeep costs to date, plant viability, compliance with future regulations, interest rates, CSCDA membership and other aspects of the loan. The Board directed the General Manger to pursue participation in the CSCDA Bond Pool.

H.    COMMITTEE REPORTS

None.

I.    MANAGER'S REPORT

Mr. Richard Dinges stated that he had attended a meeting of Marin water districts to discuss the establishment of a North Bay coalition to assist in retrieving funds for Northern California. Mr. Dinges further stated that due to the present security issue, there will be approximately 150 million dollars proposed to be utilized by thirty California Counties for protection and rebuilding of infrastructure and that these funds may possibly be available for District Raw Water Storage Facilities (replacement tanks at Black Rock).

J.    ADJOURNMENT

Motion to adjourn made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Sapanai, meeting adjourned at 10:35 a.m. by unanimous vote.




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