SBCWD BOARD MEETING MINUTES


WORKSHOP MEETING
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 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 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 4, 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. Jeffrey Trotter, of Shakespeare at Stinson, thanked the Board for granting the February 2002 Waiver.
Mr. Richard Reasoner, of Dendron Landscaping, submitted the Landscape Water Conservation Program Timeline and the article and advertisement to be submitted to the Point Reyes Light for review by the Board.

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.    PUBLIC HEARING

  1. Adoption of Resolution GB-2002-11, Appointment to Fill a Vacancy on the Board of Directors: Motion to appoint Scott Tye as a Director on the SBCWD Board made by Director Sapanai, based on his merits as a regular Board meeting attendee, his community involvement, his service as co-coordinator of the SBVA, his service on the Bolinas Lagoon Technical Advisory Committee, and his perspective regarding representation of the local business community and the local renting constituency. Motion seconded by Director Veit, appointed and adopted by unanimous vote.
    Mr. Jeffrey Trotter asked the Board to comment on the District Conflict of Interest Code. The Board responded that conflict of interest is strictly defined by law, that all Board members have and will continue to respond appropriately when those situations arise, that District legal counsel advises on these situations, and that typically a Board member will excuse him/herself in conflict of interest situations. Mr. Tye stated that he was aware of possible conflict of interest regarding his tenancy and would respond appropriately if/when the situation arose. The Board discussed the merits of Ms. Boucke's application including her finance experience and her service as treasurer on the Bolinas Lagoon Foundation. Motion to appoint Barbara Boucke as SBCWD Treasurer made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Sapanai, appointed by unanimous vote.
  2. Adoption of Resolution GB-2002-12, Authorizing the Execution of an Installment Purchase Agreement: Mr. Richard Dinges summarized the Manager's Report, recommending adoption of the Resolution. Mr. Dinges further stated that the Resolution was for authorization only and that the Board will still have the option to drop out of the Bond pool, that the cost of the new water treatment plant will be between $750, 000 and $1.2 million, that the cost includes the removal of the current water treatment plant, and that rates would not have to be increased to fund the plant if the District participates in the Bond Pool. Director Dutkin asked how the purchase decision would be made regarding the type of plant and the manufacturer. Mr. Dinges replied that selection of the plant will be based on a recommendation from the District's water engineering consultants, according to gallon per day treatment limits, processing parameters, cost effectiveness and adequate treatment for future Health Code standards. Motion to adopt Resolution GB-2002-12 made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Zell, adopted by unanimous vote.

E.    COMMITTEE REPORTS

None.

F.    MANAGER'S REPORT

Mr. Richard Dinges responded to the Board regarding questions related to the Seadrift PVC issue, stating that the District's responsibility regarding the Inner/little Seadrift Lagoon was limited to quarterly fecal coliform testing. Mr. Dinges reported that BPUD had contracted with a garbage carrier other than Waste Management.

G.    ADJOURNMENT

Motion to adjourn made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Zell, meeting adjourned at 5:45 a.m. by unanimous vote.




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