Vice President Elizabeth Sapanai 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, October 19, 2002, at the District Office located at 3785 Shoreline Highway in Stinson Beach, California.

Directors present:
Elizabeth Sapanai, Vice President
Scott Tye, Director
Joe Veit, Director
Jim Zell, Director

Directors absent:
Charles Dutkin, President

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

Treasurer Present:
Barbara Boucke


Mr. Joe Veit, as a member of the public, requested that overall costs regarding the implementation of experimental/ alternative systems be reviewed to determine how these costs could be reduced to avoid excessive financial burden to District consumers. The Board directed the General Manger to schedule this topic for the next Workshop Meeting.


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


Motion to approve September 4, 2002 minutes made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Zell, approved by unanimous vote.
Motion to approve September 21, 2002 minutes made by Director Tye, seconded by Director Veit, approved with amendments by unanimous vote.


Motion to approve September, 2002 disbursements made by Director Tye, seconded by Director Veit, approved by unanimous vote.


Barbara Boucke, Treasurer, reported that she had reviewed the audited fiscal 2002 Financial Statements and accompanying Report on Internal Control submitted by Terry Krieg, CPA, District Auditor, and noted favorable results. Ms. Boucke stated that she had reviewed the CSCDA Bond Information and that the SBCWD had received a triple A rating. Mr. Richard Dinges commented that budget figures for the first quarter of Fiscal 2003 were within two percent of targeted figures and that some minor adjustments would be made in the next quarter within accounts which would not affect the overall budget figures.


  1. Denial of Leak Reduction Request at 27 Pradero, AP# 195-164-14, Skinner, Owner: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report, recommending denial of the request. Mr. Bill Skinner related historic information regarding water use at the property. The Board discussed various aspects of the request including the fact that there was no evidence of an actual leak, District Code, etc., advised the owner regarding possible compensation from the plumbing contractor, and discussed the option of available Meter Display Units (MDU) to detect suspicious water use in the future. Motion to deny leak reduction request and to allow a payment plan to be extended for a two year period with an $83.00 minimum payment per billing period made by Director Zell, seconded by Director Veit, reduction denied by unanimous vote.
  2. Granting of Leak Reduction Request for Property Located at 6 Rafael Patio, AP# 195-064-06, Coleman, owner: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report recommending a 50% reduction and stating that the specifics as to where the leak occurred within the system was still vague. Mr. Coleman related historic/maintenance information regarding the leak. The Board discussed various aspects of the leak including the specific areas within the system where the leak occurred, responsibility of the maintenance contractor and installation of an automatic shut off valve on the irrigation system. Motion to grant a 33% (two thirds of 50%) leak reduction with the condition that the PVC pipe be replaced immediately made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Tye, reduction granted by unanimous vote.
  3. Adoption of Resolution GB-2002-14 Authorizing Execution of a Contract with CSW Stuber-Stroeh for Topographic Surveying: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report, recommending adoption of the Resolution. Mr. Dinges clarified that the survey would identify pipeline placement/alignment in Seadrift, that either PVC or ductile iron could be utilized for the eventual pipeline replacement project, that the contractor would not perform seismic surveying, and that CSW was currently available to perform the survey. Motion to adopt Resolution GB- 2002-14 made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Zell, adopted by unanimous vote.


Director Zell advised the Board that he had attended the ACWA "Fall Briefing" seminar in Costa Mesa, California where climate change, diminishing State water resources, salt intrusion, desalinization and recycled water programs were discussed.
Director Tye updated the Board regarding available grant resources including the clean water programs division and programs geared towards non-profits.


Mr. Richard Dinges stated that the Ranch Booster Station will be received on October 23, 2002 and that work on the main foundation had begun, that the District will begin to receive funds from the Bond Pool in November, that the Urban Water Management Plan will be reviewed at the regular meeting, and that an incident involving excess chlorine saturation due to valve failure had been contained by Staff prior to entering the distribution system.


"Gail Bennett" motion to adjourn made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Tye, meeting adjourned at 11:12 a.m. by unanimous vote.

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