SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2002
A. CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
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.
Elizabeth Sapanai, Vice President
Scott Tye, Director
Joe Veit, Director
Jim Zell, Director
Charles Dutkin, President
Richard Dinges, General Manager
Raven Schauf, Recording Secretary
B. PUBLIC EXPRESSION
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
C. SETTING OF AGENDA
Motion to adopt the agenda as presented made by Director Veit,
seconded by Director Zell, agenda adopted as presented by unanimous vote.
D. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Motion to approve September 4, 2002 minutes made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Zell, approved by
Motion to approve September 21, 2002 minutes made by Director Tye, seconded by Director Veit, approved with
amendments by unanimous vote.
E. APPROVAL OF DISBURSEMENTS
Motion to approve September, 2002 disbursements made by Director Tye, seconded by Director Veit, approved by
E. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
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.
G. PUBLIC HEARING
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.
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
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.
H. COMMITTEE REPORTS
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
Director Tye updated the Board regarding available grant resources including the clean water programs division and
programs geared towards non-profits.
I. MANAGER'S REPORT
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.