SBCWD BOARD MEETING MINUTES


WORKSHOP MEETING
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2002

A.    CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

President Charles Dutkin called a workshop meeting of the Board of Directors of the Stinson Beach County Water District to order at 5:05 p.m. on Wednesday, November 6, 2002, at the District Office located at 3785 Shoreline Highway in Stinson Beach, California.

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

Staff present:
Richard Dinges, General Manager

Treasurer Present:
Barbara Boucke

B.    PUBLIC EXPRESSION

Mr. John Washington, of 155 Buena Vista, stated that he had observed large quantities of mosquitoes and larvae when making repairs on septic systems. Mr. Washington suggested that the District consider advising customers when septic lid seals have failed. Mr. Dinges advised that he would direct the wastewater inspection staff to include monitoring of septic lid seals as part of the routine inspections.
Mr. Joe Veit, of 6480 Panoramic Highway, asked if any further investigation hade been made into reduced costs of alternative septic systems. Mr. Richard Dinges advised that he had performed some preliminary inquiries, listed some of the cost parameters, and stated that further detailed information would be available at the next meeting.

C.    SETTING OF AGENDA

Agenda set as presented by consensus.

D.    GENERAL BUSINESS

  1. Discussion of Urban Water Management Plan: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report, outlined the plan content, and discussed storage issues, which were not addressed by the plan. Mr. Allen Richardson, author of the plan from Stetson Engineering, discussed proponents of the plan. The Board discussed various aspects of water management in Stinson Beach, including water use in wastewater/irrigation systems, conservation issues, desalinization, mosquito abatement, pending completion of the water habitat conservation plan, open reservoir/catchment potential, water rights verification, and review by legal counsel.

E.    COMMITTEE REPORTS

None.

F.    MANAGER'S REPORT

Mr. Dinges stated that the Ranch Booster Station had been received and installed, that drilling of Alder Grove Well #2 will begin in April of 2003 and that the Seadrift Pipeline Replacement Project will require installation of 1,700 linear feet of pipeline over a four-year period.

G.    ADJOURNMENT

Motion to adjourn made by Director Dutkin, seconded by Director Sapanai, meeting adjourned at 7:10 p.m. by unanimous vote.




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