SBCWD BOARD MEETING MINUTES


REGULAR MEETING
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 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 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 30, 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
Troy Pearce, Wastewater Engineer

Treasurer Present:
Barbara Boucke

B.    PUBLIC EXPRESSION

Mr. Scott Tye, as a member of the public, requested that the portable toilet permit fees be reviewed at a future meeting.

C.    SETTING OF AGENDA

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

D.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Motion to approve October 7, 2002 minutes made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Tye, approved with amendment by unanimous vote.
Motion to approve October 19, 2002 minutes made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Zell, approved with amendment by unanimous vote.

E.    APPROVAL OF DISBURSEMENTS

Motion to approve October, 2002 disbursements made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Zell, approved by unanimous vote.

F.    PUBLIC HEARING

  1. Denial of Leak Reduction Request at 227 Seadrift Road, AP# 195-331-32, Clarence J. Woodard Estate, Owner, Robert Randick, Agent: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report, recommending denial of the request. Mr. Chris Harrington and Mr. Fontan, as representatives of the property owners, related historic information regarding the use of the lot and answered questions asked by the Board. The Board discussed various aspects of the request including the apparent lack of responsibility on the part of the owners, the critical conservation time in which the water was lost, possible coverage by the homeowners insurance policy, locking of the water meter, seasonal meter shut-off, and the loss of 14% of the District's storage capacity. Motion to deny the leak reduction request made by Director Tye, seconded by Director Veit, reduction denied by unanimous vote.
  2. Adoption of Resolution WW-2002-09, Granting a Variance at Property Located at 37 Belvedere, AP# 195-193- 28/29, Marshall Eisenberg, Trustee, JBR#1 Trust, Owners: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report recommending adoption of the Resolution. The Board questioned the applicant and the designer about various aspects of the variance, including setbacks, telemetry, abandonment of the leach fields, and irrigation issues. Mr. Barry Ruderman, system designer, outlined the parameters of the system and answered questions from the Board regarding problems related to use of a drip irrigation system in this location. Director Sapanai clarified that installation of a system which is larger than necessary does not justify future installation of a second unit and that this situation is clearly defined in the District Code. Motion to adopt Resolution WW-2002-09, Granting a Variance at 37 Belvedere, made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Tye, adopted by unanimous vote.
  3. Adoption of Resolution GB-2002-15 Amending the District Conflict of Interest Code: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report, recommending adoption of the Resolution attaching Schedule A "List of Designated Positions" to the Conflict of Interest Code. Motion to adopt Resolution GB-2002-15 made by Director Zell, seconded by Director Tye, adopted by unanimous vote.

G.    GENERAL BUSINESS

  1. Discussion of Wastewater System Replacement Costs: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report, outlining current costs for implementation of a new system. The Board discussed various aspects of system cost, including the necessity and extent of engineering costs, the AdvanTex system, drip irrigation, electrical costs, amortization of water cost savings over an extended period, available technology, acceptable technology, property values, "cookie- cutter" designs, low interest loan availability, and liability/insurance issues. The Board reviewed a presentation outlining different types of available systems.

H.    COMMITTEE REPORTS

None.

I.    MANAGER'S REPORT

Mr. Richard Dinges stated that he would submit a written report on the ACWA conference at a future meeting and that the Ranch Booster Pump Station installation will be completed in February.

J.    ADJOURNMENT

Motion to adjourn made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Tye, meeting adjourned at 11:45 a.m. by unanimous vote.




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