SBCWD BOARD MEETING MINUTES


REGULAR MEETING
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 2003

A.    CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

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, January 25, 2003, at the District Office located at 3785 Shoreline Highway in Stinson Beach, California.

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

Treasurer Present:
Barbara Boucke

Staff present:
Richard Dinges, General Manager
Troy Pearce, Wastewater Engineer
Raven Schauf, Recording Secretary

B.    PUBLIC EXPRESSION

None.

C.    SETTING OF AGENDA

Motion to modify the agenda, moving Financial Statements prior to Committee Reports, made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Tye, agenda modified by unanimous vote.

D.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Motion to approve December 14th, 2003 minutes made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Tye, approved by unanimous vote.

E.    APPROVAL OF DISBURSEMENTS

Motion to approve disbursements made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Dutkin, approved by unanimous vote.

G.    PUBLIC HEARING

  1. Adoption of Resolution WW-2003-01, Granting a Waiver at Property Located at 35 Laurel Avenue, AP# 195-175- 26, Wendy Crowell, owner: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report recommending adoption of the Resolution. Mr. Pearce gave a presentation regarding the property and waiver application. The Board discussed aspects of the Waiver including depth to ground water, telemetry installation and required water conserving toilet monitoring. Motion to adopt Resolution WW-2003-01 granting a Waiver, including the provision that a complete inspection be performed verifying that all conditions are in compliance, made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Dutkin, adopted by unanimous vote.
  2. Adoption of Resolution WW-2003-02, Directing the Abatement of a Nuisance Located at 187 Dipsea Road, AP# 165-320-76, Robert and Juliann Temer, owners: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report, recommending adoption of the Resolution. Garner Temer, as agent for the owners, summarized repairs which will be made to the system and stated that the owners were considering installation of a new system at the property. The Board discussed the current construction and permit status of a proposed second unit. Motion to adopt Resolution WW- GB-2003-02 made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Tye, adopted by unanimous vote.
  3. Adoption of Resolution GB-2003-01, Approving an Amendment to Todd Engineering Contract Dated September 22, 2001, to Include Drilling Subcontractors: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report, recommending adoption of the Resolution, and stating that the District would probably not be reimbursed for the additional contract amount of $71,768.00 by the State. The Board directed the General manager to notify the State of the emergency situation in order to pursue reimbursement. Motion to adopt Resolution GB-2003-01 made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Tye, adopted by unanimous vote.

H.    GENERAL BUSINESS

  1. Denial of Water Use Charge Reduction Request at 7230 Panoramic, AP# 195-040-49, Terry and Valerie Houlihan, Owners: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report, recommending denial of the request. The Board discussed circumstances regarding the reduction request including a previously granted reduction, a payment plan, District Policy as it applies to irrigation systems, responsibility of the contractors and loss of 12% of the District storage capacity. Motion to deny water use charge reduction request made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Zell, reduction denied by majority vote, Sapanai, Veit, Zell, Tye in favor, Dutkin, against.
  2. Discussion Regarding a Failed Wastewater System Located at 30 Belvedere, AP# 195-212-01, Stinson Beach Community Center, Church and Fire House: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report. The Board discussed possible financial solutions including use of State Revolving Funds under proposition 40, use of holding tanks, cost range, alternative systems, funding from Orenco for a "demonstration" system, and donated contract labor, and directed the General Manager to meet with Community Center representatives. Celeste Washington, of the Stinson Beach Community Center Board, summarized historical funding projects and future plumbing expansion plans.
  3. Review of Board Committees: The Board created an Internal Audit Committee to be chaired by Director Veit and Treasurer Barbara Boucke, and a Disaster/Emergency Response Committee to be chaired by Director Tye. The Board agreed by consensus to continue all other Committees as currently established.

E.    FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Mr. Dinges summarized pertinent information included in the financial statements. The Board commented on financial statement items including expense categories which had exceeded budgeted figures, possible rate increases, electrical expenses, and tax apportionment revenue. The Board expressed thanks to Mr. Dinges, Ms. Schauf, Ms. Boucke and Director Veit for their collective work on the financial statements.

I.    COMMITTEE REPORTS

None.

J.    MANAGER'S REPORT

Mr. Dinges stated that the development of Alder Grove Well would begin in the next couple of weeks, that the Ranch Booster Station Building was 70% complete, and that he and other members of the Board had attended a meeting regarding the GGNRA situation at the Community Center and had addressed issues regarding the GGNRA wastewater system.

H.    ADJOURNMENT

Motion to adjourn made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Zell, meeting adjourned at 11:05 a.m. by unanimous vote.




SBCWD HomeContactCurrent Weather Rates and ChargesMeter ReadingConservationDo's and Don'ts
Homeowner's GuidePermit ProcessDisaster/EmergencyBoard of DirectorsBoard and Committee MeetingsMinutes
BudgetWest Nile VirusPesticide PolicyWater QualityHydrologic SurveyTitle 3Title 4Title 5GlossaryLinks
SBCWD Home

Contact

Current Weather

Rates and Charges
Meter Reading
Conservation
Do's and Don'ts
Homeowner's Guide
Permit Process
Disaster/Emergency

Board of Directors
Board and Committee
Meetings

Minutes
Budget

West Nile Virus
Pesticide Policy
Water Quality
Hydrologic Survey
Title 3
Title 4
Title 5
Glossary
Links