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, February 22, 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
Raven Schauf, Recording Secretary


Richard Reasoner, of 280 Belvedere, requested that the District supply him with maps for a local mapping project. The Board directed Mr. Reasoner to contact the General Manager.


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


Motion to approve January 9, 2003 minutes made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Dutkin, approved by unanimous vote.
Motion to approve January 25, 2003 minutes made by Director Tye, seconded by Director Veit, approved by unanimous vote.


Motion to approve January disbursements made by Director Tye, seconded by Director Zell, approved by unanimous vote.


  1. Adoption of Resolution WW-2003-03, WW-2003-04 and WW-2003-05, Granting Waivers at Properties Located at 107, 111 and 119 Buena Vista Avenue, AP# 195-191-06, 195-191-09 and 191-195-31, Folsom, Willson, Mull Trust, owners: Mr. Dinges made a presentation summarizing the application and recommended adoption of the Resolution. The Board discussed various aspects of the Waiver including pumping frequency, mutual agreements between the parties, step system hook up requirements, permanent pumping hook up located at the street level, replacement restraints as regards current District Code, recent permitted construction at the 107 Buena Vista location, the shared "common area", three applications vs. a single application, three separate Discharge Permit requirements, alarm telemetry, three separate resolutions, on-site water courses, and irrevocable easement agreement. Motion to adopt Resolution WW-2003-03, WW-2003-04 and WW-2003-05 granting Waivers, including the provisions that all applicants be required to install mandatory hook-up to a step system when it becomes available, to install telemetry, and to invoke an irrevocable easement agreement dedicated to the District which includes location of a singular pumping hook up located at the street level made by Director Zell, seconded by Director Veit, adopted by unanimous vote.
  2. Continuation of Request to Install a Temporary Water Meter at 15 Calle del Mar, George Hasler, Owner Jeffrey Trotter, Agent: Director Tye excused himself from the Board due to possible conflict of interest, and left the building for this item. Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report, recommending adoption of the Resolution. Motion to adopt the Variance Resolution made by Director Veit, motion died for lack of a second. The Board discussed various aspects of the Variance request including the purpose of the request for a second meter in order to mitigate cost allocation problems between the owner and the agent and the fact that this request can not be construed as an attempt to legitimize a lot split. Mr. Dinges advised the Board that he had been told that Shakespeare at Stinson had adhered to the time schedule adopted as and addendum to Resolution WW-2002-04. The Board expressed concerns regarding the multiple Waivers and Variances already granted to the property and regarding the previous agreement which conditioned all changes/applications at Shakespeare at Stinson to be contingent on notification to all relevant agencies. Mr. Richard Reasoner, of 280 Belvedere, expressed concerns regarding the apparent diminishing enforcement of regulations at Shakespeare at Stinson and the storm-damaged structures which continue to remain un-repaired, and questioned District Board involvement in resolving a landlord/tenant dispute. The Board continued the item to the next Regular meeting and directed the applicant to notify the appropriate agencies. Director Tye returned to the Board.


  1. Granting of a Water Use Charge Reduction at 12 Marine Way, AP# 195-221-09, Blanche Lenine-Cruz and Norman Zilber, owners: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report, recommending a reduction of $1,958.07. Mr. Zilber summarized the circumstances regarding the leak and subsequent repairs. The Board discussed aspects of the leak including the water production costs, tiered water costs, and enforcement of payment plans. Motion to grant a water use reduction as recommended by the General Manager made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Tye, granted by unanimous vote.
  2. Granting of a Water Use Charge Reduction at 9 Rafael Patio, AP# 195-065-06, Samuel and Gladys Berman, owners: Motion to grant a water use charge reduction made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Tye, granted by unanimous vote.


  1. Review of Employee Matters, Conference with Labor Negotiator: The Board met in closed session to discuss labor negotiations and proposed 2003-2004 employee salary and benefit schedules. The Board returned to open session and Director Sapanai stated that no decision was made during the closed session.


Motion to vote for Dennis Rodoni as Special District Representative on LAFCO in May of 2003 made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Sapanai, approved by unanimous vote.
The Board discussed the current anonymous erroneous reporting situation regarding the Bolinas-Stinson Resource Recovery Project. Motion directing the General Manager to contact the County to obtain the identity of the individual(s) recording complaints, to review the general concept of anonymous complaints with the County, and to generate a letter in tandem with other local agencies addressing this issue, made by Director Tye, seconded by Director Veit, approved by unanimous vote.


Mr. Richard Dinges stated that he would be meeting with GGNRA representatives next week to discuss a solution to the Well easement problem and a septic system for the Stinson Beach Park. Mr. Dinges stated that the coliform source report will be completed in March and further stated that a roof would be installed at the Ranch Booster Pump station, that construction will begin at the Alder Grove Well site on March 28th and that the State would partially reimburse funds for that project, and that Budget review will begin next month.


Motion to adjourn made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Zell, meeting adjourned at 12:30 a.m. by unanimous vote.

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