SATURDAY, MARCH 22, 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, March 22, 2003, at the District Office located at 3785 Shoreline Highway
in Stinson Beach, California.
Elizabeth Sapanai, President
Joe Veit, Vice President
Charles Dutkin, Director
Scott Tye, Director
Jim Zell, Director
Richard Dinges, General Manager
Troy Pearce, Wastewater Engineer
Raven Schauf, Recording Secretary
B. PUBLIC EXPRESSION
C. SETTING OF AGENDA
Motion to revise the agenda, moving item 7, water use reduction request, prior to item 6, Todd Engineer report, and
continuing item 8, draft budget, to the next meeting, made by Director Tye, seconded by Director Veit, agenda
revised by unanimous vote.
D. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Motion to approve February 22, 2003 minutes with amendment made by Director Tye, seconded by Director Zell,
approved with amendment by unanimous vote.
E. APPROVAL OF DISBURSEMENTS
Motion to approve February, 2003 disbursements made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Tye, approved by
F. PUBLIC HEARING
Adoption of Resolution WW-2003-06, Granting a Variance at Property Located at 5 Sacramento Patio, AP#: 195-
064-11, Matthew Field, Owner: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report, recommending adoption of the
Resolution. The Board discussed various aspects of the Variance application, the AdvanTex system, reduction of
square footage from original application, findings, utilization of an experimental system for new construction, and
current intentions to revisit Title IV Regulations. Mr. Field, applicant, briefly summarized historical aspects of the lot.
Mr. Ruderman, system designer, outlined the advantages of the aerobic treatment system including the production
of higher quality effluent, increased nitrate reduction, and decreased installation costs. Mrs. Renate Bixby, of 4
Rafael Patio, asked how long the AdvanTex system had been tested. Mr. Ruderman stated over five years.
Director Sapanai commented that Dr.Tchobanoglous, at UC Davis, had performed extensive testing and that
Orenco, a reliable commercial enterprise, manufactured the system. Motion to adopt Variance Resolution WW-
2003-06 made by Director Viet, seconded by Director Dutkin, adopted by unanimous vote.
Adoption of Resolution WW-2003-07, Granting a Waiver at Property Located at 128 Calle del Mar, Henry and
Samruay Airey, Owners, Bob Airey Van-Diem, Agent: Mr. Pearce presented information regarding the Waiver
application. Mr. Dinges summarized information in the Manager's Report, recommending adoption of the
Resolution. The Board discussed aspects of the Waiver(s), including lot line adjustment, easement issues, structure
placement, setbacks, landscaping and erosion, operating costs, water line relocation, tank size, occupancy, failure
potential, and abatement history. Motion to adopt Waiver Resolution WW-2003-07, including amendment limiting
square footage to current footprint (no change in square footage), made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Tye,
adopted by unanimous vote.
Adoption of Resolution WW-2003-08, Granting a Waiver at Property Located at 122 and 124 Calle del Mar,
Henry and Samruay Airey, Owners, Bob Airey Van-Diem, Agent: The Board reviewed presented information for the
Waiver application along with item two of the agenda. Motion to adopt Waiver Resolution WW-2003-08, including
amendments limiting square footage to current footprint (no change in square footage), compliance with lot line
adjustment, and appropriate landscaping made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Zell, adopted by unanimous
Adoption of Resolution WW-2003-09, Directing the Abatement of a Nuisance for Property Located at 40 Calle del
Ribera, AP# 195-133-05, John and Susan King, Owners: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report,
recommending adoption of the Resolution. Mr. Pearce answered questions from the Board regarding physical/
mechanical aspects of the system failure. Motion to adopt the Abatement Resolution made by Director Viet,
seconded by Director Zell, adopted by unanimous vote.
Adoption of Resolution Water-2003-01, Variance to Water Code for Property Located at 15 Calle del Mar, AP#
195-192-07, George and Joanne Hasler, Owners, Jeffrey Trotter, SAS, Agent: Director Tye excused himself from
the Board and left the building for this item. Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report, recommending adoption
of the Resolution. The Board discussed current progress regarding the compliance timeline as referenced in
Resolution WW-2002-04, water usage on the property, District Code governing additional/separate meters, removal
of a previous secondary meter, agreement between all parties of the settlement agreement that conditions have
been met, cooperative efforts to expedite habitat restoration, and relocation of the bathroom. Mr. John O'Conner, of
the Bolinas Lagoon Watershed Team, stated concerns that installation of a second meter could inhibit the already
slow progress regarding stream area restoration and other deadlines on the compliance timeline, and asked that
prior regulations be adhered to before any additional variance consideration. Mr. Dinges stated that he had
performed an inspection on March 21st, 2003 and that all plumbing to the bathroom had been severed, and that the
bathroom building was ready to be moved. Director Sapanai suggested that a site review, as addressed in the
County letter form Johanna Patri, be conducted by all interested parties prior to the opening of the SAS season.
Motion to adopt Water Code Variance Resolution with amendment to include a condition requiring inspection of
SAS by all interested parties and notification to those parties regarding the inspection, as referenced in the March
20, 2003 County Letter signed by Johanna Patri and agreement of all parties that the conditions have been
substantially or totally met made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Dutkin, adopted by majority vote, Director
Tye abstained. Director Tye returned to the Board.
G. GENERAL BUSINESS
Granting of a Water Use Charge Reduction at Property Located at 95 Dipsea Road, Judy Le Marr, owner:
Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report, recommending denial of the reduction request. Director Dutkin
commented that the repair bills had been submitted after the General Manager had written his report and outlined
rate/cost ratios. Judy LeMarr and Jim Fischer, owners, stated that they were requesting a reduction that would
approximate the usual billing figures, and described the circumstances surrounding the leak. The Board extensively
discussed reoccurring problems surrounding water loss and leaks, difficulties in educating the public, volunteer
public education performed by water loss customers, threat to water capacity in emergency situations, installation of
master valves, customer responsibility, and problematic irrigation systems. Motion to reduce the water use charge
by fifty percent conditioned on installation of an irrigation system master valve made by Director Dutkin, seconded
by Director Tye, motion failed for lack of majority vote. Motion to grant a water use charge reduction by billing the
final 2, 800 cubic feet used at tier one rates made by Director Viet, seconded by Director Tye, granted by
Presentation by William E. Motzer, PhD, Todd Engineers, Regarding Coliform Source Identification Findings: Mr.
Motzer presented information related to coliform present within the local watershed, sampling protocol evaluation
and water quality data. The Board discussed sampling sites with coliform "hits", human/fauna fecal coliform ratios,
fecal/total coliform ratios, soil coliform build-up, discharge into the Bolinas Lagoon, local geology, flow and
gradients, annual precipitation, Seadrift Lagoon coliform, GGNRA Park water use and proximity to sampling sites,
and other information in the report. Mr. Motzer then presented information regarding various direct and indirect
coliform testing options, their cost ranges, effectiveness, accuracy, and limitations.
Preliminary Review of Draft Budget Schedules and Rates and Charges: The item was continued.
H. CLOSED SESSION
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 the Board will consider approval of the Fiscal 2003-2004 Employee Salary
and Benefit Schedule as presented and directed the General Manager to draft a Resolution for presentation in May.
I. COMMITTEE REPORTS
J. MANAGER'S REPORT
Motion to adjourn made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Zell, meeting adjourned at 1:30 a.m. by unanimous