SBCWD BOARD MEETING MINUTES


WORKSHOP MEETING
THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 2003

A.    CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

President Elizabeth Sapanai called a workshop meeting of the Board of Directors of the Stinson Beach County Water District to order at 4:07 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, 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 (arrived at 4:40 pm)

Staff present:
Richard Dinges, General Manager
Raven Schauf, Recording Secretary

B.    PUBLIC EXPRESSION

None.

C.    SETTING OF AGENDA

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

D.    GENERAL BUSINESS

  1. Presentation of Surfrider Foundation Educational Video: The Board viewed an educational video submitted by Director Tye regarding watershed preservation and discussed its distribution in the school systems.
  2. Presentation by Richard Reasoner Regarding Irrigation Systems and Discussion of the Water Conservation Plan: Mr. Reasoner presented information regarding landscape water conservation, use vs. need, evapo-transpiration rates, water "budgets", public education, and mapping data. The Board discussed a community educational program, another irrigation system seminar and District support of a Stinson Beach mapping project.
  3. Initial Review of Draft Fiscal 2003-2004 Budget: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report. The Board commented on the draft budget, discussing projected revenue and expenses, property tax revenue, percentage revenue increases over the last five years, five year projections for capital projects, and other budget items.
  4. Review of Proposed Rate, Fee and Charge Amendments: Mr. Dinges summarized information regarding proposed rate, fee and charge increases. The Board discussed general philosophies and approaches as pertains to increases, increase percentages, tiered rates, budget concerns, and consumer concerns.
  5. Review of Vehicle Replacement Costs: Mr. Dinges summarized information regarding proposed replacement of a 1994 Ford Ranger Truck and advised the Board that this expenditure had been previously approved by the Board under the capital improvement plan.

E.    COMMITTEE REPORTS

None.

F.    MANAGER'S REPORT

None.

G.    ADJOURNMENT

Motion to adjourn made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Zell, meeting adjourned at 6:05 p.m. by unanimous vote.




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