SBCWD BOARD MEETING MINUTES


REGULAR MEETING
SATURDAY, APRIL 19, 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, April 19, 2003, at the District Office located at 3785 Shoreline Highway in Stinson Beach, California.

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

Directors absent:
Joe Veit, Vice President

Treasurer Present:
Barbara Boucke

Staff present:
Richard Dinges, General Manager

B.    PUBLIC EXPRESSION

None.

C.    SETTING OF AGENDA

Motion to revise the agenda, moving item 1, water use reduction request for 290 Seadrift, after item 3, water use reduction request for 15 Calle del Mar, made by Director Dutkin, seconded by Director Zell, agenda revised by unanimous vote.

D.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Motion to approve February 5, 2003 minutes made by Director Dutkin, seconded by Director Zell, approved by unanimous vote.
Motion to approve March 22, 2003 minutes with amendment made by Director Dutkin, seconded by Director Tye, approved with amendment by unanimous vote.

E.    APPROVAL OF DISBURSEMENTS

Motion to approve March, 2003 disbursements made by Director Dutkin, seconded by Director Tye, approved by unanimous vote

E.    FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

The Board received the Financial Statements ending March 30, 2003.

G.    GENERAL BUSINESS

  1. Granting of Water Use Charge Reduction Request for Property Located at 365 Belvedere, AP#: 195-122-08, Melvin and Pamela DeWeerd, Owners: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report, recommending a 75% reduction in the amount of $784.17. Mr. DeWeerd stated that he had maintenance work performed on the property irrigation system and plumbing system prior to the leak and that the Backflow Prevention Device had been installed by the previous owner. The Board discussed circumstances surrounding the leak including a cracked collar and the proximity of the leak to the meter. Motion to grant a 75% reduction made by Director Dutkin, seconded by Director Tye, granted by majority vote, Sapanai, Dutkin, Tye, for, Zell against.
  2. Denial of Water Use Charge Reduction Request for Property Located at 15 Calle del Mar, AP#: 195-192-07, George and Joanne Hasler, owners: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report, recommending denial of the request. Director Tye stated that he would abstain from discussion or decision regarding this item. The Board discussed aspects of the request including high usage in previous years, the leaking toilet, tenant responsibility regarding the leak and bearing the cost, landlord responsibility and various billing period usage and costs. Motion to deny the reduction request made by Director Dutkin, seconded by Director Zell, request denied by majority vote, Sapanai, Dutkin, Zell, in favor of denial, Tye, abstained.
  3. Denial of Water Use Charge Reduction Request for Property Located at 290 Seadrift Road, AP#: 195-320-14, Eamonn and Dorothy Keegan, owners: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report, recommending denial of the request. The Board discussed information submitted from the owner. Motion to deny the reduction request made by Director Zell, seconded by Director Tye, denied by unanimous vote.

H.    PUBLIC HEARING

  1. Introduction of Draft Water Conservation Regulations, Title III: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report, outlining the history of various drafts and procedural requirements. The Board discussed draft items including limitations on irrigated turf.
    Mr. Richard Reasoner, of 280 Belvedere, summarized State regulations regarding landscaping water use limitations, implementation logistics, land/usage ratios, and its relevance to the proposed amendments to the District Water Conservation Regulations.
    The Board directed the General Manager to introduce the revised Title III Water Conservation Code to the General Public for review and comment.
  2. Review of Proposed Rate, Fee and Charge Amendments: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report. The Board discussed advantages and disadvantages to the proposed percentage increase, the funding of depreciation, consideration of a steeper tiered increase, meter fee parameters and answered questions raised by the public concerning average increases. The Board directed the General Manager to post notification of the next Regular Meeting at which time a Resolution will be considered.

I.    COMMITTEE REPORTS

None.

J.    MANAGER'S REPORT

Mt. Dinges advised the Board that the Ranch Booster Station was 95% complete.

H.    ADJOURNMENT

Motion to adjourn made by Director Tye, seconded by Director Zell, meeting adjourned at 11:30 a.m. by unanimous vote.




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