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.
Elizabeth Sapanai, President
Charles Dutkin, Director
Scott Tye, Director
Jim Zell, Director
Joe Veit, Vice President
Richard Dinges, General Manager
B. PUBLIC EXPRESSION
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
D. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Motion to approve February 5, 2003 minutes made by Director Dutkin, seconded by Director Zell, approved by
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
E. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
The Board received the Financial Statements ending March 30, 2003.
G. GENERAL BUSINESS
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.
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.
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
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.
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
J. MANAGER'S REPORT
Mt. Dinges advised the Board that the Ranch Booster Station was 95% complete.
Motion to adjourn made by Director Tye, seconded by Director Zell, meeting adjourned at 11:30 a.m. by unanimous