SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 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 9:35 a.m. on Saturday, September 20, 2003, at the District Office located at 3785
Shoreline Highway in Stinson Beach, California.
Elizabeth Sapanai, President
Charles Dutkin, Director
Scott Tye, Director
Joe Veit, Vice President
Jim Zell, Director
Richard Dinges, General Manager
Troy Pearce, Wastewater Engineer
Raven Schauf, Recording Secretary
B. PUBLIC EXPRESSION
Mr. Geoff Dell'Osso, of 250 Belvedere, thanked the Board for providing refreshments.
C. SETTING OF AGENDA
Motion to adopt the agenda as presented made by Director Tye, seconded by Director Dutkin, agenda
adopted by unanimous vote.
D. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Motion to approve August 16, 2003 minutes made by Director Dutkin, seconded by Director Tye, approved
by unanimous vote.
E. APPROVAL OF DISBURSEMENTS
Motion to approve August, 2003 disbursements made by Director Dutkin, seconded by Director Tye,
approved by unanimous vote.
E. FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
Receipt of Fiscal 2003 Audited Financial Statements continued.
G. GENERAL BUSINESS
Adoption of Resolution WW-2003-13, Granting a Variance at Property Located at 230 Belvedere, AP#
195-141-05, Chapin Day and Genetha Gray, Owners: Mr. Pearce presented information regarding the
variance application, the proposed Advantex system, setbacks, proposed maximum and average water
usage limits, off-street parking parameters, and site constraints. The Board discussed the treatment system,
the residence footprint, trenching vs. fields, pier and beam foundation, technical and environmental
advantages of the proposed system and a monitoring agreement. Motion to adopt Resolution WW-2003-13
including request to utilize pier and beam foundation and requirement to submit a written monitoring
agreement, made by Director Dutkin, seconded by Director Tye, adopted by unanimous vote.
Granting of a Water Use Charge Reduction for Property Located at 211 Dipsea Road, AP# 195-320-56,
Robert and Yvonne Davies, Owners: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manger's Report. The Board commented
on the circumstances of the leak regarding the manufacturers responsibility, future installation of an auxiliary
meter reading device, and the once in five year water use reduction application policy. Motion to grant a
reduction in the amount of $1,886.68 made by Director Dutkin, seconded by Director Tye, granted by
Review of Failed System Located at 28 Calle del Pinos, Teresa Patterson, Owners: Ms. Patterson was not
present at the meeting. Mr. Pearce presented information regarding a proposed holding tank solution for
replacement of the failed system. Mr. Dinges informed the Board that the abatement of a nuisance order
had been issued in February of 2001, that no progress had been made and that the District was at the point
of either issuing a lien on the property, funding the replacement with District funds, fining the owner, or
granting a further extension. Mr. Dinges further stated that if the District imposed a lien, collection through
the property tax roll could be implemented in one lump sum or over a set period, and that he recommended
a sixty day extension to give the owner more time to pursue funding. The Board questioned whether or not
the owner was utilizing the property as a bed and breakfast. The Board discussed various aspects of the
failed system including the drying up of funding from the State, the potential health hazard, previously
performed inspections, recent installation of decking, the owners responsibility to pursue financing, the
District's option to discontinue water service to the residence, time constraints for installation of a system
prior to winter storms, pumping, deadlines, and legal issues. The Board directed staff to obtain copies of
funding rejection letters from the owner. Motion to grant a thirty-day extension for Ms. Patterson to obtain
financing and to begin construction on the system made by Director Dutkin, seconded by Director Tye,
approved by unanimous vote.
Review of the January – June, 2003 Semiannual Wastewater Report: Mr. Dinges summarized the
Manager's Report. The Board discussed system repair statistics, statistics indicating low failure rates, inner
lagoon coliform testing results, and the report format. Staff informed the Board that the Seadrift inner lagoon
had comparatively high coliform readings and suggested to the Board that further testing be completed to
verify a source. The Board directed staff to re-test the all of the lagoon testing sites and, depending on
results, notify Seadrift Association and/or County Health.
H. COMMITTEE REPORTS
Director Tye advised the Board that he would like to attend the State Estuary Conference in October; the
Board agreed by consensus that Director Tye should attend.
I. MANAGER'S REPORT
Mr. Dinges stated that the water budget for the Village Green I and II was currently in progress, that the
contract for the Alder Grove Well installation with Kennedy/Jenks was not yet completed, and that staff is
currently applying for Disaster Passes from OEC. Mr. Dinges further stated that he had received four
proposals for the Laurel Treatment Plant replacement, that he would be meeting with the District Engineer,
Krieger & Stewart, October 4th thru 7th, and that a report will be submitted to the Board at a future workshop
Motion to adjourn made by Director Dutkin, seconded by Director Tye, meeting adjourned at 11:20 a.m. by