SBCWD BOARD MEETING MINUTES


WORKSHOP MEETING
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 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 5:05 p.m. on Wednesday, December 3, 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

Staff present:
Richard Dinges, General Manager/Secretary to the Board

B.    PUBLIC EXPRESSION

None.

C.    SETTING OF AGENDA

Motion to revise the agenda, moving item 2, Review of Treatment Plants, ahead of item 1, Waste Management Contract, made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Zell, revised by unanimous vote.

D.    GENERAL BUSINESS

  1. Review of Proposed Water Treatment Plants: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report, recommending that the District direct the Consulting Engineer to proceed to obtain specification requirements for bid proposals from three manufacturers. The Board discussed qualifications of the manufacturers to meet the engineer's specifications and investigation of financial or technical problems with the product or manufacturer. Motion to direct the General Manager to instruct Krieger & Stewart Consultants to proceed to obtain Specification Requirements for bidding proposals, made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Dutkin, approved by unanimous vote.
  2. Review of Waste Management Contract and Proposed Rate Increase: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report, recommending that the Board submit any revisions to Waste Management. The Board directed questions to the Waste Management staff and asked for the ratio between the total number of Bolinas households and the number of Bolinas households billed for garbage pickup. Mr. Landa and representatives of Waste Management discussed residential vs. commercial rates, CPI, proposed can size, tracking volume/percentage of recyclables picked up in Stinson Beach, hazardous waste and household battery pickup, an increase in the coupon program from an annual to a quarterly basis, green waste disposal and capacity at Bolinas Resource Recovery, truck access issues, and possible implementation of the stream- line system within six months. Waste Management Representative stated that changing the pick up date would be costly due to the rerouting of all West Marin routes (12,000 to 16,000 residential customers) and advised that the design of the new cans would minimize the problems associated with local fauna and garbage spills. The Board directed the General Manager to continue this item to the next Regular Meeting for further consideration and possible adoption of a Rate Resolution.

E.    COMMITTEE REPORTS

Director Tye, in regards to the Bolinas Technical Advisory Committee-Mosquito Abatement issue, stated that he had followed up with Dr. Natalie Behr of County Health regarding District inclusion in the Marin County West Nile Task Force.
Director Veit, of the Water Bottling Committee, advised the Board that the committee had met to discuss cost factors, markup, impact/non-impact to water reserves, label design, equipment and business plan.

F.    MANAGER'S REPORT

Mr. Richard Dinges summarized the submitted Project Update Memo stating that he had asked Mr. Horning to submit a written response including a deadline for removal of items from the easement at 7000 Panoramic. Mr. Dinges further stated that a Project Calendar would be generated by staff to calendar follow-ups, important deadlines and issues. Plans for the Alder Grove Well project will be submitted to DHS and a backup generator will be added to the initial proposal. Mr. Dinges summarized recent fund transfers between cash accounts.

G.    ADJOURNMENT

Motion to adjourn made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Zell, meeting adjourned at 6:30 p.m. by unanimous vote.




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