SBCWD BOARD MEETING MINUTES


REGULAR MEETING
SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, 2004

A.    CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

President Joe Veit 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, January 17, 2004, at the District Office located at 3785 Shoreline Highway in Stinson Beach, California.

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

Treasurer Present:
Barbara Boucke

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

B.    PUBLIC EXPRESSION

Mr. Jim Zell, as a member of the public asked when Waste Management would deliver the new pick garbage Containers. Mr. Dinges stated that they would be delivered in February.
Mr. John Posadas, of 1 Belvedere, expressed concerns regarding litter from tourist left at the base of the Matt Davis Trail and asked if garbage cans could be located at that site. Director Tye stated that Mr. Posadas request a recycling bin from the County and the National Park. Director Sapanai suggested that the issue be referred to the District Garbage Committee.

C.    SETTING OF AGENDA

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

D.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Motion to approve December 3, 2003 minutes made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Tye, approved by unanimous vote.
Motion to approve December 20, 2003 minutes made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Zell, approved by unanimous vote.

E.    APPROVAL OF DISBURSEMENTS

Motion to approve December, 2003 disbursements made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Tye, approved by unanimous vote.

F.    GENERAL BUSINESS

  1. Granting of a Water Use Charge Reduction for Property Located at 218 Seadrift Road, AP# 195-331-07, Eugene and Veronica Mironoff, Owners: Mr. Richard Dinges summarized the Manager's Report recommending a 75% reduction. The Board discussed precedent for a 75% reduction, aspects of the leak repair, and pipe rerouting. Dr. Mironoff discussed aspects of the repairs and concrete slab. Motion to grant a water use reduction of 75% made by Director Dutkin, seconded by Director Zell, granted by unanimous vote.
  2. Approval of Fiscal 2004 Expenditure Increase for Purchase of Emergency Response Radios: Mr. Richard Dinges summarized the Manager's Report, stating that District emergency communication could be improved by installation of secondary response radios and that the proposed radios were compatible with the Fire Department radios. Mr. Dinges further stated that the County Sheriff Department was in the process of producing District emergency identification badges/cards for District staff and Board. Motion to approve expenditure made by Director Tye, seconded by Director Zell, approved by unanimous vote.
  3. Review of Alder Grove Well Replacement Project: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report stating that notification had been received from DHS regarding authorization of the Department of Water Resources to proceed with the contract and that the contract had not been received by the District to date but was expected by early February. Mr. Dinges further stated that a diesel backup system and storage facility would be installed and summarized the current plans.

G.    COMMITTEE REPORTS

The Board directed the General Manager to address a letter to the SBVA regarding installation of traffic signs on Panoramic and Shoreline Highways advising drivers of upcoming driveways, reduced speed areas and use of lower gears.
Scott Tye advised the Board of toilet failure statistics and upcoming landscaping seminars sponsored by the MMWD and recommended that staff initiate a letter to the County for inclusion in the West Nile Task Force.

H.    MANAGER'S REPORT

Mr. Dinges Summarized the January 17, 2004 Project Progress Report for stream flow monitoring, the water treatment plant, telemetry, GGNRA issues, Seadrift Waterline relocation, and Black Rock pipeline and tank replacement.

I.    ADJOURNMENT

"Gail Bennett" motion to adjourn made by Director Zell, seconded by Director Sapanai, meeting adjourned at 10:35 p.m. by unanimous vote.




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