SBCWD BOARD MEETING MINUTES


REGULAR MEETING
SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 2004

A.    CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

President Joseph 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, March 27, 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
Raven Schauf, Recording Secretary

B.    PUBLIC EXPRESSION

None.

C.    SETTING OF AGENDA

Motion to revise the agenda, moving item 5, Water Charge Reduction Request, ahead of item 3, General Manager Contract, by Director Zell, seconded by Director Sapanai, agenda revised by unanimous vote.

D.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Motion to approve February 21, 2004 minutes with amendment made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Tye, approved by unanimous vote.

E.    APPROVAL OF DISBURSEMENTS

Motion to approve February, 2004 disbursements made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Dutkin, approved by unanimous vote.

F.    PUBLIC HEARING

  1. Adoption of Resolution of WW-2004-01 Granting a Variance at Property Located at 211 Seadrift Road, AP# 195-331-40: Mr. Richard Dinges summarized the Manager's Report recommending granting of the variance. Director Sapanai questioned whether or not the application met all of the proposed circumstances for using an experimental system in new construction and stated that the space designated for the sandfilter could not be covered by any stationary fixtures. Mr. Ongerth responded that the sandfilter area would be covered by landscape only. Director Sapanai stated that it is difficult to make both the first and second findings but that the proposed revisions to Title IV concerning this variance could be used in lieu of the findings and that those Title IV revisions would be implemented within a matter of months. Mr. Ongerth clarified that there was not drip irrigation system included in the plans. The Board suggested that if the applicant chose to consider installing a drip irrigation system he should meet with staff. Motion to adopt Resolution WW-2004-01 including language to reflect the fact that in lieu of findings # 2, the Board finds granting of the variance appropriate because certain proposed revisions to Title IV which will regulate this specific set of circumstances will most likely be adopted, and requiring that the sandfilter space remain uncovered, made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Tye, adopted by unanimous vote.
  2. Adoption of Resolution WW-2004-02 Directing the Abatement of a Nuisance at Property Located at 220 Calle del Mar, AP# 195-175-13: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report recommending adoption of the resolution and stating that the owner, Mr. Mathews, had recently responded. Motion to adopt Resolution WW-2004-02, directing the abetment of a nuisance, made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Tye, adopted by unanimous vote.

G.    GENERAL BUSINESS

  1. Granting of a Water Use Charge Reduction for Property Located at 21 Calle del Embarcadero, AP # 195- 133-32, Paul Goldsmith and Carin Garland Trust, Owners: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report recommending a 75% reduction. The Board discussed the reduction amount recommended by the General Manager, the circumstances of the leak, and the fact that the repairs had not yet been completed. Motion to grant a water use reduction of 75% conditioned on submittal of documentation authenticating the actual repair of the problem within one year made by Director Dutkin, seconded by Director Tye, granted by unanimous vote.

F.    RETURN TO PUBLIC HEARING

  1. Consideration of Amendments to the General Manager's Contract: The Board reviewed the draft contract agreement and suggested revisions to be incorporated into the document. The Board directed staff to revise the contract and submit the document to the Legal Committee for further review. The Board continued the item to the next meeting.
  2. Adoption of Resolution GB-2004-03 Accepting a Bid for Furnishing of a Standby Electric Power Generating System to be Located at Alder Grove: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report, stating that only one bid proposal was submitted, and recommending adoption of the Resolution. Motion to adopt Resolution GB-2004-03, accepting a bid proposal, made by Director Dutkin, seconded by Director Tye, adopted by unanimous vote.

G.    RETURN TO GENERAL BUSINESS

  1. Review of Emergency Response Plan: The Board directed staff to make further grammatical and structural revisions and to resubmit the plan for further review and for content revisions at the next workshop meeting.

H.    COMMITTEE REPORTS

Director Tye reported that he had attended the County Office of Emergency Council meeting, that a beneficial tax may be imposed for programs such as the West Nile Task Force, and that the Local Coastal Program is due for review.

I.    MANAGER'S REPORT

Mr. Dinges stated that he had applied for a grant at the OEC meeting, that the County may be requesting an Environmental Assessment at Alder Grove.

J.    ADJOURNMENT

"Gail Bennett" motion to adjourn made by Director Tye, seconded by Director Zell, meeting adjourned at 11:20 p.m. by unanimous vote.




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