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.
Joe Veit, President
Jim Zell, Vice President
Charles Dutkin, Director
Elizabeth Sapanai, Director
Scott Tye, Director
Richard Dinges, General Manager/Secretary to the Board
Raven Schauf, Recording Secretary
B. PUBLIC EXPRESSION
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
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.
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
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
F. RETURN TO PUBLIC HEARING
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.
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
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
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.
"Gail Bennett" motion to adjourn made by Director Tye, seconded by Director Zell, meeting adjourned at
11:20 p.m. by unanimous vote.