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, April 17, 2004, at the District Office located at 3785 Shoreline Highway in Stinson Beach, California.

Directors present:
Joseph Veit, President
Jim Zell, Vice President
Charles Dutkin, Director
Scott Tye, Director

Directors absent:
Elizabeth Sapanai, Director

Treasurer Present:
Barbara Boucke

Staff present:
Richard Dinges, General Manager/Secretary to the Board
Troy Pearce, Wastewater Engineer
Raven Schauf, Recording Secretary




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


Motion to approve March 9, 2004 minutes made by Director Zell, seconded by Director Tye, approved by unanimous vote.
Motion to approve March 27, 2004 minutes made by Director Dutkin, seconded by Director Zell, approved by unanimous vote.


Motion to approve March, 2004 disbursements made by Director Tye, seconded by Director Dutkin, approved by unanimous vote.


  1. Adoption of Resolution WW-2004-03 Granting a Variance at Property Located at 209 Seadrift Road, AP# 195-331-41, Peter and Jacqueline DeGregory, Owners: Mr. Troy Pearce presented information regarding the proposed recirculating Advantex fabric filter system. Director Tye stated that this application represented a piece-meal system, without drip irrigation or UV filters, and would not contribute beneficial performance data for future analysis.
    Director Zell expressed concerns regarding the apparent hastiness to approve the variance and suggested that approval may be postponed, and also stated concerns regarding the absence of a drip irrigation system. Mr. Ongerth, of 211 Seadrift Road, stated that the drip irrigation parameters were very similar to a sandfilter system, and that the Advantex system requires less maintenance than a sandfilter system.
    Mr. Veit advised that he had consulted with the Wastewater Committee and that the Committee had stated that given the fact that a sandfilter system has already been approved, it would be appropriate to approve the variance. Mr. Veit further stated that it might be an unnecessary imposition to require that the applicant install drip irrigation at this time. He also stated that all future similar applications should include drip irrigation.
    Director Dutkin asked staff what a ballpark figure would be to install drip irrigation as an addition. Mr. Pearce responded that there were various components involved besides the actual drip irrigation pipe, including controllers, solenoid valves and timers, costing about $15,000.00. Mr. Dutkin also stated that an alternative viewpoint would be to initially prove the "box" system performance only, and after a period of adequate performance proceed to prove the performance of the system with additional components.
    Motion to adopt variance Resolution made by Director Dutkin, seconded by Director Zell, adopted by majority vote, Veit, Zell and Dutkin in favor, Tye, abstain.
  2. Adoption of Resolution WW-2004-04 Granting a Variance at Property Located at 205 Seadrift Road, AP# 195-331-43, George and Janet Pasha, Owners: Mr. Pearce summarized the variance application stating that this property had been granted a previous setback variance.
    Mr. Kamieniecki, of the Seadrift Association, clarified the current situation regarding bulkhead replacement. Motion to adopt variance Resolution WW-2004-04, made by Director Dutkin, seconded by Director Zell, adopted by unanimous vote.
  3. Adoption of Resolution of WW-2004-05 Granting a Waiver at Property Located at 30 Belvedere Avenue, the Stinson Beach Community Center Building Complex, AP# 195-212-01: Mr. Troy Pearce presented information regarding the waiver application, including setbacks, tank locations, leachfield gas transfer, and inspection parameters to detect failure. The Board discussed grease trap cleaning, sampling parameters, and telemetry requirements.
    Mrs. Sandra Francis, of the Stinson Beach Community Center, thanked the Board for their participation in this project. Motion to adopt waiver Resolution WW-2004-05, made by Director Dutkin, seconded by Director Zell, adopted by unanimous vote.
  4. Nuisance Abatement at 11 Dipsea Road: This item was deleted from the agenda due to completion of repairs to the system.


  1. Adoption of Resolution GB-2004-04 Accepting Completion of the Bennett Booster Station: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report recommending that the resolution be adopted. Mr. Dinges stated that the project began in 2001, that the variable speed issues had been resolved, and that the project was completed to the satisfaction of staff. Motion to adopt completion Resolution GB-2004-04 made by Director Tye, seconded by Director Dutkin, adopted by unanimous vote.
  2. Review of District Issues for Future Consideration: Mr. Dinges reviewed a list of possible topics for workshop meetings. The Board discussed prioritization of items and directed staff to move forward with legal research regarding water rights.
  3. Approval of Expenditures for Conference Attendance: Mr. Dinges requested that the Board approve travel and conference expenditures for the ACWA/JPIA Spring Conference and the Western Onsite Wastewater Exhibition & Technical Conference. The Board approved the expenditures on condition that a best effort would be made to maximize reimbursement form the Technical Conference.


The Board reviewed recent correspondence regarding Shakespeare at Stinson and discussed the apparent non-compliance with conditions and setbacks from the stream conservation area, and further discussed the County response. The Board directed staff to review the file and to consult with counsel and the legal committee.




"Gail Bennett" motion to adjourn made by Director Tye, seconded by Director Zell, meeting adjourned at 12:15 p.m. by unanimous vote.

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