SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 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, April 17, 2004, at the District Office located at 3785 Shoreline
Highway in Stinson Beach, California.
Joseph Veit, President
Jim Zell, Vice President
Charles Dutkin, Director
Scott Tye, Director
Elizabeth Sapanai, Director
Richard Dinges, General Manager/Secretary to the Board
Troy Pearce, Wastewater Engineer
Raven Schauf, Recording Secretary
B. PUBLIC EXPRESSION
C. SETTING OF AGENDA
Motion to adopt the agenda as presented, made by Director Tye, seconded by Director Zell, agenda adopted
by unanimous vote.
D. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Motion to approve March 9, 2004 minutes made by Director Zell, seconded by Director Tye, approved by
Motion to approve March 27, 2004 minutes made by Director Dutkin, seconded by Director Zell, approved by
E. APPROVAL OF DISBURSEMENTS
Motion to approve March, 2004 disbursements made by Director Tye, seconded by Director Dutkin,
approved by unanimous vote.
F. PUBLIC HEARING
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
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.
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.
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.
Nuisance Abatement at 11 Dipsea Road: This item was deleted from the agenda due to completion of
repairs to the system.
G. GENERAL BUSINESS
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.
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.
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.
H. COMMITTEE REPORTS
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
I. MANAGER'S REPORT
"Gail Bennett" motion to adjourn made by Director Tye, seconded by Director Zell, meeting adjourned at
12:15 p.m. by unanimous vote.