SBCWD BOARD MEETING MINUTES


WORKSHOP MEETING
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2004

A.    CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

Vice President Jim Zell called a Workshop meeting of the Board of Directors of the Stinson Beach County Water District to order at 5:33 p.m. on Wednesday, June 9, 2004, at the District Office located at 3785 Shoreline Highway in Stinson Beach, California.

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

Directors absent:
Joseph Veit, President

Treasurer Absent:
Barbara Boucke

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

B.    PUBLIC EXPRESSION

None.

C.    SETTING OF AGENDA

Motion to adopt the revise the agenda, moving item 2, Budget, ahead of item 1, Title IV, made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Tye, revised by unanimous vote.

D.    GENERAL BUSINESS

  1. Discussion/Review of Draft Fiscal 2004-2005 Budget: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report stating that up to 40% of the apportionment tax revenue may be taken by the State regardless of whether or not it is encumbered and that the proposed budget reflects a deficit of $74,000. Mr. Dinges stated that a wage freeze would be in affect as of July 2, 2004 for fiscal years 2004-2005 and 2005-2006. The Board discussed the effect of the tax revenue reduction, impact on reserves, wage comparisons, and consumer price index vs. cost of living adjustment. The Board then extensively discussed wage increase calculations, cost of living statistics, retirement benefit adjustments, employee wage and benefit plan language changes, and retirement calculations. Director Dutkin expressed his objection to increasing retirement benefits at this time.
  2. Discussion/Review of Draft Title IV: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report stating that the Wastewater Committee had extensively reviewed the draft. The Board reviewed the subdivision standards, standard drainfield design and pressure distribution systems, advanced treatment and drip dispersal systems, and other sections of the Wastewater Code. The Board discusses "piece-meal" installation of systems and suggested items to be added to the draft.
  3. Discussion/Review of Watershed Council: Director Tye summarized the submitted information and updated the Board on the current situation regarding the proposed Bolinas Lagoon Watershed Council.

E.    COMMITTEE REPORTS

None.

F.    MANAGER'S REPORT

Mr. Dinges stated that the Alder Grove Generator slab had been poured and that project funding has still not come through from the State but that it was expected. Mr. Dinges further stated that treatment filtration options were still being analyzed by staff.

G.    ADJOURNMENT

Motion to adjourn made by Director Dutkin, seconded by Director Zell, meeting adjourned at 7: 25 by unanimous vote.




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