SATURDAY, JULY 24, 2004
A. CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
Director Elizabeth Sapanai 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, July 24, 2004, at the District Office located at 3785
Shoreline Highway in Stinson Beach, California.
Charles Dutkin, Director
Elizabeth Sapanai, Director
Scott Tye, Director
Joseph Veit, President
Jim Zell, Vice President
Richard Dinges, General Manager/Secretary to the Board
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 Dutkin, agenda adopted
by unanimous vote.
D. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Motion to approve June 9, 2004 minutes made by Director Tye, seconded by Director Dutkin, approved by
The Board agreed by consensus to continue the June 26, 2004 minutes to the next meeting.
E. APPROVAL OF DISBURSEMENTS
Motion to approve June, 2004 disbursements made by Director Dutkin, seconded by Director Tye, approved
by unanimous vote.
F. PUBLIC HEARING
Adoption of Resolution GB-2004-08, Establishing the Fiscal 2004-2005 Employee Benefit Program: Mr.
Dinges summarized the Manager's Report recommending adoption of the Resolution. Motion to adopt
Employee Benefit Resolution GB-2004-08 made by Director Tye, seconded by Director Dutkin, adopted by
Adoption of Resolution WW-2004-07 Granting a Waiver at Property Located at 116 Calle del Arroyo, AP#
195-010-17, Marty Lynch and Eileen Carey, Owners: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report
recommending adoption of the Resolution. The Board discussed drip irrigation, slope, grade, system depth,
footprint, and the UV system. Motion to adopt Waiver Resolution WW-2004-07 made by Director Dutkin,
seconded by Director Tye, adopted by unanimous vote.
Consideration of a Draft Resolution Establishing Conditions Regarding Temporary Easement
Encroachment at 7000 Panoramic Highway, AP #195-233-10, Wendy Hunt, Owner: Mr. Dinges stated that
the owner requested that this item be continued and that the owner had commented that she did not have a
chance to submit input to be included in the Resolution language. Director Sapanai stated that the District
has an absolute right to clear the easement at any time and that an agreement was not required. Ms.
Sapanai further clarified, in response to the owner's request to submit input, that owners do not normally
participate in the drafting of any Resolution.
Adoption of Resolution GB-2004-13 Approving a Contract with Fort Bragg Electric in the Amount of
$128,420: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report recommending adoption of the Resolution, and
stated that the contract would be subject to any recommendations from District Council. Motion to adopt the
contract approval Resolution made by Director Tye, seconded by Director Dutkin, adopted by unanimous
Adoption of Resolution GB-2004-14 Approving a Contract Amendment with Kennedy/Jenks Consultants
in the Amount of $6,200: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report recommending adoption of the
Resolution, stating that the amendment was necessary due to redesign of the Alder Grove Well building. The
Board discussed safety issues, ventilation and telemetry. Motion to adopt the contract amendment
Resolution made by Director Dutkin, seconded by Director Tye, adopted by unanimous vote.
G. GENERAL BUSINESS
Discussion of Excessive Water Use at Village Green I: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report
stating that 192,236 gallons had been lost through a faulty valve. The Board suggested installation of a
"backup" valve, which shuts off the water when a specific amount of water has been used. Director Tye
stated that a water budget should be determined for each Village Green property and fees should be
incurred if those water budgets are exceeded and further stated that the District customers should not have
to subsidize water used in excess of the budget. Director Tye also noted that no one had detected the water
loss as it was apparently not highly visible.
Mr. Al Engel of 28 Avenida Bolinas, stated that he was representing VG I and II as a co-manager and that he
had met with Mr. Richard Reasoner, Mr. Lance Meade and Mr. Jerry Bisson about the water usage situation.
Mr. Engel stated that Mr. Jerry Bisson had been directed to read the meters on a frequent basis to avoid this
situation in future, and to graph the results.
The Board directed Mr. Dinges to resolve the matter with VG I and II representative to ensure that this type
of water use would not occur again.
H. COMMITTEE REPORTS
Director Tye, of the West Nile Virus Committee, reported on the current progress of the disease and stated
that bi-lingual brochures were available for gardeners and other interested parties.
Director Sapanai, of the Wastewater Committee, stated that the draft Title IV would be available for review at
the August meeting.
I. MANAGER'S REPORT
Mr. Dinges stated that the concrete foundation for Alder Grove Well had been poured and that the project
was scheduled for completion in late August. Mr. Dinges further stated that the he would be meeting with the
Treatment Plant engineer in August to finalize bid parameters for submittal to contractors in September and
that a District letter had been sent to Brian O'Neill of GGNRA requesting a meeting to discuss the barn area.
"Gail Bennett" motion to adjourn made by Director Tye, seconded by Director Dutkin, meeting adjourned at
10:15 a.m. by unanimous vote.