SBCWD BOARD MEETING MINUTES


REGULAR MEETING
SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 2004

A.    CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

Director 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, August 21, 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
Elizabeth Sapanai, Director
Scott Tye, Director

Treasurer Present:
Barbara Boucke

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

B.    PUBLIC EXPRESSION

Ms. Madelyn Stein, of 16 Calle del Onda, stated that she was experiencing a problem with mosquitoes, and questioned the Board regarding spraying a larvicide's or a pesticide on her own property, the possibility of an entomology study, and the Board's position regarding joining the County mosquito abatement program. The Board responded that there were water contamination issues to be considered when spraying, that the November ballot will include a public vote to join the Mosquito Abatement District, and that if the ballot passes, the Mosquito Abatement District would perform an entomology study. The Board advised calling the County for educational information and meeting schedules, calling David Escobar at the County for further information, and to check all concrete riser seals.

C.    SETTING OF AGENDA

Motion to revise the agenda, moving item 3, water use reduction, ahead of item 2, and to continue item 1, Reserve Fund Policy, to a future meeting made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Tye, revised by unanimous vote.

D.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Motion to approve June 26, 2004 minutes made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Zell, approved by unanimous vote.
Motion to approve July 6, 2004 minutes made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Zell, approved by unanimous vote.
Motion to approve July 24, 2004 minutes with amendment made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Tye, approved by unanimous vote.

E.    APPROVAL OF DISBURSEMENTS

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

F.    FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

The Board reviewed the financial statements at June 30, 2004, final budget figures, and suggested procedural changes to clarify some segment accounts. Treasurer Boucke stated that the financial trend suggested that the District review ways to cover future expenses.

H.    GENERAL BUSINESS

  1. Granting of Water Use Charge Reduction for Property Located at 120 Seadrift Road, AP # 195-151-10, Jon and Suzanne McMahon, Owners: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report recommending granting of a fifty percent reduction and installation of a remote water meter reading device. Motion to grant a 50% water use reduction for the June/July 2004 billing period and to extend the reduction into the August/September, 2004 billing period if the leak continued into that period, made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Zell, granted by unanimous vote.

G.    PUBLIC HEARING

  1. Consideration/Adoption of a Draft Resolution Adopting A Reserve Fund Policy: This item was continued.
  2. Introduction of Draft Title IV, Revised Wastewater Code, for Public Review: The Draft Title IV was presented to the Board and to the General Public for review. The Board agreed by consensus to submit any further revisions in writing to District staff.

H.    REOPEN GENERAL BUSINESS

  1. Review of Status of Failed Wastewater Systems: The Board individually reviewed each of the thirteen failed systems and staff commented on current action. Mr. Dinges summarized the situation at 275 Calle del Mar and stated that the District planned to abate the nuisance and to notify the owner of this action.

I.    COMMITTEE REPORTS

Director Dutkin advised the Board that he had sold his Stinson Beach residence.
Director Tye stated that the Briones Lions Club was spearheading a mosquito abatement public outreach educational program.

J.    MANAGER'S REPORT

Mr. Dinges updated the Board on the easement issue at 7000 Panoramic stating that currently there is a ten foot waterline easement on the North side of the center line of the forty foot wide road easement which needs to be surveyed, that there is ten foot dedicated easement and that there is a ten foot construction easement. Mr. Dinges stated that he was unsure if the fence or plantings encroach on those easements, and that he would clarify the definition of the easement categories, which currently included a "waterline" easement, "construction" easement, "utility" easement, "roadway" easement and "pipeline" easement. Mr. Dinges stated that legal counsel has suggested a survey and execution of a legal description.
Mr. Dinges stated that State Contract for Alder Grove Well funding was ready to be signed and that the walls at Alder Grove Well have been poured. Mr. Dinges further stated that the Coastal Commission was requesting that the District remove the pipeline from the lagoon and that District counsel was reviewing the situation.

K.    ADJOURNMENT

Motion to adjourn made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Dutkin, meeting adjourned at 10:50 a.m. by unanimous vote.




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