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.
Joseph Veit, President
Jim Zell, Vice President
Charles Dutkin, Director
Elizabeth Sapanai, Director
Scott Tye, Director
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
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
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
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
Consideration/Adoption of a Draft Resolution Adopting A Reserve Fund Policy: This item was continued.
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
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
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
Motion to adjourn made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Dutkin, meeting adjourned at 10:50 a.m.
by unanimous vote.