WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2004
A. CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
Vice President Jim Zell called a special meeting of the Board of Directors of the Stinson Beach County
Water District to order at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 8, 2004, at the District Office located at 3785
Shoreline Highway in Stinson Beach, California.
Jim Zell, Vice President
Elizabeth Sapanai, Director
Scott Tye, Director
Joseph Veit, President
Charles Dutkin, Director
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 Sapanai, seconded by Director Tye,
agenda adopted by unanimous vote.
D. PUBLIC HEARING
Adoption of Resolution WW-2004-08 Directing the Immediate Abatement of a Nuisance: Mr. Dinges
summarized the Manager's Report, including the timeline of the failure and recommended adoption of the
Abatement Resolution. Mr. Chris Harrington, representative for the owner, stated that he had the tank
pumped immediately upon notification, that there is currently a rental booked for the upcoming week, that
further repair work would be performed during that time, that the tank would be pumped as necessary, and
that the tenants would be moved if necessary. Motion to adopt Abatement Resolution WW-2004-08 made
by Director Tye, seconded by Director Sapanai, adopted by unanimous vote.
Review of Village Green I and II Water Use: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report stating that
currently there was no responsible party to account for excessive water use at VG I and II and that
additionally, there were no monetary repercussions for VG I for high water use, as the water usage fee was
waived for that property. Mr. Dinges further stated that he had met with Mr. Lance Meade and had
discussed the fact that any charge for excessive water use would essentially come out of the established
budget which is supported by local taxes, that daily readings would be taken by the appointed
groundskeeper, that consideration be given to VG II to waive the water use fee (similar to VG I), that
anyone responsible for excessive water use be placed in a public stock, that a backflow device was
installed to specifically service the VG II drinking fountain, and that as yet there were no "as-built" plans
available but that they would be submitted to the District when they become available. Mr. Dinges stated
that the "Flow Monitor Pilot Project" to include automatic shut offs at each valve would be initiated soon and
that a Resolution would come before the Board at the next meeting outlining all of the discussed items and
would include establishment of responsibility, monitoring frequency, consequences of excessive water use,
the established water budget, etc.
E. GENERAL BUSINESS
Onsite Review of Black Rock and Steep Ravine Tanks: Mr. Toby Bisson, District Field Foreman,
conducted a tour of the Black Rock and Steep Ravine Tanks, and briefed staff and the Board on emergency
procedures for both sites. The Board agreed by consensus that these emergency procedural reviews
would be an ongoing process and would be conducted at other District sites.
F. COMMITTEE REPORTS
Director Sapanai, of the Wastewater Committee, stated that she had submitted further revisions to
Draft Title IV
and asked that other Board members do the same. Director Tye asked that section 4.01.010 "
Purpose" be further reviewed for possible clarity.
Director Tye advised the he would be working with Ms. Raven Schauf to write newsletter information
regarding West Nile Virus and that BLTAC (Bolinas Lagoon Technical Advisory Committee) has advised
that the GGNRA and Point Reyes Park Service will be conducting a Coastal Vulnerability Modeling Index
G. MANAGER'S REPORT
Mr. Dinges stated that he had received the Draft report from Todd Engineers regarding the DNA stream
testing of high coliform sites, that the County hearing regarding the Alder Grove Well permit will be held on
September 16th, that the Alder Grove Generator had been delivered and installed, and that the District
would go out to bid for the Treatment Plant within the next two months.
Motion to adjourn made by Director Tye, seconded by Director Sapanai, meeting adjourned at 7:10 p.m. by