SBCWD BOARD MEETING MINUTES


REGULAR MEETING
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 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, September 18, 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 absent:
Barbara Boucke

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

B.    PUBLIC EXPRESSION

Mrs. Ginny Otis, representing the Stinson Beach Community Center, stated that she had been appointed as the new construction liaison to the District, that the SBCC was moving ahead with installation of the replacement wastewater system as expeditiously as possible, and thanked the Board and District staff for their support.

C.    SETTING OF AGENDA

Motion to adopt the agenda as presented made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Tye, adopted by unanimous vote.

D.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Motion to approve August 4, 2004 minutes made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Dutkin, approved by unanimous vote.
Motion to approve August 21, 2004 minutes with amendments made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Tye, approved by unanimous vote.

E.    APPROVAL OF DISBURSEMENTS

Motion to approve August, 2004 disbursements made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Dutkin, approved by unanimous vote.

F.    PUBLIC HEARING

  1. Adoption of Resolution WW-2004-09 Granting a Variance at 3265 Shoreline Highway, AP # 195-222-28, Joe and Ellie Drosihn, Owners: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report recommending adoption of the Resolution. Director Sapanai advised that the original variance was granted as a repair/replacement system and that the proposed system should continue to be considered a repair/replacement system. The Board discussed the proposed square footage, and the second findings of fact. Motion to adopt Variance Resolution WW-2004-09 made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Tye, adopted by unanimous vote.
  2. Adoption of Resolution GB-2004-12 Establishing a Water Use Management Plan for the Village Green 1 Located at 3487 Shoreline Highway, AP# 195-194-01 and Village Green II Located at 3501 Shoreline Highway, AP# 195-192-05: The Board discussed water use parameters, requirements, and restrictions for the village green properties. Motion to adopt Resolution GB-2004-12 made by Director Dutkin, seconded by Director Sapanai, adopted by unanimous vote.

G.    GENERAL BUSINESS

  1. Granting of Water Use Charge Reduction for Property Located at 101 Calle del Mar, AP# 195-191-16, Samruay Airey, owner, Lance Becker, agent: Mr. Lance Becker, agent for Becker's by the Beach, summarized the circumstances and repair problems related to the water loss. Motion to grant a 75% water use reduction made by Director Dutkin, seconded by Director Tye, granted by unanimous vote.
  2. Granting of Water Use Charge Reduction for Property Located at 7 Sonoma Patio, AP # 195-063-15, Lance and Roberta Becker, owners: Mr. Dinges summarized the General Manager's Report. The Board discussed the water loss in two billing periods, the applicant's calculations, and District policy. The Board suggested that a remote meter reading device be installed by the owner to avoid this problem in the future. Mr. Lance Becker outlined the circumstances of the leak and advised that he had removed his drip irrigation system in order to avoid leaks. Motion to grant an 87% water use reduction made by Director Dutkin, seconded by Director Zell, granted by unanimous vote.
  3. Review of Easkoot Creek Lab Testing Results: Dr. Bill Motzer, from Todd Engineers, presented preliminary information and test results related to areas adjacent the to the GGNRA Park. Dr. Motzer clarified what types of DNA testing was performed and how the results were to be interpreted. He further discussed the testing sites, precipitation and coliform presence comparisons, purifying and anti-contaminate procedures, DNA sampling percentages, and tentative conclusions. Dr. Motzer stated that all of the data and information would be summarized in the final report with recommendations for monitoring, which will be completed in October.
  4. Adoption of Resolution GB-2004-13 Amending the District Conflict of Interest Code: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report recommending adoption of the Resolution. Motion to amend the District conflict of interest code to include the specific names of the consultants made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Tye, amended by unanimous vote.

H.    COMMITTEE REPORTS

None.

I.    MANAGER'S REPORT

Mr. Dinges stated that he had hired Mr. Donald Melendy to fill the temporary utility worker position, that the draft audit report was complete, that Marin County emergency workers card application forms were available, that he was currently researching alternative storage units, that Alder Grove Well was 65% complete, that a contractor had been hired to perform the survey of Black Rock Road easements, that water rights research had begun, that telemetry software programming was almost complete and that further construction on the Seadrift waterline would begin in October.

J.    ADJOURNMENT

Motion to adjourn made by Director Zell, seconded by Director Dutkin, meeting adjourned at 11:20 a.m. by unanimous vote.




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