SBCWD BOARD MEETING MINUTES


WORKSHOP MEETING
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2004

A.    CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

President Joseph Veit called a Workshop meeting of the Board of Directors of the Stinson Beach County Water District to order at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 3, 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

B.    PUBLIC EXPRESSION

None.

C.    SETTING OF AGENDA

Motion to revise the agenda, moving item 2, Waste Management, ahead of item 1, Title IV, made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Dutkin, adopted by unanimous vote.

D.    GENERAL BUSINESS

  1. Review of Proposed Waste Management Rate Adjustment: Rob Zakoor, of Waste Management, stated that the proposed increase of 1.22% was related to consumer price index increases such as gasoline, benefits, labor, etc. and that additionally an overload fee was requested. Ms. Sadonna Cody, of Waste Management, stated that those customers who were billed consecutively for carrier charges to retrieve the receptacles from areas over 50 feet away from the street (implemented in 1993) would have to call Waste Management to have the charge removed if they no longer required that service. Ms. Cody further stated that the carrier charge had appeared on Waste Management bills since March of 2004 when the new streamline service was implemented, and that the high number of local rental properties oftentimes necessitates the charge. Director Veit stated that the customer would assume that Waste Management would remove the charge if the service were not being rendered. The Board discussed carrier charges and tonnage statistics. Motion to approve the rate increase and overload fee by Resolution at the next Regular meeting and to submit the unassignable contract to legal counsel made by Director Sapanai, second by Director Tye, approved by unanimous vote.
  2. Consideration/Review of Title IV: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report stating that he requested that the Board direct staff to submit the Draft Title IV for environmental review to the County and the State. Director Sapanai stated that the submittal process should move forward. Motion to direct Staff to submit Draft Title IV for environmental review made by Director Dutkin, Staff was so directed by Board consensus.
  3. Consideration of a Contractor for Coastal Commission Compliance: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report stating that a Wetlands Biologist may be hired to oversee the project in order to comply with Coastal Commission Requests pursuant to District staff removing exposed portions of pipe from the Lagoon. Mr. Dinges stated that he would meet with District counsel and the Coastal Commission in November to seek their approval of this plan. Mr. Dinges summarized the events leading up to the Coastal Commissions mandate to remove the pipe. Director Tye suggested that if any additional work was required, that Wetlands Research Associates should include that work as an addendum to this contract. The Board discussed the numerous agencies involved with Lagoon Restoration and moving forward with the contract work subject to approval by all of those agencies. The Board directed the General Manager to initiate the contract.

E.    COMMITTEE REPORTS

None.

F.    MANAGER'S REPORT

Mr. Dinges stated that construction was ongoing at Alder Grove Well.

G.    ADJOURNMENT

Motion to adjourn made by Director Tye, seconded by Director Dutkin, meeting adjourned at 6:40 p.m. by unanimous vote.




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