WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2005
A. CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
President Jim Zell called a Workshop meeting of the Board of Directors of the Stinson Beach County Water
District to order at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 9, 2005, at the District Office located at 3785 Shoreline
Highway in Stinson Beach, California.
Jim Zell, President
Scott Tye, Vice President
John Gilbert, Director
Elizabeth Sapanai, Director
Joe Veit, Director
Richard Dinges, General Manager/Secretary to the Board
B. PUBLIC EXPRESSION
Ms. Barbara Scott, of 43 Arenal Avenue, summarized her father's engineering experience and stated that she
was concerned about District bureaucracy. Ms. Scott stated that she intended to conduct a children's
theatrical program at the Shakespeare at Stinson location and questioned whether the District for such a
program would permit SAS over the upcoming summer.
Mr. Jeffrey Trotter, of Shakespeare at Stinson, stated that he had received a letter from the District regarding
denial of his Waiver application and denial of his request to deny reduction of the application fee. Mr. Trotter
asked the Board for guidance about appropriate steps to apply for a continuation of his waiver that expires in
May of 2005.
C. SETTING OF AGENDA
Motion to adopt the agenda as presented made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Tye, adopted by
D. GENERAL BUSINESS
Review of Ongoing Task List: Mr. Dinges stated that tree trimming would begin in the spring, that
estimated costs for installation of a flow constrictor at VG I is prohibitive at $2,300.00 and the program would
be cancelled, that he had issued a letter to the County Road Department regarding Panoramic signage and
mirrors with no response do date, and that the preliminary plans for the new Treatment plant had been
received. The Board discussed possible installation of a garbage receptacle at the bottom of Mac Davis trail,
barn issues, the Black Rock Road easement issue, a facility workshop, landfill issues, Waste Management
contract assignment, septic alarm policy, and current variance applications.
Review of Status of Failed Wastewater Systems: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report and stated
that the Parkside system was currently operational.
Review of Failed Wastewater System at 275 Call del Mar, Mary Robinson, Owner: Mr. Dinges summarized
the Manager's Report. The Board discussed strategies and options regarding final certification of the system.
The Board directed staff to follow up in an official capacity and to issue a County property lien once
associated costs and fees for final system approval are established. The Board directed staff to document all
costs and to establish a repayment schedule through the tax roll.
Review of Alder Grove Well Funding: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report. The Board discussed
overage costs for additional construction to meet current National security standards and to install an auxiliary
power supply. The Board further discussed current DWR loan funding, a contract adjustment resolution, and
possible implementation of a change order to increase the loan amount by approximately $184,000.
E. COMMITTEE REPORTS
Director Veit, of the Financial Committee, stated that a meeting had been held with calPERS representative
Ray Lane, stated that there was substantial District liability associated with the retirement plan, outlined the
retirement program at MMWD, suggested alternate options to fund retirement, questioned the parameters of
the pool, and confirmed that the Financial Committee would further look into this situation.
Director Sapanai, of the Wastewater Committee, stated that the committee had met to continue revision work
on Title IV.
Director Tye, of the Grant Committee, stated that he had attended a Village Green I & II CSA Advisory Board
meeting and had advised the committee of District Policy regarding the park's water use. Director Tye
reported on other community meetings which he had attended.
F. MANAGER'S REPORT
Mr. Dinges stated that there was an initial Alder Grove Well start-up scheduled for tomorrow and that an
official start-up would follow the next week.
Motion to adjourn made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Tye, meeting adjourned at 6:10 p.m. by