SBCWD BOARD MEETING MINUTES


REGULAR MEETING
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2005

A.    CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

President Jim Zell 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, February 26, 2005, at the District Office located at 3785 Shoreline Highway in Stinson Beach, California.

Directors present:
Jim Zell, President
Scott Tye, Vice President
John Gilbert, Director
Elizabeth Sapanai, Director
Joe Veit, Director (arrived 9:45 a.m.)

Treasurer Present:
Barbara Boucke

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

B.    PUBLIC EXPRESSION

None.

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 January 12, 2005 minutes with amendments made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Tye, approved by unanimous vote.
Motion to approve January 22, 2005 minutes made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Tye, approved by unanimous vote.

E.    APPROVAL OF DISBURSEMENTS

Approval of January, 2005 disbursements were continued to allow for review by the Financial Committee.

F.    FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Ms. Raven Schauf presented the Financial Statements at December 30, 2004. Ms. Schauf stated that the first reduction in tax revenue by the State had been taken in December in the amount of $64,000.

G.    PUBLIC HEARING

  1. Adoption of Resolution WW-2005-01, Granting a Variance for Property Located at 25 Lincoln Avenue, AP# 195-174-06, Lisa Gansky, Owner: The Board discussed the fact that the applicant had revised the plans to comply with the original 1,955 square footage of conditioned space and had reduced the system size to allow for reduction of the originally requested setbacks. Director Sapanai stated that monitoring of water use at this property would be critical due to the slope and short distance to property lines. Motion to adopt Variance Resolution WW-2005-01 made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Sapanai, adopted by unanimous vote.
  2. Adoption of Resolution WW-2005-02 for Property Located at 7500 Panoramic Highway, AP# 195-213-01, John Perry, Owner: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report recommending approval of the Variance Resolution with a recommendation to install a retro pre-treatment unit. Mr. Pearce clarified that there was about a 12 inch shortage on the soil depth. Ms. Tanya Lettler, system designer, stated that the system was located in the only area which could sustain a pressure-dosed system, that the waiver request was for a reduction to the soil, not the groundwater, that EPA loading rates were provided, that the proposed system was a dual system which would reduce the loading rate, and that the soil was adequate in this area for a pressure-dosed systems without a pre-treatment unit. Motion to adopt Variance Resolution WW-2005-02 made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Veit, adopted by unanimous vote.
  3. Adoption of Resolution WW-2005-03 for Property Located at 15 Calle del Mar, AP # 195-174-06, George and Joanne Hasler, Owners, Jeffrey Trotter, Agent: Director Sapanai stated that according to District Code, no business may be allowed to exist on temporary toilets, that a way must be found to make SAS work with the property septic system, and clarified that seasonal use does not equate to temporary use. Director Veit stated that previously granted extensions could not be construed as a precedent, and that technology now existed which should be considered by the applicant. Director Tye suggested that the applicant look at possible alternatives to augment the current septic system to comply with District Code. Mr. Trotter stated that in 2001 Shakespeare at Stinson had gone through a difficult planning process and that SAS has continued using 5 to 6 portable toilets for seasonal use. Barbara Scott, of 43 Arenal Avenue, stated that SAS utilized the temporary toilets for patron use a total of 248 hours per season and further stated that the Mountain Theatre has 74 portable toilets to accommodate 3,500 people per performance compared to SAS which has three times the portable toilet capacity. Motion to adopt Waiver Resolution WW-2005-03 extending waiver resolution WW-2002-04 for one year made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Sapanai, adopted by unanimous vote.

H.    GENERAL BUSINESS

  1. Review of the July-December 2004 Semiannual Wastewater Report: The Board discussed incomplete application volume, ground water vs. bacteria trends, yearly coliform hits, saturation points, human vs. animal fecal coliform, the GGNRA bathrooms, and demographic changes along the creek and on the hill.

I.    COMMITTEE REPORTS

Director Sapanai, of the Wastewater Committee, stated that the committee had been meeting regularly to review Title IV and had diligently incorporated corrections and revisions.

J.    MANAGER'S REPORT

Mr. Dinges stated the Coastal Commission issue was ongoing. Director Veit stated that it was important to advise CalTrans that the capacity was not increased and that the District insurance carrier should be contacted. Ms. Boucke commented on the financial aspect of the issue. Mr. Dinges further stated that the final draft of the Stetson Engineers Creek Flow Monitoring Report had been received and that Alder Grove Well was 90% completed.

K.    ADJOURNMENT

Motion to adjourn made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Tye, meeting adjourned at 10:50 a.m. by unanimous vote.




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