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.
Jim Zell, President
Scott Tye, Vice President
John Gilbert, Director
Elizabeth Sapanai, Director
Joe Veit, Director (arrived 9:45 a.m.)
Richard Dinges, General Manager/Secretary to the Board
Troy Pearce, Wastewater Engineer
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, adopted by
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
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.
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.
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
H. GENERAL BUSINESS
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.
Motion to adjourn made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Tye, meeting adjourned at 10:50 a.m. by