SBCWD BOARD MEETING MINUTES


WORKSHOP MEETING
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 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, September 7, 2005, at the District Office located at 3785 Shoreline Highway in Stinson Beach, California.

Directors present:
Jim Zell, President
Scott Tye, Vice President
Elizabeth Sapanai, Director
Joe Veit, Director

Director absent:
John Gilbert, Director

Treasurer absent:
Barbara Boucke

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

C.    SETTING OF AGENDA

Motion to revise the agenda, moving item 1, Introduction of Engineer, item B, Public Expression, and item D, Manager's Report in that order prior to item 2, Review of Energy Workshop made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Tye, agenda revised by unanimous vote.

E.    GENERAL BUSINESS

  1. Introduction of District Wastewater Engineer: Mr. Dinges introduced Michiko Murguia to the Board. Ms. Murguia stated that she was looking forward to working with the District staff and working in the community. Director Sapanai stated that she was very impressed with Ms. Murguia's resume and interview and stated that the basic expectation of the Board is that the District Engineer will know and follow the District Code. The Board discussed the District Engineer's job parameters and welcomed her to the District.

B.    PUBLIC EXPRESSION

The Board directed the General Manger to communicate with the County by e-mail or fax regarding additional use, specifically "Open Mic", at Shakespeare at Stinson.
Director Sapanai, updated the Board on the traffic situation on Panoramic, and reminded the Board that the Water District is responsible for safety on that road. Mr. Dinges stated that he had found a location for the mirror and would have staff install the mirror.
Director Tye requested that the Board observe one minute of silence in contemplation of the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

D.    MANAGER'S REPORT

Mr. Dinges stated that he had extended implementation of perfection of the lien for ten more days regarding the failed wastewater system at 275 Calle del Mar. He stated that he had spoken with Garner Temer regarding completion of the lid replacement and that Mr. Simon would certify the system and submit as-built plans. Mr. Dinges further stated that additional funding had opened up under Proposition 40, that the Parkside Restaurant system installation was complete, although there were some elevation issues, and that Alder Grove Well had been finaled. The Board discussed gas and generator supplies during emergencies.

E.    RETURN TO GENERAL BUSINESS

  1. Review of Energy Workshop Information: Director Tye presented information regarding the Energy Workshop for Water and Wastewater Agencies, which he attended with Mr. Dinges on August 25, 2005. Director Tye reviewed key points of the Workshop including energy and water system concerns, regional differences, synergies, options to reduce peak demand, and solar plasma displays of energy output which can be viewed at the Kentfield Woodlands Market. Director Tye further reviewed issues presented at the Energy Workshop. The Board agreed by consensus to forward District energy data to PG&E and to the County for analysis regarding peak usage, etc. and agreed to continue investigations regarding alternative sources of energy.
  2. Review of District's Draft Emergency Response Plan: Mr. Dinges briefly reviewed the revised formats of sections four, five and six of the plan.

F.    COMMITTEE REPORTS

The Board directed the Wastewater Committee to meet on September 16th to discuss wastewater related matters.

G.    ADJOURNMENT

Motion to adjourn made by Director Tye, seconded by Director Veit, meeting adjourned at 6:05 p.m. by unanimous vote.




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