SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 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 9:35 a.m. on Saturday, December 17, 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
Raven Schauf, Recording Secretary
B. PUBLIC EXPRESSION
Mr. Bob Geiger, of 220 Buena Vista Avenue, stated that his water service was experiencing low pressure
issues,and requested that the main be replaced as soon as possible.
Mr. Tom Lehe, of 49 Lincoln Avenue, stated that he was experiencing low water pressure problems as well,
that he had investigated the localized situation, and requested that some type of repairs be implemented to
resolve the problem.
Mr. Dinges stated that District staff was aware of the problems located on that particular main line and that
200 feet of replacement line is scheduled to be installed in the spring at a cost of about $10,000-$12,000.
C. MANAGER'S REPORT
Mr. Dinges stated that he had attended the ACWA/JPIA conference in San Diego from November 28th
through December 1st, that he met with Krieger & Stewart to discuss the Treatment Plant engineering
contract, and that he attended the Sacramento Cal EPA Regional Workshop regarding AB 885 or onsite
wastewater system monitoring. Mr. Dinges further stated that Orenco would be modifying their panels to work
with the Districts wastewater telemetry program and will be holding training sessions at the District office
regarding engineering telemetry in January. Mr. Dinges stated that the new truck is scheduled to be delivered
in one week, that the new compressor had been delivered, and that the Lunny paving contract had not been
accepted to date.
D. SETTING OF AGENDA
Motion to adopt the agenda as presented made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Sapanai, adopted by
E. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Motion to approve the November 2, 2005 minutes made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Veit,
approved by unanimous vote.
Motion to approve the November 19, 2005 minutes with amendments made by Director Gilbert, seconded by
Director Tye, approved by unanimous vote.
F. APPROVAL OF DISBURSEMENTS
Motion to approve the November, 2005 disbursements made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Gilbert,
approved by unanimous vote.
Motion to approve the submitted Board Compensation Requests made by Director Veit, seconded by Director
Gilbert, approved by unanimous vote.
Ms. Raven Schauf briefly summarized the current tax apportionment revenue.
Ms. Boucke summarized the cash flow report ending November 31, 2005.
G. PUBLIC HEARING
Adoption of Resolution GB-2005-19, Authorizing the Execution of a Contract with Krieger & Stewart, Inc:
Mr. Dinges summarized the Manager's Report recommending adoption of the Resolution. Mr. Dinges stated
that the contract would be broken into task phases, each segment being approved separately, and that the
increased costs to negotiate the contract in this way would be negligible. The Board suggested that travel
expenses be kept to a minimum. Mr. Dinges clarified that Krieger and Stewart would not be performing
physical surveys but may review the survey data. Director Veit asked if a pre-fabricated treatment plant was
still an option. Mr. Dinges responded that multi-media or garnet treatment systems would not be adequate to
meet 2005 or 2011 DHS requirements. Mr. Dinges stated that District Counsel will be reviewing the contract
including the clauses addressing litigation issues. Motion to adopt contract resolution GB-2005-19, subject to
approval by District counsel, made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Tye, adopted by unanimous vote.
H. GENERAL BUSINESS
Review of Proposed Annual Waste Management Rate Increase: Mr. Dinges summarized the Manger's
Report recommending that this item be continued for further review. Mr. Dinges stated that a 34% increase
seemed excessive and that the Board may review the item at the next Workshop and formulate a response.
Director Veit stated that the submitted Statement of Operations Report should be supplemented with an
Audited Financial Statement for "Sonoma Marin Waste Management" to allow for adequate review. Director
Sapanai stated that if the proposed rate increase was imposed, it would cost the District consumer $4.60 per
week for garbage pick-up. The Board continued the item and directed the General Manager to obtain a copy
of the audited Financial Statements.
Election of District Board President and Vice President for 2006: Director Veit nominated Scott Tye for the
office of President, Director Sapanai seconded the nomination, Director Tye elected as 2006 President by
unanimous vote. Director Veit nominated Elizabeth Sapanai for the office of Vice-President, Director Gilbert
seconded the nomination, Director Sapanai elected as 2006 Vice President by unanimous vote.
Confirmation of 2006 District Committees: The Board continued this item by consensus.
I. CLOSED SESSION/RETURN TO OPEN SESSION
Review of Employee Matters: Mr. Dinges stated that he is representing the District employees in Closed
Session. The Board and the General Manager met in closed session. The Board returned to Open Session
and President Zell stated that the Board has directed the Personnel Committee to meet in an emergency
session and had directed the General Manager to submit data to the Committee for review and that a decision
would be made at the January Workshop Meeting.
J. COMMITTEE REPORTS
The Board set the January Workshop meeting on January 11, 2006 at 5:00 and the January Regular Meeting
on January 21, 2006.
Director Sapanai, of the Legal Committee, stated that she had met with Director Zell of the Personnel
Committee to begin review of Title II.
Director Tye, of the Wastewater Committee, stated that the Wastewater Committee had met, reviewed a list
of current system repairs, replacements, and failures. The Committee discussed implementation of an
occupancy permitting program, the GGNRA septic system and point of sale system inspections.
Director Tye, of the Emergency Operations Committee, stated that the OES had conducted a "dirty bomb" drill
and is reviewing programs to improve communication and response.
Director Zell, of the Personnel Committee, stated that Director Gilbert had submitted an evaluation form for
future review of the General Manager's performance and emphasized the importance of an honest and
Motion to adjourn made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Tye, meeting adjourned at 11:50 a.m. by