SBCWD BOARD MEETING MINUTES


SPECIAL MEETING
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2006

A.    CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

President Scott Tye called a Special meeting of the Board of Directors of the Stinson Beach County Water District to order at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 11, 2006, at the District Office located at 3785 Shoreline Highway in Stinson Beach, California.

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

Treasurer absent:
Barbara Boucke

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

B.    PUBLIC EXPRESSION

Barbara Scott, of 43 Arenal, requested that the Board address the issue of composting toilets at the next meeting.
Eilleen Johnston, of 90 Buena Vista, requested that her Design Review and Variance Application fees be reduced.

C.    MANAGER'S REPORT

Mr. Richard Dinges stated that recent storms had damaged the Upper Stinson Gulch pipeline and catchment and that replacement costs would be about $50,000 - $60,000. Other access roads and catchments were also lost, as well as three of the five creek monitoring stations. Mr. Dinges stated that he was applying to the State for funding to repair the damage which would total about $100,000. Mr. Dinges stated that the "Building Occupancy Checklist" would be brought in front of the Board at the next meeting, and that NBC11 was requesting that the District support installation of a weather station on District property. Mr. Dinges reported that the 2006 Ford F-350 had arrived and that the 1994 Ford Ranger had transmission problems and recommended that the vehicle be replaced.

D.    SETTING OF AGENDA

Motion to adopt the agenda as presented made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Sapanai, agenda adopted by unanimous vote.

E.    GENERAL BUSINESS

  1. Confirmation of 2006 District Committees: President Tye volunteered to serve on the Engineering Committee and requested that each Committee draft a task list for the up-coming year. Director Veit volunteered to serve on the Grant & Government Relations Committee. The Board agreed by consensus to dissolve the ad hoc water bottling committee.
  2. Review of the Draft SBCWD Emergency Response Plan: The Board discussed the Draft Plan. President Tye suggested that plan could include more information regarding procedures related to onsite wastewater system management in an emergency situation. Mr. Dinges stated that the plan would be further revised to include maps and charts, and that the final Plan could be ready for adoption in March.

F.    CLOSED SESSION/RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

  1. Review of Employee Matters: Director Zell stated that Mr. Richard Dinges would be representing the District employees in Closed Session. The Board and the General Manager met in closed session. The Board returned to Open Session. Motion to grant a 3% salary increase for the period January 1, 2006 through June 30, 2006 for the positions of Office Manager/Accountant, District Field Supervisor and Office Specialist made by Director Sapanai, seconded Director Gilbert, approved by unanimous vote.

G.    COMMITTEE REPORTS

Director Sapanai, of the Legal Committee, submitted a draft of Chapter 2.01 of Title II, Administration and Personnel Policy with revisions to the Board for review and requested that the Board submit comments on the content. Director Sapanai discussed the inclusion of a section on Board Committees and Procedure for Public Expression.
Director Zell, of the Garbage and Recycling Committee, stated that he attended a Resource Recovery Meeting and that they were currently drafting financial information. President Tye, of the Grant & Government Relations Committee, stated that a Solar Fair was being held and a solar energy questionnaire had been mailed to Stinson Beach residents.

H.    ADJOURNMENT

Motion to adjourn made by Director Veit, seconded by Director Sapanai, meeting adjourned at 6:30 p.m. by unanimous vote.




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