SBCWD BOARD MEETING MINUTES


WORKSHOP MEETING
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 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, February 8, 2006, at the District Office located at 3785 Shoreline Highway in Stinson Beach, California.

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

Directors absent:
John Gilbert, Director

Treasurer present:
Barbara Boucke

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

B.    PUBLIC EXPRESSION

None.

D.    SETTING OF AGENDA

Motion to revise the agenda moving item 1, Legal Counsel, ahead of item C, Manager's Report, made by Director Sapanai, seconded by Director Veit, agenda revised by unanimous vote.

E.    CLOSED SESSION/RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

  1. Conferring with Legal Counsel: The Board met in Closed Session. The Board returned to Open Session. President Tye stated that District Counsel, Mr. Ray McDevitt, would report on the Closed Session. Mr. McDevitt stated that the Closed Session was held under Government Code Section 54956.9(c) specifically for the consideration of initiation of litigation and that a direction was given to Counsel.

C.    MANAGER'S REPORT

Mr. Richard Dinges summarized the status of current outstanding contracts including contracts with Mr. Macadam Black, Todd Engineers, Stetson Engineers, Krieger & Stewart, and Lunny Paving. Mr. Dinges stated that the District had received a proposal concerning a wireless installation, that the State Park is in the process of reconstructing the Web Creek access road, and that the District insurance company had been contacted but that the storm-damaged pipeline was not covered. Mr. Dinges further stated that the District would be applying to FEMA. Director Sapanai clarified that the damaged roads are owned by the Park, and as such are the Park's responsibility to repair, and that the District held an easement only. The Board discussed the District's insurance coverage.

F.    GENERAL BUSINESS

  1. Review of 2006 Workshop Topics: The Board briefly discussed the ongoing Task Lists and proposed questions for the PERS representative. The Board also discussed possible Workshop topics such as the District Spending Policy and Title II revisions.

G.    COMMITTEE REPORTS

Director Zell, of the Personnel Committee, reviewed the format and procedure for the evaluation of the General Manager, stating that the Board and Treasurer Boucke would discuss and summarize the written evaluations in a Closed Session, and then that summary would be reviewed directly with the General Manager with either the Board President or the Personnel Committee. The Board concurred that it was important to codify the process for all future evaluations.
Director Zell, of the Garbage and Recycling Committee, requested that the Board assist the Resource Recovery Project in disseminating rate information.
President Tye, of the Grant & Government Relations Committee, recommended that the District draft a letter to the Flood Advisory Board regarding convening a meeting in Stinson Beach and to the Park Service regarding their post-storm riparian maintenance policy.

H.    ADJOURNMENT

Motion to adjourn made by Director Zell, seconded by Director Sapanai, meeting adjourned at 6:55 p.m. by unanimous vote.




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