SBCWD BOARD MEETING MINUTES


REGULAR MEETING
WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2007

A.    CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

Director Sapanai called a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Stinson Beach County Water District to order on Wednesday, May 2, 2007 at 5:00p.m., at the District Office located at 3785 Shoreline Highway in Stinson Beach, California.

Directors present:
Elizabeth Sapanai, President
Jim Zell, Vice President
Lawrence Baskin, Director
Barbara Boucke, Director
Scott Tye, Director

Staff present:
Toby Bisson
Christine Casper

B.    PUBLIC EXPRESSION

None.

C.    SETTING OF AGENDA

Director Tye made a motion revise the agenda, moving "Committee Reports" to before "Closed Session"; motion seconded by Director Baskin and approved by unanimous vote.

D.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Motion to approve minutes for March 14th made by Director Boucke, seconded by Director Tye and approved by unanimous vote with the following amendments: on page 1, line 47 "technology to prevent water loss" shall be changed to "technology to monitor water loss," on page 1, line 53 "leaks" shall be changed to "leak reductions," and on page 3, line 1 shall read, " 2) the Trial Balance accounts for the Water Fund are out of balance."

Motion to approve minutes for March 24th made by Director Baskin, seconded by Director Tye and approved by unanimous vote with the following amendments: on page 3, lines 1-2 shall read "the toilet may have contributed to the problem," on page 4, line 48-49 shall read "of which approximately half covers depreciation for the District," and on page 4, line 50 shall read, "property taxes are a primary source of revenue."

E.    MANAGER'S REPORT

Toby Bisson gave a report on field operations: The field staff has been focused on maintenance and annual inventory. Planned projects include the fire hydrant installation on Calle Del Arroyo and the Seadrift mainline project. The FEMA money is in for flood-related projects. The District needs to do a temporary bypass on the Highlands catchment; due to a slide, there is currently no access to that site. The Wastewater department and office operations are running well; staff is currently working on draft budget for 2007-2008 and CCRs. Some new requirements from DHS are pending (arsenic & radiology). Field staff has earned several new certifications over the past year; there are three D3s and three T3s on staff now. Buck and Toby have renewed their backflow certifications; they are currently testing over two hundred devices annually. The County is planning to repave Calle Del Arroyo in August.

G.    COMMITTEE REPORTS

Christine reported that Janice has begun training her on payroll procedure. Barbara Boucke, of the Finance Committee, reported that she will follow-up with Janice to review March financial statements.

Toby Bisson reported that the cost for fixing the culvert will be more than the ten thousand dollars previously estimated; the cost will be closer to fifteen thousand dollars.

Director Tye reported that there is a Wastewater Committee meeting on May 14 at two o'clock and a Water Operations Committee meeting on May 14 at ten o'clock.

The board set the next regular board meeting for Saturday, May 26; a reception welcoming Ed Schmidt will follow. Director Baskin offered to bring the wine; Director Sapanai will work with the caterer to provide food.

Director Sapanai requested that the Board implement a 24-hour response time on email correspondence.

A Finance Committee meeting was set for Wednesday, May 16 at 4:00.

F.    CLOSED SESSION/RETURN TO OPEN SESSION

  1. Review of Compensation Proposals: The Board met in closed session pursuant to Government Code section 54957 to review compensation proposals submitted by staff.

H.    ADJOURNMENT

Meeting adjourned by unanimous vote.




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