OCTOBER 18, 2010
A. CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
President Lawrence A. Baskin called the Special meeting of the Board of Directors of the
Stinson Beach County Water District to order on Monday, October 18, 2010, at 8:30 a.m., at
the Stinson Beach County Water District office, located at 3785 Shoreline Highway, Stinson
Beach, CA 94970.
Lawrence Baskin, President
Scott Tye, Vice President
Barbara Boucke, Director
Elizabeth Sapanai, Director
Jim Zell, Director
General Manager present:
Toby Bisson, Chris Kelley, Donny Melendy, Buck Meyer, Helma
Schwendig, Jackie Smale
B. PUBLIC EXPRESSION
C. GENERAL BUSINESS
Review responsibilities of District Board members and staff re: the District's
Emergency Response Plan (revised June 19, 2010.)
The General Manager distributed Section IV of the Stinson Beach County Water District
Emergency Response Plan and briefly discussed the responsibilities of the Disaster Response
Teams. The first priority in the event of an emergency is to check on the safety of one's family.
Then, unless notified otherwise by the General Manager or Toby, the District Disaster
Response Teams shall report directly to their respective Team locations. The teams currently
assigned and their locations are as follows:
Emergency Operations Center Team - Fire House #1, located at 30 Belvedere Avenue.
a. Ed Schmidt, SBCWD General Manager
b. Lawrence A. Baskin, SBCWD, President and Director
Team #1 - District Office: Auxiliary Emergency Operations Center at 3785 Shoreline Highway
a. Helma Schwendig, SBCWD Admin. Assistant
b. Barbara Boucke, SBCWD Director
c. Scott Tye, SBCWD, Vice President and Director
d. Jackie Smale, SBCWD Office Specialist
Team #2 - Laurel Treatment Plant and Laurel Tank at 200 Laurel Avenue
a. Toby Bisson, SBCWD District Field Supervisor
b. Buck Meyer, SBCWD District Utility Operator
Team #3 - Highlands Tanks, at top of Avenida Farralone
a. Chris Kelley, SBCWD Wastewater Technician
b. Jim Zell, SBCWD Director
Team #4 - Steep Ravine Tank and Black Rock Tanks, at end of Black Rock Road
a. Elizabeth Sapanai, SBCWD Director
b. Fire Department Volunteer
Team #5 - Ranch Tank, Ranch Booster Pump and Alder Grove Well, at Stinson Gulch
a. Donny Melendy, SBCWD Utility Operator
b. Scott Tye may also assist.
The team located at the District office shall immediately check in and relay any pertinent
information to the District Incident Commander (the General Manager) at Fire House #1.
The teams located at the water tanks shall relay any information regarding the water system
condition to the Roving Incident Commander (the District Field Supervisor) as soon as
possible. Should a condition exist where it is known that a zone has failed due to ruptured
waterline mains, the teams will inform the Roving Incident Commander. The Roving Incident
Commander will coordinate and relay all information to the District Incident Commander, and a
plan will then be implemented and the teams will proceed as instructed. The teams' first
obligation is to make a cursory inspection of the area, identifying fires, possible fire hazards,
electrical hazards, etc. They shall observe the tank water level indicator or pressure gauge
and relay all information to the Roving Incident Commander.
Water tanks shall be isolated only if directed by the District Incident Commander or Roving
Incident Commander in order to prevent major damage to the distribution system.
Team members should refer all media requests to the Emergency Operations Center Team at
the Fire House. It is important to document damage for possible FEMA reimbursement as well
as to keep track of time worked.
Adjourn meeting to reconvene at the District's Water Treatment Treatment Plant
located at the northerly end of Laurel Avenue for a review of the status of the
construction for the new plant.
At 8:50 a.m. the Board members and staff carpooled to the new water treatment plant to
review all of the new construction. Toby explained that PG&E has completed the transformer
upgrade. Next, the generator will be tied in to the new transfer switch. At this point, the new
main service panel upgrade will be complete. The treatment plant units will then be wired.
The eight piers for the backwash tank slab have been drilled and the rebar cages set and filled
with concrete. Next, staff will form the slab and tie the rebar.
After the tour of the plant was completed, the Board members and staff formed into their
individual teams and proceeded to their areas of responsibility in order to learn what will be
required in case of an emergency. The various teams practiced checking in to the District
office via radio to report that all was well at their respective site.
The special meeting was adjourned at 10:00 a.m.