SATURDAY, APRIL 16, 2016
A. CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
Vice President Nelsen called the Regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Stinson
Beach County Water District to order on Saturday, April 16, 2016, at 9:30 a.m., at the Stinson
Beach County Water District office, located at 3785 Shoreline Highway, Stinson Beach, CA
Morey Nelsen, Vice President
Lawrence Baskin, Director
Barbara Boucke, Director
Jim Zell, Director
Sandra Cross, President
General Manager present:
Helma Schwendig - Office Supervisor
B. PUBLIC EXPRESSION
C. SETTING OF AGENDA
The agenda was unanimously adopted as set.
D. GENERAL BUSINESS
Stinson Beach County Water District Resolution No. GB-2016-01, Proposing an
Election be held in its jurisdiction and requesting the Board of Supervisors to
consolidate with any other election conducted on said date, and requesting election
services by the Marin County Elections Department.
During election years, the District requests the Board of Supervisors to consolidate the
District's election on the same date as the County election to substantially reduce the election
cost to the District. This June, three Board members, President Cross, Vice President Nelsen
and Director Boucke, are up for re-election for 4-year terms.
Director Baskin moved to adopt Draft Resolution No. GB-2016-01, Proposing an Election be
Held in its Jurisdiction and Requesting the Board of Supervisors to Consolidate with Any
Other Election Conducted on Said Date, and Requesting Election Services by the Marin
County Elections Department. Director Zell seconded the motion. The motion passed
unanimously by Vice President Nelsen and Directors Baskin, Boucke, and Zell.
Stinson Beach County Water District Resolution No. GB-2016-02, whereby the
Board of Directors sets forth and establishes a policy relating to the Candidate's
Statement of Qualifications.
The Elections Code of the State of California requires that the Board of Directors adopt certain
policies for candidates who run for office as a member of the Board of Directors of the Stinson
Beach County Water District. As 2016 is an election year, the Board must review the District's
Candidate Statement Policy, to determine if the cost of printing and filing a statement of
qualifications, limited to 200 words or less, shall be charged to the candidate.
The Board reviewed its Resolution No. GB-2014-04, which had been passed and adopted at
the April 19, 2014 Board meeting. Resolution No. GB-2014-04 states in part: ....."that the
cost of printing and handling the Candidate's Statement of Qualifications shall be charged to
the candidate." The Board thus reiterated that this would remain its policy and there is no
need to adopt Draft Resolution No. GB-2016-02.
E. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Director Baskin moved to approve the minutes March 19, 2016. Director Boucke seconded
the motion. The motion was passed unanimously by Vice President Nelsen and Directors
Baskin, Boucke, and Zell.
F. APPROVAL OF DISBURSEMENTS
Director Baskin moved to approve the disbursements of March 16 and March 29, 2016.
Director Boucke seconded the motion. The motion was passed unanimously by Vice
President Nelsen and Directors Baskin, Boucke, and Zell.
G. MANAGER'S REPORT
The General Manager discussed his monthly report. The District will shortly receive
$278,729.38 in property taxes credited to its operating account at Westamerica Bank, an
increase of $16,908 over the property taxes received in April of 2015.
The General Manager sent a follow-up letter dated April 11, 2016 to Michael Shane, Project
Manager for the Park septic system, which is a request from the District to meet with National
Park Service representatives about the possibility of the Stinson Beach community using
some NPS property for a septic system treatment site. Mr. Shane replied that he forwarded
the General Manager's letter to his superior for comment.
Due to Buck's pending knee surgery and expected two month recovery time, a contingency
plan must be prepared to ensure the water meter replacement project is completed before the
end of 2016. A schedule will be prepared to include the approximate time needed for
replacing the meters on each street. If necessary, an experienced, part-time employee will be
hired to assist the District employees. The Highlands Tank Recoating Project will not start
until all the new water meters have been installed.
The Local Coastal Plan and Land Use Plan will be discussed at a Public Hearing conducted
by the Board of Supervisors on April 19. The Stinson Beach County Water District Board of
Directors requested that its General Manager attend, as well as write to Jack Liebster,
Planning Manager, Community Development Agency with cc: to Kristin Drumm, via e-mail,
due to the short time frame given for response to the LCP Amendment, to register the
District's objection to two portions of the proposal as follows: (1) It should be the water
agency that determines its ability to supply requests for additional water service; (2) The
Stinson Beach County Water District strongly objects to the idea that the District would have
to police its customers to inventory water fixtures.
A Board member suggested that the General Manager follow up with Barbara Robben to
invite her to attend a Water Operations Committee meeting and Board meeting regarding the
Laurel Water Treatment Plant test well. The Notice of Award for drilling the test well was sent
to ABC Liovin Drilling Inc. on April 14, 2016. By Thursday, April 28, 2016, ABC Liovin Drilling
Inc. must deliver to the District the executed Contract Agreement and bond and insurance
H. COMMITTEE REPORTS
Director Zell reported that the Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and
Vector Control District and the West Marin Mosquito Council are close to agreeing on the type
of pesticide that could be used to eradicate mosquitos in septic systems. Supervisor Steve
Kinsey has held meetings at his office to assist both parties to resolve this issue.
The Board reviewed the correspondence.
The meeting was adjourned at 10:45 a.m. The next regular meeting will be held at the District
office on Saturday, May 21, 2016, at 9:30 a.m.