Saturday, August 20, 2016
A. CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
President Cross called the Regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Stinson Beach
County Water District to order on Saturday, August 20, 2016, at 9:30 a.m., at the Stinson
Beach County Water District office, located at 3785 Shoreline Highway, Stinson Beach, CA
Sandra Cross, President
Lawrence Baskin, Director
Barbara Boucke, Director
Jim Zell, Director
Morey Nelsen, Vice President
General Manager present:
Rich Souza - District Engineer
Helma Schwendig - Office Supervisor
B. PUBLIC EXPRESSION
Director Baskin requested that our field crew post notices on homeowner's front door a day or
two before pending water shut off for new water meter installation.
C. SETTING OF AGENDA
The agenda was unanimously adopted as set.
D. PUBLIC HEARING
Discussion and possible direction to staff re: a Variance Application to install an
onsite wastewater system at 21 Calle del Onda, Brian Johnson/Modestine Bagwill,
Owners, APN 195-162-49.
This project has been discussed at Wastewater Committee meetings on April 20 and July 6,
2016, where concerns regarding potential erosion and flooding from wave run-up during high
tide and storm events were discussed.
President Cross noted that Vice President Nelsen is out of the country, and Director Zell must
abstain from voting as he resides within 500 feet from the project, leaving only three Board
members to vote on the merits of the project. Ms. Cross offered the applicant Craig Nunes
the opportunity to continue his variance request to the Saturday, September 17, 2016, Board
meeting, so that the matter can be heard before four Board members (President Cross, Vice
President Nelsen and Directors Baskin and Boucke).
Mr. Nunes gave a short history of the property, his contingency to purchase the property
based upon his ability to obtain the required permits, and his findings of fact pertaining to his
Variance request. Mr. Nunes then requested a continuance of the hearing to September 17,
The Board noted it is not part of the District's purview to comment on issues raised by the
Coastal Commission and Planning Department. The District's jurisdiction is limited to septic
system safety issues. The District has no authority regarding dune habitat, public easements
or view sheds.
The Board requested that the General Manager contact Blair Allen of the Regional Water
Quality Control Board regarding Mr. Allen's comments, if any, on the applicant's Variance
requests under Title IV Sec. 4.15.100 Site Criteria - Setbacks.
A member of the public, Scott Tye, distributed to the Board copies of a letter dated August 24,
2015 from Stinson Beach Village Association President Mike Matthews regarding the August
25, 2015 Public Hearing to consider policy revisions to the LCP and a copy of a Memorandum
dated February 17, 1983 from George Tchobanoglous, District Engineer, to Board of Directors
re Action Plan for Mitigation of High Groundwater Effects on Onsite Wastewater Management
E. GENERAL BUSINESS
Review the District's Financial Reports as of June 30, 2016.
The General Manager complimented Robyn on the preparation of the District's financial
reports as of June 30, 2016. The Board requested that Robyn also prepare a letter
summarizing the major budget changes occurring from month to month. The District's
anticipated $505,000 grant reimbursement must be included as part of the District's revenue.
However, the District's pension liability must also be taken into account and will be reflected in
the District's upcoming June 30, 2016 financial audit.
The Board requested that the General Manager prepare a capital cash flow spreadsheet to
determine if sufficient funds are available to undertake a feasibility study for desal. Some
funds are needed, however, for the District's tanks rehabilitation.
F. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Director Baskin moved to approve the minutes of July 16, 2016. Director Boucke seconded
the motion. The motion was passed unanimously by President Cross and Directors Baskin
and Boucke. Director Zell was absent at the July 16, 2016 meeting.
G. APPROVAL OF DISBURSEMENTS
Director Baskin moved to approve the disbursements of July 19 and August 8, 2016.
President Cross seconded the motion. The motion was passed unanimously by President
Cross and Directors Baskin, Boucke and Zell.
H. MANAGER'S REPORT
The General Manager discussed his monthly report. Pacific Underground Services has been
hired to replace the water meters on the Calles and Patios.
The General Manager and President Cross had a luncheon meeting with two Board members
of the Muir Beach CSD.
The Board approved the $15 hourly rate increase to $165 per hour as requested by
CSW/Stuber-Stroeh Engineering Group for Richard Souza, the District's Engineer.
By consensus, the Board decided to schedule Wastewater Committee meetings (after the
August 25, 2016 meeting) to be held on the second Thursday of each month and to schedule
a workshop meeting to revisit Title IV and make redline changes.
The Board requested that the General Manager invite Monica Stafford of ONE TAM to make
her presentation at the October 15, 2016 Board meeting. The Board also requested that the
General Manager contact the GGNRA to determine if the Park's old septic system has been
disconnected and if their new system has been connected yet.
I. COMMITTEE REPORTS
The meeting was adjourned at 10:36 a.m. The next regular meeting will be on Saturday,
September 17, 2016, at 9:30 a.m.