SBCWD BOARD MEETING MINUTES


REGULAR MEETING
Saturday, October 21, 2017

A.    CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

President Nelsen called the Regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Stinson Beach County Water District to order on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at 9:37 a.m., at the Stinson Beach County Water District office, located at 3785 Shoreline Highway, Stinson Beach, CA 94970.

Directors present:
Morey Nelsen, President
Lawrence Baskin, Director
Barbara Boucke, Director

Directors absent:
Jim Zell, Vice President
Sandra Cross, Director

Treasurer present:
Judy Stemen

General Manager present:
Ed Schmidt

Staff present:
Helma Schwendig - Office Supervisor

B.    PUBLIC EXPRESSION

Director Baskin spoke for the Board, in saying that the Board members were glad that the General Manager, his family and his home survived the horrific fires in Santa Rosa.

Director Baskin gave kudos to Doreen and Chris for dealing with a coyote that had expired on the bank of the pond at Webb Creek. Mr. Baskin's wife had been hiking in the area and phoned the District office for assistance. Doreen promptly called Chris who went to the site and disposed of the coyote's remains, so that no other hiker would have to view the result of its demise. The General Manager will place a note in both Doreen's and Chris' personnel files.

C.    SETTING OF AGENDA

The agenda was unanimously adopted as set.

D.    GENERAL BUSINESS

  1. Request for Assignment and Assumption Agreement of Garbage Collection Contract between Shoreline Disposal Inc. and Stinson Beach County Water District to Recology Sonoma Marin.
    At the Saturday, September 16, 2017, Board meeting, the District was requested to provide its consent to The Ratto Group of Companies Inc. to assign the District's Agreement to Recology Sonoma Marin, which is a subsidiary of Recology Inc. However, the assignment document had not been submitted for the Board's review. The Board voted to approve the request for assignment subject to the condition that Recology agrees to continue the existing practice to provide customers with one month free garbage pickup upon advance payment of 11 months of service.

    Fred Stemmler, General Manager of Recology Sonoma Marin, who attended the October 21, 2017 Board meeting, stated that the one month free service was being phased out and will no longer be available for new customers. The Board reviewed Recology's Assignment and Assumption Agreement, which shows revised item 3 as: "Recology will continue the existing practice of Shoreline to provide certain single-family dwelling customers with one month free can service upon advance payment of 11 months of service. Consistent with Shoreline's existing practice, such discount will be provided only to those single-family dwelling customers who are receiving the discount as of the Closing date, who remain at the same address, and who continue to timely make such annual advance payments."

    Director Baskin made a motion to approve the draft Assignment and Assumption Agreement as presented at the October 21, 2017 Board meeting. Director Boucke seconded the motion. The motion passed unanimously by President Nelsen and Directors Baskin and Boucke.
  2. Request from Alex Westhoff, Community Development Agency, to support their grant request from the Marin Community Foundation for a feasibility study on dune restoration at Stinson Beach.
    The General Manager received an e-mail from Alex Westhoff, Planner, County of Marin, Community Development Agency, requesting a letter of support from the Stinson Beach County Water District for the Agency's application for a Marin Community Foundation/Coastal Conservancy Grant to support a feasibility study on dune restoration at Stinson Beach. Such a project could have multiple benefits, including flood protection. By consensus, the Board requested the General Manager to utilize Mr. Westhoff's template and sign the letter of support.

E.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Due to the absence of Director Cross, a quorum was not met to approve the minutes of the July 15, 2017 meeting. Vice President Zell and Director Boucke were absent at the July 15 meeting, so the vote will be deferred again to the November 18 Board meeting.

Due to the absence of Vice President Zell and Director Cross, a quorum was not met to approve the minutes of the September 16, 2017 meeting. President Nelsen was absent at the September 16 meeting, so the vote will be deferred to the November 18 Board meeting.

F.    APPROVAL OF DISBURSEMENTS

Director Baskin moved to approve the disbursements of September 13, 2017. Director Boucke seconded the motion. The motion was passed unanimously by President Nelsen and Directors Baskin and Boucke.

G.    MANAGER'S REPORT

The General Manager discussed his monthly report. Bids for the two surplus trucks will be opened on October 23, 2017. Advertisements had been posted around town, were placed in The Point Reyes Light, and on the District's website.

Buck came into the District office a few days ago, and is expected to return to work on Monday, October 23. Work is progressing on the Highlands Tank #1 Coating and Repairs Project; however, the project is a little behind schedule due to a death in the contractor's family.

The District's financial auditors are expected next week.

H.    COMMITTEE REPORTS

None.

I.    CORRESPONDENCE

None.

J.    CLOSED DOOR SESSION

The meeting was adjourned to Closed Door Session at 10:09 a.m. At 11:07 a.m., the Board returned to Open Session. Nathan Metcalf participated in person. The Board conferred with legal counsel in a Closed Door Session. No action was taken.

K.    ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned. The next regular meeting will be on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at 9:30 a.m.




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