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
Morey Nelsen, President
Lawrence Baskin, Director
Barbara Boucke, Director
Jim Zell, Vice President
Sandra Cross, Director
General Manager 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
C. SETTING OF AGENDA
The agenda was unanimously adopted as set.
D. GENERAL BUSINESS
Request for Assignment and Assumption Agreement of Garbage Collection Contract
between Shoreline Disposal Inc. and Stinson Beach County Water District to Recology
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
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.
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
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
The District's financial auditors are expected next week.
H. COMMITTEE REPORTS
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.
The meeting was adjourned. The next regular meeting will be on Saturday, November 18,
2017, at 9:30 a.m.