DECEMBER 1, 1999
A. CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL
Vice-President Robert Oliver called a workshop meeting of the Board of Directors of the Stinson
Beach County Water District to order at 4:10 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1,1999, at the
District Office located at 3785 Shoreline Highway in Stinson Beach, California.
Robert Oliver, Vice President
Elizabeth Sapanai, Director
Joe Veit, Director
Charles Dutkin, Director
Jim Zell, President
Richard Dinges, General Manager
Troy Pearce, Wastewater Engineer
Raven Schauf, Recording Secretary
B. PUBLIC EXPRESSION
No public expression
C. ADOPTION OF AGENDA
The agenda was adopted as presented.
D. PUBLIC HEARING
- Variance Request for 16 Dipsea Road, AP# 195-090-44/45, Lot 1, Parcel "C",
Woodard/Lowrey, owners, Nelson, applicant: - Richard Dinges summarized the Staff Report.
Troy Pearce, SBCWD Wastewater Engineer, outlined the situation concerning the property
and stated that there were still alternative septic system options that had not been explored
by the applicant.
Richard Kamieniecki, of the Seadrift Association, stated that the Association had concerns
regarding the size of the leachfield and the possibility of an alternative system as well as the
onerous aspect of the Variance.
Peter Sandman, of the Seadrift Association, stated that the Association would like to see the
project succeed but not with the currently proposed septic system. He added that there may
be five additional feet for the setback and that there should be more extensive investigation
of the alternatives.
Elizabeth Sapanai stated that there may be existing alternatives but a conclusion could not
be drawn considering there were no submitted test results indicating depth to ground water
covering the entire property and that there was no submitted evidence that the applicant had
done everything possible to site the septic system on the property. She stated that she had
concerns in protecting and monitoring an above ground leachfield that was some distance
from the residence as well as concerns regarding the setback requirement. She further
stated the applicant had not demonstrated that "special circumstances and conditions exist
on the property that make strict compliance with the regulation inappropriate" in order to
make the finding.
Mr. Marius Nelson, of Cupertino, California, submitted documentation to the Board
concerning the easement, summarized the history of the property and stated that he felt he
had met the findings requirements.
Richard Abdel, of the Cupertino area, California, stated that he felt it was unfair for the
Seadrift Association to raise objections two days prior to the hearing because it does not
allow enough time for Mr. Nelson to respond.
No action was taken. The Board requested that Mr. Marius exhaust all on-site alternatives for
a wastewater system before the Board would consider the Variance as submitted.
E. GENERAL BUSINESS
- Consideration of Lot Line Adjustment at 125 Laurel Avenue, AP# 195-141-18, Ernest
Schenk, Owner - Richard Dinges summarized the Staff report. The Board directed the
District Manager to meet with Ray McDevitt, District counsel, and Peter Sandman, counsel
for the potential buyer, in order to work out an acceptable solution which would
take into consideration the value of the property.
F. COMMITTEE REPORTS
Elizabeth Sapanai reported on the Endangered Species Act Meeting and the ACWA
Joint Powers Insurance Authority Board of Directors Meeting held in San Diego. The
SBCWD was commended at the JPIA meeting for achieving a low claim ratio. Ms.
Sapanai noted that all pending formal agreements concerning habitat restoration and
endangered species need to be carefully considered.
Richard Dinges stated that 800 feet of pipeline has been installed up in the Highlands,
cla-val has been installed at the pressure reducing station, that project should be completed
soon. The Highlands tank is 99% complete; Steep Ravine tank is fully operational.
Motion to adjourn made by Joe Veit, seconded by Elizabeth Sapanai, meeting adjourned at
5:30 p.m. by unanimous vote.