Bolinas Community Public Utility District
A Special Meeting Of The Board
October 8, 2008 270 Elm Road, Bolinas
1. Call to Order
Directors Amoroso, Kimball and Smith; directors McClellan and Siedman absent.
(Director McClellan arrived shortly after the meeting began, during agenda
3. Resolution 570: Affirming the Vital Importance of Terrace
Avenue to the Bolinas Community and Requesting the County of Marin to Take
Immediate Action to Preserve and Protect this County-Maintained Road.
Staff presented a summary of the resolution which: sets forth the reasons
why Terrace Avenue is so essential to the community and to the preservation
of public health and safety; describes the precarious condition of the seawall
beneath Terrace Avenue at Surfer’s Overlook; and requests that the County
take immediate action to preserve and protect this vital County-maintained
road. Director Kimball inquired about any communication with Supervisor
Kinsey’s office on the issue; director Smith stated that he has e-mailed
and called Supervisor Kinsey to express the community’s disappointment with
the Department of Public Works recommendation not to maintain the seawall
despite two years for collaborative work with the BCPUD’s Terrace Avenue
committee. Staff reported that both the BCPUD and Bolinas Fire Protection
District (“BFPD”) staff have called Liza Crosse, aide to Supervisor Kinsey,
to convey similar sentiments and explain the importance of and reasons for
protection of Terrace Avenue at Surfer’s Overlook. Staff also advised
Liza Crosse that both the BCPUD and the BFPD had scheduled special meetings
to pass resolutions and that a letter to the community is in the works.
B. Kimball/D. Smith all in favor
to approve Resolution 570.
Director Amoroso requested that staff mail a copy of the
resolution to Supervisor Kinsey with a request that it be calendared for
discussion by the Marin County Board of Supervisors.
4. Approve Form of Letter from BCPUD and the Bolinas Fire
Protection District to the Bolinas Community Regarding the Status of Terrace
J. McClellan/B.Kimball all in favor
to approve the form of a letter to the Bolinas Community from the BCPUD and
BFPD regarding the status of Terrace Avenue and requesting that the community
contact the Board of Supervisors to urge immediate action to repair and maintain
5. Agreement with Property Owners for Installation of BCPUD Water Main
to 150 and
190 Horseshoe Hill Road; Approve Proposal for Engineering Services from Brelje
Staff presented a proposal for engineering services received
from Brelje & Race Consulting Engineers to conduct the analysis necessary
to design and install a new BCPUD water main from the intersection of Olema-Bolinas
and Horseshoe Hill Road north to 150 and 190 Horseshoe Hill Road and responded
to questions from the Board about certain details of the project. Discussion
ensued, following which director Kimball moved to approve that the district
proceed with the preliminary design phase outlined in the proposal, with
the $5,237.00 cost to be borne by the affected property owners or their designee;
director Kimball further moved that the district assess appropriate next
steps at the October 15th regular meeting of the Board. Property owner
Lauri McDaniel’s designee, Mindy Marin, confirmed her agreement to be financially
responsible for the payment of the $5,237.00 preliminary design costs.
Director McClellan seconded the motion. Further discussion ensued about
the details of the project, including any possible implications for the district’s
existing water main along Gospel Flats. Director Amoroso stated that
he would like the district to consider the option of simply installing meters
for 150 and 190 Horseshoe Hill Road at the intersection of Olema-Bolinas
and Horseshoe Hill Road (where the service originally originated) and leave
it to the property owners to install service lines up Horseshoe Hill Road.
Directors Kimball and Smith respectfully disagreed, asserting that the property
owners are entitled to receive water service at their property lines.
B. Kimball/J. McClellan three in favor; Amoroso against
to approve that the district proceed with the preliminary
design phase outlined in the proposal, with the $5,237.00 cost to be borne
by the affected property owners and/or their designee.
6. Closed Session: CONFERENCE WITH LEGAL COUNSEL
– SIGNIFICANT EXPOSURE TO LITIGATION (Gov. Code Sections 54956.9(b)(1), 54956.9(b)(3)(A))
This item was cancelled.