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Bayshore Sanitary District


Regular Meeting of December 18, 2008 (see the Agenda)

Opening of Meeting:

The meeting began at 3:05 P.M.

Roll Call:

Present: Gallagher, Quinteros, Rizzi, Swanbeck, Tonna
Absent: None
Also: Counsel Bakker, Jen Faught, Clerk Landi, Paul Perkovic and Cathryn Slater-Carter

AB 1234 Ethics Training:

Counsel Bakker provided an overview of the content of the training. The session included a slide presentation covering the various topics with time for questions and answers. The training ended at 5:33 P.M.


The meeting was reconvened at 7:04 P.M.

Present: Gallagher, Quinteros, Rizzi, Swanbeck, Tonna
Absent: None
Staff: Counsel Bakker, Clerk Landi, Engineer Yeager and Maintenance Director Landi

Oral and Written Communications:

  1. Communications from members of the public:
  2. Communications from members of the District Board and Staff:
  3. Acknowledgment of recent correspondence to the District:

    All correspondence was included in the meeting packets. President Gallagher noted that the CASA Conference is January 22-23, 2009. At this time it is uncertain if any Director will attend.

Consent Items:

(Any member of the Board or the public can request that an item be removed from the consent agenda. If there are no objections all items are voted upon by one motion.)

  1. Minutes of the Special Meeting of November 20, 2008
  2. Payment authorization for bills and compensation
  3. Accept 11/30/08 monthly report on District’s current financial status
  4. Accept November, 2008 checking account statement reconciliation
    A motion was made by Director Quinteros, seconded by Director Swanbeck and passed to approve the consent agenda including payment of bills by check numbers 4695-4716.

Board Reports – consideration of matters relating to:

  1. President Gallagher
    1. LAFCO: The November and December meetings were cancelled. The next meeting is January 21, 2009.
    2. CSDA: There has been no meeting since the last report.
  2. City of Daly City: Director Rizzi reported that he has been unable to get an update on any progress by the Cow Palace Board regarding development of the parking lot.
  3. City of Brisbane: President Gallagher did not attend the last CAG meeting. Director Swanbeck reported that she attended a special meeting that included a presentation by the geologist. The Schlage Lock demolition and biological work begins in February, 2009 and will take one year.
    President Gallagher spoke to Mike Pacelli. A meeting with City Manager Holstine will be rescheduled. Universal Paragon has made a presentation to Brisbane regarding their plans for the infrastructure for the project. President Gallagher will request a copy of the presentation.

Staff Reports:

  1. Maintenance Director — consideration of matters relating to:
    1. Monthly report on District operations and maintenance: The monthly report is self explanatory. Reported on work done on the odor control drain. The fill material level is decreasing and Mr. Landi wanted to check the condition of the line to make certain the material was not getting into the collection system. The line is in good condition and fill material will be added.
  2. District Engineer — consideration of matters relating to:
    1. SFPUC – annual billing and rebate calculations: There was a meeting yesterday between the Engineer, Counsel and Tom Gilbert of Meyers-Nave.
    2. Geosyntec – Brisbane landfill: They will need to apply for a renewal of their industrial discharge permit. Construction is probably eight weeks off.
    3. PG&E MSC groundwater discharge: There hadn’t been any discharges for several months so Mr. Yeager contacted PG&E and was advised they haven’t been discharging due to unacceptable Ph levels. They expect the discharge to be complete in about one year.
    4. Consideration of Brisbane waiver: At the last meeting the Board approved a waiver and Engineer Yeager sent a letter to Brisbane. There is still a question of the fee for granting the waiver. Per the Ordinance Code a fee can be based on cost. After discussion, a motion was made by Director Swanbeck to issue an invoice for $300.00 for the waiver to offset the staff costs. The motion was seconded by Director Quinteros and unanimously passed by voice vote.
    5. Customer billing questions: Several users have requested information regarding their sewer service charges. They have been provided with the basis for the calculations.
    6. 16 lot subdivision: The will serve letter has been provided as requested by the developer’s representative at the November meeting.
  3. District Counsel – consideration of matters relating to:
  4. District Clerk – consideration of matters relating to:

Old Business:

  1. Final Audit
    A motion was made by Director Swanbeck, seconded by Director Quinteros and passed to accept the FY 2007-08 audit. President Gallagher advised the Board that she provided the requested information to the State Controller.

New Business:

  1. 2009 meeting schedule
    The Board and staff agreed to the following 2009 meeting schedule:
    January 15
    February 26
    March 26
    April 23
    May 28
    June 25
    July 23
    August 27
    September 24
    October 22
    November 19
    December 17
  2. Reports on other matters; no action will be taken

Closed Session:

  1. Conference with Legal Counsel – existing litigation (Subdivision [a] of Section 54956.9)
    Bayshore Sanitary District v. City & County of San Francisco, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission; Case No. CGC 07-469434

    The Closed Session began at 7:40 P.M. and ended at 8:06 P.M. No reportable action was taken.


A motion was made by Director Quinteros, seconded by Director Swanbeck and passed to adjourn the meeting at 8:07 P.M.

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