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Bayshore Sanitary District


Regular Meeting of March 26, 2009 (see the Agenda)

Opening of Meeting:

The meeting was called to order by Vice President Quinteros at 7:01 P.M.

Roll Call:

Present: Quinteros, Rizzi, Swanbeck, Tonna
Absent: Gallagher
Staff: District Counsel Bakker, Maintenance Director Landi, District Engineer Yeager and Clerk 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

    Correspondence was included in the meeting packets. Staff advised the Board that we received a public notice from the City of Brisbane yesterday regarding 575 Tunnel Road. A response is due by April 6, 2009 so it is recommended that this item be added to the agenda. A motion was made by Director Swanbeck, seconded by Director Rizzi and passed to add this item of business to the agenda. It will be discussed under the Engineer’s report.

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 Regular Meeting of February 26, 2009
  2. Payment authorization for bills and compensation
  3. Accept 2/28/09 monthly report on District’s current financial status
  4. Accept February, 2009 checking account statement reconciliation

    A motion was made by Director Swanbeck, seconded by Director Rizzi and passed approving the consent agenda including payment of bills by check numbers 4752-4766.

Board Reports – consideration of matters relating to:

  1. Director Gallagher
    1. LAFCO: No report.
    2. CSDA: The annual Legislative Day(s) is scheduled for May 5-6. The Maintenance Director attended in the past and found it to be very interesting. CSDA arranges meetings with your local legislators.
  2. City of Daly City:
    1. The grocery store at Accacia and Geneva will be opened in approximately one month. Director Swanbeck reported that Saddleback had its annual property owners meeting. A council member attended and spoke to the group and said that Leland Yee is going to reintroduce legislation to declare the Cow Palace parking lot as surplus property.
    2. Work continues on the old El Rancho Market site.
  3. City of Brisbane: No report.

Staff Reports:

  1. Maintenance Director -- consideration of matters relating to:
    1. Monthly report on District operations and maintenance: The monthly report is self explanatory. An inspection was conducted at the Geosyntec facility where a small pump station has been connected to the District’s line.
    2. The pump hours at Carlyle Station have been monitored and #3 is pumping 1665 gallons per minute since modification to the suction plate.
  2. District Engineer – consideration of matters relating to:
    1. SFPUC – rebate calculations: Will discuss in closed session.
    2. Geosyntec – Brisbane landfill: We have received the signed permit.
    3. 575 Tunnel Avenue: The District received a comment sheet from Brisbane soliciting input about a building that would be constructed on Tunnel Avenue. This is for the SFO shuttle bus company and will have a storage facility for up to 45 buses. The land, which consists of 3 parcels, is owned by Tuntex. Up until about 3 years ago there was a building on one parcel; however, they have continued to pay sewer service charges to maintain their connection rights. To reinstate use of the existing lateral, the owners are not obliged to pay any fees but they do have to locate and inspect the lateral. If any problems are found, they would have to repair the lateral and bring it into compliance with District standards. We have served the parcel in the past and can again provide service. The facility will be used to store, maintain and wash the buses. The Engineer will write a letter to the Brisbane Planning Department prior to the April 6th deadline.

      Director Tonna asked if it is time to take a comparative look at the water usage at the two Laundromats on Geneva Avenue. Engineer Yeager will follow-up on this item and report back at the next meeting.
  3. District Counsel – consideration of matters relating to:
    1. No report.
  4. District Clerk – consideration of matters relating to:
    1. No report.

Old Business:


New Business:

  1. CASA Private Lateral Sewer Survey:
    1. CASA has drafted a piece of legislation for ordinances requiring inspection and repair of private sewer laterals. Mr. Bakker believes they have done this to standardize entity policy and they may be reacting in anticipation of legislation that could come from the State. Counsel reviewed the draft legislation. He believes they will be discussing this item at the May CASA meeting in Napa. The bottom line is that legislation will cost the District money for oversight and monitoring. This legislation places the burden of inspection upon property owners and oversight by the public agency. There was lengthy discussion of the pros and cons of such a program. It was noted that the Board and Staff, in the not to distant past, had several discussions about setting up a lateral inspection policy for property changing ownership, undergoing a significant addition, etc. It was felt at that time, that the cost may outweigh the benefit. Counsel will look into this matter in more depth. The Clerk will check with CASA to see if there have been any changes to this proposed legislation.
  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 7:43 P.M. and ended at 8:16 P.M. No reportable action was taken.


A motion was made, seconded and passed to adjourn the meeting at 8:17 P.M. The next meeting is April 23, 2009.

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