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Bayshore Sanitary District


Regular Meeting of December 17, 2009 (see the Agenda)

Opening of Meeting:

The meeting was called to order by President Gallagher at 6:03 P.M.

Roll Call:

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

    Copies were provided to the Board in their monthly meeting packet.

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 November 19, 2009
  2. Payment authorization for bills and compensation
  3. Accept 11/30/09 monthly report on District’s current financial status
  4. Accept November, 2009 checking account statement reconciliation

    A motion was made by Director Quinteros, seconded by Director Swanbeck and unanimously passed by voice vote to approve the Consent items which include payment by check numbers 4902-4916.

Board Reports – consideration of matters relating to:

  1. Director Gallagher
    1. LAFCO: At yesterday’s meeting there was a report on the Cal LAFCo conference. They are soliciting comments regarding regionalizing LAFCo. Martha Poyatos reported that there are other municipal organizations where representatives from various governmental entities meet and collaborate. Half Moon Bay Councilmember Naomi Patridge was elected Chair of LAFCo and Director Gallagher was elected Vice Chair.
    2. CSDA: The next meeting is February 4, 2010.

  2. City of Daly City:
    1. At the suggestion of President Gallagher, the City will host a meeting for the residents regarding the high speed rail.
  3. City of Brisbane:
    1. The President attended a meeting regarding the high speed rail. The speaker spoke about their plans and the potential use of a site in the Baylands for a maintenance facility. They are looking at other areas as well but the Baylands seems to be a preferred location.

Staff Reports:

  1. Maintenance Director – consideration of matters relating to: monthly report on District operations and maintenance. The monthly report is self explanatory as submitted.
    1. In regard to the service request at 386 Oriente Street, there is a missing cleanout cover and video inspection determined that they have an improper cleanout. As such maintenance of the line is the owners’ responsibility.
    2. A portion of the lateral inside the property at 964 Schwerin Street had to be replaced. Mr. Landi met with a Daly City Wastewater inspector to discuss which entity is responsible for which portions of a lateral. The City takes care of inspection from the property line back to the structure; the District maintains from the properly installed cleanout to the street. The Maintenance Director said that water lies on the top of the generator so he suggested that some alteration is needed to eliminate the problem.
    3. 150 Accacia Street repair. Uniacke Construction has never submitted an estimate for the repair work. The Maintenance Director will follow-up and may have to contact other contractor(s).
  2. District Engineer – consideration of matters relating to:
    1. Brisbane Landfill (Geosyntec): We have received the preliminary lab results taken by Sunquest. Of interest to us is lead, mercury, etc.; there was none detected. We have not done our own testing.
    2. PG&E industrial discharge permits: The truck wash facility permit had expired. They have applied for a new permit, submitted the necessary fee along with their letter from San Francisco. The Engineer prepared a new permit which will expire July 4, 2012 paralleling the SFPUC permit. A motion was made by Director Quinteros to approve the permit. The motion was seconded by Director Swanbeck and passed by voice vote.
    3. Civtel – Class 4 Permit: They have applied for a Class 4 permit which is for the review of construction plans for telecommunication cables at the end of Bayshore Boulevard. Most of the work is in San Francisco but there is a small portion in the District. The plans did not show the force main; they were provided with the force main plans and will resubmit.
    4. 2009 CCTV Inspection: At the last meeting the Maintenance Director mentioned that some investigatory video inspection had been done. The results were provided to the Engineer. There are lines on Geneva between Rio Verde and Schwerin which need to be replaced. One line dates back to the 1920’s. They are functional and we have televised them before. We have hesitated to consider replacing at this time since we don’t know what will happen at the Cow Palace and the adjacent area. There are some 6” lines on Accacia and Rio Verde which should probably be considered for a CIP during the next budget year. The Engineer believes some of those lines also date back to the 1920’s. There are two ways to do the work—open cut with PVC or trenchless with high density polyethylene.
    5. Inventory of commercial accounts: The inventory has been completed and submitted to the SFPUC.
    6. Tunnel Avenue sewer update: We have not done any sampling but will do so after the first of the year. We are still waiting for a revised quote from the low bidder. San Francisco has inquired as to the status of the cleanup and was advised that is a significant amount of money given the minor scope of the project.
    7. SFPUC rebate: Deferred to the Closed Session.
  3. District Counsel – consideration of matters relating to:
    1. Underground Service Alert request that USA members consider commenting on Federal Department of Transportation (FDT), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration proposed regulations governing pipeline damage prevention programs. USA has asked its members to comment on the proposed regulations. Counsel doesn’t believe the regulations effect the District. What the FDT is trying to do is force States to make sure that there is protection for owners of damaged pipelines.
  4. District Clerk – consideration of matters relating to:
    1. LAIF account/interest — update: The District’s Investment Policy allows funds to be deposited in banks. There is concern regarding FDIC insurance limits and the need to have multiple accounts to maximize the FDIC coverage. The Clerk will check with LAIF to find out what the current rate of interest is and also obtain information from San Mateo County regarding their investment pool. Counsel suggested checking bankrate.com.

Old Business:


New Business:

  1. Accept Chief Election Officer’s Certification of the November 3, 2009 election
    A motion was made by Director Quinteros, seconded by Director Swanbeck and passed by voice vote to accept the election certification.
  2. Declare Directors Iris Gallagher and Kenneth Tonna be appointed in lieu of an election
    A motion was made by Director Swanbeck, seconded by Director Quinteros and passed by voice vote to declare Directors Gallagher Tonna appointed in lieu of an election.
  3. 2010 meeting schedule: The 2010 meeting schedule was set as follows:
    January 28
    February 25
    March 25
    April 22
    May 27
    June 24
    July 22
    August 26
    September 23
    October 28
    November 18
    December 16
  4. CASA and CSDA 2010 dues
    A motion was made by Director Swanbeck, seconded by Director Quinteros and passed by voice vote to maintain membership in CASA and the CSDA.
  5. Election of Officers for 2010
    A motion was made by Director Quinteros that the officers remain the same for 2010. The motion was seconded by Director Swanbeck and passed by voice vote.
    Iris Gallagher, President
    Walter Quinteros, Vice President
    Norman Rizzi, Secretary-Treasurer

  6. Reports on other matters; no action will be taken

    The Maintenance Director mentioned recent articles in the newspaper regarding local entities being sued by Baykeepers for an abundance of sewer spills.

    The President reviewed the CASA agenda for the January Conference. There isn’t anything of interest and no Director will be attending.

Closed Session:

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

    The Closed Session began at 6:49 P.M. and ended at 7:12 P.M. No reportable action was taken during the Closed Session.


A motion was made by Director Swanbeck, seconded by Director Quinteros and passed to adjourn the meeting at 7:13 P.M. The next meeting is January 28, 2010.

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