Resolution No. 487
Amends Resolution 354; Requires District to consider impacts of issuance of an Expanded Water Use Permit on an applicant’s septic system; Amends Resolution 173

    Whereas Bookman-Edmonston Engineering, in its Water Supply Study, stated: “As part of an overall water supply plan, it will be necessary for the District to address the impacts of increased deliveries to the Gridded Mesa area on existing sewage disposal problems”, and

    Whereas Alameda Superior Court-appointed Special Master Walter Bourez, P.E., in his report to the court of an investigation of BCPUD’s water system, stated “There are other environmental issues that the BCPUD will have to address before allowing additional water service hookups. The geology has caused the Bolinas area to experience problems with the failure of individual sewage disposal systems.   I believe this is the most critical of the issues that need to be resolved before any additional water hookups to the BCPUD system is allowed.” now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the Board of Directors of the Bolinas Community Public Utility District as follows:

    Resolution 173, §6 is hereby amended, adding the following language as a new last paragraph:

    “As a part of its deliberations concerning any and all applications for expanded water service, the Board of Directors shall consider the impact of such expansion on the proper functioning of the applicant’s septic system, and may require as a part of such deliberations that the applicant provide evidence as may be required by the Board of Directors that the existing system, or any and all proposed improvements to the existing system, will not create or cause a public health nuisance or hazard.”

Passed and adopted by the Board of Directors of the Bolinas Community Public Utility District this 16th day of April, 2003, by the following vote:

AYES:  Amoroso, Bertsch, McClellan, Siedman

NOES:  None


ABSENT:  Kayfetz