VIDEO. From Granada Community Services District GCSD meeting and staff report from March 18th, 2021 agenda.
Last study 3 years ago. This study will last for the next 3-5 years.
Attached is a proposal received from Bartle Wells Associates for the preparation of a Sewer Connection Fee and Sewer Service Charge (SSC) Study and Report for the District.
Connection fees are one‐time charges paid by property owners to connect their new or existing residence or commercial building to the sewer system, and are generally based upon future capital needs of the District as well as buy-in costs based on the age and value of the District’s sewage treatment and collection system.
Revenues generated by the connection fees collected are used for sewer capital projects. Sewer Service Charges are used to fund the daily administration, operations, and maintenance of the District sewer system as well as our share of the Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside system.
Staff had solicited proposals from two firms, Bartle Wells Associates and IB Consulting. Bartle Wells’ proposal totaled $18,000 for the SSC and Connection Fee study, while the IB Consulting proposal totaled $42,000. I have worked with both firms in the past and each has done a good job with their studies. I would therefore recommend that your board approve the proposal from Bartle Wells Associates to prepare the District SSC and Connection fee studies for $18,000.
Granada Community Services District (GCSD) Meetings ~ 3rd Thursday @ 7:30pm
Watch remotely. Comments and questions by email.
The District is responsible for parks, recreation, garbage and recycling services in the unincorporated areas of El Granada, Princeton, Princeton-by-the-Sea, Clipper Ridge, and Miramar.
GCSD Regular Board Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the District’s meeting room, and are normally shown on Pacific Coast TV (PCT) (Cable channel 27) at 12:00 pm on Saturday and at 10:00 am Monday following the meeting.
To protect public health and safety, preserve our environment, and maintain fiscal soundness by providing high quality service for wastewater, solid waste collection, recycling, and serving the community’s needs for parks and recreation, through responsible operations and management.
The Granada Sanitary District was formed in 1958 under the California Sanitary District Act of 1923. In October of 2014, the District was reorganized as the Granada Community Services District under California Government Code 61000 et seq. The District is responsible for parks, recreation, garbage and recycling services in the unincorporated areas of El Granada, Princeton, Princeton-by-the-Sea, Clipper Ridge, and Miramar. The District is also responsible for the sewage collection system and disposal for approximately 2,500 residences and businesses in these same unincorporated areas as well as the northern portion of the City of Half Moon Bay. Garbage and recycling services are provided by Recology of the Coast under a franchise agreement with the Granada Community Services District.
The District office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and is located on the third floor of 504 Avenue Alhambra, El Granada. To contact the District please call (650) 726-7093. Regular board meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m.
Board of Directors
Board members serve four year terms, and are elected on a staggered two year basis in even numbered years. Board members receive $145 per meeting as compensation for their service on the board.
Matthew Clark, President
Barbara Dye, Vice President
Eric Suchomel, Director
David Seaton, Director
Jim Blanchard, Director
General Manager: Chuck Duffy, Dudek & Associates
Assistant General Manager: Delia Comito ~ email@example.com
Assistant District Administrator: Genevieve Saxton
Legal Counsel: William Parkin, Wittwer Parkin LLP
District Engineer: John Rayner, Kennedy/Jenks Consultants
Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside
The Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM) is a Joint Powers Authority created by an agreement between the Granada Sanitary District, the Montara Sanitary District, and the City of Half Moon Bay in 1976. The agreement called for the creation of the Authority to build and operate a commonly owned sewer treatment plant for the benefit of all three agencies. All sewage generated by the three agencies is pumped and piped to the treatment plant for treatment and eventual disposal. For more information on SAM, please visit their website at samcleanswater.org.
Links to previous GCSD meetings’ videos.
The Granada Community Services District (GCSD), formerly the Granada Sanitary District, gained park and recreational jurisdiction on October 1, 2014, for the unincorporated areas of El Granada, Miramar and Princeton (i.e. the “GCSD Community”) by a positive vote of 60% of the voters in the District. This reorganization allows the district to provide parks and recreation services in addition to the sewer, solid waste and recycling services it currently provides to over 2,500 residences and businesses in the District as well as the northern portion of the City of Half Moon Bay. Solid waste and recycling services are provided by Recology of the Coast under a franchise agreement with GCSD.
The parks and recreation function is funded by utilizing a portion of GCSD’s share of San Mateo County property tax revenues, not from sewer charges. GCSD’s goal is to provide parks and recreation services that benefit the GCSD community, with a commitment to robust neighborhood outreach on new projects.
Granada Parks Advisory Committee (PAC) Agenda
GCSD owns the undeveloped “Burnham Strip” property along Obispo Street between Coronado Street and Avenue Alhambra in El Granada, which may be developed as an El Granada gateway park.
Additional potential park areas are a small GCSD-owned parcel on Capistrano Road in Princeton and the road medians in El Granada. GCSD and SMC completed a Permit Agreement in February 2018 which allows the District to make improvements to the El Granada Medians. GCSD may implement landscaping, seating, and active and passive recreational improvements on these properties, following an open and transparent community outreach process and all required permit and environmental review processes.