VIDEO. From the Midcoast Community Council (MCC) meeting on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2023 at 7:00pm by Zoom.
MCC Chair, Gregg Dieguez, gives, Montara Water and Sanitary District’s Kathryn Slater-Carter and opportunity to speak:
“In 2017, the El Granda Force Main cost $250/linear foot to replace. In 2023, the cost to replace the same type of pipe for the Force Main in Montara is $500/linear foot, and construction index and CPI keep going up.
The Water Hammer Effect that caused the SAM Force Main in Montara to break in 2023 was reported in the 2009 Infraturcture Report. We have known for 14 years that there was the potential for water hammer.”
“Water hammer is a phenomenon that can occur in any piping system where valves are used to control the flow of liquids or steam. Water hammer is the result of a pressure surge, or high-pressure shockwave that propagates through a piping system when a fluid in motion is forced to change direction or stop abruptly. It is also known as a hydrolic shock.” ~ Wikipedia
HMB Questions the SAM Force Main in Montara’s Conditional Assessment While Sewer GM Insists Best Practices were Used
See Sewer Authority Staff Fixing Storm Sewage Leaks in the Cold Rain, Wicked Winds in the Dark of Night? Say Thanks!
Thanks to exMCC’s Lisa Ketcham (now on the San Mateo County Planning Commission) for an incredibly well curated website archive on local planning issues.
Midcoast Community Council (MCC) is an elected Municipal Advisory Council to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, representing Montara, Moss Beach, El Granada, Princeton, and Miramar.
Regular MCC meetings are on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:00 PM at Granada Community Services District (GCSD) meeting room, 504 Ave Alhambra, third floor, El Granada. All MCC meetings are open to the public, and are agendized and posted according to the requirements of the Brown Act.
Agenda item supporting documents are available 72 hours in advance of meetings on http://www.MidcoastCommunityCouncil.org.
Minutes from previous meetings on http://www.midcoastcommunitycouncil.org/2017-2018/
To subscribe to MCC agendas via email, send email to MCC-Agendasfirstname.lastname@example.org
Gregg Dieguez, Chair – Term Ends: Dec. 2024
Claire Toutant, Vice Chair – Term Ends: Dec. 2026
Scott Bollinger, Secretary – Term Ends: Dec 2026
Dan Haggerty, Treasurer – Term Ends: Dec. 2024
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Gus Mattammal, Member – Term Ends: Dec 2026
Vacancy for term ending 2026
Vacancy for term ending 2024
Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM) Meetings ~ 2nd & 4th Mondays @ 7:00pm
Watch remotely. Comments and questions by email.
SAM Meeting Videos via Pacific Coast TV
Our regular office hours are 7:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. The Authority can be reached 24-hours a day at:
Our Mailing Address is:
Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside
1000 Cabrillo Hwy N.
Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
(650) 726-7833 (fax)
Regular Board Meetings are on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month at 7:00pm.
From time to time a meeting date may be changed, cancelled or relocated. Check the posted agenda for any changes to the normal schedule (click on links below).
The Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM) provides wastewater treatment services and contract collection maintenance services for a population of approximately 27,000 in the following areas:
- City of Half Moon Bay
- El Granada
- Moss Beach
- Princeton by the Sea
SAM is a joint powers authority (JPA) created by its three member agencies: City of Half Moon Bay (City), Granada Community Services District (GCSD), and the Montara Water and Sanitary District (MWSD).
The JPA is a separate, independent, public agency created by the member agencies to perform functions and share powers common to the member agencies. Those powers are outlined in a joint exercise of powers agreement (Agreement). The Agreement creating SAM can be found on the Documents page.
Each Agreement identifies how the independent agency will be governed. In the case of SAM, each member agency appoints two members from its governing board to represent it on the SAM Board of Directors, for a total of six directors.
The Agreement also establishes the weight of each director’s vote. The vote by each representatives from the City is given the weight of two votes. The vote by each representative from GCSD and MWSD is given the weight of one vote. The total number of possible votes is eight. A quorum is a minimum of five votes and resolutions require at least six votes to pass.
Chair, Representing the City of Half Moon Bay
Vice-Chair, Representing Montara Water and Sanitary District
Secretary/Treasurer, Representing Granada Community Services District
Director, Representing the City of Half Moon Bay
Director, Representing Granada Community Services District
Director, Representing Montara Water and Sanitary District
Watch remotely. Comments and questions by email.
If you experience technical difficulties or have technical questions prior to or during the meeting, please contact MWSD’s IT support at (650) 728-7843.
Regular meetings are 7:30pm on the first and third Thursday of each month. They used to held at the District office at 8888 Cabrillo Hwy, next to Pt Montara Lighthouse and Hostel.
To receive agendas by email, send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org
In addition to email, we post agendas before each board meeting:
- On the District website here
- Montara post office
- Moss Beach post office
- the bulletin board in front of the MWSD office
Who is on the Board of Directors?
The Board of Directors manages the affairs of the District. Through their bi-monthly meetings they set policy, enact appropriate resolutions or ordinances, approve all payments to vendors, review and approve the budget, set Sewer Service Charge rates, establish connection charges, hire staff, approve contracts and other necessary actions needed to carry out the business of the District.
|Scott Boyd — President||Term 2020-2024|
|Ric Lohman — President Pro Tem||Term 2022-2026|
|Peter Dekker — Treasurer||Term 2020-2026|
|Kathryn Slater-Carter — Secretary||Term 2020-2024|
|Bill Softky — Director||Term 2022-2026|
All Board members may be reached by sending an email to email@example.com.
Or writing the District office at: Montara Water and Sanitary District, P.O. Box 370131, Montara, CA 94037. Telephone: (650)728-3545; FAX (650)728-8556.
Clemens Heldmaier (650)728-3545 email