VIDEO. From the Montara Water and Sanitary District (MWSD) Director’s meeting on Thursday, September 7th, 2023 at 7:30pm, as a hybrid meeting.
SAM is Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside.
MWSD Chair, Scott Boyd, introduces the agenda item. General Manager, Clemens Heldmaier, reports.
At the August 15 meeting the Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM) authorized the distribution of a budget amendment to the member agencies. SAM is asking for an additional $1,365,234 to this current year’s budget. MWSD’s share is $67,568.
SAM will use $35,000 to pay for changes to the ERF lawsuit settlement and the remaining $1,330,234 to supplement the already approved $1,263,181 to pay for the Princeton Pump Station Rehabilitation.
The SAM board initially authorized the FY23/24 budget to be distributed to the members on May 18, 2023, which the MWSD Board then approved on June 1, 2023. However, this initial budget was not approved by the SAM Board on June 27 because HMB refused to consent unless the Montara FM project was removed.
Consequently, SAM removed the Montara FM project and recirculated a revised/amended budget to the members, which our Board approved at its June 28 special meeting.
Now, the SAM board has authorized distribution of an amendment to this General Budget to increase funds for the Princeton Pump Station project, an IPS related project which funding was previously approved in SAM’s General Budget for FY 22/23, with the City voting to approve under protest.
Again, and even though the City voted to authorize additional funding for the Princeton Project via this proposed amendment to the budget, it will likely approve this amendment under protest. In essence, the City incongruously continues to participate in funding decisions regarding IPS projects but refuses to consent to pay its share.
MWSD Director, Cid Young, asks for more specificity on the cost increase from the SAM General Manager.
Watch remotely. Comments and questions by email.
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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 email@example.com
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.
There are five Board members, all of whom are elected at large, and must reside in the Montara or Moss Beach area. The current Board is as follows:
|Scott Boyd — President||Term 2020-2024|
|Peter Dekker — Treasurer||Term 2020-2026|
|Kathryn Slater-Carter — Secretary||Term 2020-2024|
|Bill Softky — Director||Term 2022-2026|
|Carlysle Ann (Cid) Young— Director||Term 2023-2024|
All Board members may be reached by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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