POINT REYES STATION VILLAGE ASSOCIATION MINUTES
January 14, 2021 (Zoom meeting)
6:35pm Call to order – Ken Levin
Minutes – Jan 14, 2021 Minutes approved without objection
Item 1: Guest: Beth Nolan, Principal of West Marin and Inverness Schools, Children are back to school, going well. Some kids remain on remote learning for remainder of year, Some minor vandalism occurred, school addressing that by offering less damaging alternatives, Hoods to correct intrusive lighting on Bob Raine’s to do list.
Item 2: Lighting Review Committee, Steve Antonaros, Peggy Day
Lighting committee conducted two nightime skyscape/dark sky surveys, plan to approach property owners in order to bring town lighting in compliance with Point Reyes Community Plan. Newspaper to cover story. Frank Borodic to join Lighting Committee
Item 3: Design Review Committee, Steve Antonaros, Pamela Bridges
Mark and Kim to provide status update on Coast Guard Housing soon, Station House ongoing, PRSVA looking to get designated planner to keep VA apprised of permitting.
Item 4: Alliance of Coastal Marin Villages, Ken Levin
Important things happening with Coastal Commssion, working of strategic plan for next 4-5 years, Changes in villages up and down the coast, CC staff was making decisions ignoring the variability and uniqueness of villages. Language was inserted into strategic plan so local plans can dictate what happens in each locality. County plan would hopefully reflect what we want to preserve in our towns. After big push from alliance, Marin delegate understands issue.
Comment: Applaud efforts. We don’t want urbanization and modernization to creep out here. IF economy is driven by tourism, that might happen. Chamber of Commerce willing to help in any way.
Item 5: North Marin Water District: Peggy Day, Ken Levin Ken attending NMWD board meetings. They acknowledge there’s an issue out here with drinking water. Moving ahead through permitting applications for Gallagher #2 well. They will come up with a plan to provide lower saline water to community. This year is a dry year, related to diverting water from Kent Lake so salmon can migrate. NMWD working on new rate structure for WM.
Item 6: Goals for 2021: Keep tracking Green Bridge
Frank: Attending county meetings, Marin Recovers from COVID, etc. As we come out of this, we’re going to see an explosion of people coming out to town. Town is out of control. Issue in the past, how do we manage this? Important to get our viewpoints in. Marin Recovers helping tourism. Issue is we should be aware and have our ducks in a row when these issues come, and they will. I don’t see any strategy for dealing with WM. Our issue is people coming out here overwhelm us. Where do we go, Marin Recovers, led by Damon Connoly and Judy Arnold, comprised of a lot of businesses, looking at strategy going forward. Make sure Dennis is aware of our concerns. We have to collaborate between organizations out here to come up with a plan.
Rhonda; we can amplify that message. Have a conversation with Dennis at next meeting?
Comment: They shut down Pierce Point 2 week ago, fights for parking spots, need crowd control
Announcements: Cal Trans/Rt. 1 repaving—2023, will make presentation to town in future.
SFDB Name change, Rodoni to attend next meeting. Zoom meeting on Monday with Katie Rice overview of everything. Dewey Livingston on panel.
Adjournment Motion: David, Second Rhonda. 8:18 pm