Last month the McKinleyville Community Services District added a really nice feature to its website – supporting documents for its monthly meeting agenda. This provides the public with a lot of the nitty-gritty details that can’t possibly be printed in their entirety in a newspaper.
But you’ll notice that the MCSD website has remained static since the Feb. 20 board meeting. There was no agenda posted on the website for the special meeting on March 4. And as of this evening, there’s no agenda posted for the March 19 meeting.
Why did the MCSD upgrade its website, and then entirely walk away from it within a period of weeks? Because there’s turmoil inside the office at 1656 Sutter Road. A key staff member, who just happened to be in charge of updating the website, says he was forced to retire. After his paperwork was in order and benefits secured, he filed a complaint with the District Attorney and Humboldt County Grand Jury.
Details will be revealed in Tuesday’s paper. And, trust me, updating the district’s website is the least of the issues that the Board of Directors will need to deal with.
As for the agenda for the Wednesday, March 19, meeting, I had hoped to just link to it, but it looks like I’ll need to post the whole thing on this blog once I get it typed.
Here are some of the agenda items:
• Yummy fluoride – Now that the HBMWD has decided against adding fluoride, it’s up to the MCSD to decide whether to add it to its own water supply.
• A status report on the sewer plant – Basically, the numbers indicate that the plant is doing well and the quality of the effluent is improving. Still, I wouldn’t recommend running through the sprinklers down at the Fischer Ranch.
• Manager Tom Marking’s contract – Should he get a $5,431 annual raise, bringing his salary to $114,040 a year, along with a $57,000 bonus in the event that he quits his job or is terminated, with or without cause?