More good fun at the MCSD

The monthly cycle continues with another MCSD meeting next week that promises to be fun, exciting, interesting and filled with political drama.

Well maybe it won’t be fun, and maybe not exciting. But it probably will be interesting and it’s almost guaranteed that there will be some political drama, even if it’s subtle. Watch the body language. There’s always an underlying tension due to the political divide on the board and differences between some directors and Manager Tom Marking. It’s safe to say that this group doesn’t get together and buy each other rounds of Sasquatch Ale at the Six Rivers Brewery after the meeting, although maybe they should. They might have more in common than they think. Or maybe not.

You can read the full agenda for the Wednesday, April 16 meeting on the MCSD website at

Here are a few items of note:

• The board will meet in closed session to discuss the ongoing employee embezzlement/harassment investigation.

• The board will discuss a draft permit issued by the state for its sewer treatment system. In a staff report, Marking wrote that to call the permit “draconian” is to be polite. Marking also wrote that state officials have been less than forthcoming with their assistance. This could get real ugly and cost ratepayers a butt load of money, so stay tuned…

• There will be a PowerPoint presentation on a PG&E energy study.

• The board will consider approving the manager’s contract.

The meeting starts at 6 p.m. with a closed session and 7 p.m. wityh an open session at 1620 Pickett Road, McKinleyville.


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