The Board of Directors of the Mt. View Sanitary District has declared its intention to amend its Conflict of Interest Code to add District positions of Board Secretary / Executive Assistant, Wastewater Lead Operator, and Wastewater Operations Manager / CPO and by deleting the District positions of Office Administrator / Board Secretary and Wastewater Operations Supervisor. The positions of Board Secretary / Executive Assistant and Wastewater Operations Manager / CPO have been added with a reporting category of “All categories.” The Wastewater Lead Operator has been added with a reporting category of “Categories A, B, C, and D.” A Public Hearing has been scheduled for September 12, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. To review a copy of the proposed amendment click here.
In conjunction with data collected during the Western Pond Turtle Study, consulting biologist Jeff Alvarez and District Biologist Kelly Davidson, along with biologist Gary Kittleson and reptile veterinarian Louisa Asseo, co-authored an article on the potential of injury and mortality to western pond turtles during upland vegetation maintenance activities like mowing and disking. The article was accepted for publication by the journal of the Western Section of the Wildlife Society, Western Wildlife, and was published online October 23rd.
Western Wildlife is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research, notes, reviews, perspectives, and correspondence on the ecology, natural history, management, and conservation biology of animals. You can access the current volume at the Western Wildlife website here: http://wwjournal.org/home/current_volume/. You can access the article on our website at this link