Time for a Change at Garberville Sanitary District, Says Letter to the Editor
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There are a couple of seats on the GSD board coming up for election in November. Brodersen and Bryan specifically. While it is laudable to serve on such a public entity, being on that board comes with a duty to actually be critical and oversee the General Manager and make sure he is doing the best job possible for the community. From what I have observed and read that duty has not been taken seriously. The GM told me that he makes all the decisions, and it seems that way, so maybe it is time for a change on that board and get some good citizens on that board who will hold his feet to the fire, so to speak, when he is not performing for the good of the community.The poorly executed and vindictive firing of long time employee Tina Stillwell has resulted in a illegal termination lawsuit that has got to cause the insurance costs to go up. By the way she was fired for sticking up for her neighbors and community. Expensive pumps burning up, the chlorine system (worth a quarter million) blowing up and work being done outside the district are just some of the negligent things that we know about. The water rates for our town are among the very highest in the state. Why?The GM, who is really highly compensated for the small, 450 or so water hookups he oversees, always touts the positive financial numbers that his regime chalked up but these claims never seem to take into consideration the long term costs resulting from negligence and bad judgment. It would be nice to have the upcoming board meeting and agenda communicated to the public in all local newspapers and internet blogs in a timely and prominent manner. They claim transparency but that does seem to be lacking on the face of it.
A couple of good citizens could get on this board and change this. You have to be a voter who resides in the Garberville Sanitary District. THE CUTOFF DATE TO REGISTER TO RUN FOR THESE SEATS ON THE BOARD IS AUGUST TENTH. NOT MUCH TIME. ITS TIME FOR CHANGE.
Ratepayer but not resident or I would do it.