Gary Wellborn’s Loss Will Be Felt in Southern Humboldt Community, Says GSD Staff and Board
Press release from the Garberville Sanitary District Board:
The Garberville Sanitary District Board met on October 24th to discuss District business and included is the summary of that meeting.
Gary Wellborn has been a Board Member with GSD but resigned …due to his wife Shon retiring and their plan of moving to Arizona. He was a valuable asset for the Board and District because of his eye for detail and desire to make this community better.
The Board is working diligently to develop a new “Commercial Agricultural” Water Use Ordinance which will provide water for all commercial agricultural water users while insuring potable water for human consumption and protection of the river and the environment. This may include a separate agricultural water meter with an application process that can be monitored and regulated in the event of infrastructure deficiencies or of drought and insufficient river flow. The Board is committed to expediting this process to assist with those awaiting County permits, so we will be meeting within next two weeks to develop the language for such an ordinance and be able to present an ordinance to the entire Board at our November 28th meeting.
The Board has requested historical river flow data along with water usage trends which will show the efficiency of our infrastructure along with providing valuable information about water treated, water metered and used for residential use and water entering our wastewater facility.
Below is a thank you to Gary Wellborn and an acknowledgment of his assistance from the Garberville Sanitary District:
On behalf of myself and the Garberville Sanitary District, I want to thank Gary Wellborn for volunteering his time to assist in governing the District with a keen eye on fiscal accountability and providing safe and healthy water for our customers. Gary has unfortunately offered his resignation from the Board and will be unable to be with us tonight because he is moving tomorrow to Arizona.
Gary has left an indelible imprint on this community which was home to him and his wife Shon for 18 years. Gary & Shon have 3 children that live here and in southern California.
Gary met Shon 37 years ago as they worked for the same company in southern California. They lived in Loma Linda for 18 years and then moved to Garberville where Shon received a job. Gary is interested in ham radios, bowling and used to race cars.
When Gary moved to Garberville he quickly became involved in this community and volunteered or sat on the Board of Garberville Sanitary District, The Healy Center, OES Deputy Coordinator, Hospital Board and other volunteer groups. He is a 21 gallon blood donor and has been a valuable resource to me and this community.
Gary will be missed but we wish him and Shon well as they embark on this new adventure.
Thank You for your service
GSD Staff and Board