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Board Meeting Notice and Agenda

Cowlitz County Mosquito Control District Board Meeting

Tuesday October 13th at 6:00 pm

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the October 13th board meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. To participate via phone or the Zoom App follow the information below. You can join the meeting no more than 15 minutes before the 6pm start time.

By Phone

Dial: +1 253 215 8782

Meeting ID: 398 917 8983

Passcode: 766587

Zoom App

1.       Download, Install and Open Zoom App

2.       Click “Join a Meeting”

3.       Enter Meeting ID: 398 917 8983

4.       Enter Passcode: cX3BRX

The meeting will proceed per the Agenda which is shown on the website. Public comment may be submitted prior to and during the meeting by email or phone. Request of any documents relevant to the meeting must be made at least 2 working days before the meeting. Please contact Trevor Schneider, District Manager at cowlitzmosquitocontrol@gmail.com or via phone at 360-430-2209

AGENDA

Cowlitz County Mosquito Control District

Meeting Date:  Tuesday, October 13, 2020

6:00 p.m.— Virtual Meeting and Public Hearing on 2021 Budget to be held on Zoom

1. Call to order

2. Roll call

3. Changes & Additions to Agenda, if any.

4. Approval of Minutes—September 8, 2020.

5. Public Hearing on Assessment Rate for 2021

6. Resolution 2020-06—Classification of Property

7. Resolution 2020-07—Adopting the Final Budget for 2021  and Setting the Final Base Assessment Rate

8. Approval of Vouchers:   August 31 – October 13, 2020

9. OLD BUSINESS

Resolution 2020-03—Amending Exhibit A of Resolution 2019-02 by modifying certain pay rates and creating the position of Field Supervisor and setting the pay rate therefor.  

10. Election of Officers for 2021

11. Resolution 2020-08—Resolution Amending Resolution 2019-03 Which Adopted a New Version of the District’s Policy and Procedures Handbook by Amending Page 2 of said Handbook “Hours Worked Each Month.”

12.  Report from Trevor Schneider, Program Manager

13.  Resolution 2020-08—Meeting Dates 2021

14.  Other

15.  Adjourn

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Public Notice

PUBLIC NOTICE

            The Cowlitz County Mosquito Control District Board of Trustees, sitting as a Board of Equalization, will consider the assessments of persons owning property within the District at a public hearing to be held on October 13, 2020. All tax parcels of one (1) acre or less shall be assessed approximately $4.65.  Larger parcels shall be assessed at a rate reflective of their size.  In addition, tax parcels situated within certain areas of the District shall be assessed a fifty percent (50%) surcharge.  The rates applicable to larger parcels and the areas subject to surcharge are more particularly described on the District’s website: https://cowlitzmosquitocontrol.com/about-the-district/.  For information regarding the approximate assessments to be imposed upon any benefited property, call Trevor Schneider, District Program Manager, at (360) 430-2209.

            All persons who may desire to object to their assessment may make such objections in writing by filing the same with Trevor Schneider, Program Manager, Cowlitz Co. Mosquito Control District, PO Box 1261, Longview, WA 98632 prior to the date fixed for hearing. Objections can also be made in the Public Hearing portion of the virtual meeting.

TIME AND PLACE OF HEARING:

Tuesday October 13th at 6:00 p.m.

This public hearing will not be conducted in person and will have telephonic and virtual access for the public to attend. 

This public hearing can be heard by

Dial 1-253-215-8782 and follow the instructions. 

ID No: 3989178983

Passcode: 766587

Watched through the Zoom App or at https://us02web.zoom.us

ID No:  3989178983

Passcode:  cX3BRX

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Board Meeting Notice and Agenda

Cowlitz County Mosquito Control District Board Meeting

Tuesday September 8th at 6:00 pm

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the September 8th board meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. To participate via phone or the Zoom App follow the information below. You can join the meeting no more than 15 minutes before the 6pm start time.

By Phone

Dial: +1 253 215 8782

Meeting ID: 398 917 8983

Passcode: 766587

Zoom App

1.       Download, Install and Open Zoom App

2.       Click “Join a Meeting”

3.       Enter Meeting ID: 398 917 8983

4.       Enter Passcode: cX3BRX

The meeting will proceed per the Agenda which is shown on the website. Public comment may be submitted prior to and during the meeting by email or phone. Request of any documents relevant to the meeting must be made at least 2 working days before the meeting. Please contact Trevor Schneider, District Manager at cowlitzmosquitocontrol@gmail.com or via phone at 360-430-2209

 MEETING AGENDA

Cowlitz County Mosquito Control District

Meeting Date:  Tuesday, September 8, 2020

6:00 P.M.:  Virtual Meeting to be held on Zoom

Call to order…………………………………………………………………….. President Moksness

Roll call……………………………………………………………………………. President Moksness

Changes & Additions to Agenda, if any.

Approval of minutes—October 8, 2019 meeting……………….. President Moksness

Voucher Approvals………………………………………………………….. President Moksness

Election of Officers………………………………………………………….. President Moksness

Review of Expenditures to Date and Cash on Hand……………………………. C. Brock
and discussion of anticipated cash carryover………………………………. T. Schneider

Resolutions (to be voted on individually)……………………….. T. Schneider/P. Brock
A.  Resolution 2020-01—Amending the 2020 Budget and Appropriating Anticipated Cash carryover to Purchase a 2020 Ford Ranger

B.  Resolution 2020-02—Amending the 2020 Budget and Appropriating Anticipated Cash Carryover to Purchase a Drone with Spreader

C.  Resolution 2020-03—Amending Exhibit A of Resolution 2019-02 by modifying certain pay rates and creating the position of Field Supervisor and setting the pay rate therefor.

Motion to authorize President to execute Washington State
Master Contracts Usage Agreement…………………………………………….. T. Schneider

Program Manager Report…………………………………………………………….. T. Schneider

Review of Proposed 2021 Budget………………………………………………… T. Schneider

Preliminary Budget for 2021 Discussion………………………………………….. Moksness

Adoption of Preliminary Budget     ………………………………………………….Moksness

Additional Resolutions ………………………………………………………………….. Pat Brock
Resolution 2020-04—Setting Preliminary 2021 budget
Resolution 2020-05—Setting Date for Public Hearing

Other

Adjourn

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Mosquito Control Continues to Protect Public Health During Coronavirus Outbreak

The Cowlitz County Mosquito Control District is committed to protecting public health. The District is taking proactive steps in order to protect staff and residents to help slow the spread of COVID-19. However, the current preventative measures to contain the spread of coronavirus will not hinder performance of essential mosquito control activities in Cowlitz County.  The District will continue to provide essential Mosquito Control service such as mosquito inspections, surveillance and control to prevent mosquito transmitted diseases. Mosquito bites can not transmit COVID-19 however they can transmit several other diseases including West Nile Virus.  Despite the emphasis on COVID-19, we can’t lose sight of the fact that other debilitating and potentially fatal diseases transmitted by mosquitoes may also potentially infect our citizens. 

As a protective measure, we are closing our offices to the public, however service requests can be submitted online at https://cowlitzmosquitocontrol.com/contact/ or by calling the Mosquito Control Hotline at 360-425-5658

While organized mosquito control activities are vital to reducing human-mosquito contact, don’t forget the importance of public action. The general public can make substantial contributions to their own safety by following “the 3 D’s”:

•             Drain:    Empty out water containers at least once per week

•             Dress:  Wear long sleeves, long pants, and light-colored, loose-fitting clothing

•             Defend:  Properly apply an approved repellent such as DEET, picaridin, IR3535, oil of lemon-eucalyptus or any other EPA-registered repellent.

We will continue to monitor, assess and adjust our operations as conditions change. We encourage you to follow the CDC and your local public health department guidelines about slowing the spread of COVID-19.

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Cowlitz County Mosquito Control Board Meeting Dates for 2020

The Cowlitz County Mosquito Control Board will meet on the following dates for 2020.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 (set preliminary budget for 2021) 6:00 p.m.                 
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 (Public Hearing) 6:00 p.m.
   

All meetings will be held at the times designated above at 1319 South 13th, Kelso, Washington.

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Public Notice of Mosquito Control Activities

Public Notice of Mosquito Control Activities

The Cowlitz County Mosquito Control District will begin seasonal activities soon.

Only when mosquito larva is found will they use one of the following larvicides.

  1. VectoBac EPA# 73049-10 and 73049-38 (Bacillus thuringiensis, subspecies Israelensis): specific for mosquito larva
  2. Vectolex FG EPA# 73049-20 (Bacillus sphaericus): specific for mosquito larva
  3. Vectomax FG EPA# 73049-429 (Bacillus thuringiensis, subspecies Israelensis and Bacillus sphaericus): specific for mosquito larva
  4. Vectoprime FG EPA# 73049-501 (Bacillus thuringiensis, subspecies Israelensis and S-Methoprene): specific for mosquito larva
  5. Natular EPA# 8329-84 and 8329-83 (Spinosad): the first mosquito larvicide evaluated as a Reduced Risk Product by the EPA
  6. Altosid EPA# 2724-421 and 2724-448 (S-Methoprene) a growth inhibitor active on mosquito larva
  7. Cocobear Oil EPA# 8329-93 (mineral oil): for late stage larva and pupa on impounded water bodies

Later in the season and only in areas where adult mosquitoes cause extreme annoyance or mosquito transmitted disease is present will the district adulticide using:

  • Permanone EPA# 432-1277 (Permethrin) which is Ultra Low Volume sprayed at a rate between 0.024 and 0.112 ounces per acre.

Mosquito control activities will continue throughout the season until mid-October.

For further information or to report mosquito problems, visit their website at www.cowlitzmosquitocontrol.com or phone the Mosquito Control Hot Line (360) 425-5658. Additional information and schedule changes will be posted on their website.

You may also contact the Ecology Aquatic Pesticides Permit Manager, Jon Jennings at: (360) 407-6283

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Board Meeting Notice and Agenda

Cowlitz County Mosquito Control District
Meeting Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 6:00 p.m
Cowlitz County Mosquito District Facility: 1319 13th Avenue S., Kelso, WA 98626
Public Hearing on Budget for 2020

  1. Call to order – Moksness
  2. Roll call — Moksness
  3. Changes & Additions to Agenda, if any.
  4. Approval of minutes—September 10, 2019 — Moksness
  5. Public Hearing on proposed 2020 budget
  6. Resolution 2019-06—Classification of Property — P. Brock
  7. Resolution 2019-07—Adopting the Final Budget
    for 2020 and Setting the Final Base Assessment Rate — P. Brock
  8. Approval of Vouchers — Moksness
  9. Report from Trevor Schneider
  10. Consideration of entering into an Agreement with Columbia
    County to provide aerial treatment using its drone — P.Brock/Schneider
  11. Resolution 2019-08—Meeting Dates for 2020 — Moksness
  12. Other
  13. Adjourn