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Special Meeting Notice and

AGENDA

 

Topic: CCMCD Special Meeting November 8, 2022

Time: Nov 8, 2022 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Call to order…………………………………………………………………………………. President Neel

Roll call…………………………………………………………………….. Michael McKeague-Foster

Approval of October 11th, 2022 meeting minutes………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Changes to agenda if any…………………………………………………………………………………….

Public Comment…………………………………………………………………………………………………

New Business

Introduction of new board member, Andriy Boyko, representing District #1

Resolution 2022-05…………………………………………………………                     

Adjourn

Please confirm that you will be attending.

Michael McKeague-Foster……………………………………………………………… 360-423-5311

Mike.mcfoster@cowlitzmosquitocontrol.org

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October 11th Meeting

Meeting Notice and

AGENDA

Topic: Cowlitz County Mosquito Control District October 11th Meeting

Time: Oct 11, 2022 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Call to order…………………………………………………………………………………. President Neel

Roll call…………………………………………………………………….. Michael McKeague-Foster

Approval of September 13th, 2022 meeting minutes………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Changes to agenda if any…………………………………………………………………………………….

Executive Session 15 minutes………………………………………………………………………………

Public Comment…………………………………………………………………………………………………

New Business

Voucher Approvals………………………………………………………… September 14th, 2022 –October 11th, 2022

Budget Hearing………………………………………………………………                     

Operations Report………………………………………………………….. Michael McKeague-Foster

Resolution 2022-02, transferal of funds to investment………… Michael McKeague-Foster

Officer Elections…………………………………………………………….

2023 Meeting Dates………………………………………………………..

Old Business

Employee Benefits………………………………………………………….

Adjourn

Please confirm that you will be attending.

Michael McKeague-Foster……………………………………………………………… 360-423-5311

Mike.mcfoster@cowlitzmosquitocontrol.org

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September 13th Meeting

Meeting Notice and

AGENDA

Topic: Cowlitz County Mosquito Control District September 13th Meeting 2022

Time: Sep 13, 2022 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Call to order…………………………………………………………………………………. President Neel

Roll call…………………………………………………………………….. Michael McKeague-Foster

Approval of August 9th, 2022 meeting minutes………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Changes to agenda if any…………………………………………………………………………………….

Public Comment…………………………………………………………………………………………………

New Business

Voucher Approvals………………………………………………………… August 10th, 2022 – September 13th, 2022

Presentation of 2023 District Budget………………………………… Michael McKeague-Foster

Operations Report………………………………………………………….. Michael McKeague-Foster

Employee Pay Scale Resolution 2020-03…………………………..

Board Employee Liaison………………………………………………….

District West Nile Prevention Plan…………………………………… Michael McKeague-Foster

Old Business

Employee Benefits………………………………………………………….

Attendance policy and possible addition to Board bylaws……

Adjourn

Next Meeting: October 11th,2022

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Michael McKeague-Foster……………………………………………………………… 360-423-5311

Mike.mcfoster@cowlitzmosquitocontrol.org

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August 9th, 2022

A

Meeting Notice and

AGENDA

Michael McKeague-Foster is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Cowlitz County Mosquito Control District August 9th, 2022, Board of Trustees meeting.

Time: Aug 9, 2022, 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Call to order………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Roll call…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Approval of July 12th, 2022 meeting minutes………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Changes to agenda if any…………………………………………………………………………………….

Public Comment…………………………………………………………………………………………………

New Business

Voucher Approvals………………………………………………………… July 12th, 2022 – August 9th, 2022

District #1 Representative vacancy……………………………………

Operations Report…………………………………………………………..

Old Business

Board Attendance Policy………………………………………………….

District Invoicing Policy………………………………………………….

Adjourn

Next Meeting: September 13th,2022

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Michael McKeague-Foster……………………………………………………………… 360-423-5311

Mike.mcfoster@cowlitzmosquitocontrol.org

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July 12, 2022 Meeting

Meeting Notice and

AGENDA

Cowlitz County Mosquito Control District

Meeting Date:  July 12th, 2022, at 6:00pm

Meeting to be held at Virtually on Zoom and at District Office

Michael McKeague-Foster is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Cowlitz County Mosquito Control District July 12th, 2022 Meeting

Time: Jul 12, 2022 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Call to order………………………………………………………………………………. President Neel

Roll call……………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Approval of May 10th, 2022 meeting minutes………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Changes to agenda, if any………………………………………………………………………………….

Public Comment……………………………………………………………………………………………….

Voucher Approvals…………………………………………………………………………………………..
       May 10th, 2022– July 12th, 2022

New Business

Security Incident…………………………………………………………. Michael McKeague-Foster

Financial Updates……………………………………………………………   Michael McKeague-Foster

Trapping Data…………………………………………………………………   Michael McKeague-Foster

Catch Basins…………………………………………………………………..   Michael McKeague-Foster

Class Reimbursement………………………………………………………   Michael McKeague-Foster

Full-time position benefits……………………………………………….  

Board Attendance Policy

Adjourn

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May 10th, 2022 Meeting Notice

Meeting Notice and

AGENDA

Cowlitz County Mosquito Control District

Meeting Date:  May 10th, 2022, at 6:00pm

Meeting to be held at Virtually on Zoom and at District Office

Michael McKeague-Foster is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Michael McKeague-Foster is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Cowlitz Mosquito Control District Board of Trustees meeting May 10th, 2022

Time: May 10th, 2022 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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1.    Call to order………………………………………………………………………… President Neel

2.    Roll call……………………………………………………………………………….. President Neel

3.    Approval of November Mar 10th, 2022 Meeting minutes………. President Neel

4.    Approval of March 26th, 2022 Special Meeting minutes………… President Neel

5.    Changes to Agenda if any…………………………………………………….. President Neel

6.    Voucher Approvals……………………………………………………………… President Neel
       Mar 1st, 2022 – May 10th, 2022

7.    Financial Updates…………………………………………………… Michael McKeague-Foster

8.    Operations Reports………………………………………………… Michael McKeague-Foster

9     Building Updates……………………………………………………. Michael McKeague-Foster

10.  Cowlitz Mosquito Control Policies and Procedures……………………. President Neel

11.  Program Manager Contract………………………………………………………. President Neel

12.  Adjourn

Next Meeting: July 12th, 2022

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Michael McKeague-Foster……………………………………………………………… 360-423-5311

Mike.mcfoster@cowlitzmosquitocontrol.org

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April 26th, 2022 Special Meeting Notice

Special Meeting Notice and

AGENDA

Cowlitz County Mosquito Control District

Meeting Date:  April 26th, 2022, at 6:00pm

Meeting to be held virtually on Zoom and at District Office

Michael McKeague-Foster is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: CCMCD Special Meeting 4/26/2022

Time: Apr 26, 2022 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Topic: CCMCD Board of Trustees April 26th, 2022  Special Meeting

Time: 6:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

1.    Call to order………………………………………………………………………… President Neel

2.    Roll call……………………………………………………………………………….. President Neel

3.    Public Comment…………………………………………………………………………………………

4.    Executive Session, Performance of a public employee, RCW 42.30.110(1)(g)..

5.    Consideration of Employment Agreement with Michael McKeague-Foster and vote.

6.    Adjourn……………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Next Meeting: May 10th, 2022

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Michael McKeague-Foster……………………………………………………………… 360-423-5311

Mike.mcfoster@cowlitzmosquitocontrol.org

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March 8th, 2022 Meeting Notice

Meeting Notice and

AGENDA

Cowlitz County Mosquito Control District

Meeting Date:  March 8th, 2022, at 6:00pm

Meeting to be held at Virtually on Zoom and at District Office

Michael McKeague-Foster is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: CCMCD Board of Trustees March 8th, 2022 meeting

Time: Mar 8, 2022 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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1.    Call to order………………………………………………………………………… President Neel

2.    Roll call……………………………………………………………………………….. President Neel

3.    Approval of November 11th, 2021 meeting minutes……………….. President Neel

4.    Changes to agenda, if any…………………………………………………….. President Neel

5.    Recognition of Visitors/Others……………………………………………… President Neel

6.    Voucher Approvals……………………………………………………………… President Neel
       November 10th, 2021– March 1st, 2022

7.    Financial Updates…………………………………………………… Michael McKeague-Foster

8.    Operations Reports/Staffing Plans………………………….. Michael McKeague-Foster

9     Building Updates……………………………………………………. Michael McKeague-Foster

10.   Cowlitz Mosquito Control Policies and Procedures… Michael McKeague-Foster

11.   Adjourn

Next Meeting: May 10th, 2022

Please confirm that you will be attending.

Michael McKeague-Foster……………………………………………………………… 360-423-5311

Mike.mcfoster@cowlitzmosquitocontrol.org

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Public Notice of Mosquito Control Activities

Public Notice of Mosquito Control Activities

The Cowlitz County Mosquito Control District are beginning seasonal activities.

Only when sufficient mosquito larvae are found will they use one of the following larvicides.

  • VectoBac EPA# 73049-10 and 73049-38 (Bacillus thuringiensis, subspecies Israelensis): specific for mosquito larva
  • VectoLex FG EPA# 73049-20 (Bacillus sphaericus): specific for mosquito larva
  • VectoMax FG EPA# 73049-429 (Bacillus thuringiensis, subspecies Israelensis and Bacillus sphaericus): specific for mosquito larva
  • VectoPrime FG EPA# 73049-501 (Bacillus thuringiensis, subspecies Israelensis and S-Methoprene): specific for mosquito larva
  • Natular EPA# 8329-84 and 8329-83 (Spinosad): the first mosquito larvicide evaluated as a Reduced Risk Product by the EPA
  • Altosid EPA# 2724-421 and 2724-448 (S-Methoprene) a growth inhibitor active on mosquito larva
  • Metalarv S-PT EPA# 73049-475 (S-Methoprene) a growth inhibitor active on mosquito larva
  • 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 one of the following Adulticides:

  • Permanone EPA# 432-1277 (Permethrin) which is Ultra Low Volume sprayed at a rate between 0.024 and 0.112 ounces per acre.
  • Anvil 10+10 EPA# 1021-1688 (Sumithrin) which is Ultra Low Volume sprayed at a rate between 0.0036 and 0.0012 ounces per acre.

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

For further information or to report mosquito problems, visit the website at www.cowlitzmosquitocontrol.org or phone the district office (360) 423-5311. Additional information and changes will be posted on thes website.

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

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Hiring Mosquito Control Operator

The Mosquito District is hiring for one seasonal position (5 months).

The Mosquito Control Operator is responsible for identifying mosquito breeding sites, treating mosquito larvae and adults, communicating in a respectful manner with landowners, prescribing mosquito control methods, handling and applying larvicides, documenting treatments, attending educational events, participation in workshops and training courses, and following the rules and regulations set by the Cowlitz County Mosquito Control Board, the Washington Department of Agriculture and CCMCD policy.

Job Duties

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Conduct field inspections and surveys mosquito breeding sites within the county boundaries as assigned to assist with surveillance, larviciding, and adulticiding according to 17.28 RCW.
  2. Recommends control methods to the public.
  3. Keep accurate records of all property visits and survey data.
  4. Walk, hike, and work in various physically challenging and hazardous terrains and weather.
  5. Manages routine activities and assures timely completion of work.
  6. May assist with planning projects and writing final reports.
  7. Attends continuing education classes, workshops, and training.
  8. Represent the program at community events and answer questions and concerns from the public.
  9. Complies with program rules and county policies.
  10. Able to occasionally adjust work hours to evenings and weekends if necessary due to the nature of the work and the program’s needs.
  11. Assists other personnel on a variety of project activities as appropriate.
  12. Maintains workplace and vehicles in a clean and organized manner.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. High School Diploma or equivalent
  2. Possess and maintain a valid Drivers License and safe driving record.
  3. Preference of knowledge of integrated pest management strategies. 
  4. Comfortable working with larvicides: reading labels, properly mixing and applying larvicides.
  5. Possess, or obtain within 60 days from initial employment, a Washington State Pesticide Public Operators License and the necessary endorsements on the licenses as required by law.

Supplemental Information

Required Skills and Abilities:

Ability to facilitate conflict resolution in a respectful manner.

Ability to work independently and efficiently with limited supervision and make sound judgments.

Must be a self-starter with good organizational skills.

Ability to communicate ideas clearly and establish professional relationships with partner agencies and the public.

The ability to handle job stress and interact effectively with others in the workplace and the general public.

Desired Skills and Abilities:

  1. Working knowledge or ability to learn mosquito identification and control methods.
  2. Working knowledge or ability to learn Washington State Mosquito Control law
  3. Ability to work or learn GPS units and Fieldseeker
  4. Familiarity navigating Cowlitz County areas.

The seasonal position will run from April 15th through August 30th. Interested applicants may contact the district manager Michael at 360-423-5311 or cowlitzmosquitocontrol@gmail.com