Applications accepted for Sanitary District Board trustee

Citizens interested in being appointed to a seat on the three-member DeKalb County Sanitary District Board can now apply. Members of the Sanitary District Board serve for three-year (staggered) terms beginning on May 1.

The DeKalb Sanitary District is operated as a utility, responsible for providing sanitary sewer services largely within the City of DeKalb. The Board of Trustees is the corporate authority of the DeKalb Sanitary District and governs the affairs and property of the district. The board has full power to pass ordinances, rules and regulations for the proper management and conduct of the business of the district.

The mission of the DeKalb Sanitary District is to protect the public health and environment by providing collection, treatment, and disposal of wastewater for customers within the district in an efficient and economical manner. The district must adhere to environmental regulations as established by the Environmental Protection Agency.

The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees of the DeKalb Sanitary District is held at noon, generally on the third Wednesday of each month, but subject to change by the Trustees. The meetings are held in the office of the district at 303 Hollister Ave. in DeKalb. Trustees receive an annual salary and as of May 1, that amount will be $6,000.

To apply for this trustee seat, send a letter of interest, along with a resume, to Mark Pietrowski Jr., DeKalb County Board chairman, via email to administration@dekalbcounty.org. Candidates should be sure to include background information as to what strengths they would bring to the board. Finalists will be subject to a background check. Application deadline is March 29, with the appointment expected to be made on April 19.

For information on the application process, contact Gary Hanson, county administrator, via email at ghanson@dekalbcounty.org.

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