The Twin Falls County Pest Abatement District is seeking two replacement members for its Board of Trustees. The Pest Abatement District, created by a vote of county citizens in 2008, has powers granted through the Idaho Mosquito and Vermin Abatement Act. The mission statement of the district is:
To protect the health and socio-economic well being of the citizens of Twin Falls County from harmful vectors and pest, employing environmentally sound abatement practices.
The powers and duties of a trustee include:
· Appointing a district manager or director and staff as needed,
· Take all necessary steps for the control of mosquitoes and other vermin of public health and welfare importance,
· To abate in breeding places on all land in the district or within migration distance of the district,
· Work with water uses and cooperating organizations,
· File an annual budget to the county commissioners,
· File an annual report to the county commissioners,
· Approve written abatement management plans submitted by landowners requesting that their property be excluded from treatment by the Abatement District.
The Board of Trustees generally meets about once a month to review district activities, address new and ongoing district concerns, review district financial records and provide a time for the public to address the Board. Board meetings are public; however executive sessions may also take place.
Applicants should file an application for membership on the Board of Trustees and submit a brief letter describing why they wish to serve on the board and any relevant qualifications to the Pest Abatement District. Trustees shall be appointed for four (4) years by the county commissioners. Applicants must be a resident property owner in Twin Falls County and registered to vote in the county. Trustees serve without compensation, but will be reimbursed for any necessary expenses involved with their duties.
Applications can be downloaded from the Twin Falls County web site www.twinfallscounty.org, the Pest Abatement Website tfcpad.org, or picked up at the Pest Abatement office.
Applications will be accepted through December 1, 2014
Mail Applications to:
John Snelling Or Tony Brand 2150 Hillcrest Lane 565 Monte Vista Twin Falls, Id 83301 Twin Falls, Id 83301
Thank you for visiting the Twin Falls County Pest Abatement District Website!
In the Fall of 2008 the voters of Twin Falls County voted for and passed Resolution No. 2008-39 which formed a permanent Pest Abatement District in Twin Falls County (TFCPAD). To oversee the district, a board of volunteers was put in place in January 2009 which consists of five community members and two ex-officio members, one from the University of Idaho Extension Center and the other from South Central Public Health District.
The Mission of TFCPAD is to protect the health and socio-economic well being of the citizens of Twin Falls County from harmful vectors and other pests, employing environmentally sound abatement practices.
At present the primary target of our work is with black flies and mosquitoes. We are currently doing surveillance work, submitting samples for disease testing and doing control work where appropriate. All chemical control is performed by licensed applicators, and land owners or managers are notified prior to treatment work being done. Most of our treatments are conducted using a biological larvicide known as BTi. ( Bacillus thuringiensis v. israelensis). This product is a commercially refined product derived from soil bacteria. It forms a protein crystal that when ingested by a back fly or mosquito larvae causes death.
It is the intent of the TFCPAD to work cooperatively with individuals, groups, and other agencies towards our mission goals. We rely on public input to assist the district in identifying areas that may need monitored and treated, as well as new pest carried health threats that may affect Twin Falls County. We are also available to provide training or information to groups on dealing with mosquito and black fly issues. TFCPAD board meetings are open to the public and all transactions, surveillance activities and treatment results are available if needed.
If you have information that would benefit the district, or if there are specific ways we can collaborate with you or your agency, provide assistance to you, or address any concerns that you may have please contact me, I would love to hear from you!
Kirk Tubbs Manager TFCPAD
Contact Information :
Twin Falls County Pest Abatement P. O. Box AC 507 Grand View Drive South # A Twin Falls, ID 83303-0094 firstname.lastname@example.org (208) 733-2338