After being granted approval by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) in December to create a Regional Sewer Board, the Marshall County Regional Sewer District will conduct its first meeting on Tuesday, August 22nd at 9 A.m. in the second-floor meeting room of the County Building.  This is a public meeting. 

Since it is the board’s first meeting there are many steps to take care of before they get down to business on a sewer project.  The agenda for the meeting includes a chance for public comments at the very beginning. 

The housekeeping issues that need to be handled include administering the oath of office to the seven members, the nomination and election of officers, creating the by-laws and approving an Internal Control Policy, and discussing the Conflict-of-Interest Policy.  The new Sewer Board will also select meeting dates, times, and locations, designate a mailing address, and discuss a Remote Participation Policy. 

The agenda for the Regional Sewer District’s first meeting also includes a discussion on banking and insurance matters and public official bonds. 

Board members will consider hiring professional advisors and will need to prepare a submission of the district’s plan to IDEM. 

Board members appointed by the County Commissioners include Brenda Meyers from Lawrence Lake and Thomas McFadden from Lake Latonka who will each serve 4-year terms.   Diann Parsons from Cook Lake and Jay Stone from Myers Lake will serve 3-year terms and Debbie Palmer from Myers Lake will have a 2-year term.

Plymouth Mayor Mark Senter appointed City Councilman Don Ecker to a 2-year team and the County Council selected their representative to be Chris Spiers.  His appointment is four 4 years.