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Help control noxious weeds on Whidbey

The Island County Board of Commissioners seeks applicants to fill two vacated positions on the Noxious Weed Control Board.

The commissioners appoint Noxious Weed Control Board members for four-year terms, which may be renewed by mutual agreement. The Noxious Weed Control Board consists of five voting members, one from each of five geographical areas that best represent the county’s interests. At least four of the voting members need to be engaged in agriculture.

The board members do not receive a salary but will be compensated for actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties. The current openings are for District 3 which encompasses the area from Race Road south of Coupeville to east of Freeland, and District 4 which encompasses the area from east of Freeland to the south end of Whidbey Island.

Duties include going to quarterly meetings, regulating the duties and direction of the Weed Control coordinator’s position and making decisions regarding noxious weed control efforts in Island County. Those interested should make a written application that includes the signatures of at least 10 registered voters residing in the section supporting the nomination.

Application materials may be obtained by contacting Janet Stein at 360-678-7992 or by email at janet.stein@wsu.edu. Applications should be sent by mail, email or fax to: Island County Board of Commissioners, Attn: Pam Dill, Re: Noxious Weed Control Board Vacancies, P.O. Box 5000, Coupeville, WA 98239. The fax number is 360-679-7381 and email is pamd@co.island.wa.us. Applications should be received no later than 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30. For more information, call 360-679-7353.

 

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