The new Pine-Strawberry Water Improvement District board is off to a fast start.
Four regular and three special meetings have been held since Gila County turned the board over to its elected members on Jan. 18. Among the 11 committees formed and special appointments made is the assignation of a board member to the Mogollon Rim Water Resources Management Study, and a committee to evaluate all sources of supplemental water, board member Gary Sherlock reports.
Besides Sherlock, PSWID board members include John Breninger (vice chairman), Glenn L. Brown, Barbara Hall (chairman), Forrest McCoy (treasurer), Paul Paul, and Donald L. Smith (secretary).
"We're basically a whole new board except for one person, which is John (Breninger)," Sherlock said. "He has come up with seven alternatives that are valid, and at the next meeting he plans to prioritize these seven water solutions."
The Gila County Board of Supervisors voted to "revoke the authority of the board of directors of the Pine-Strawberry Water Improvement District" (PSWID) in August, 2003 after the seven-person board had been reduced to two members through a series of resignations.
Regular meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month. Locations and agendas are posted 72 hours prior at the Pine Post Office, Pine/Strawberry Senior Center, Isabelle Hunt Memorial Public Library and Strawberry Market.