Western Lake Superior Sanitary District
ABOUT WLSSD

Board of Directors & Board Meetings

 

Board Meetings

When:
Generally held on the fourth Monday of each month (except holidays)

Time:
5:00 p.m.

Location:
Western Lake Superior
Sanitary District
Board Room
2626 Courtland Street
Duluth, MN 55806-1894
2013 Board Calendar

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Western Lake Superior
Sanitary District
2626 Courtland Street
Duluth, MN 55806-1894

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WLSSD is governed by a nine-member citizen board. Four members are appointed by the City of Duluth, three by the City of Cloquet, one is elected by Carlton County cities and townships and one is elected by St. Louis County cities and townships. Board members are selected by the communities they serve, and provide direction and oversight to the programs and employees of WLSSD.

Nearly all board meetings and committee meetings are open to the public, with exceptions only occurring as provided by law (such as when the Board is meeting on certain sensitive personnel, legal, or labor relations issues).

Occasionally, a public hearing will be required for certain Board actions such as bonding, budget approvals, permit issuances, ordinance revisions, etc. Public hearing agendas allow for a specified period for public comment on proposed board actions. A time limit may be announced for individual comments.

Regular board meetings are run using a traditional agenda and Robert's Rules of Order. The established agendas do not customarily allow for a public comment period. In the event that a member of the public requests the opportunity to comment to the Board, the Board may consider suspending the regular agenda to allow for this. Requests to comment on regular agenda items should be addressed to the Chair, recording secretary or other WLSSD staff.

Board business that requires longer presentations and discussion is sometimes handled through committee meetings, although no official Board action can be taken.

WLSSD Board of Directors committees are:

  • Finance Committee
  • Planning Committee
  • Personnel Committee
  • Legislative Committee
  • Operations Committee
  • Governance Committee
  • Solid Waste Planning Committee

Other special committees can be formed upon Board approval.

Current Board Members

James Aird
James Aird
St. Louis County
Albert Katz
Albert Katz
Duluth
Dave Manderfeld
Dave Manderfeld
Cloquet
Guy Unertl
Guy Unertl
Cloquet
Ruth Janke
Ruth Janke
Carlton County
Bruce  Ahlgren
Bruce Ahlgren
Cloquet
Marcia Podratz
Marcia Podratz
Duluth
Paul Thomsen
Paul Thomsen
Duluth
Julene  Boe
Julene Boe
Duluth