History of the District

  • In 2002 the Board of Franklin County Commissioners and the Benton Franklin Health Department discussed the public health need for the formation of a special district to control mosquitoes for public health protection and pest/nuisance relief in Franklin County.
  • In the December 2002 meeting of the Board of Franklin County Commissioners a resolution of intent to create a Mosquito Control District was signed.
  • In the January 2003 meeting of the Board of Franklin County Commissioners a resolution was approved, calling for a special election to be held in March 2003 regarding the proposal to establish a Mosquito Control District.
  • The Franklin County electorate did approve the formation of the Franklin County Mosquito Control District and it was formally established on April 2, 2003.
  • A seven member Board of Trustees was established to oversee the operation of the District. The Trustees are appointed from the following areas of Franklin County to serve a two year term:

    County Commissioner District 1
    County Commissioner District 2
    County Commissioner District 3
    City of Pasco
    City of Connell
    City of Mesa
    City of Kahlotus

  • The first meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Franklin County Mosquito Control District was on April 2, 2003
  • District structuring and funding needs were set up in 2003 however, funding for the Mosquito Control District was not available until the 2004 calendar year.
  • In March 2004 the Board of Trustees employed a Director to run and oversee the day to day operation of the District.
  • Presently the District employs a Director, Vector Ecologist, Field Supervisor, Senior Mosquito Control Technican and seasonal employees to control mosquitoes in the 1,300 square miles of Franklin County.

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