“Over the course of my two years as an OCSD director, I have done my best to represent the ratepayers of Oceano and to make wise decisions in terms of forming and refining district policy,” she wrote in a letter dated June 21. “However, at this point, I believe it is in my best interest and the interests of the district for me to step aside.”
The four remaining members of the board held a special meeting last week to discuss filling the vacancy. The term continues through November 2014.
District officials are asking interested residents to submit an application and resume by July 12. A special meeting is scheduled for July 13 at 9 a.m. to interview candidates and make an appointment.
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Hurdle could not be reached for additional comment Wednesday morning.
She is a retired correctional peace officer who moved to Oceano in 1970. She was selected in May 2011 to fill one of two vacancies on the board, created by the sudden resignations of then-board President Jim Hill and member Carole Henson.
Hurdle ran unopposed for her seat last year. Earlier this year, she helped bring together a group of residents who are hoping to start a farmers market in the community.
The Oceano services district provides sewer, water, street lighting and fire protection services to the community of about 7,200 residents.
To view the application, go to http://oceanocsd.org/main/.