Trinity Center Community Services District
P.O. Box 177
Trinity Center, CA 96091-0177
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What does the Trinity Center CSD do?
Trinity Center Community Services District is a special district formed in
1961 by the county board of supervisors. TCCSD is the local government of Trinity Center
that delivers fire protection/emergency medical services and street lighting. The
district is also authorized to provide recreational facilities and services.
Under its enabling act,
TCCSD could provide many other municipal-type services if requested
by the residents, authorized by its Board of Directors, and approved
by the Trinity County Local Agency Formation Commission.
What properties are in the TCCSD?
The district contains approximately 800 parcels, 18,517 acres, 29 square miles, 600 unique
owners, and 350 registered voters. The Trinity Center Volunteer Fire
Department answers medical and fire calls all the way from Hatchet Creek to Cedar Stock Resort.
In addition, our VFD responds under mutual aid with the Coffee Creek VFD on calls all the way
to Scott Mountain and out to East Fork.
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The Trinity Center CSD was created in 1961. At that time, the
entire area was checker-boarded with sections (roughly 640-acre blocks)
of private land and federal forest. Only sections that were private
at that time were eligible for inclusion in the District.
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How Are Tax Dollars Supporting our CSD?
The TCCSD is allocated a small percentage of the secured and unsecured property taxes
collected by Trinity County for all parcels within the county boundary. This tax
structure was created with the passage of Proposition 13 in 1978. Minor allowances are made
for increases in property value in our area; but in effect, the TCCSD is allocated
approximately 0.46% of the total county property tax revenue. This amount is then
reduced by the state by approximately 25% due to propositions that diverted taxes to education
from special districts. The bottom line is that between $40,000 and $50,000 in tax
revenue is allocated to TCCSD.
Who is on the TCCSD board?
TCCSD is governed by a five-member Board that
is accountable to the electorate in the same manner as city councils
and county boards of supervisors. Directors must be residents
of the District and they stand for election every four years.
Vacancies are filled according to California Government Code 1780. Director terms begin and expire on the first Friday
in December following an election.
Directors receive no compensation or benefits for serving on the TCCSD board.
Board staff includes a General Manager and a Secretary/Treasurer. The General
Manager is a volunteer who receives no compensation. The Secretary/Treasurer
serves part-time and receives a small, monthly stipend.
The TCCSD board members (term expiration) are:
- Pat Frost, Chairman (Dec 2019) - uncontested election
- Glen Ahmann, Vice-chairman (Dec 2019) - uncontested election
- Virginia Allin (Dec 2017) - CSD board-appointed
- Mike McHugh (Dec 2017) - uncontested election
- Drew Rusnak (Dec 2017) - uncontested election
The district General Manager is Erik Anderson (appointed May 2014). The board Secretary/Treasurer is Jan Bellinger.
When and where are TCCSD meetings held?
Regularly scheduled board meetings occur on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm in the
IOOF Hall. Special meetings may be called as necessary and will be publicly announced.
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