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Trinity Center Community Services District

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    Trinity Center Community Services District
    P.O. Box 175
    Trinity Center, CA 96091

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Background Information

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.

TCCSD uses no Enterprise Systems software as defined in SB 272.

What properties are in the TCCSD?

The district contains approximately 800 parcels, 18,517 acres, 29 square miles, 600 unique owners, and 260 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 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 private 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 approximately $60,000 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 registered voters in Trinity County, 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 is an independent contractor.

The TCCSD board members (term expiration) are:

  • Pat Frost, chair (Dec 2026) - uncontested election
  • Martie Mullen, vice-chair (Dec 2024) - uncontested election
  • Steve Finley (Dec 2026) - uncontested election
  • Kristin Halliday (Dec 2024) - uncontested election
  • Drew Rusnak (Dec 2026) - uncontested election

The district General Manager is (open position). The board Secretary/Treasurer is Cari deJong.

When and where are TCCSD meetings held?

Regularly scheduled board meetings occur on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm in the IOOF Hall. Special meetings may be called as necessary and will be publicly announced.
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Trinity Center VFD
Emergency: 911
Firehouse: 530-266-3420
Info: 530-286-2270

Coffee Creek VFD
Emergency: 911
Firehouse: 530-266-3955
Info: 530-266-3443

Mountain Community Medical Services (Trinity Hospital)
Emergency: 911
Tel: 530-623-5541

Trinity County Sheriff
Emergency: 911
Tel: 530-623-8127

Trinity Center Mutual Water Company
Tel: 530-266-3350

Trinity Knolls Mutual Water Company
Tel: 530-266-3504

Coffee Creek Acres Mutual Water Company
Tel: 530-266-3255

Seymour Water District
Tel: 530-266-3805

Treasure Creek Woods Mutual Water Company
Tel: 530-266-3286

Covington Mill Mutual Water Company
Division A (Covington Mill)
Tel: 530-246-9691

Covington Mill Mutual Water Company
Division B (Lake Forest)
Tel: 530-768-0302

Trinity Public Utility District
Tel: 800-968-7783

Trinity County Solid Waste
Tel: 530-623-1326 x108
Snow line x199

TDS Telecom
Tel: 800-358-3648

Trinity Center CSD
Tel: 530-266-3238

Trinity Center Post Office
Tel: 530-266-3455

Trinity Center Library
Tel: 530-266-3242

North Trinity Lake Improvement Association
Tel: 530-266-3807

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