MOUNTAIN VIEW -- The Mountain View Community Center will be the site of the Sept. 1 Scenic Rivers Watershed Partnership meeting.
According to Oregon County Presiding Commissioner Leo Warren, state Sen. Doyle Childers will present a program about watershed improvement districts authorized under House Bill No. 1433. Warren serves as the chairman for the local watershed partnership group.
Warren said watershed improvement districts can own, install, operate and maintain decentralized or individual on-site wastewater treatment plants.
Childers believes that a watershed improvement district should have the power to borrow money, incur indebtedness and submit to the voters within the district a request to collect real estate property taxes to help fund the operation of the district.
The Scenic Rivers Watershed Partnership was formed several years ago involving the counties of Oregon, Ripley, Howell, Texas, Dent, Carter, Shannon and Reynolds to help protect the watersheds of the Eleven Point, Jacks Fork and Current rivers.