The Sonoita-Elgin Fire District (SEFD) is governed by a five-person non-partisan board elected by registered voters of the District. Board members are elected for alternating four-year terms. As a result, there are at least two members elected every two years. November 2016 brought SEFD five new Board members to our governing Board – Kurt Bahti, Reba Webber, Kevin Venos, Suzanne Jenkins and Susan Archibald. Suzanne Jenkins and Reba Webber were elected to two-year terms; Kevin Venos, Susan Archibald and Kurt Bahti were elected to four-year terms.
Sonoita-Elgin Fire is considered a special district of the State and complies with all applicable areas of the Arizona Revised Statutes. For example; Sonoita-Elgin Fire holds a public meeting on the fourth Monday of every month at the Sonoita Fire House. This meeting is mandated by the state through the Open Meeting Law. We encourage residents to attend these monthly meetings. Schedule of meeting dates for calendar year 2015.
In accordance with state law, notice for all special district public meetings, along with agendas must be posted at least 24-hours in advance of the meeting. Public notices for the Sonoita-Elgin Fire District (SEFD) are posted at (1) the Sonoita Post Office at 3166 Hwy 82 Suite 1, (2) the Fire House at 3173 Hwy 83, as well as on (3) the announcements board in the lobby of Sonoita Justice Court , located at 3147 Hwy 83, Suite 103. The Post Office in Sonoita is our Legal Posting Site.
Public meeting notices will be posted on our website at sefd911.org as time permits. Please be advised that only the Sonoita-Elgin Fire House and the Sonoita Post Office bulletin boards may be relied on for official postings under the Arizona Open Meeting Law. A technological problem or failure that either prevents the posting of public notices on a website or that temporarily or permanently prevents the use of all or part of the website does not preclude the holding of the meeting for which the notice was posted, if the public body complies with all other public notice requirements
To view Board meeting files, click on the year link, a new page will open listing each month’s records within that fiscal year. Click on the month, and a pdf file will open.
Minutes: There are laws which dictate the bare minimum of documentation necessary for minute taking, which our minutes meet. Open Meeting Law and Public Records Retention Schedules dictate how the minutes are kept and in what format. Official minutes of the Sonoita-Elgin Fire District are the written minutes, the audio files are simply the vehicle used to create the written minutes. Audio files are destroyed at a specified time.
SEFD Archived Documents
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