About the Committee
A newly-formed Mosquito Control Advisory Committee will be appointed by the Board of Selectmen for terms of one year, to expire September 1, 2012. The membership will include one member of the Board of Health, 1 staff member of the DPW to be designated by the Director, 1 member of the Conservation Commission, and 2 at-large community members.
The committee will prepare draft special legislation for the Board of Selectmen / Board of Health to review and include on the 2012 annual town meeting warrant by December 31, 2011. The committee will also develop a draft plan to control mosquitoes on Nantucket, including equipment, staffing, professional services, supplies, other necessary components and associated estimated costs for a program to be implemented for FY 2013, using up to $100,000 (approved at the June 14, 2011 special election). The committee will determine if future estimated costs exceed that amount and include this information in its final report. The committee will work to identify mosquito “hot spots” on both public and private property in sufficient time so that the public property can be treated in time for the 2012 season; and, to seek the possibility of treating private property with the permission of the owner(s) if special legislation has not been secured by then. The committee will consider and evaluate various treatment applications and the criteria under which to apply specific applications.