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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

Notice is hereby given that the Indian River Mosquito Control District will hold its regular monthly meeting at 9 AM on April 14, 2020.

Due to these extraordinary times, the District’s governing board will not be meeting in person; rather, the meeting will be held via videoconference.

This meeting will be live-streamed and video recorded.

Members of the public may view the meeting electronically by visiting Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/158920663?pwd=VTQ1dDcyQnAwUldtdGRwbE1ua3owQT09 MeetingID:158920663 Password: 875594. Please choose this option for viewing the meeting if you do not plan to provide public comment before or during the meeting. Members of the public also may listen to the meeting by telephone by dialing 1-929-205-6099 and entering MeetingID: 158920663 Password:  875594.

Members of the public may provide written comments (1) to be read during the meeting or (2) to be entered into record without being read during the meeting. To do this, email your comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 9 AM on April 13, 2020. Please provide the title, “Written Comments, April 14, 2020 Meeting” and provide your name (required), address and email address. If you desire for your written comments to be read into the record during the meeting, please indicate so and limit your written comment to 300 words. Only written comments of 300 or fewer words will be read into the record during the meeting. All other written comments received by the deadline will be entered into the meeting record and distributed to the District governing board and the appropriate staff before the start of the meeting.

Members of the public who opt to comment during the electronic meeting – rather than providing written comments before the meeting -- may do so provided they register in advance.

For additional information or assistance, please contact the following before the meeting:

  • For public comment questions: Doug Carlson, Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 772-562-2393
  • For questions on connecting to the electronic meeting: Doug Carlson, Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 772-562-2393

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, any persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Doug Carlson, Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 772-562-2393 no later than 2 days prior to the meeting. If hearing impaired 711 (TTY) 1-800-955-8771 or Voice (VCO) 1-877-955-8260 via Florida Relay Service.

 

 

IRMCD COVID-19 Notice: 

As of 4pm on Monday, March 23rd, 2020, the Indian River Mosquito Control District office building will be closed to the public until further notice. Our employees will continue to be available via phone and via email and will ensure that all residents may access the information they need without person-to-person contact. 

 
 The Indian River Mosquito Control District (IRMCD) is an independent taxing district which was created in 1925 by an act of the Florida Legislature. It was the first mosquito control program created in Florida and coincided with the creation of Indian River County.  Since that time, the District has worked to provide the best in scientifically valid mosquito control methods with special attention paid to the environmental sensitivity of habitats along the Treasure Coast. 
 

The IRMCD office is located at 5655 41st Street which is just north of Vero Beach, Florida USA.  The District can be reached at 772-562-2393 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. A map and additional information can be found on the 'Contact' page.

As an independent taxing district, IRMCD has three elected commissioners who provide policy and financial oversight.  Management of daily operations is handled by the Director and Staff of 29 employees.

IRMCD employs an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to controlling mosquitoes with the District.  This includes extensive surveillance for mosquito populations, source reduction work via impounding to suppress saltmarsh mosquito production, larviciding to control immature saltmarsh mosquitoes, adulticiding to control flying mosquitoes and a surveillance program to detect and respond to mosquito-borne diseases in our area such as St. Louis encephalitis, West Nile virus, dengue and Zika.

The District also participates in research projects which over the years has investigated ecological impacts and solutions to our control methods, evaluating pesticides and application methods for efficacy, and testing to determine if local mosquitoes may be developing resistance to pesticides that we use.

While many people typically associate local mosquito control with night-time truck spraying, it is much more than that being an integrated approach to controlling mosquitoes for the comfort and health of our residents and visitors, all being accomplished within the framework of federal and state regulations.

 


 

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