BTCSD General Information
The Brooktrails Township Community Services District ("Brooktrails" or "the District") is a general law, multi-purpose community services special district formed in 1975. Brooktrails is governed by a five-member Board of Directors elected at large, and managed by General Manager Denise M. Rose, who supervises 10 employees. The District provides water, sewer, fire protection and recreation services and facilities to Brooktrails. Brooktrails was the first special district in California to undertake community planning on its own behalf, and its Specific Plan has been adopted by the County of Mendocino.
The District Office is located at the District Complex, 24860 Birch Street, Willits, CA. Telephone 707-459-2494; fax 707-459-0358.
The Brooktrails water system includes a water treatment plant, currently being upgraded and expanded, 60 miles of water lines extending throughout the District, 24 water tanks and 18 pump stations. For Consumer Confidence Water Quality Reports, click here.
Government and Management
The Brooktrails Board of Directors: Click header to sort.
|Current Board Members
||Next Scheduled Election
|Tony Orth, President
Day-to-day management of the District is delegated to the General Manager. The General Manager and District Counsel are appointed by the Board of Directors.
The Specific Plan contains numerous requirements for Brooktrails affecting lot clearing, building and remodeling. Many projects require approval by Brooktrails before the plans will be accepted by the County of Mendocino. The District Architect reviews plans and projects on Thursday afternoons. A Site Development Packet and application for review can be obtained from the District Office.
Service Area and Customers
The water system serves an area of approximately 12.6 square miles in Mendocino County, including all of Brooktrails and Spring Creek. Fire service is provided to Brooktrails, Spring Creek and Sylvandale, and fire assistance is rendered throughout the Fire Department's "sphere of influence."
Brooktrails' water source is Willits Creek. Water is stored in Lake Emily and Lake Ada Rose before transfer to the water treatment plant.
In addition to three sewer lift stations at various elevations, there are 54 miles of sewer lines throughout the District (although sewer service does not extend to all parts of the District). Sewage is transported via the trunk line to the City of Willits sewer plant for processing.
The Fire Department staff consists of Fire Chief Daryl Schoeppner, Captain/Fire Prevention Officer Jon Noyer, and Office Clerk Susan Cinek. Some 20 volunteers respond to calls from Brooktrails, Spring Creek, Sylvandale, and elsewhere in the sphere of influence.
Brooktrails maintains a unique Golf Course filled with exquisite tall redwood trees and managed by Ron Runberg, PGA. Other recreational facilities include the 2,300-acre Greenbelt with an extensive hiking trail system, the Par Course (which includes a trail, workout stations, ball field, children's playground, picnic areas and restrooms), and the Ohl Grove Redwood Park with picnic areas and barbecues. Note that Lake Emily and Lake Ada Rose are water reservoirs there is no swimming, boating, or pets allowed in the water. There is no charge to use any of the recreation facilities other than the Golf Course and for special events being held at the Ohl Grove. The Pro Shop can be contacted at 707-459-6761 for information on facilities and fees. The Ohl Grove currently rents for groups of 25 or more for $350.00 per day. Contact the District Office at 459-2494 for more information.
Use of motorcycles, 4-wheel-drive vehicles and ATVs is prohibited in the Greenbelt. Vehicle access and parking is not allowed in most parts of the Greenbelt. Also prohibited are camping and mushroom picking.
The Community Center (located next to the District Office) is leased and managed by the Brooktrails Property Owners Association (BPOA). BPOA is a social and charitable organization, and membership is voluntary. BPOA rents out the Community Center for functions and events, and District Board and committee meetings are also held there. Questions about renting the Community Center should be directed only to George Skezas at 459-1876. The District does not handle Community Center events in any way.
The Brooktrails Lodge is a privately-owned facility and is not owned by the District. They can be reached at 459-1596. The District has no information on their facility.