Triunfo board looks for new member

Paule’s departure creates vacancy

The Triunfo Sanitation District board of directors seeks to appoint an eligible member of the public to fill the seat formerly held by Michael Paule, a Westlake Village resident who resigned from the board in August and moved to Texas.

With an operating budget of $15 million, the agency’s service area covers about 50 square miles and serves a population of roughly 33,000 by providing wastewater collection and treatment, potable water distribution, and recycled water treatment and distribution.

To be eligible to serve on the board, the person must be registered to vote and must live within the boundaries of the Triunfo Sanitation District.

The Triunfo service area includes the communities of Bell Canyon, Lake Sherwood, Oak Park and the Westlake and North Ranch portions of Thousand Oaks.

The duties of a director include attendance at board meetings, which are at 5:15 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month in Oak Park, and the Las Virgenes- Triunfo Joint Powers Authority meetings at 5 p.m. the first Monday of the month in Calabasas.

The appointee will serve the duration of Paule’s term, which expires in December 2020, and will have to stand for election at that time if they desire to continue serving on the board.

The deadline to submit an application is 5 p.m. Mon., Oct. 15.

The board will hold a special meeting to interview candidates and potentially appoint a new director at 6 p.m. Thurs., Oct. 25 at the Oak Park Library

In addition to Janna Orkney, chair, the current board members are Susan Pan, Raymond Tjulander and James Wall.

For more inforamtion or an application, call (805) 658-4642 or go to