During today’s meeting of the Middle Trinity Groundwater Conservation District (MTGCD), directors will call a May 10 election to fill the expired terms of three of the board’s six board members.

The seats up for election are those of Ed Dittfurth of Erath County, and Comanche County’s Jerry Fronterhouse and Rodney Stephens.

Dittfurth was appointed to the district on May 3, 2007 to complete the vacated term of Boyd Waggoner. Both Stephens and Fronterhouse are serving the final year of their four-year terms on the board. All three candidates plan to run for re-election.

In other items of business, the board will hear an update from the real estate committee. The committee has been searching for a new location for the district’s offices that will allow room for expansion, provide adequate storage and include a banquet /meeting facility for hosting of local and regional events.

The board will also hear a report on the TCEQ’s recommendation to Eastland County regarding the county’s need to develop or join a conservation district for the expanded preservation of the water resources within the Trinity Aquifer.

An update will be given on the progress of data entry to update the district’s database, which upon completion, will allow for more efficient and effective tracking and monitoring of wells within the MTGCD.

The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. at Dublin City Council Chambers, located at 213 E. Blackjack.