A recap of the Sept. 14 regular City Council meeting:
The Mansfield City Council held a 4 p.m. work session to discuss the city’s mosquito control policy. Public Works Director Bart VanAmburgh lead the city’s environmental services department in a presentation on the mosquito control policy including education and communication, public interaction, surveillance and mitigation. Howard Redfearn, environmental services manager, explained to council that revisions to the current policy explained the rotation of traps as well as a table for the conditions in which spraying will occur. The staff also recommended the elimination of the 48 hour notice before spraying. A representative from the Tarrant County Public Health Department provided information on the history of their mosquito surveillance program and their current policy. The city’s mosquito control contractor also spoke detailing how the spraying program works.
During the 7 p.m. public meeting: