On June 6, 2017, Bella Vista Water District Board Member Jeff O. Steppat sent a letter of resignation to General Manager David Coxey.  The Board of Directors were notified of Steppat’s resignation during the following meeting on June 26. 

On June 26, the BVWD Board of Directors declared a vacancy on its Board of Directors and posted a Notice of Vacancy on June 29, 2017 pursuant to Government Code section 1780. However, the BVWD Board of Directors did not make an appointment to fill the vacancy within the 60-day period. 

On August 28, the BVWD Board of Directors adopted a resolution to recommend Frank Schabarum to be appointed by the Shasta County Board of Supervisors and hold the office until December 2019 or such other time as authorized by law.

On September 12, the Board of Supervisors approved the resolution.