Ordinances and ResolutionsAs a Special District, Ironhouse Sanitary District has the ability to set local Ordinances within our service area on issues that effect sewer services. An Ordinance means an action setting forth a rule of public conduct that is considered long-term.
When enacting an Ordinance the district will host a formal meeting at which time the Board of Directors discuss the Ordinance in a public forum. Each Ordinance, in addition to being referenced by number and brief title in the Board Minutes, will be recorded and maintained in numerical sequence as a permanent record of the district in a separate set of books. Effective dates of Ordinances shall be as provided by law.Special Districts may also pass Resolutions. A Resolution means a formal form of a motion normally utilized to set forth policy. Each Resolution, in addition to being referenced by number and brief title in the Board Minutes, will be recorded as provided by law and maintained in numerical sequence as a permanent record of the district in a separate set of books.
A compete list of our archived Ordinances and Resolutions can be found here.
Policies and Procedures
We are pleased to provide electronic copies of the Ironhouse Sanitary District's currently adopted Policy and Procedures Handbook. The policies on this site are for informational purposes only and do not reflect any updating activities that may be in progress. All of the documents will open in a new window in an Adobe Acrobat PDF file.
These documents contain the policies and regulations of the Ironhouse Sanitary District as approved by the district's Board of Directors.
Policies are principles adopted by the board to chart a course of action. They tell what is wanted and may include why and how much. They are broad enough to indicate a line of action to be taken by the administration in meeting a number of day-after-day problems; they are to be narrow enough to give the administration clear guidance.
Many of ISD's policies are governed through the Ralph M. Brown Act located at California Government Code 54950 et sec., is an act of the California State Legislature, authored in 1953, that guarantees the public’s right to attend and participate in meetings of local legislative bodies.
The Brown Act, originally a 686 word statue that has grown substantially over the years, was enacted in response to mounting public concerns over informal, undisclosed meetings held by local elected officials. City councils, county boards, and other local government bodies were avoiding public scrutiny by holding secret "workshops" and "study sessions." The Brown Act solely applies to California city and county government agencies, boards, special districts and councils.
Policy and Procedure HandbookA copy of Ironhouse Sanitary District's current Policy and Procedures Handbook. (The policies on this site are for information purposes only and do not reflect any updating activities that may be in progress.)
Policies of Interest
Code of Ethics
Ironhouse Sanitary District has an excellent reputation for conducting its business activities with integrity, fairness and in accordance with the highest ethical standards.
Please view our policy on conflicting interests.
Open Meeting Policy
Gather more information on your right to attend and participate in meetings of local legislative bodies.
Public Records Policy
By state law, recent public records administered by this district are available to the public upon request.
Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors order declaring the establishment of the Oakley Sanitary District.