The board of directors for the North San Joaquin Water Conservation District voted to release Herum Crabtree law firm from duty at a closed session Thursday afternoon. The law firm has worked with the district for 11 years, said board member Joe Petersen. Board chairman Bryan Pilkington, who is recovering from heart surgery, attended the closed session, Petersen said.
Although the board of directors made the decision to release the law firm at its afternoon closed session, a copy of the agenda for the district's upcoming public meeting shows the board will take requests for proposals for new legal counsel. The agenda was posted before the closed session took place.