Murphys Sanitary District has hired Scott Mills, former Maintenance/Operations Supervisor for Calaveras Unified School District, as its new general manager.

The district was initially tight-lipped about the appointment, which was made during closed session at a special board meeting held March 15, and declined to provide the Enterprise with Mills’ name when first requested, saying only that the individual would be revealed at the district’s next board meeting on Monday, April 8. It was Mills who returned the Enterprise’s initial request for comment and withheld his own name.

According to Jim Ewert, general counsel for the California Newspaper Publishers Association, all action taken on items in closed session must be immediately reported out during a following open session and be made available for public knowledge.

A second phone call made to MSD revealed Mills as the district’s new general manager. Mills succeeds Julio Guerra, who served as general manager for just under a year, stepping down in August 2012 to work on a contract basis between Murphys and San Andreas sanitary districts.

Monday’s board meeting will formally announce the appointment. The meeting begins at 9 a.m. at the district office, 90 Big Trees Road, Suite B, in Murphys.