The Helix Water District said goodbye last week to two members who collectively served a total of 28 years on the governing board.
Chuck Muse, in Division 3, and John Linden, in Division 1, were defeated in the November election for three open seats. Incumbent Joel Scalzitti ran unopposed for his seat in Division 5.
Mark Gracyk beat out Muse, 83, who was elected to the board in 2004. Luis Tejeda beat out Linden, 82, who was elected in 2000. Helix district General Manager Carlos Lugo thanked the longtime directors their leadership at the Dec. 7 meeting.