The Idyllwild Water District held a special meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 8 to discuss the district’s lawsuit against Director Steve Kunkle.

At the end of the meeting, General Manager Jack Hoagland wrote, “The Board of Directors provided direction to our legal counsel on the listed item.”

The suit was filed in July 2016 and alleged Kunkle as an employee, before becoming a director, knew about and allowed equipment to leak hydraulic fluid into the ground at the wastewater treatment facility.

The next step in the case is a case management hearing scheduled for March 30.