Commissioner’s email request questioned

Commissioner’s email request questioned

County Commissioner Lynn Gothard, left, takes notes during the April board meeting, alongside Commissioners Todd Abbott and Alan Bush.

Published: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 08:06 AM.

CHIPLEY — A Washington County resident questioned a county commissioner’s request for a job description during Thursday’s Board of County Commissioners meeting in Chipley.

Skyla Carter of Chipley told the commissioners she had concerns about county interviewing policies that were raised when she requested emails of county officials through the Florida Sunshine Law.

In the e-mails, Commissioner Lynn Gothard asked Heather Finch, former human resources director for the county, to send her a copy of the public safety director job description, but to send it to a different email account.

Currently the county does not have a public safety director, since the retirement of Roger Hagan in December.

“I was concerned about the email being sent to a different address,” Carter said. “I had made a request for all emails about the public safety director position, and I was wondering if there were any emails I didn’t receive.

Gothard said she knew what Carter was talking about.

“I sent Heather an email asking her to send a copy of the job description to me,”

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