Commissioners discuss openings on commissions, public safety director

Published: Friday, April 26, 2013 at 09:53 AM.

CHIPLEY — The Washington County Board of County Commissioners discussed filling a few county positions and rescinded an early board action at Thursday’s BOCC meeting in Chipley.

Senior Planner Mike DeRuntz asked the board to consider a list of candidates for the county planning commission. Commissioner Tonya Pippin will be stepping down from the panel in May, and a replacement is needed for her.

“We have quite a few people who have expressed interest in serving on the commission, and I have been getting in touch with them to make sure they are still willing,” DeRuntz said.

He noted that Pippin’s position is an “at-large” position, and can be filled with a resident from anywhere in the county.

Commissioner Charles Brock asked if the open position had been advertised so that the public would know a commissioner was being sought.

“Back in 2011 the county advertised for persons interested in serving on boards,” DeRuntz said. From the applications received in 2011, he had compiled a list of potential candidates for the planning commission.

The board was asked to consider the names on the list and come back to the May meeting ready to discuss an appointment.

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