Development Council performance discusses

Published: Friday, April 26, 2013 at 09:59 AM.

BONIFAY — After the recent resignation of two Holmes County Development Commission members, the Holmes County Board of County Commissioners held a special session on April 16 to appoint two more members.

The board approved Commissioner Bill Parish’s recommendation of Raymond Thomas and Commissioner David Whitaker’s recommendation of Chuck Dockery.

Board Chairman Monty Merchant said there was only one more resignation that needs attending to, which is that of Lenora Campbell.

“It’s time to take a serious look at the development commission and get the ball rolling,” said Merchant. “There still isn’t a director yet but there’s a growing concern about the development commission. I’ve had questions to me about the development commission having a lot of money and wondering what they are doing for the county.”

Parish said one problem with the development commission is “low attendance, apathy and lack of participation.”

“We need to take a stronger look at how we choose those members,” said Parish.

Commissioner Bobby Sasnett said they needed ambitious individuals.

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