COMMISSIONERS BEGIN SELECTING NEW ROAD SUPERINTENDENT

COMMISSIONERS BEGIN SELECTING NEW ROAD SUPERINTENDENT

Seeking to fill the vacated road superintendent position, county commissioners have approved a formal selection process. At the state level, two people met qualifications of the Tennessee Highway Officials Certification Board in Nashville in order to be potential candidates for the position.

Those who qualified include Michael Kemp and Kenneth A. “Butch” Shores. Rules and regulations of the county commission’s role in appointing a candidate to fill the vacant office were approved during the commission’s June meeting. The next step in filling the vacant road superintendent position will come with the county commission’s July 12 meeting.

Steps include:

•Prior to the commissioners’ regular meeting set for July 12, commissioners are to submit written questions to ask each candidate. Questions have to be submitted to the county mayor’s office no later than Thursday (July 8).

•The county mayor will consolidate substantially similar questions prior to the July county commission meeting.

•At the July 12 meeting, commissioners will nominate potential candidate(s).

•If multiple candidates receive nominations, they will each be allowed an “opening statement” of no more than three minutes. Opening statements will begin alphabetically by the last name.

•Following the opening statements, the county mayor will ask each candidate the submitted questions starting with the alphabetically next candidate and they each will have no more than three minutes to answer a question.

•All questions will be presented to each candidate, rotating who receives the question first.

•All commissioners will be allowed an opportunity for follow-up questions at the conclusion of all submitted questions.

•No action will be taken on selection of the commissioner provided there are multiple candidates nominated during the July meeting. If multiple candidates are nominated, a decision will not be made by the commission until their August 9 meeting.

•The county mayor’s office is to mail each certified candidate a copy of this process prior to the July 12 meeting.

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