Appointments to county boards are usually routine matters with those willing to serve again often being reappointed.
This is not the case with one seat on the Banks County Planning Commission with action being postponed two times by the board of commissioners.
At the October meeting, BOC chairman Gene Hart and Joe Barefoot didn’t agree on how the seat now held by Albert Ward is to be filled. Ward has reportedly said that he would like to be reappointed.
At last month’s meeting, Hart recommended that Linda Cochran fill the seat on the planning commission. Barefoot did not second this and he then made a motion that Ward be reappointed. When this motion didn’t receive a second, the matter was postponed.
Rickey Cain was absent from that meeting in October and action was postponed until the full board was present. At the November monthly meeting on Tuesday, all three BOC members were present but there still was not a consensus on filling the seat.
Hart again made a motion that Cochran be appointed. No one seconded the motion and Cain made a motion that the issue remain on the agenda until a later date.
Filling Sammy Reese’s seat on the planning commission has also been on the agenda at the October and November BOC meetings. No action has been taken on this matter either.