Monday, April 12, 2010

Position Of Interim Road Supervisor Clarified

Putnam County attorney Jeff Jones has clarified what he said were questions about what role acting Road Supervisor Terry Lamb is performing. The county commission last month approved a bond for Lamb, but has not formally determined that a vacancy exists which they need to fill. According to Jones, a number of laws, many from the Cold War era, address the issue of appointing an "emergency interim successor" for elected officials. He says that when the late Billy Joe "Red" Lamb was hospitalized a few years ago, his brother, Terry, was named an "emergency interim successor," and says Terry Lamb resumed that role when "Red" Lamb passed away. No further action on the issue was proposed by any of the commissioners.