The Mason County Board of Commissioners met for the first time of the New Year. Basic housekeeping and procedures were addressed. Contract extensions, appointments and even a surprise announcement comprised the session.
First on the agenda after no public comments the appointment of the Chairman and Vice Chairman. Both were approved with no incident. The Chairman of this years Mason County Board of Commissioners will be Curtis VanderWall. The Vice Chairman will be Bill Carpenter.
Moving through the meeting, basic procedural issues were handled, including renewing the contract of County Administrator Fabian Knizacky. The board extended his existing contract to three years. This is a yearly undertaking by the commission, choosing to allow Administrator Knizacky to work on a three-year basis as opposed to year to year. The contract is now valid through December 31st 2018. Three years is the maximum allowed under current state law.
To close the meeting, there was a surprise. Newly appointed Chairman, Curtis Vanderwall made an announcement that he would run for the 101st District House of Representatives seat in the November 8th election. Tune to 102.7 WMOM for more coverage through out the day.
The next meeting will be, Tuesday, February 9th at 7:00 pm, inside the Mason County Court house.