It’s not just the defeated Democrats in the US Congress that might try to leave us a parting gift – the Wilson County Commission may try the same maneuver.
The newly elected County Commissioners will be sworn in some time after September 1st, presumably before the Commission meets on the 20th. But the old county commission, including 10 members who will be leaving office, has one more meeting – a week from today on Monday, August 23rd.
Rumor has reached RFMJ that there may be an attempt to have the lame duck commission elect two new members to the county road commission to replace Billy Patton and Gilbert Graves, who were both defeated in the August election. Patton and Graves would resign from the Road Commission, the lame duck County Commission would elect replacements, and when the new County Commissioners are sworn in for their first meeting in September, they would discover that they had no say in the matter.
From the county website, here’s the current makeup of the road commission:
Elected to 4 year terms by County Commission
See Private Act
Robert Dedman, Chr. 444-1383
Steve Armistead, Road Supt. 444-9022
Zone 1: Kenny Reich 443-1216 July 2010
Voting Districts 5,6,15,17,19,25
Zone 2: Bill Patton 754-2829 July 2012
Voting Districts 1,2,4,8,10,18,22
Zone 3: Billy Rowland 286-2217 July 2011
Voting Districts 7,9,12,20,21,24
Zone 4: Gilbert Graves 758-2704/351-3342 July 2013
Voting Districts 3,11,13,14,16,23
Wonder if anyone will notice? Will any Wilson County newspapers actually do some reporting on the County Commission?