January 6, 2005
Ballots Filling Out For Variety Of Local Governing Boards
Our community is built by boards. While lumber is a key component of Scotland County, it is the governing boards of such public organizations as the hospital, schools, and emergency aid providers that insure essential services are available for all citizens.
Boards such as the Gorin R-III Board of Education, Memphis City Council, and CPWSD#1 Board are in the news this month as filing is underway for prospective members to serve. January 18th is the deadline for individuals to officially proclaim their candidacy to serve on the community governing bodies. (See the public notices on Page 9 for official guidelines for registering or contact the governing body.)
The following is a list of local boards, meeting times, as well as a list of the individuals that have freely given of their time to serve the community:
Gorin R-III School Board
Meets monthly on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at the school in Gorin.
President – Bill Roach
VP – Leon Shaw
Secretary – Tammy Weidenbenner
Members – Dave Alderton
2005 Election - Members are elected for three-year terms. Up for election this year will be the seats held by Roach, Parrish and Mohr. As of January 3, only Mohr had filed for the vacancies.
Consolidated Public Water Supply District #1
Meets monthly on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at the CPWSD #1 Building in Memphis.
President – Dorsey Swearingen
Vice President – Kenny Eggleston
Secretary – Bill McBee
Treasurer – Jamie Triplett
Board member – Randy Garnett
2005 Election – voters will select a representative for a three-year term for the #1 Sub District. The position is currently held by Swearingen, who has filed for re-election.
Scotland County Fire Corporation
Hosts an annual meeting the second Saturday of each year at the Memphis Fire Station in addition to special meetings when needed.
President – Freddie Henderson
VP – Willis Martin
Sec./Treasurer - Stacie Dannenhauer
Members – Mike Johnson
Members are elected for undefined terms in an effort to represent each part of the county. The board makes executive and financial decisions for the volunteer fire department, which protects more than 700 members that pay annual dues of $25.
Scotland County R-I
Meets monthly on the last Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Art Room of the Elementary School.
President – Ellen Aylward
VP – George Koontz
Secretary – Gary Miller
Treasurer – David Kirkpatrick
Members – Paul Campbell
2005 Election – Members are elected for three-year terms. The terms of Campbell, Koontz and Brassfield are set to expire. All three have filed for re-election.
The board meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the SCMH conference room.
Chairman – Judy Wilson
Vice chairman – Dwight DeRosear
Secretary – Joe McVeigh
Treasurer – Bob Neese
Members – Curtis Ebeling
Election 2005 – Members are elected for six-year terms. The term of long-time chairman Hollis Boyer will expire this year.
City of Memphis
The Board of Aldermen meets on the first Thursday of each month at the Memphis City Hall at 7:30 p.m. The City Council is one of the few paying boards with aldermen receiving $2,000 annual salaries and the mayor taking home $4,000 a year.
Mayor – Ron Alexander
East Ward Aldermen – Ronnie Gardner
West Ward Aldermen – Lucas Remley
Tax Collector – Michelle Drummond
Election 2005 – The two-year terms of Gardner and Remley will expire this year. Both have officially filed for re-election. No one has filed for the tax collector position, which is an unpaid post.
Scotland County Ambulance Service Board
Arbela, Granger and Gorin municipal boards;
Scotland County Health Department
Scotland County Memorial Library