Deadline set for open county board positions
Applications for current openings on the Morgan County Fire Board and the Morgan County Economic Development Authority will be accepted until November 16. The county hopes to fill the volunteer board positions as soon as possible, said administrative assistant Bette Kidwell.
A vacancy currently exists on the Morgan County Fire Board for a citizen to represent Magisterial District 2. There is also a vacancy on the Morgan County Economic Development Authority. No other county board openings exist at this time.
The Morgan County Fire Board has a representative from each of the four county fire departments as well as three citizen members that each represents a magisterial district.
Only three of the firefighter representatives can vote, according to state code, said Sandy Kesecker from the Sheriff's Tax Office, who works with the fire board. The other fire department representative is a non-voting member of the fire board and that rotates between the four fire departments, she said
A county commissioner also serves on the fire board. Board members must be able to attend the meetings, Kidwell said.
The fire board meets quarterly at 7 p.m. on the last Tuesday of the month following the end of each quarter, Kesecker said. Volunteers serve a three-year term.
Economic Development Authority
The Morgan County Economic Development Authority has 15 board members with representation from the areas of labor, business and industry, said County Administrator Bill Clark. A county commissioner is also on the board.
The term of service is three years. The board usually meets every other month and sometimes has special meetings, said Kidwell. Members must be able to attend the meetings, she said.
The Morgan County Economic Development Authority meetings are generally held on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 5 p.m.
Citizens can serve
There are 16 county volunteer boards and committees on which citizens can serve. Volunteers are appointed by the Morgan County Commission.
Residents can fill out an application to serve on any of the county boards and submit it for consideration at any time, said Kidwell.
Volunteer county boards and committees usually have three-year terms of service. After their term, the board member may be reappointed if they are still willing to serve.
Volunteer boards and committees vary in the number of members and the criteria for serving. A county commissioner presides over each county board.
County boards & committees
County boards include the Morgan County Economic Development Authority, the Morgan County Planning Commission, the Warm Springs Public Service District, the Morgan County Board of Health, the Morgan County Building Commission, the Morgan County Fire Board, the Health Care Planning Commission and the Morgan County Library Board of Trustees.
Additional county boards are the Northeastern Regional Emergency Medical Services, Inc. (NOREMS), the Morgan County Parks and Recreation Board, the Region 9 Development Council, the Special Communications Committee, the Potomac Headwaters Recreation and Development Board of Directors, the Morgan County War Memorial Hospital Board of Directors and the Morgan County War Memorial Hospital Advisory Board.
For more information
For more information about the county volunteer boards and committees or the current vacancies, call the Morgan County Commission office at 258-8540.
A list of the Morgan County volunteer boards and committees can be found at the Morgan County government website at www.morgancountyeda.com/gov.