Staff fa­vors seven man school board, six com­mis­sion­ers

The Covington News - - LOCAL -

In their search for plans to bring bet­ter govern­ment to New­ton County, mem­bers of the “Peo­ple’s Ad­vi­sory Staff” voted Thurs­day night in fa­vor of a seven man school board, a six man county com­mis­sion, and the plac­ing of five New­ton County of­fi­cials on a salary of $12,000 a year. SCHOOL BOARD

School board mem­bers would be elected from four dis­tricts and the county-at-large as fol­lows: (1) one mem­ber from each of the three dis­tricts out in the county; (2) two mem­bers from the Cov­ing­ton dis­trict; and (3) two mem­bers from the county-at­large.

Three board mem­bers would be elected for two-year terms.

Two board mem­bers would be elected for four-year terms. Two board mem­bers would be elected for six-year terms.

Dif­fer­ent terms of of­fice would in­sure the peo­ple of hav­ing ex­pe­ri­enced mem­bers on the school board at all times.

Board mem­bers would elect their own chair­man for a two-year term. MULTI-COM­MIS­SION

In or­der to have a multi-county com- mis­sion which would rep­re­sent the peo­ple from all parts of the county, the staff voted on a plan call­ing for elec­tion from dis­tricts of five mem­bers and the elec­tion from the county-at-large of the full-time ad­min­is­tra­tive com­mis­sioner.

Com­mis­sion­ers from the dis­tricts would be elected along the same dis­trict bound­aries as school board mem­bers with one mem­ber from each of three dis­tricts out in the county and two mem­bers elected from the Cov­ing­ton dis­trict.

Board mem­bers would be elected for two, four, and six year terms. OF­FI­CIAL SALARIES

Af­ter much dis­cus­sion the staff voted to place the five full-time county of­fi­cials on a salary of $12,000 per year. Of­fi­cials would be the Clerk of the court, Or­di­nary, Tax Col­lec­tor, Sher­iff and County Ad­min­is­tra­tive Com­mis­sioner. HOS­PI­TAL BONDS

The Peo­ple’s Ad­vi­sory Staff voted unan­i­mously to en­dorse the pas­sage of the $475,000 bond is­sue for the ex­pan­sion of the New­ton County Hos­pi­tal. The bonds will be voted on Wed­nes­day, Jan­uary 18, 1967.

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