Polk County Com­mis­sion de­cid­ing on Dis­trict 3 can­di­date

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The Polk County Com­mis­sion an­nounced late last week that they were go­ing to meet Mon­day af­ter press time to con­sider who will take over the seat left open in Dis­trict 3 ahead of an endof-the-month dead­line.

County Man­ager Matt Den­ton pro­vided in­for­ma­tion in an email Fri­day, along with an agenda for the night with the only item cur­rently up for con­sid­er­a­tion be­ing the de­ci­sion of who will fill the Dis­trict 3 seat, but prior to that com­mis­sion­ers will also go into an ex­ec­u­tive ses­sion for the pur­pose of dis­cussing per­son­nel.

Com­mis­sion­ers had three can­di­dates to de­cide upon to fill the seat left open at the end of Au­gust.

Larry Reynolds, Hal Floyd and Tim Yar­brough all still re­main as po­ten­tial choices.

If the Com­mis­sion brings a vote up but fails to get a 4-1 vote on any of the three can­di­dates, they’ll be al­lowed to vote as many times as they can call meet­ings up through an Oct. 29 dead­line. Fol­low­ing that, the Polk County Board of Elections would then ad­ver- tise the po­si­tion for a month be­fore hand­ing the de­ci­sion over to the Grand Jury to vote on the next com­mis­sioner.

In Septem­ber, com­mis­sion­ers vote unan­i­mously to ap­prove the ap­point­ment of Jose Igle­sias to fill the rest of the term for the Dis­trict 1 seat left open by for­mer Com­mis­sioner Ja­son Ward.

The Rock­mart area seat was left open by for­mer Com­mis­sioner Ste­fanie Drake Bur­ford has most of the term she was re-elected to serve on in 2016 left to go. The ap­point­ment will last the rest of that term.

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