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Move underway to make Glynn Commission chairmanship full-time elected position

Special to SEGAZINE

Glynn County residents don’t want to pay for a full-time County Commission chairman, but they still might get the chance to elect the chairman rather than have the other commissioners fill the post.

At the urging of Chairwoman Mary Hunt, the commission is going through a process that could change the way the county is governed. For decades, the commission chairman has been elected to a one-year term by the commission. Under Hunt’s proposal, the county’s voters would elect a chairman to serve a four-year term.

“I think it’s important for residents to have that voice,” Hunt said. “I really feel strongly about that.”

Hunt’s original proposal included making the chairman’s job full-time with a salary of $100,000 to $120,000 commensurate with the responsibilities of the position. But the commission has made a point of stressing frugality and has cut positions while reducing its budget, and the notion of adding a high-salaried job didn’t sit well with the general public, Hunt said.

Source: Georgia Times-Union


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One Response to Move underway to make Glynn Commission chairmanship full-time elected position

  1. Jeff Kilgore Reply

    October 15, 2013 at 1:56 am

    Chairman Hunt has lost touch with reality. The full Board of Commissioners will not even support her ego trip, and if they did, the local delegation to the General Assembly will NOT act on this insane initiative. There is NO INTEREST in Glynn County for an elected four year Chairman, except apparently for Ms. Hunt, who may not even succeed in being elected from her District next year.

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