Board takes up healthcare, drainage
The county board’s mid-month meeting last week convened at 5 p.m. and recessed at 5:30, with supervisors moving through an uncluttered agenda with little action taken.
Within minutes of calling the meeting to order, District 1 supervisor and Board president James Dunn said he would like to see the Board move forward on hiring a CEO for the Healthcare Authority. District 2’s Cedric Burnett made the motion to hire the healthcare commissioners’ recommended candidate, but the motion was voted down 3-2, with Phillis Williams, Henry Nickson, and McKinley Daley voting no. Williams said she would like to see the item taken up again at the last meeting this month. Current CEO Gene Osborn is seeking to retire from his post.