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Commissioners seek sewer board candidate, name library board member

PULASKI COUNTY, Mo. (July 20, 2010) — Members of the Pulaski County Commission found a replacement for a person on the county library board who no longer wants to serve and may have found a replacement for former Pulaski County Sewer Board chairman Mark Cortesini.

On Monday, Presiding Commissioner Don McCulloch asked Jim Lord, a Waynesville real estate agent working with Miller Realty, if he’s willing to serve on the sewer board.

“Are you still interested in the sewer board? Are you a user?” McCulloch asked.

Lord told McCulloch that whether he’s a user of the sewer district services depends on how “user” is defined.

“Yes and no; I do own property but I don’t pay the bill,” Lord said.

Local banker Keith Pritchard, who was attending the county commission meeting in his capacity as a member of the Board of Equalization, said he was surprised at Lord’s interest in a difficult assignment to the sewer board.

“You don’t have enough drama in your life?” Pritchard asked.

“It keeps me out of the house,” Lord replied.

In other business:

  • Commissioners appointed Juanita Jeffries of Crocker to the county library board, with a term ending June 2014, replacing Chris Zweerink, who decided not to seek another term due to evening commitments with the Crocker school district where she’s a teacher.
  • Commissioners agreed to investigate replacement of chairs in the courthouse basement with Missouri Vocational Enterprise chairs, through the state prison industry.
  • County Clerk Diana Linnenbringer reported that Advanced Correctional Healthcare, which has a contract to provide medical services to county jail inmates, will increase rates by 3 percent or $1,437. “That’s still a great deal,” said Western District Commissioner Ricky Zweerink.

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