Monday marked the first day on the job for new Wayne County Judge-Executive Mike Anderson, and he began with an early morning session of fiscal court as he put into place the personnel who will serve in his administration.
A large crowd attended the special meeting which began at the
courthouse and concluded at the county road department.
Anderson announced the staff appointments which he has made,
including Hank Bassett as Deputy County Judge-Executive.
Other office personnel for Anderson will include Rhonda Ramsey, who will serve as Administrative Assistant, and Nancy Allen, who will
serve as the secretary for the judge-executive.
The court approved all three appointments.
They also approved some re-organization in the judge-executive's staff.
The Community Development position was consolidated with Bassett's responsibilities as Deputy Judge-Executive.
The duties of the Occupational License Administrator were
consolidated with the secretary's position in the judge-executive's
The court agreed to consolidate 911 mapping duties into the 911 call center.
Anderson said these three actions reflected a savings of
approximately $60,000 to the taxpayers of Wayne County.
William "Bo" Carroll was appointed as the County Road Foreman by Anderson.
Daniel Morrow will remain as Animal Control Officer.
Bubby Corder will continue to head up Wayne County EMS and Tim Bell will remain as Solid Waste Coordinator.
Several matters of routine business were handled during the meeting, including the approval of sureties and bonds for all county officials.
Magistrates also approved hiring employees for the road department, the sheriff's department, the detention center, the solid waste department, EMS employees, 911 employees, the senior citizens bus driver, the county attorney's staff, an animal control assistant and courthouse custodians.
Magistrates approved the 2015 budget for the sheriff's office, as
well as the salary allotment for the calendar year.
They also agreed to allow the sheriff's department to continue
participation in the State Advancement Program, which provides loan
money for departments to operate during the time before tax revenues are received.
The meeting was then moved to the county road department, where Anderson introduced employees to the new road foreman.
Anderson then toured the facility and assessed inventory of
equipment at the garage, as he talked with employees about some of
the needs for the department.
The meeting was adjourned after the tour was completed.