The Effingham County 911 Board discussd three new openings on the board during Tuesday’s meeting. Two board members, John Becker and Ross Martin, both have served their three year terms and are not opting to apply for another. Board member Ted Heath is resigning.
Altamont Fire Chief John Becker, who served a total of six years on the board, decided to step down after the completion of several major projects.
Becker was originally asked to join by a former board member after they were planning on retiring in 2008. He said that he would like to focus on other commitments such as family, his position as Altamont Fire Chief, and running his coin operated laundry business, “Becker’s Wash and Dry”
In order to fill the positions vacated by Becker, Martin, and Heath, board members John Paholke and Larry Thies will take over Public Safety posts, and Julie Stephens will act as Citizen-at-Large. The board will be looking to fill two open positions.
Board Chairman Nick Althoff said that anyone interested in applying for either of the vacancies should contact the County Board Secretary for more information. Board applicants are discussed at the Legislative/Personnel Committee and 911 Board, but ultimately are voted on by the County Board.
The Board also discussed the monthly financial report and approved last month’s expenditures totaling $9767.55.