Supervisors meeting: Brown named board president
In the first meeting of the New Year on Monday, the board of supervisors approved redistricting changes proposed in December, and made some key board appointments.
In addition, tax assessor for Lincoln County, Rita Goss reminded the board about the homestead exemption, a property tax exemption that is offered to eligible taxpayers.
District Four Supervisor Eddie Brown will take over as president of the board, replacing Nolan Williamson, who continue as District Three supervisor. The board elected District Two Supervisor Jimmy Diamond to serve as vice president of the board. Both appointments were unanimous.
The two other board members, District One Supervisor the Rev. Jerry Wilson and District Five Supervisor Dudley Nations retained their posts in a 5-0 vote.
Bob Allen will continue as board attorney, and David Fields will stay on as county administrator. The position of county engineer will remain in the hands of Dungan Engineering.
Other appointments include the following:
• Board Purchasing Clerk – Deb Bryant
• Board Receiving Clerk – Pat Hart
• Board Payroll Clerk – Janice Haley
• Assistant Receiving Clerk – Larry Rice
• 911 Coordinator – Kelly Bessonette
• Accounts Payable Clerk – Wendy Smith
Appointed commissioners for the Lincoln County Civic Center include:
• District One – McNair Smith
• District Two – Brett Smith
• District Three – Pat McCullough
• District Four – Dr. Williams Kimble
• District Five – Casey Britt
The board approved the continued hiring of all Lincoln County deputy clerks, deputy sheriffs and county employees at current salaries.
In a unanimous vote, all five supervisors approved redistricting changes proposed to the public in December.
Tax assessor/collector Rita Goss announced that applications for a homestead exemption will be accepted from now until April 1.
“The homestead exemption is a privilege offered to eligible taxpayers by the state. We want to let the public know that if they qualify, now is the time to request an exemption,” Goss said.
To apply for a homestead exemption, or to verify that a property will be receiving an exemption, Goss suggests property owners call the Lincoln County tax assessor’s office.