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Pat Leonard became a member of the Lamar Utility Board two weeks ago, but with the recent resignation of Howard Hobbes due to health reasons, the board has resumed its search to find another replacement.

Hobbes submitted his resignation effective September 23, and until a full membership has been reached, the board will not be able to reorganize and elect a chairperson, vice-chair, appoint an attorney or a superintendent. Doug Thrall is currently the acting chair due to seniority on the board.  There is actually little change anticipated in the current line-up, but adhering to the by-laws for the reorganization process is mandatory.

Board member, Michael Horning, asked if the board could consider the other two applicants who submitted letters of interest for Leonard’s position and Leo Hernandez said he had a person who was interested in serving on the board. The City of Lamar will advertise the position with the hope that the members will be able to make a determination on a candidate by a phone poll on October 19th.  That individual’s name will be submitted to the Lamar City Council for consideration during their October 24th meeting and if all conditions are met, the new member should be ready to be sworn in on the following Tuesday.

Board members reviewed the budget proposals for the New Year, but took no action. The meeting went into executive session to discuss legal questions regarding the Lamar Repowering Project.

By Russ Baldwin

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