One item the joint board is expected to discuss is the change in the salary ordinance in the highway department. When the commissioners met on Jan. 19, the members voted 2-1 to appoint a person in the position that is second in command at the department. The highway superintendent normally makes that appointment, but Commissioner Bud Krohn, Jr., who spearheaded the move, called it a political change. He presented the change for a vote. Terry Young also voted in favor of the change while Commission President Larry Brady was the dissenting vote.
Mark Fox was reappointed highway superintendent while Terry Ruff was named general foreman. Travis Holiday previously held the general foreman position and was moved to a foreman position. That change has to be presented to the council for approval.
The commissioners and council members will meet at 6 p.m. ET in the commissioner’s room in the Pulaski County Courthouse. The county council will then meet in singular session following the joint session at 7 p.m. ET.