Carter County Commissioners appointed a new county clerk during their regular meeting Monday following the acceptance of current County Clerk Cynthia Harmon’s letter of resignation.
The commissioners said Harmon’s last day in office will be March 31. The letter was not immediately available.
Commissioners said Harmon planned to have the letter available for the Monday morning meeting, but was not in the office due to a death.
First Deputy Clerk Kaeylyn Clubb was appointed to the position, effective April 1.
“Kaeylyn has been serving as First Deputy for quite some time and in a case like this we need to appoint the most capable person,” District 3 Commissioner Jerry Alvord said.
The commissioner said Clubb has done an excellent job and they are lucky to have someone like her who is able to step into that role.
“That’s a big job, one that the commissioners rely on a lot,” Alvord said.
Clubb has been Carter County’s deputy clerk since August.
“I’m very honored the Board of County Commissioners appointed me to serve as County Clerk and I look forward to serving Carter County with all of the honest and integrity that has been portrayed in the past,” Clubb said.
The commissioners also approved a motion to advertise for bids on a bridge that needs replaced in District 1. The bridge is located on McClain Road.
McReynolds said there were some tin horns that got washed out in May and it would almost cost as much to replace the tin horns as it would to replace the bridge.
Funding from FEMA should help cover the majority of the cost, he said.
A total of 24 road crossing permits were approved Monday, as well. Nineteen of the permits were renewals from Plains Pipeline, an oil and gas company.
Other agenda items approved included the following:
• A transfer of appropriations from County General M&O to County General Travel. Alvord said the money was appropriated to cover travel costs for their IT employee, Jimmy Allen, who is traveling to an educational event
• Disposal of a 2013 Chevy truck from the sheriff’s department, which has already been sold to Hughes County
• County officers’ reports
• Requisitions and purchase orders for county highway, general government and all cash accounts