SWEETWATER COUNTY – A spot on the Sweetwater County Solid Waste District No. 2 board will remain vacant for a little while longer.
On Tuesday, the Sweetwater County Commissioners tabled a motion to fill a vacancy on the district board which oversees Wamsutter and Bairoil. The recommendation to table came from Commissioner Randy Wendling.
During the discussion, Wendling explained the county received three applicants for the open seat. All three applicants were from Bairoil.
The seat being filled was previously held by a representative from Wamsutter. Wendling said he was hoping to see more applications from Wamsutter to keep the balance on the board. He recommended tabling filling the vacancy in hopes of attracting more interest from the Wamsutter area.
The commission voted unanimously to table.
Joint Powers Water Board
The commission also voted to re-appoint Al Harris to the Joint Powers Water Board. Harris was up for re-appointment and there were no other applications turned in for the opening.
Each year, the commission advertises seats on boards and commissions which will be opening up. Commission John Kolb asked if there was any extra advertising done for this spot. After finding out no additional advertising was done, he expressed concerns and felt this should also be tabled to see if they could get any additional interest.
Commission Chairman Wally Johnson disagreed saying Harris has done an “outstanding” job representing the county on the board. The motion to re-appoint Harris was unanimously approved.