Dan Howell Appointed Interim Successor Of Eric Watson In Bradley County

Monday, August 18, 2014 - by Hollie Webb

A resolution was passed by the Bradley County Commission appointing Dan Howell as the interim successor of Eric Watson for the District 22 seat of the state House of Representatives. This will begin Sept. 1.

While Mr. Howell won the Republican nomination for the seat, the general election is not until November. However, Mr. Watson was elected as the new sheriff of Bradley County and this will also be effective on Sept. 1.

Other motions were passed appointing Ed Elkins and William "Buster" Stuart to the fire board.

Commissioner Ed Elkins is retiring from the commission at the end of the current term.

Mr. Stuart has been a certified financial planner with Ameriprise Financial since 1986. 

A motion by commissioner Jeff Yarber passed to send a pay proposal to the fire board for further review.

Commissioner Yarber said, "I don't want this to be forgotten." 

The last resolution passed will request the state provide an additional $4,000 for the septic permit office in Bradley County. This would pay for the building inspection office secretary to work four and a half hours per week performing administrative services in the septic permit office.



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