Henderson voluntarily steps aside - update
POSTED: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 1:13pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 5:21pm
More turmoil in Emergency Services District #2.
Last year at this time, during the worst wildfires in decades, the district board sought to actually cut taxes, saying the volunteer fire departments had enough money.
Well, today, an emergency item was added to the agenda of today's Smith County Commissioners Court meeting.
It called for the removal of former ESD #2 head Mitch Henderson. The irony is, Henderson resigned his position back in July. But, he has been attending meetings since state law allows so-called "Holdover" attendance until a new person is named or elected.
Commissioners have not selected a replacement, but a request was made to forbid Henderson's continued work with the district. No one, including current District President Bryan Bateman, knows who proposed the agenda item to the Court, though he speculated to KETK that the Volunteer Fireman's Association might be behind it.
Johnny Brown is the new President of the fireman’s Association says they didn’t suggest the item on the agenda.
He also said the board was, at times, out of touch.
When decision time came, it was announced in Court that Henderson had voluntarily said he would no longer attend meetings and the issue was resolved.