Bedford County Board of Commissioners' rules and legislative committee, meeting Tuesday night, placed the sixth district vacancy on Bedford County Board of Education on the full commission's June agenda, even though the seat will be filled in the August general election.
Mary Jo Johnson resigned unexpectedly from the sixth district seat in May.
Andrea Anderson is the only candidate who has qualified to run for the seat in August, and the rules committee indicated that the commission's intent is to go ahead and appoint her, so that she can begin serving right away. But the rules for such appointments require that other nominations, if any, also be taken from the floor when the full commission votes on the appointment at its July meeting.
In other discussion Tuesday night:
* The committee recommended appointments to the Shelbyville & Bedford County Library Board. Missy Eakin was recommended to succeed Margaret Eakin, Alice Russell was recommended to succeed Garrett Gordon, and Ben Craig and Gaynelle Pitner were recommended for reappointment.
* Chuck Craig was recommended for reappointment to Bedford County Planning Commission.
* Ken Parrish and Whit Lee were recommended for reappointment to Bedford County Board of Zoning Appeals.
* It was reported that a tentative deal is in place to continue livestock carcass pickup for six months. Griffin Industries had picked up livestock carcasses for years and processed them at its facility in Kentucky, but regulatory changes caused the company to announce that it could no longer process the carcasses and would therefore discontinue the service effective next month. An interim solution has been worked out by which Griffin Industries will continue to pick up the carcasses but they will be taken to an Allied Waste Services landfill in Rutherford County for disposal. The deal must still be approved by Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, and the cost of disposal will need to be accepted by all of the participating counties.
A long-term solution to the problem of livestock disposal is still being sought.