The Tuolumne Utilities District Board of Directors has decided to appoint a new member of the board, rather than hold a special election or allow the Tuolumne County Board of Supervisors to appoint a member.
TUD General Manager Pete Kampa said the district board agreed Tuesday to accept applications from the public to fill the seat left vacant by Jim Grinnell, who resigned June 8 due to health reasons.
Kampa said the district will accept applications until July 5, with the plan of deciding the next step at a July 9 meeting of the Board of Directors. The board will move at that point to appoint a new director or lay out a process for considering and interviewing possible candidates.
"They want to do it as quickly as possible," Kampa said.
Appointing a director is one of three options the board has for filling the open seat. It could also hold a special election or allow the county Board of Supervisors to appoint someone.
Grinnell was elected to the board in November in a TUD leadership purge, wherein four of five incumbents were replaced on the board.
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