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County should name port commissioner now
Can the Port of Poulsbo appoint a commissioner, today?
A port commissioner (Position 2) resigned, but when is the effective date of the vacancy? If the effective date is Jan. 1 (as it should be), then shouldn’t the Port be reimbursed any payroll spent to date on that incumbent?
Had the Port let the process continue, the seated commissioners, Messers DeCarlo and Rutledge, would have appointed the third commissioner — exactly what the Herald said. But with Position 2 vacant for over 90 days, the authority to appoint someone passes to the County Commission per RCW 42.12.070.
Too late, Port! The County Commission must NOW appoint a successor to commission Position 2 so we can get on with business — and get that pay back.