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County leadership not likely to change
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
By DEBBIE HALL - Bulletin Staff Writer
The Henry County Board of Supervisors will hold its reorganizational meeting at 3 p.m. Wednesday, with few or no changes expected in leadership.
Jim Adams, who will end 2012 as chairman of the board, said he has not been privy to any discussions of who will serve in the one-year terms of chair and vice chair of the supervisors in 2013.
Adams, who also served as board chairman in 2008, said “I am very satisfied working with” his board colleagues.
Other supervisors gave Adams, the Blackberry District supervisor, high marks for his performance as chairman.
“I think we’ve had a real smooth, real good year,” said Supervisor Tommy Slaughter, who is serving as vice chairman.
Slaughter, of the Reed Creek District, said he favors keeping things as they are, but “I don’t have a problem if somebody else wants to do it, either,” he added.
Collinsville District Supervisor Joe Bryant said he has not “heard of anybody asking to change anything. Personally, I’d just keep it like it is. I haven’t heard anyone express any desire to take the chairman or vice chairman’s spot.”
“I don’t know of anybody who’d really want to change anything right now. I don’t see any reason to change,” Bryant said, and noted that both Adams and Slaughter are “doing a real good job.”
Horsepasture District Supervisor Debra Buchanan said that as far as she knows, there have been no discussions of changing leadership.
“Jim has done a good job” and if there are changes, “that will be up to Jim” Adams if Adams decides he does not want to serve another term as chairman, she said. “I think he’s done a very good job, as always.”
Milton Kendall, of the Iriswood District, and H.G. Vaughn, of the Ridgeway District, also commended Adams’ performance and said they do not anticipate a change in leadership.
Also at Wednesday’s meeting, the supervisors will consider:
• Meeting in closed session to discuss appointees to the Industrial Development Authority.
• Setting a date for the board’s annual planning session. It generally is held in late-January or early February.
• Adopting 2013 bylaws.
• Approving a slate of meeting dates and times for the new calendar year that mirror those in the current year, except for the December meeting.
In 2012, meetings were held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 3 and 6 p.m. in the Summerlin Meeting Room of the Henry County Administration Building on Kings Mountain Road, with changes made only as needed to accommodate Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.