DOBSON — County officials say everything is on track to fill the seat of late Commissioner Garry Scearce Monday night.
The action is expected as the board reconvenes last week’s meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Commissioner’s Meeting Room in the Surry County Government Center in Dobson.
On Friday board Vice Chairman Eddie Harris said “everything is still on go,” to appoint someone to the empty chair.
“We look forward to being there Monday night and hearing what the people have to say about filling Garry’s seat,” he said by telephone.
Harris said he knows of several individuals interested in the temporary appointment, which will expire on Dec. 4.
“It’s still up in the air who will be chosen, but there have been several people who have come forward and say they are interested in the position,” he said.
During last Monday’s lengthy meeting, Dan Kiger, chairman of the Surry County Republican Party, told the board that the party’s executive committee stands ready and willing to work with the board to fill the seat and make a recommendation to the Board of Elections.
North Carolina statute 153A-27 “permits remaining members of the board to appoint a qualified person to fill the vacancy through the first Monday in December, next following the first general election held more than 60 days after the vacancy occurs.”