A Monroe County official says the County is dragging its feet on adding a non-Democrat to the Plan Commission. County Surveyor Kevin Enright, who is also a member of the Commission, said September 16th the delay is QUOTE “inexcusable” UNQUOTE. There has been an open spot on the Board for ten months. Enright asked County attorney David Schilling about the vacancy at a Plan Commission meeting.
The County Commission is responsible for appointing a new member to the Commission. State law won’t allow them to appoint a Democrat because the majority of their current appointees on the Commission are Democrats.
Enright was elected to his fourth term as surveyor in 2012. He ran as a Democrat. County Commissioner Julie Thomas defended the failure to appoint someone to the 9-member Plan Commission.
Thomas said the Commission is still accepting applications.