The Rutherford County Steering Committee made five recommendations for appointment, and announced an upcoming vacancy in its meeting Tuesday.
The committee considered applicants to fill vacancies on the Codes Enforcement Adjustments and Appeals Board, the Board of Zoning Appeals, the Beer Board and the Judicial Commission.
The committee voted to recommend Glenn Taylor, a Rutherford County native, to the Codes Board.
Taylor, who is president of the Stones River chapter of Sons of the American Revolution, as well as the state chair of the Eagle Scout scholarship program, said that he recently retired and felt that it was time for him to “fill some civic obligations.”
Joe Meshotto, who was appointed to the BZA after Tony Webb passed away in January, 2011, was recommended by the committee for reappointment to the board.
The committee also recommended the reappointment to the Beer Board of Jerry Sartain, who has served on the board for approximately 20 years, as well as the appointment as an alternate member of Theresa McKee, a retiree from State Farm and Rutherford County native.
The final recommendation for appointment that the committee made was for Jessica Willis to the Judicial Commission.
All recommendations for appointment will be voted on for approval by the County Commission at its next meeting, Thursday, Oct. 17.
The committee also announced an upcoming citizen-at-large vacancy on the Audit Committee, to fill the unexpired term of David Nipper, set to expire September 2014.
Additionally, the committee discussed how the commission could recognize students for academic achievements in the same way that sports achievements are recognized, an idea suggested by Commissioner Jeff Jordan, who also serves on the Health and Education Committee.
“We have in the past honored football teams, after all, I think we can do it for academics, maybe sometime next spring, and I'd just like that we start a discussion on it,” Jordan said.
The date of the November meeting was requested to be changed by Commissioner Gary Farley, with Wednesday, Nov. 6, suggested as a tentative date.