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No vote expected tonight on Reedy Church seat
Interviews will be underway tonight during a special meeting of the Board of Supervisors. (6 p.m. at the Community Services Center)
A majority of the meeting will be closed to the public, and no vote is expected tonight as one candidate is out of town and unable to participate in the interview process.
Eight applicants applied for the position previously held by Maxie Rozell for 11 years.
The most recent applicant is Walter T. Young, a retired educator from the Caroline County Public School System. In his interest letter, he said he was a teacher for 17 years and a principal for 17 years in the county. He said he has also served on several county boards and as an interim pastor at several community churches.
Caroline County Administrator Percy Ashcraft has also received letters of interest from Mordecai Andrews Jr., Geoffrey Honan, George “Buddy” Howard, Jamey Lewchanin, Luther Morris, Demetrice “MiMi” Toliver and Reggie Underwood.
Andrews, of the Dawn area, said in his letter that he currently serves as an active member of the county’s Industrial Development Authority. He has also served on the county’s Board of Zoning Appeals.
Honan, who has served as president, treasure and assistant chief of the Frog Level Volunteer Fire Department, works as a maintenance manager for Highway Service Venture in Ruther Glen. He has lived in the district since 1972, he said.
Howard, a Reedy Church resident since 1955, is a retired plant manager of Richmond Block. He owned Chipanbrian Concrete in Caroline for 10 years and operated a barbershop in Frog Level.
Lewchanin, 34, is currently a physical education teacher in Spotsylvania and serves as president of the Caroline Pines Property Owner’s Association. He recently challenged a School Board special election that led to winner Luther Morris resigning before he took the seat.
Morris, 64, held the Reedy Church district seat on the board of supervisors for 16 years. He also was the county’s Circuit Court clerk from 1983 to 1991 and had served on the county Electoral Board until November.
Toliver, a 1990 graduate of Caroline High School, said her strength is being a local business owner and an active member in the community. The mother of two listed several local youth development and leadership organizations in which she is involved.
Underwood, 57, has been a Caroline resident for 31 years. He was principal of Caroline Middle School for two years until 2006, when he took a job as an assistant superintendent for Charles City County schools.
He had also been assistant principal at Caroline High and James Monroe High in Fredericksburg. He now works for a company that specializes in high school dropout prevention and recovery.
He finished second to Morris in November’s School Board election.
Here’s the agenda:
CAROLINE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS WORKSESSION
FEBRUARY 2, 2011
COMMUNITY SERVICES CENTER
1. Call to Order (Continuation of January 25, 2011 Regular Meeting)
3. Opening Board Comments
4. Closed Meeting
* Section 2.2-3711 (A) (1) Personnel – Discussion of Candidates for the Vacant Reedy Church District Board of Supervisors Seat
5. Other Matters