Warren County Commissioner Ken Martin attended his last monthly meeting of the full Warren County Court on Monday night.
County Executive Herschel Wells read Martin’s resignation letter.
“This letter is to inform you that I will be resigning as a 3rd District Warren County Commissioner as I have sold my condo and I will be moving out of the district as of May 1, 2017,” read Wells.
Martin offered his gratitude with special recognition given to county executive administrative assistant Carol Cantrell and Finance Department director Linda Hillis.
“I would like to thank each commissioner and everyone who has supported me over the years and especially Carol and Linda for all their help. It has been a privilege to serve with you for the past several years. I hope I have made a positive impact on our county. With best regards, Ken Martin.”
Martin’s resignation was accepted by majority vote, 21-0. Absent were Commissioners Gary Prater, Charles Morgan and Tommy Savage.
The remaining commissioners will make nominations and vote on whom they want to fill the vacancy left by Martin’s departure during next month’s session May 15 at 6:30 p.m.
• Nominations may be submitted by any registered voters of Warren County. These nominations may be submitted in writing to the county executive prior to the meeting OR in person at the meeting.
• In order for a name to be considered, a member of the Warren County Commission must subsequently nominate the person.
• Members of the commission may nominate a candidate or candidates without them having been submitted by a registered voter.
• Nominations do not require a second.
• If a nominee is not present, the person making the nomination must submit a signed statement from the nominee that the nominee is willing to serve in the position if appointed.
• All qualified nominations will be accepted. A motion that nominations cease will not be accepted until all commissioners have had opportunity to nominate.
Martin had served on the Budget and Finance Committee, was chair of Policy and Personnel, and because he chairs a committee, he also serves on the county Procedures and Rules Committee – comprised of chairpersons, and meets to review nonprofit requests for funding.
Wells has authority over committee assignments.