Friday, October 26, 2012

Today is deadline to submit applications for supervisor

Bedford County citizens interested in filling the seat of Chuck Neudorfer, former chairman of the Bedford County Board of Supervisors who abruptly resigned earlier this month, have until 5 p.m. today to submit an application.

As of Wednesday, two applications to fill the 2nd District seat have been received by county officials, according to Bedford County Public Information Officer and Legislative Liaison Bill Hoy.

Interested citizens must be a Bedford resident residing in the 2nd district and be eligible to vote, Hoy said. The Bedford County Board of Supervisors will then interview candidates Nov. 5 at 5 p.m. and make its appointment.

The length of term for a Bedford County supervisor is four years. The supervisor appointed to take Neudorfer's seat will sit for the length of his term, which will expire Dec. 31, 2013. In addition to duties on the board, Hoy said it is customary for the District 2 supervisor to serve as Bedford County representative on the Tri-County Lake Administrative Commission.

A former special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Neudorfer began his tenure as a Bedford County supervisor in November 2004, serving for eight years. He resigned from the board Oct. 9.

"There were several examples where members of the board were making up their minds of what actions to take without having a proper discussion or debate at board meetings," said Neudorfer. "Votes were taken without stated reasons. I was chairman, and actions were taken that I did not know about until they were taken."

The board must make its appointment by Nov. 26, said Carl Boggess, Bedford County attorney.

According to Hoy, Boggess has petitioned Bedford Circuit Court Judge James Updike, Jr. to determine if a special election is needed.

On Monday, Boggess said he did not believe a special election was necessary because the term for District 2 ends next year.

To apply visit www.co.bedford.va.us/ApplicationBOS.pdf