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Cambria CSD will have a third meeting to decide on vacant seat 

The Cambria Community Services District is in a stalemate, resulting yet again in a call for another special meeting to vote in a new district board member.

"What makes us think that we're going to move to another date and have a different outcome?" district board Vice President Harry Farmer said at the Dec. 11 special meeting.

click to enlarge DEADLOCK The Cambria CSD remains split on their decision to swear in a new district board member to fill in its vacant seat. - FILE PHOTO BY JAYSON MELLOM
  • File Photo By Jayson Mellom
  • DEADLOCK The Cambria CSD remains split on their decision to swear in a new district board member to fill in its vacant seat.

It was a continuation of the six-hour Dec. 4 special meeting that started out with the goal of finding a new director to fill the open seat left by former board Vice President Greg Sanders.

The Dec. 11 meeting began where the last one left off, with a deadlock vote between candidates Tom Gray and Dewayne Lee. Board directors Jim Bahringer and Aaron Wharton were in support of Gray, while President Amanda Rice and Farmer were in support of Lee.

Rice and Farmer offered up a third candidate, the nomination of David Pierson. He was someone who was also on Bahringer's short list, but that didn't budge either Bahringer or Wharton to vote Pierson's way.

The meeting ended on a 3-1 vote, with Farmer dissenting, to hold another special meeting on Dec. 19 to either swear in a candidate or call for a special election.

"As far as I'm concerned, I feel that we owe it to the community to stay at this meeting. I mean the last one was six hours and this one's going to three," Farmer said.

District Legal Counsel Tim Carmel said a special election could cost the board anywhere from $10,000 to $20,000.


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