Supervisors to meet Friday to discuss District 1 vacancy following Skalsky death

By: Michael Campbell, News Editor
June 14, 2017 | 3:01 p.m.

PRINCE GEORGE – The Prince George Board of Supervisors will meet for a second time this week on Friday to discuss the matter of filling the seat made vacant by the passing of late District 1 Supervisor Jerry Skalsky.

Supervisors agreed to adjourn their regular meeting Tuesday night until Friday at 6 p.m. in the county boardroom where they will hold a special meeting where they will discuss and possibly take action on appointing someone to serve the remainder of Skalsky’s unexpired term.

According to county officials, any District 1 resident who is over the age of 18 is eligible for consideration.

The county’s governing body is required to fill the seat within a certain timeframe, in the case, by July 7 or the matter would be turned over to the Prince George Circuit Court.

Those interested in being appointed to the seat will have the chance to speak during the public comment period of Friday’s meeting, where they will be able to outline their background and qualifications.

For more information, contact the Prince George County Administrator’s Office at 804-722-8600.

This November, the seat formerly held by Skalsky in District 1 and the District 2 seat held by Chairman Bill Robertson will be on the ballot for voters to take action on following the county’s shift to staggered terms in 2015.

At that time, Skalsky and Robertson opted to take the shortened two-year term, which resulted in the two seats being on the ballot in the 2017 general election. Following the November election, all seats will return to four-year terms, with seats held by Donald Hunter, Alan Carmichael, and T.J. Webb coming up for re-election in 2019.

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