District 1 Supervisor Walt Zaremba was voted the 2013 chairman of the York County Board of Supervisors Wednesday night by a vote of 4-1, with 2012 Vice Chairman and District 2 Supervisor Sheila Noll abstaining from the vote.
“It’s a privilege to be the chairman of this board in a difficult year,” Zaremba said. “I am grateful for the confidence you place in anyone who fills the chairmanship position. I’ll strive to make sure your confidence is not misplaced.”
District 3 Supervisor Donald Wiggins was voted vice chairman for 2013 by a 5-0 vote. There was little discussion of the chairman and vice chairman vote other than the necessary procedural remarks. District 5 Supervisor Thomas Shepperd Jr. was the chairman in 2012.
Zaremba has been a resident of York County for over 28 years. He served in the U.S. Army for 33 years, including two combat tours in Vietnam. Zaremba has been on the board now for over 17 years. Click here for a past Q&A with Zaremba from WYDaily.
Wiggins manages property in York County. He was originally elected to the board in 1999, though he lost the next election in 2003 when he ran as an independent. He was voted back to the board in 2007 and 2011. You can read a past Q&A with Wiggins from WYDaily here.
The board also voted on a couple of changes to the Rules of Procedure for 2013, which were passed 4-1 with Noll representing the lone holdout. She said she couldn’t get behind the proposed changes as the rules that were in place work.
The changes to the rules include a rule that allows citizens from outside of York County to address the board. Shepperd noted that nobody who currently serves on the board has ever barred someone from speaking at a meeting.
Other changes included minor semantic changes to the responsibilities of the board and of the county administrator, James McReynolds, so that county staff are clear on the managerial structure of the county.