Friday, December 2, 2022

York County supes to mull procedures to fill vacant seat

Jeff Wassmer (Courtesy of York County, Virginia Facebook page)
Jeff Wassmer (Courtesy of York County, Virginia Facebook page)

The York County Board of Supervisors is expected to discuss procedures on how to fill a seat left vacant by the resignation of Jeffrey Wassmer, who represented district four.

York County Attorney James Barnett said he is not sure what procedure the board wants to follow with replacing Wassmer’s spot on the board. 

According to the Code of Virginia, the spot should be filled within 45 days, and if it has yet to be filled the Circuit Court may appoint someone. 

“A lot of thoughts have not been given yet to the situation as it was just announced,” Barnett said.

Wassmer announced his resignation on Oct. 12. The announcement comes after his recent marriage and his relocation from York County. 

“First and foremost, congratulations to Jeff and his bride! On behalf of the Board members and the staff, we wish you both much happiness and send our deepest gratitude to you for your five years of great service to the people of York County,” said Board Chairman Chad Green in a public statement.

The Board of Supervisors is made up of five York County residents, one from the five election districts. Supervisors serve four-year terms. The chairman and vice chairman are elected to serve for one year.  

Dec. 31, 2023 is when Wassmer’s term along with the rest of the board members’ is set to end. 

“I’d like to express my sincere thanks to each of you for your trust and confidence in me during my tenure. It is humbling to have had your vote and to have served as your elected representative,” Wassmer said in in a prepared statement.

The next Board of Supervisors meeting is set for Tuesday at 6 p.m.

The meeting will be the first since the announcement, so Barrett expects the vacant position to be discussed.  

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