Commissioners to discuss path forward regarding zoning regulations and filling yet another vacancy on the county board

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YORK COUNTY – When the York County Commissioners meet in regular session Tuesday, April 16, they will discuss two major issues – the path moving forward regarding zoning regulations for solar projects and filling yet another vacancy on the county board.

Last week, the county was stunned and saddened by the death of Commissioner Stan Boehr.

After Commissioner Boehr’s memorial service was scheduled for Monday, April 15 – the same day that had been initially set for the public hearing regarding proposed zoning regulations – the commissioners agreed to indefinitely postpone the hearing out of respect for Boehr’s family.

On Tuesday, they will talk about when that hearing might be rescheduled and the timetable on how they will be proceeding with a vacancy existing on the board.

Regarding the vacancy itself, the commissioners are not involved in appointing someone to fill the position. That is the responsibility of a panel consisting of the county treasurer, county clerk and county attorney. The panel will advertise for interested/qualified persons (who live in District 3) to submit their resumes/applications for the position. After the application period ends, a public interview session will take place, with the panel members asking the applicants questions and allowing them to make comments. Following the interview session, the panel will then determine who will fulfill Boehr’s term on the board (which is currently at the mid-way point of the four-year period).

Unfortunately, York County residents are well aware of this re-appointment process for elected county officials, as this panel will have had to convene three times since December of 2020. In just a little over three years, three York County Commissioners have passed away while holding office – Commissioner Paul Buller, Commissioner Woody Ziegler and now Commissioner Boehr.


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