County attorney, clerk reappointed

Published 12:19 pm Wednesday, January 25, 2012

County Attorney Brown Moseley and County Clerk Beverly King were each reappointed for a one-year term, at the Decatur County Board of Commissioners’ regular meeting Tuesday night.

The terms are effective from Jan. 1, 2012, through Dec. 31, 2012.

In addition, commissioners approved a new county attorney protocol, spelling out the responsibilities of the position.

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According to the general description of that protocol, the county attorney shall:

• Be an individual or firm selected by the Board of Commissioners to serve as the chief legal advisor for the government of Decatur County.

• Be a wholly independent contractor of the County with only such obligations and rights as are consistent with that role.

• Have no unemployment benefits, including insurance or retirement benefits.

• Be appointed for a term established by the Board and serve at the pleasure of the Board.

• Have a non-exclusive agreement for providing legal services.

• Receive general supervision from the Board.

• Work cooperatively in conjunction with the County Administrator in the day-to-day operations of the County.

The protocol also details 16 other points of emphasis pertaining to the scope of work that the county attorney is asked to perform.

In other personnel-related business, the county appointed Dianne Washington to fill its spot on the Library Board.