The political impasse over who should be Barrow County’s next chief of emergency services may be over.
Following a closed session Tuesday night, the Barrow County Board of Commissioners voted to extend an offer to Donald R. Towne, the fire chief of Cairo.
However, the motion did not include a salary figure. So the offer is still open to negotiation by Commission Chairman Danny Yearwood. He was authorized to extend the offer in the absence of Human Resources Director Norma Jean Brown, who is out of town at a statewide human resources conference.
The motion, approved unanimously, directs the chairman to work in her absence with benefits coordinator Michelle Thrasher to make sure personnel policies and procedures are followed.