YORK – The York County Commissioners will discuss the position of county public defender when they meet in regular session on Tuesday, March 12 – and how that position will be filled.
Last fall, they created the position of deputy public defender so Patrick Tarr could do the required work after former public defender Nancy Waldron’s law license was suspended.
He has been doing the work of that office since.
In January, the position of public defender became officially vacant because Waldron’s license had not been reinstated and she was unable to take the oath of office (after being reelected).
Waldron has been charged with felony theft in Fillmore County which is why she has been unable to practice law. That case is ongoing.
The matter will be brought up for discussion once again as the position has to eventually be fulfilled.
Also on Tuesday’s agenda:
• The board will adopt a resolution of county tax sales certificates.
• They are expected to go into executive session to discuss personnel issues.
• The commissioners are scheduled to meet with Ted Carver about a property in Benedict.
• Email addresses for county employees will be discussed.
The public is encouraged to attend the meeting, which will begin at 8:30 a.m., in the basement of the courthouse.