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County Eliminates Four Management Positions

KSAL Staff - December 30, 2014 9:10 pm

The Saline County Commission at its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday voted to eliminate four upper management positions.

In a 2-1 vote, the Commission did away with the positions of County Administrator, Road and Bridge Director, Planning and Zoning Director and Health Department Director. Outgoing Commissioner Randy Duncan and Commissioner John Price voted in favor of the motion to eliminate the positions. Commissioner Jim Gile voted “No”.

The move means Rita Deister (Administrator), David Neal (Planning and Zoning) and Dave Nowak (Road and Bridge) are all out of work as of January 1st. The position of County Health Director has been vacant since Bronson Farmer resigned unexpectedly in early October. Tuesday’s vote will stop the search to fill that position.

Commissioner Price told KSAL News the County will save a little over $400,000 a year as a result of this vote.

This was the next to last regularly scheduled meeting of the Saline County Commission with its current members. On January 12th, three new Commissioners will be sworn in. Monte Shadwick was elected in November. He will take over for Duncan who had been serving in District One for the past eight years. Luci Larson and David Smith were appointed by Governor Sam Brownback earlier this month as the first Commissioners to serve in the newly created Districts Four and Five.

It is unknown if the new Commission will revisit today’s decision.

Gary Henderson

December 31, 2014 at 12:38 am

And this is why I moved away from Salina, KS. 3 white Rednecks thinking they are God doing exactly what the citizens of Saline County don’t want. So who now is going to take over the responsibilities of these positions? Larry, Mo & Shep? Do you even think they care about these poor folks losing their job? Hell no!! Do you know you 3 Rednecks are the laughing stock of the country as far as county commissioners go?? Two of you are racists pigs against blacks and one of you is a male chauvinist pig. You redneck whimps need to be out of there and soon.

Keith Davis

December 31, 2014 at 4:17 am

Though you sound somewhat angry and racist towards these three so-called commissioners I am inclined to agree with your thoughts about them being rednecks and wanting to rule. You have played into their game with some of your comments.

Gary Henderson

December 31, 2014 at 12:02 pm

Don’t play anyones game but mines. The history of these 3 tells the story. It will be nice for Salina to have 2 new commissioners. That way these good ole boys cant (as Jim Gile would say) NI**ER RIG the system.

    Dean Klenda

    December 31, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    Find it amusing you condem the commissioners for using the n word, yet on your facebook page you do the same.

Gary Henderson

December 31, 2014 at 6:10 pm

You must be one of the members of the “good ole’ boys” club. I am sure you back the 3 current commissioners. Looks like you need to spend more time in the gym and less time sitting at your pc making false accusations.
You don’t know much about black people do you?

Fred Hanson

January 1, 2015 at 9:33 am

Hey Gary glad you moved out of here one less person hangin out not working. You call these poor folk give me a break Rita making all that money and they do not even talk about the perks she receives. Think you can live on that kind of money? By the way why is it ok for you to use the N word and not Gile? If you can I can and Gile can that just the way it is boy. But this is not about you it is what the commissioners did and if we taxpayers are being forced to bring the likes of the 3 new commissioners on board then you wait and see how everything goes into the toilet. Monte has a big mouth but does nothing as he has proven time an again on the city commission. And Luci Larson well the same for her when they left the city commission it was a relief. The governor should never have been allowed to appoint her or anyone else. The people of the county should have held an election. By the way only reason old Monte got elected was because of who he was running against not because he is great.

Gary Henderson

January 1, 2015 at 11:04 am

For your information I have a very successful career. Sounds like you are upset with the changes coming up. You must be one of the “good ole boys” too. Maybe you should run since you have all the answers. You don’t understand blacks either “boy”.

Julian Webb

January 1, 2015 at 5:32 pm

Seems like Gary is way off base.

Gary Henderson

January 1, 2015 at 7:27 pm

Oh ya…always the black guy who is off base. Wouldn’t expect less from a all-white community. Another “good-ole boy” there.

Gary Henderson

January 3, 2015 at 12:16 am

Hey Julian were you playing “Dueling Banjos” from Deliverance when you took that pic…..Lol!

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