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By Michele Smith
the Times 

Columbia County Commissioners rescind agreement with Rural Library District board of trustees

Heather Sterns and Joe Huether appointed to library board of trustees


April 16, 2020

DAYTON—The Columbia County Board of Commissioners (CCBC) has rescinded a nine-year-old agreement with the Columbia County Rural Library District Board of Trustees, regarding how appointments to the CCRLD board of trustees are made.

In the past, interviews have been conducted by the CCRLD board of trustees, and their recommendations have been brought before the CCBC for tacit approval.

Commissioner Ryan Rundell said he didn’t believe the agreement was adequate in the first place.

He said it removed the commissioners of their obligation to provide checks and balances to the library board,...

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