By T. Scott Boatright
During its monthly meeting last week at the Library Events Center., the Lincoln Parish Board of Control monthly meeting tabled discussion to fill a seat that has been vacant for months.
The board took no action on an agenda item regarding the vacancy while also tabling potential changes to job descriptions for board members, which will likely need to be decided on before any new candidate for the position can be decided on.
Debbie Hollimon’s term on the board expired in April. The Lincoln Parish Police Jury, which owns and oversees library board appointments, has also tabled any move to fill the void.
The library board’s tabling any decision on finalizing a job description for the board member role came after Police Jury President Richard Durrett requested the board considered a section of the existing job description that prohibits board members from holding public office. Durrett also currently sits on the library board.
That question arose after former library board member David Gullatt, a current Lincoln Parish School Board member, sought reappointment to the library board.