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Campbell named as interim manager
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Carly Sharec

An interim county manager was chosen by the Dawson County Board of Commissioners at their April 5 meeting.

Following a closed executive session, the board voted 4-0 to appoint Cindy Campbell to the position, effective May 28. Campbell is currently the chief financial officer for the county government.

We called her after the vote, and she accepted the offer, said commission chairman Mike Berg.

She will be serving in place of current county manager, Kevin Tanner. Tanner has announced his intentions to run for the District 9 seat of the state house of representatives.

Campbell will remain in the position through Aug. 1, when Tanner will return following the July 31 election. If Tanner is elected to the state seat, the commission will search for a permanent replacement.

I am honored that the board of commissioners appointed me to the interim county manager position, Campbell stated. I look forward to continuing the vision that the board and county manager, Kevin Tanner, have set in motion.

As a native of Dawson County, I hold the best interests of its citizens dear to my heart.

According to Berg, Campbell will receive a stipend of $5,000 for the county manager position.

Also at the commission meeting, the board voted to approve a new ordinance regulating donation boxes through the community, with the stipulations of the boxes being no more than 150 cubic feet, and an annual registration fee of $50. Dawson resident Jane Graves spoke at the second public hearing prior to the vote, asking for specification on what vacant means in the line of the ordinance stating that donation boxes will be removed from a property once it becomes vacant.

David McKee, director of the planning and development department, replied that vacant is defined by the oridnance as having no tenant on the property.

The commission also held the first of two public hearings on the Consolidated Alcohol Ordinance. We have to change our current ordinance to reflect the vote, said chairman Mike Berg, referring to the March 6 general election vote for Sunday sales.

No one spoke at this first public hearing for Sunday alcohol sales. The second hearing will take place at the April 19 meeting of the commissioners, when the board can also vote to amend the current county ordinance.