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From page A7 | January 11, 2013 | 1 Comment

El Dorado County government exercised its bi-annual transfer of authority Tuesday morning. Ron Briggs, District 4 accepted the gavel to become the 2013 Chairman of the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors. Norma Santiago, District 5 will serve as the Vice Chair and District 2′s Ray Nutting was elected Second Vice Chair. Brian Veerkamp, District 3 and Ron Mikulaco, District 1 assumed their places on the dais for their first meeting as newly sworn-in county supervisors.

The annual appointment and reappointment of supervisors to more than three dozen councils, committees and commissions took place immediately following approval of the Consent Calendar. Traditionally, supervisors open the new year’s agenda indicating their interest or lack thereof in serving as representatives to particular entities ranging from the Cemetery Advisory Committee to the El Dorado County Water Agency.

Many first-time appointments were necessary as  Mikulaco and Veerkamp took their seats replacing John Knight and Jack Sweeney. El Dorado County’s Presiding Judge Suzanne Kingsbury administered the oath of office to the newcomers and to District 2′s re-elected Supervisor Ray Nutting during a standing-room-only ceremony Monday morning at the government center. Her honor humorously pointed out  that due to a clerical error in official documents, “all three had been elected to represent District 4.”

Supervisors wear as many as 10 or more different “member” hats and another handful of “alternate member” hats. Briggs, for example, was the board’s 2012 lead member on the American River Authority, the Indian Gaming Community Development Subcommittee, the Intergovernmental Management Group, the Iowa Hill Advisory Committee, the Local Agency Formation Commission, the Sierra Nevada Conservancy Board, the county Transit Authority and Transportation Commission and the county Water Agency.

Memberships formerly held by Knight and Sweeney were divvied up among all five supervisors Tuesday. Nutting is now member or alternate on 17 committees, while Veerkamp picked up 15 new positions. Mikulaco will serve on 12 different boards or committees. Nutting and Norma Santiago will continue to  share duties on at least five Tahoe-related districts or agencies. Briggs, Mikulaco, Nutting and Veerkamp all participate on the county’s Transit Authority and Transportation Commission.

Nutting will continue as the county’s lead on the Regional Council of Rural Counties (RCRC) with Veerkamp taking up the alternate seat. The two hold reverse roles on SACOG, the Sacramento Area Council of Governments.

Veerkamp introduced his new assistant, Kathy Witherow, to the board. She was formerly with ANOVA Nexus Architects. Mikulaco likewise introduced Michelle Elliston as his new assistant.

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  • francescaduchamp@att.netJanuary 11, 2013 - 12:15 pm

    Welcome to the new and old coming back...several of you are supported by me....so its nice to see you in the supes line up--it will be interesting to see how Pollock Pines is recognized. With all the visitors that come through our town and bring revenue to All of El Dorado County (Thanks to Mr. Osborne and EID for the "sly park" project.) I'm hoping our town will finally get someones attention and be updated...and fixed up. (since the visitors do ask for our opinions ) Since I have Irish in me family..Im going to use a quote...lolol...we are tired of being treated like "a red headed step child"--we are part of El Dorardo county--not separate from it. We share the water--trees--lakes with everyone...we dont need much--but its time to start listening to what we do need. Good luck--lots of work.

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