LEBEC, CA (Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.)—Lebec County Water District board member Millie Karr resigned her board of directors seat at the close of Tuesday’s meeting, citing “personal reasons” for her departure. Karr has been the district’s treasurer and last month took the project to develop an annual budget away from the district’s budget committee chair board member William Hopper, then assigned the district’s paid bookkeeper the task of developing a budget. Board president, Julie McWhorter, despite rumors circulating today, did not resign. McWhorter attended via telephone and gave a speech at the opening of the meeting, blaming The Mountain Enterprise for her troubles on the board, taking credit for the district’s bank balance of $250,000 and generally saying goodbye to her supporters. Michael Hightower spoke with praise at the meeting for her efforts on the board. Former LCWD board president Steve Cozzetto stood to say that LCWD’s bank account balance of $250,000 is a result of the rate increase which McWhorter and Karr both vehemently opposed. McWhorter’s term expires next month which will be her final meeting as a board member.
This is part of the November 15, 2013 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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