Wyandot County Clerk of Courts Ann Dunbar has stepped down from the position with the intention of being rehired.
In a letter to the county commissioners, Dunbar said, “The appointing authority has been notified of my pending retirement and of my request to be reappointed to the same position for the remainder of my term, ending December 31, 2012.
“Since a vacancy will occur in the Clerk of Courts office, effective June 1, 2012, I am asking that the Wyandot County Commissioners appoint me as interim clerk until the appointment is made by the Central Committee,” the letter continued.
The commissioners did appoint her as interim clerk Thursday.
“She’s just retiring at the end of May and is seeking reappointment by the Democratic Party,” Commissioner Joyce Morehart said. “She’s already talked to the party and is the only Democrat running.”
“It’s up to each individual elected official,” Commissioner Steve Seitz said.
The commissioners, along with Prosecutor Jonathon Miller, also met with representatives from United Church Homes and a bonds company.
“They’re refinancing some bonds that were actually issued out of Marion County,” Sietz said. “According to Ohio Revised Code, since the building where the bond and money is used, we have to say ‘yay’ or ‘nay’ so they can do it. They have to have our approval.
“Our prosecutor Jonathon Miller just wanted all the issues covered so (their representative) had more information,” he added.
Fairhaven Community is part of United Church Homes.
By PATRICK MASSARA