COLUMBIA CITY â€” At the Whitley County Commissioners meeting Monday, Executive Director of Planning and Building David Sewell, presented the board with seven applications for the vacant Plan Commission position.
â€śThere are certain restrictions regarding where this person has to live,â€ť said Sewell. â€śItâ€™s basically within the jurisdiction of the county outside the jurisdiction of the towns and cities.â€ť
Sewell said according to the addresses on the applications all of the applicants meet that requirement.
â€śFor your information, the other requirement that the state establishes of being on the Plan Commission is basically an interest in the county, concerns with development type activity situations,â€ť said Sewell.
Sewell said there are also requirements regarding not having all of one party being represented.
â€śNo more than three of the members may be of one particular political party,â€ť said Sewell. â€śRight now, our four remaining citizen members are two and two so it doesnâ€™t matter.â€ť
The commissioners said they would make no guarantees on when someone would be selected, but that they would be working hard on the review process.