The Barton County Commission elected Kenny Schremmer as the commission chairman and Jennifer Schartz as chairman pro tem as it tackled a number of reorganizatioal housekeeping matters Monday morning.
According to state law, commissions must meet on the second Monday in January of each year, or within 30 days thereafter, and organize by electing one of their number chairman for a term of one to preside over meetings. The chariman pro tem fills in should the chairman be absent.
It was Commissioner Homer Kruckenberg who brought up Schremmer for the post. “I nominate an old timer whose been here as long as I have,” said Kruckenberg who noted he would not seek reelection.
“I want to say this is a nice group of people,” Schremmer said in accepting the gavel. “Everybody wants to work together.”
Moving forward, “I hope to make this a good year for everybody,” he said. “I am honored.”