Road & Bridge Director Joe Reed will now oversee Public Transit – Lamar Canada had held that position previously, however he will now be overseeing Sanitation and will also be working on a purchase order system for the county.
Winters stated Reed’s office was located in the same building where calls were coming regarding public transit, so it simply made sense – and, it would be more efficient – for him to handle those responsibilities
Reed has prior experience in the field from working with former commissioner Jim Parker.
Another position has been eliminated due to funding.
Sylvia Lee-Keziah had overseen Special Projects – and, had also worked part time for the City of Summerville’s Better Hometown Committee.
Commissioner Winters said, when economic conditions improve, it’s possible they would look at re-filling that position.