The Pasco City Council plans to advertise to fill a position on the TRAC facility's advisory board.
After city staff recommended appointing a council member or City Manager Gary Crutchfield to fill a position that's been vacant since 2009, Councilman Al Yenney said the seat should be filled by a Pasco resident whodoesn't work for the city.
"Since it's basically a public facility, I think it would be nice to have a citizen of Pasco sit on it," he said.
Mayor Matt Watkins suggested waiting until early next year to ask for people to apply for the position and have Crutchfield fill in until then. He said the city typically asks people to file for spots on all its boards at the same time and then fills the positions throughout the year.
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But Councilman Saul Martinez said it wouldn't hurt to let people apply, and if no one is better qualified than a representative from the city, then a council member or Crutchfield can be appointed.
Yenney and Mayor Pro-Tem Rebecca Francik represent the city on the committee that makes recommendations on the Trade, Recreation & Agriculture Center to the Franklin County Board of Commissioners. The city's third spot has been vacant since Leonard Dietrich resigned in 2009.
The county is also responsible for appointing three board members. The TRAC board then selects a Franklin County resident as its seventh member.