Oconee County BOC Chairman Davis Proposes To Eliminate Former Commissioner Horton From Boards

Oconee County Board of Commissioners Chairman Melvin Davis on Tuesday proposed to remove former commissioner Chuck Horton from two key county boards.

Oconee County Board of Commissioners Chairman Melvin Davis on Tuesday proposed a slate of appointments to four regional committees that would remove former commissioner Chuck Horton from the Hard Labor Creek Regional Reservoir Management Board and from the Georgia Bioscience Joint Development Authority.

Horton is serving as chairman of the four-county bioscience authority, having assumed that position last fall. The authority promotes development of the SR 316 corridor.

Horton could be reappointed to both committees, and he told me on Saturday that he informed county Administrative Officer Jeff Benko he wanted to stay on both.

Horton told me that he learned he was not being proposed for reappointment only on Tuesday night. He was in the audience when Davis announced the slate.

Davis, in an email message he sent to commissioners early on Monday morning, said he was making the “recommendations” to the BOC “after discussion.”

Horton unsuccessfully challenged Davis for the chairmanship position in the July primary. His term as commissioner expired at the end of the year.

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