Commissioner John Pethel said he and his fellow board members agreed this summer to shift a line in his district, though other BOC members said they don’t recall such a move.
The status of that line could impact the upcoming 2012 BOC elections, since a resident in the disputed area — who was mentioned by name Jan. 9 but has not made any formal announcements — may run for Pete Bond’s district 4 seat if he is actually in that district.
The district 4 seat is up for grabs this year. The district 2 seat, held by Pethel, will be up for election in 2014.
Right now, one side of Cecil Stewart Road is in district 2, while the other side is in district 4. Pethel says that all of the road should be in district 4. In fact, he said the BOC already approved that shift.
“We discussed that that night; we voted on it,” said Pethel of the summer meeting. “… I have to go about three quarters of a mile down to Cecil Stewart Road, which half of that road is in district 2 and half is in district 4. And I just wanted to put all of that in district 4 so that I wouldn’t have to go three quarters of a mile out of my way to serve one side of the road.”