Carlton said his new job outside of the county office has taken a
great deal of his attention.
"My new job that I started in
December has put a whole lot of strains on me, and I have not been
able to make a lot of committees," he said. "I felt like I was not
really serving the board. … With that in mind I have tendered my
resignation effective this month."
For a year prior to his first time being elected, Carlton
attended numerous county meetings each month, learning about what
was happening and how they did things. As a result of this
preparation, he gained the unique distinction of serving as the
board's chairman as a freshman. The chairmanship is a two-year term,
and as chairman that person is assigned to and attends every
So, in addition to having been on every committee during his
first two years, Carlton has since chaired several committees and is
currently chairman of buildings and grounds.
"It's been a pleasure serving with you these past five years,"
Carlton said on Thursday evening.
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He said being on the board was a lot of hard work, and he
feels that they have made some effective changes for Logan
"We've had the deficit, we've had the under-budgets, but instead
of going out and raising taxes, spending money on ourselves, we bit
the bullet and reduced our spending, made tough decisions over the
years," said Carlton. "I just want to say thanks for serving
With a bit of a laugh from those in the room, Carlton made the
motion to adjourn the meeting.
Carlton's resignation is effective the end of January.
[By DEREK HURLEY / LDN]