*UPDATED* HI board may consider nomination exception
*UPDATED* HOLIDAY ISLAND -- The Holiday Island Board of Commissioners will consider a request to make an exception to a regulation concerning board candidate requirements at its meeting Monday.
District Manager Dennis Kelly said he had received a letter from property owner Terry Bushay, who nominated developer Tom Dees as a board candidate for next year. (Ed. note: See Bushay's and additional letter from Roxie Howard here.) Dees was disqualified from running because he did not pay his overdue assessments until Monday, Oct. 20, the day of the nomination meeting.
According to Amendment #3, which the board made to Regulation 23-2002 in August, a nominée must be current on his or her assessments and utility bills by close of business on the business day preceding nomination day to become a candidate. Dees would have had to pay his assessments by close of business on Oct. 17.
However, in the official election notice that went to all property owners in September, no deadline is given by which to make assessments and utility bills current.
State law also does not impose such restrictions on SID candidates, only that they be resident property owners.
In light of that, Bushay is requesting the board make an exception to the regulation.
The meeting, open to the public, will take place Monday, Oct. 27, at 9 a.m. at the district office at 110 Woodsdale Drive.