Court approves clerk for treasurer’s office

By BARBARA GREEN
editor@bowienewsonline.com
Creating a new human resources office for Montague County is a big undertaking, but doing it at the same time you are taking over as county treasurer has been overwhelming prompting the commissioner’s court Monday to approve hiring a clerk to help out until the new treasurer is elected next November.
It was Dec. 26 when the court appointed Jennifer Fenoglio to serve as interim county treasurer following the resignation of LaVonda Langford. County officials found it was too late to put the vacancy on the March primary ballot, so it will have to wait until the November election as the county parties select a nominee for the ballots.
Fenoglio had been working in the treasurer’s office as the chief deputy for the past year, however, back in November she was selected to fill the new human resources office created for the county and had begun those duties. Denise Rhodes was hired as the deputy clerk in HR in December. The treasurer was not to have a clerk in the office.
County Judge Rick Lewis told the court Monday he put this on the agenda after talking to Fenoglio who was being overwhelmed by both jobs together. Read the full story in the mid-week Bowie News.