Madison County commissioners have chosen a new road department director.
And they didn’t have to look very far.
Acting road department director Alan Lapczynski, who has served as the long-time county building and grounds director, will soon be named the permanent head of the road department.
County commissioners agreed 5-0 March 4 to hire Lapczynski for the position, but the group won’t take official action for two weeks. County attorney Mike Pruett said the board must announce its intent to hire Lapczynski before an official vote.
The board agreed to pay the new director $44,349. That salary factors in Lapczynski’s 16 years of county employment.
County commission chairman Anthony Dove asked that the position be renamed to incorporate building and grounds duties, along with road responsibilities. Lapczynski will be the county “public works and road supervisor.”
The new road head replaces long-time director Charles Temple, who resigned in December after protesting a BOC change in policy regarding vacation pay.