Borger appoints new CRMWA board member

The Borger City Council has appointed a new member to the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority Board of Directors.During its regular meeting last week, the council acted to name Bill Carder as the city’s newest representative on the board. The recent passing of longtime member Tom Edmonds created an unexpired term on the board. Edmonds had served on this board continuously from August of 1998 until his passing on April 6, 2012. His term would have expired on the 31st of this month.The City of Borger is responsible for the appointment of two of the 17 members that comprise this board. Representatives on the board are from the cities of Borger, Amarillo, Lubbock, Brownfield, Lamesa, Levelland, O’Donnell, Pampa, Plainview, Slaton, and Tahoka.The names of Carder and Jesse Shuffield were submitted for council consideration. Carder, who works as an engineer in the Hutchinson County area, said he started his career with the Bureau of Reclamation and wanted an opportunity to serve on the board.Shuffield, who works for Xcel Energy, told the council he serves on several boards, which include the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Hutchinson County Hospital District Board. He said he was not afraid of volunteering and would be honored to serve if elected.Robert Vinyard, who made the motion for Carder to be named to the board, said he made the motion because Carder had come to him personally with an interest in serving.Carder will serve the unexpired term ending July 31, 2012, and the ensuing term beginning Aug. 1, 2012, and ending July 31, 2014. The appointment is non-paid and all expenses incurred by board members are fully reimbursed by CRMWA.To be elected to the CRMWA board, a person must be a qualified voter and a property owning taxpayer in the city from which he is elected. He must not be a member of the governing body or an employee of the city.Each director will subscribe to the constitutional oath of office and will hold office until his successor has been elected and qualified. Each director who is elected president, vice-president, or secretary will give bond for the faithful performance of his duties in the amount of $5,000.