Hegberg: Could County Board remove Pulkrabek?Before Bill Pulkrabek even was elected Washington County chairman, a commissioner wondered whether he later could be voted out of the job.
By: Scott Wente, Woodbury Bulletin
Before Bill Pulkrabek even was elected Washington County chairman earlier this month, a commissioner wondered whether he later could be voted out of the job.
In an unusual move, Commissioner Dennis Hegberg late last year sought a legal opinion about whether County Board members had authority to vote their chairman out of the position.
Hegberg acknowledged in a recent interview that his inquiry was aimed at Pulkrabek, who was in line to be board chairman this year but drew sharp criticism from fellow commissioners for missing committee meetings in 2009.
Commissioners from another county had said they believe board members have such authority, Hegberg said, and he wanted an opinion from Washington County attorneys before commissioners decided who would lead them this year.
“This is just one of the questions that popped into my head one day,” he said.
See the Jan. 20 print edition of the Woodbury Bulletin for the full story.