Yadkin County has promoted one of its own, as Lindsey Cearlock was named finance officer Tuesday by the county commissioners.
Previous finance officer, Tom Sarratt, retired effective Sept. 1, reported County Manager Lisa Hughes as she introduced the needed action to name Cearlock as Sarratt’s replacement.
Cearlock has been working in local government since 2004, and has been with Yadkin County since 2012. Her most recent title was assistant finance officer.
After unanimously appointing Cearlock to her new role effective Monday, the Yadkin County Board of Commissioners then took action to reclassify the assistant finance officer position into an accounting technician I position.
Hughes said that position will be advertised so it can be filled.
Cearlock took her oath of office following the open session portion of Tuesday’s meeting.
Also during Tuesday’s meeting, Hughes updated the board on the progress of the East Bend water line. She reported that the line installation is completed.
She expects the pump station should be installed and ready in the next couple of weeks, and work is taking place on an easement for location of the switch station. Hughes said the property owner has given the verbal approval, but the paperwork must be signed.
“There is no firm date,” she said on the day the water will be flowing. “I’m confident it will be before Thanksgiving.”
Hughes said the completion date for the first contract was for December and the second date was in early 2018. “We’re ahead of schedule,” she reported.
The board went into closed session at the end of its meeting with no action taken following the closed meeting.
The next meeting of the Yadkin County Board of Commissioners will be Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. in the board meeting room of the county government center, 217 E. Willow St., Yadkinville.
Wendy Byerly Wood may be reached at 336-258-4035 or on Twitter @wendywoodeditor.