County faces decision on county’s manager’s post

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun

Last week’s death of Quay County Manager Terry Turner from a heart attack
has left a void in the county’s leadership.
Quay County Commission Chairman Franklin McCasland was at the county
manager’s office Tuesday trying to grapple with some of the issues facingLast week’s death of Quay County Manager Terry Turner from a heart attack
has left a void in the county’s leadership.
Quay County Commission Chairman Franklin McCasland was at the county
manager’s office Tuesday trying to grapple with some of the issues facing
the county.
On Friday, the Quay County Commission will hold a special meeting at 9
a.m. with the county’s department heads and elected officials “to discuss
how to move through this time of transition and ask them how we can help
the county run smoothly and efficiently during this time,” McCasland said.
McCasland said, “I have faith in all the department heads and elected
officials that they will cooperate during this transition. They are at as
much of a loss as the commissioners are with the sudden loss of Terry.”
Turner was in charge of some 30 county departments – staffed by nearly 100
people – that ranged from supervision of such departments as the county’s
roads and the Quay County Detention Center, to work with elected officials
and their departments, McCasland said.
In the 2005-06 fiscal year, Turner oversaw $7.7million in expenditures and
$8.4 million in revenue, McCasland said.
At the regular meeting at 9 a.m. on Monday, the Quay County Commission is
expected to address the county manager’s post, McCasland said.
“There are three commissioners and we will all have to address the
position,” he said.
the county.
On Friday, the Quay County Commission will hold a special meeting at 9
a.m. with the county’s department heads and elected officials “to discuss
how to move through this time of transition and ask them how we can help
the county run smoothly and efficiently during this time,” McCasland said.
McCasland said, “I have faith in all the department heads and elected
officials that they will cooperate during this transition. They are at as
much of a loss as the commissioners are with the sudden loss of Terry.”
Turner was in charge of some 30 county departments – staffed by nearly 100
people – that ranged from supervision of such departments as the county’s
roads and the Quay County Detention Center, to work with elected officials
and their departments, McCasland said.
In the 2005-06 fiscal year, Turner oversaw $7.7million in expenditures and
$8.4 million in revenue, McCasland said.
At the regular meeting at 9 a.m. on Monday, the Quay County Commission is
expected to address the county manager’s post, McCasland said.
“There are three commissioners and we will all have to address the
position,” he said.