PLATTSMOUTH – There were no write-in candidates who filed for the Cass County’s assessor’s election as of last Friday’s deadline, according to the county’s election office.
That makes it all but certain the next assessor would be determined by the county’s Board of Commissioners in some manner.
The county will have a new assessor following the recent resignation of Lori Huebner. However, her announcement came too late to have her name removed from the ballot for the upcoming Nov. 6 election. She had been on the ballot seeking a second four-year term.
The commissioners responded by appointing deputy assessor Teresa Salinger to be the interim county assessor to fill out the remainder of Huebner’s term that ends in early January.
At Tuesday’s meeting, the board approved the adjustment of Salinger’s salary to that of Huebner’s salary through next January 3.
The board also gave Salinger permission to appoint a deputy interim assessor through that date.
“I think it’s a wise move,” said Board Chairman Dan Henry.
“In the event something were to happen you want to have people in place,” she said.
Salinger also said that Huebner’s last day on the county payroll was her last day on the job.