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King County Fire District 28 board member injured | Enumclaw Fire Department

King County Fire District 28 was thrown another curve July 10.

Commissioner Ryan Terhune was seriously injured during an off-road motorcycle accident in Idaho. Terhune is expected to recover and as of Thursday ( July 18) was still in the hospital.

The three-commissioner board was already down to two after Chris Ingham resigned his commission seat June10.

The board was in the process of selecting commissioner to replace Ingham. The plan was to begin interviews and select a commissioner in August.

Because there can be no quorum without Terhune, board meetings and the selection process is on hold.

According to state law, the King County Council will fill the board position if the board is unable to select a member in 90 days, which would be Sept. 10.

Fire Chief Joe Clow the lack of a quorum has a direct impact on “the 2014 budget process and we were going to address a levy lid lift.”

The deadline for a fire district levy lid lift is Aug. 6 and the next board meeting is Aug. 5, which may have to be cancelled due to a lack of a quorum.

“We are trying to figure out all the details and respect that Ryan is injured and needs to get better,” Clow said.

The chief said according to a district resolution he, along with the district secretary, can approve vouchers until the board is able to meet.

Terhune’s seat, Position No. 2,  is up for election in November and he had decided not to run. Angela Stubblefield and Elbert Reed are running for the seat.

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