September 28, 2023
Don Deakin

A Villager has rejected the concept of looking for a county put up after he discovered he wouldn’t obtain the backing of the Developer.

Supervisor Don Deakin made the revelation on Friday through the Neighborhood Improvement District 4 board assembly at Savannah Middle.

Deakin, a resident of the Village of Chatham who additionally serves on the Amenity Authority Committee, mentioned he was fascinated with exploring an appointment to the Marion County Fee, within the wake of District 3 Commissioner Jeff Gold’s abrupt resignation.

Gov. Ron DeSantis will appoint Gold’s successor.

“Given the fact of what I’ve noticed in neighboring counties, I knew I’d not get the appointment with out the backing of the Developer,” Deakin mentioned.

Gary Lester

He added that when making use of for an additional workplace, to be able to qualify, the applicant must resign from present elected seats. For Deakin, that may imply resigning from the CDD 4 Board of supervisors in addition to the AAC.

The quandary prompted Deakin to position a name to Gary Lester, The Villages vice chairman of group relations, to inquire about the potential of securing the Developer’s backing for the appointment. Nonetheless, Lester advised Deakin the Developer “wouldn’t have an interest” in forwarding Deakin’s title to the governor’s workplace.

“I thanked him for his honesty,” Deakin mentioned.