Hiring a new county administrator could take significantly longer than expected.
Washtenaw County 's Board of Commissioners delayed hiring a new administrator Wednesday night.
Commissioner Conan Smith said the Board reviewed career assessments for the two remaining candidates, but ended the meeting before a vote was made.
Smith says prolonging the hire of a new administrator is not good for Washtenaw County. “We need strong, clear leadership," he says. "There are giant issues facing the county and I think the Board is doing the community and the institution a disservice by not settling down and making a decision.”
A decision could be three weeks or even six months from now, Smith says.