Apparently, someone was a bad, bad County Commissioner. it’s reported in the news this AM that Pennington County Commissioners have suspended Commissioner George Ferebee from the planning commission and publicly reprimanded him for using his post to gain information for his court case, as well as other actions:
Four Pennington County commissioners have publicly reprimanded a fellow board member for allegedly bullying and harassing Planning Department staff.
Commissioners say Ferebee created a hostile work environment and violated the county’s code of ethics.
Ferebee is accused in court of violating county ordinance by failing to obtain a permit for his septic system. The county’s planning director says Ferebee used his position to pursue information for his court case.
In the Rapid City Journal, Commissioner Deb Hadcock had to weigh in with her usual erudite manner:
Hadcock said she did not agree with Ferebee, but she appreciates his “passion.”
“You gotta give it to George because that freakin’ on-site wastewater stuff, that’s just his passion, and he’s gonna fight it no matter what,” she said. “And I had told him before if you’re gonna do something, do something about it. If you’re gonna keep whining about how the system sucks, then do something, George.”