Lemon defends decision to temporarily hire McCallister in Treasurer’s office

As he prepares to retire after 20 years as the Cache County Executive Lynn Lemon said it has been an honor to serve and he appreciates the people he has served along with those he has worked with.

On <a href=”http://610kvnu.com/assets/podcaster/328/2014_10_24_328_27150_2867.mp3″ target=”_blank”>KVNU’s Crosstalk program Thursday</a>, Lemon said he was saddened to hear a write-in candidate for Cache County Treasurer say that Craig McCallister was hired illegally to work in the treasurer’s office temporarily while a deputy treasurer is on leave.

Lemon said that accusation is totally untrue.

“He had won the Primary election and there was nobody on the ballot at that point in time,” Lemon explained. “Remember, this is a temporary position. There was not a need to go out and advertise openly because it was just a temporary position.

“So (Karen Jeppesen) did that. I recommended that appointment to the County Council and the County Council approved it. There is nothing illegal about it.”

Lemon will be replaced by Craig Buttars, a current member of the county council, who won the Primary and does not have an opponent in the coming election.

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