Sewer Board Back Up to Five with Scott’s OK

BY JOSH GORE Free Press Staff

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

KEY LARGO — Following a months-long dispute with Gov. Rick Scott’s office, the Key Largo Wastewater Board is welcoming back David Asdourian to fill the fifth seat on the dais.

The district has been down a board member since the Nov. 6 election, when attorneys for the governor’s office said Asdourian’s appointment by the board was no longer valid and a special election should be held.

That election was estimated to cost district ratepayers about $35,000, something no one on the board wanted.

The board then appealed to state Rep. Holly Raschein, R-Key Largo, to begin talking with Tallahassee leaders to push the appointment through.

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