Knox County Law Director Joe Jarret this morning sent a letter to county commissioners. And no, he hasn't flipped-flopped and opted to un-unresign. Heh.
In the note, which you can find right smack here, Jarret simply clarifies a few questions. Some folks apparently were wondering about the process of stepping down and whether he could announce his resignation and then take it back after commissioners began collecting resumes to fill the job on an interim basis.
Jarret says he can.
He also said he got in touch with interim candidate and former Law Director Richard Beeler to let him know. According to Jarret, Beeler was on board.
Jarret said he didn't get in touch with the other candidate, David Buuck. But, he said, the commission couldn't have appointed him anyway, since he's a Blount County resident and the law requires those who fill elected offices to be “a qualified voter of the county,” Jarret noted.
The county commission was supposed to interview the two candidates during today's work session. That doesn't appear to be the case now, although I'm sure they'll have a few questions for Jarret.