The Erath County Appraisal District (ECAD) board of directors will get back to business Tuesday by accepting the resignation of Les Gandy from the Appraisal Review Board (ARB) and swearing him in as the newest on the five-member board of directors.

Gandy was appointed to the ECAD board of directors by the Stephenville ISD board of trustees following the resignation of representative Neal Guthrie.

After Gandy takes his new seat, the board will elect new officers.

In addition, the board will fill the vacancy left by Gandy on the ARB. While the SISD board named Barry Ratliff as the top pick for the position, Ratliff declined, leaving Andy Hansen as the number one contender. Ken Stokes was named as an alternate appointee.

Meanwhile, the board will meet in executive session to discuss a civil lawsuit filed by Chief Appraiser Jerry Lee against Guthrie and board member Katherine Prater, hold deliberations on real property and security devices.

Finally, the board will consider authorizing attorney Robert Mott to represent Guthrie and Prater or the district in the pending civil lawsuit lodged by Lee.

In other items of business, the board will:

Consider reappraisal plan

Consider 2008 financial auditor

Hear reports from the chief appraiser on pending lawsuit status and administrative business

The ECAD board meets Tuesday at 8 a.m. in appraisal district office boardroom at 1390 Harbin Drive in Stephenville.