The duties of St. Joseph County treasurer will be assumed by chief deputy Vicky Anders, a three-member committee has decided.
After an agreement with its first choice failed to materialize over salary, the St. Joseph County Statutory Appointment Committee decided Wednesday to leave the post vacant for the time being.
Current treasurer Phyllis Bainbridge is retiring at the end of the month for health reasons, though her four-year term expires at the end of the year. Her seat is up for election in November for a four-year term that will start in January 2013.
Prosecutor John McDonough, Probate Court Judge Tom Shumaker and County Clerk Pattie Bender comprised the panel that met Wednesday and agreed to designate Anders to fulfill the duties of the post indefinitely.
Her treasurer-related duties will begin Feb. 1.