Udinsky Suspended Indefinitely

The Chatham County Board of Assessors has been plagued with drama and problems for the past two years. Today, the man who has been leading the board through all this turmoil, Gary Udinsky, has been put on administrative leave.

According to sources, the board of assessors decided this morning to put Gary Udinsky on indefinite administrative leave, with pay, until the terms of his severance are settled.

The Chatham County Board of Assessors has been under fire for quite some time now. It's been accused of making mistakes in assessing the value of hundreds of properties across the county. Chief assessor Gary Udinsky has been at the helm of three different boards. All three boards have had problems.

County commissioners asked for a resolution to call for Udinsky's resignation back in December, but that was a decision only the board of assessors could make. And that's what it did today.

"I think this is in the best interest of all citizens in Chatham County," commented county commissioner Dean Kicklighter. "I believe we can move forward and get a better job out of assessors in the office from now on."

From what sources tell WTOC, Gary Udinsky will not be allowed to return to the board of assessors.

Reported by: Holly Bristow