Supervisor Karl Banks is putting his band back together, one position at a time.

After the reintroduction of former county attorney Mike Espy earlier this month, the District 4 Supervisor on Tuesday received approval from his colleagues to hire former Fire Coordinator Mack Pigg to a brand new assistant EMS manager and fire coordinator position.

Pigg previously worked as the fire coordinator for Madison County for more than a decade. He left his post after a shake up on the board in 2015 that saw Banks defeated by David Bishop, John Howland replaced by Trey Baxter and John Bell Crosby defeated by Shiela Jones.

But with Banks winning back his seat on the board in November of last year, more and more familiar faces are returning to the second-floor Board of Supervisors’ meeting room.

“We lost one person in EMS,” Banks said Tuesday. “So my proposal is to hire Mack Pigg to come back and perform some of those duties and work also with the fire coordinator. He brings expertise in that area, and he’s was working in fire protection before he left.”

Banks proposed Pigg work full-time at an annual salary of $55,000. He would replace a part-time employee who was previously making $33,000 a year.
Board President Gerald Steen asked if Banks would settle for an annual salary of $45,000 for Pigg. Banks responded that he believed Pigg would “consider it.”

District 5 Supervisor Paul Griffin said he hopes that Pigg will work alongside current County Fire Coordinator Minor Norman and asked if he would also help recruit new firefighters for the Camden and Farmhaven volunteer fire departments.

The board voted unanimously to hire Pigg, who is expected to start in the next two weeks.