The Baltimore County Revenue Authority could name a new chief executive at a special meeting Tuesday morning.
The board called the meeting late last week. Among the items on the agenda is the position that has been vacant since William "Lynnie" Cook left the job in February.
Typically, the board meets every other month on the last Thursday of the month.
Among the unknown number of finalists is Kenneth Mills, who served as executive director of the authority from 1985 to 1993—a term that overlapped that of Board Chairman Donald Hutchinson's final term as county executive, said sources familiar with the authority's candidate search.
Mills, director of business development for Baltimore-based Southway Builders Inc., was not immediately available for comment.
Cook left his position at the authority as it was coming under increased scrutiny for ethics issues and concerns that contracts were being awarded to insiders who had relationships with authority employees. Since then, Hutchinson has been helping run the day-to-day operations but has made it clear that the arrangement was temporary as he is also the president and chief executive officer of the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.
Hutchinson told legislators earlier this month that he planned to review the controversial contract with Madonna and hinted that the authority might seek to end its relationship with the instructor.
The board chairman also told legislators that the five-member board was likely to voluntarily adopt ethics guidelines recently passed by the Baltimore County Council.
Currently, neither state nor county ethics law apply to the employees of the authority or its board. Last month, Hutchinson said the board was still considering passage of such rules but in a form that was customized for the authority.
Legislators in Annapolis are considering a bill that would require the authority to apply the county's ethics laws.