2-1 vote with Treasurer Tom Kriz backing Mike Lehman.
Quoted at the meeting: post-appointmment, applicant and Newport Road resident Greg Pickett said, "thank you for not overturning the election." (Refresher course: the late supervisor Larry Meyers had knocked off Lehman in the 2006 primary over the Newport Road issue.) So it seems the coalition of Newport Road residents and Republicans that had been backing a special election may be split. Petition deadline: Friday the 13th.
Update: Tom Cardella now claiming in Press-Citizen comments that petition drive is "close to 5000 signatures."