Retiring Shasta County Public Works Director Pat Minturn will likely serve as County Executive Officer until a replacement can be found for Matt Pontes. The Board of Supervisors held an evening meeting on Tuesday, and the decision to appoint Minturn was made during a closed session that didn’t conclude until almost Midnight. The formal appointment will be on the June 14th agenda. Pontes recently announced his retirement after being the target of animosity prompted by Supervisor Patrick Jones. It’s generally acknowledged that County Executive Officer is a difficult job to fill and a recruitment process could take some time. Deputy Director of Engineering Albert Cathey will serve as Interim Public Works Director.