The help wanted notices are out but so far no one has applied for a number of open positions with Delaware County.

The help wanted notices are out but so far no one has applied for a number of open positions with Delaware County.

The problem, said Lisa Iannotta, director of administrative services with the county, is the posts are unpaid, volunteer seats on county boards, agencies and commissions, and most are at night.

"People know about them," she said. They have been announced at chamber meetings, posted in the townships, advertised in the newspaper and online, and announced at the senior center.

The majority of the vacancies the county commissioners need to fill were created when terms expired, Iannotta said.

When a term expires, state statute allows a member to stay on a board until a replacement is found, said Aric Hochstettler, assistant county prosecutor and counsel to the county commissioners.

For example, the board of zoning appeals is supposed to have five members but has only four currently. Two of those are serving with expired terms, Iannotta said. The BZA works with the zoning inspector and other local agents to make sure all polices and practices related to zoning are followed.

Another vacancy is on the public defender commission, which creates the budget for the public defender's office and assists with other reports.

The commissioners need to appoint four people to the Northstar community authority and one person to the Concord-Scioto community authority. Both facilitate the financing of infrastructure improvements within each district they represent.

Some of the appointments are restricted to people living in certain areas, Iannotta said.

The rural zoning commission needs one person who lives in either Marlboro, Radnor or Thompson township to complete the five-member commission.

Additional information about the vacancies, terms of service and appointment applications can be found on the county's website at www.co.delaware.oh.us.