CLAY COUNTY (KFDX/KJTL) — At Monday’s Clay County Commissioners meeting, a vote was taken to remove Sheriff Lyde from the Clay County Hospital Board. It passed by a 4-1 margin.

That vote does not yet remove Lyde as chairman of the board, it sets motion a procedure to do that. That includes a hearing that is set for Friday, Oct. 14.

The hospital board consists of 12 members and Sheriff Lyde currently serves as chairman, meaning he doesn’t vote or make motions.

And now, county commissioners have given him the option to resign from the position.

If Lyde does not choose to resign, a vote will be taken to officially take him off the hospital board on Oct. 14.

Neither Lyde nor commissioners were willing to comment on the situation when contacted Tuesday afternoon.