On Tuesday the Shasta County Board of Supervisors is expected to tap retiring Shasta County Public Works Director Pat Minturn to serve as County Executive Officer until a replacement can be found for Matt Pontes. The Board of Supervisors held an evening meeting last Tuesday, and the decision to appoint Minturn was made during a closed session that didn’t conclude until almost Midnight. The formal appointment is on Tuesday’s agenda. Pontes recently announced his retirement after being the target of animosity prompted by Supervisor Patrick Jones. Also starting Tuesday, the board will begin the daunting process of hammering out a budget for the next fiscal year, which totals an unprecedented figure of nearly 619 Million Dollars.