Jefferson County has a new planner, but in an unusual circumstance, the individual will not live within the county. The Board of Legislators Tuesday night approved the hiring of Frank Pace as the Director of Planning. Pace serves a similar role in Lewis County and currently makes his residence in Lowville. Legislators approved a law Tuesday that allowed and exemption to the rule that would have required Pace to live within Jefferson County. Officials say the exemption was necessary due to the few number of applicants that qualified under Civil Service standards.