May 13, 2021

Supervisors consider extending help across county lines

Clarke County Engineer may help Union County as supervisors conduct search for a new engineer

At a meeting March 19 the Clarke County Supervisors discussed allowing Clarke County Engineer Christian Boehmer to help in Union County after former Union County Engineer Zach Gunsolley resigned Aug. 28, 2020. Union County has been without an engineer since Sept. 11. No decision has been made regarding Boehmer helping in Union County.

“We’re in the process of just taking a look at that and seeing what all that would entail as far as Christian being able to help them out on a short-term basis until they find somebody,” said Supervisor Dean Robins.

“They’re looking for either an intern to become licensed or a full-time engineer to be hired,” said Boehmer.

At the supervisors’ regular Monday morning meeting, Robins and Supervisor Larry Keller were present and voted to approve final plans for pavement markings. Supervisor Austin Taylor was not present to vote.

“About every two or three years we redo the striping on the roads,” said Boehmer. “This will be a DOT bid. ... They put it out to all their licensed and approved bidders. Usually there’re two or three contractors that do all the work for the state. It would be private companies.”

Tyra Audlehelm

I grew up in Osceola and live here still with my husband and son. I graduated with my Bachelor degree in Journalism and Mass Communications in 2017. I have work at the OST since January of 2018.