The Clarke County Board of Health approved hires for environmental services, administrator of public health, and assistant administrator.
Rob McCaulley of rural Lucas County will take the role of lead inspector in environmental services, filling the position vacated by Jessica Bear. McCaulley has owned a plumbing and construction business for 17 years, and has 25 years of experience with plumbing and septic.
Environmental services handle a variety of tasks, including septic system inspections for Clarke County.
Clarke and Decatur counties no longer share environmental health services.
New septic permits are not being accepted due to a lack of staff to perform the inspections; any open permits are being handled by Bear.
A temporary contract with Warren County is being reviewed to help with new septic permits until McCaulley has started and been trained to do inspections on his own.
The position of Administrator of Public Health has been accepted by Nicole Jimmerson of Osceola. Jimmerson will start once her current employment obligations are fulfilled.
The position of Assistant Administrator has been accepted by Lilia Magallon of Woodburn. Magallon will also start her new position once her current employment obligations have been fulfilled.