Sups review staff changes

The Hamilton County Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning approved three personnel matters and also acknowledged two secondary roads employees who recently completed training.

The board recognized the retirement of Pearl Brown from the Hamilton County Assessors office. Brown, who had worked in the assessors office since January 1992, officially retired on Jan. 31.

In other personnel matters, the supervisors reviewed the resignations of Amy Oupachek from Hamilton County Public Health and Sara Johnston from Hamilton County Social Services.

County Engineer Dan Waid introduced secondary roads two employees who had successfully completed a continuing education program. Ron Willems, Williams, and Gary Hove, Randall, finished the professional development training for secondary roads staff.

“The program allows staff to choose from various courses under different training categories, consisting of engineering basics, roadway fundamentals, safety, transportation and traffic engineering, winter operations and management,” Waid said. “Gary and Ron have completed ‘Road Scholar I’ education.”

“It’s not often that we have an opportunity to publicly thank those who serve the county and especially those who put out the effort to take continuing education and develop their knowledge and craft,” he said.

The supervisors also heard a report from Hamilton County Public Health Director Shelby Kroona who reported that the Healthy Hamilton Coalition kickoff meeting held last week was a success.

“We had 45 who attended and 17 people have committed to stay with the coalition to help develop our plans for the county,” she said.