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PC Board fills vacancies

HENNEPIN – It was a day of appointments at the Putnam County Board meeting on Dec. 9. Positions were filled in three departments of county government to fill various vacancies.

The intergovernmental agreement has been signed between Marshall and Putnam counties which makes the appointment of Pat Sloan as Putnam County highway superintendent official. The two counties have had an agreement to share the officer for some time.

Putnam County Death Investigator Bob Cofoid will add a new title to his resume. Cofoid was named interim coordinator of the Putnam County Emergency Management Agency. The vacancy was created by the of former coordinator Jim Goldasich earlier this year.

Putnam County Emergency Ambulance Services Chief Andrew Jackson will see his duties expand with his appointment to the Emergency Telephone System Board.

In other action, the board:

• Heard on report from Cofoid on the progress on the new PCEMA building. He also said there are remaining items from the former occupants in the building – which was the former steelworkers union building – which need to be removed.

• Passed a resolution for an agreement between Putnam County and the North Central Illinois Council of Governments for a recycling program.

• Learned of the progress on the Putnam County website. Sandra Woest is being trained to act as website coordinator for the county.

• Scheduled the dates for the Putnam County Board meetings for 2014.

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