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Campbell hired for county position

PRINCETON — Bureau County has a new Emergency Management Agency (EMA) coordinator.

At Tuesday’s meeting, the Bureau County Board hired Keenan Campbell for the part-time position at a starting salary of $25,000.

Fees and Salaries Committee Chairman Marshann Entwhistle presented the recommendation to hire Campbell for the new position, which was formerly known as ESDA coordinator for Bureau County. Campbell, who comes from Putnam County, has all the required certifications for the position, and then some, Entwhistle said.

In the part-time position, Campbell will work four days a week, 7.5 hours per day, and will also receive mileage reimbursement as well, Entwhistle said.

In furthering detailing the recommendation from the Fees and Salaries Committee, Entwhistle said Campbell will work in a probationary period for 90 days. Also, the Fees and Salaries Committee and the ESDA Committee will do a review of Campbell in six months from his starting date.

Three applications for the EMA position were received, but no else had the qualifications or certifications that Campbell had, Entwhistle said.

Campbell will have an office in the Bureau County Courthouse in Princeton and is expected to start work on Tuesday. The EMA responsibilities were previously handled by Kris Donarski, who is continuing in her full-time county zoning officer position.

In other business at Tuesday’s meeting, the county board approved the conditional use request from Joyce Washer to sell non-agricultural products in conjunction with a proposed nursery/landscaping business in Princeton Township, about one-half mile north of Lovers Lane. 

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